SPORTS SHORTS: Redhawks outscore Wolverines 81-71
GARWIN — The North Tama boys basketball team beat GMG on Tuesday, 81-71, in a high-scoring Iowa Star Conference South Division meeting.
To start the third quarter the Redhawks (8-1, 4-0) had a 64-42 lead on the Wolverines (4-3, 2-3), but GMG clawed back to make it a 10-point game with 29 points in the fourth quarter.
Hale Hulme had 30 points to pace North Tama, while Ryan McLean had 19 and Noah Bond had 15.
Brayden Peterson led the Wolverines with 25 points and Avery Bryant followed with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Tscherter helps Rebels top Mustangs
LE GRAND — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team beat East Marshall in an NICL West Division game on Tuesday, 68-37.
Tyler Tscherter had a game-high 26 points for the Rebels (3-2, 3-2), including five makes from behind the 3-point line. Dylan Riffey followed with 17, 12 of which came behind the arc, while Eli Thede had 13 and Jackson Kiburis had 10. As a team G-R hit 13 threes, compared to 11 2-point field goals.
Eric Ommen had 11 points to pace the Mustangs (1-7, 0-5) while Brayden Fahrni had eight and Tyler Finders had seven.
West Marshall rallies past BCLUW boys
STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys basketball team won an NICL West Division game over BCLUW on Tuesday, 63-45.
The Trojans (4-4, 3-2) were down 17-4 to the Comets (2-7, 2-3) after the first quarter and still remained down by one point after the third quarter, but West Marshall outscored BCLUW 24-5 in the final eight minutes to come away with the victory.
Peyton Pope had a game-high 28 points to lead the Trojans, including a 6-for-11 mark from behind the 3-point line. Cameron Bannister followed with 13 points, and Joe Halverson just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Jonny Neff had 20 points for the Comets, while Treye Teske was second on the team with 12 points.
Dieleman, GMG girls wallop Redhawks
GARWIN — The GMG girls basketball team won an Iowa Star Conference South Division game over North Tama on Tuesday, 69-35.
The Wolverines (5-3, 2-3) were led by led by Mable Dieleman, who had a career-high 21 points in the win. Kelsey Vaverka followed with 16 points and Zoe Duncan had 14.
Abby DeBoef had eight points to pace the Redhawks (1-8, 0-6).
Trojans stymie Comets in second half
STATE CENTER — The West Marshall girls basketball team won an NICL West Division game against BCLUW on Tuesday, 39-25.
The Trojans (4-4, 4-1) led by one point at halftime over the Comets (4-6, 2-3), but West Marshall held BCLUW scoreless in the third quarter and just three points in the fourth quarter.
Avril Sinning had a game-high 12 points for the Trojans, followed by Karlyn Snider with 10 and Kayla Cripps with nine.
Katie Thompson had eight points to lead the Comets and Madi Ubben had six.
ISU’s Campbell honored by AFCA
AMES — Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell was named the American Football Coaches Association Region 4 Coach of the Year for the second-straight season.
Campbell, who has a 54-33 overall record in seven seasons as a head coach, led the Cyclones to one of their best seasons in school history. They ended the regular season with an 8-4 record with a trip to the Valero Alamo Bowl against Washington State still on the horizon.
After starting the season 1-3, Campbell rallied his team to seven victories in the last eight games, tying for third in the final Big 12 Conference standings (6-3) — the highest conference finish by a Cyclone team in 40 years.