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SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall girls scamper past G-R

REINBECK — Three players scored in double figures as the West Marshall girls’ basketball team handled host Gladbrook-Reinbeck 60-33 in Friday’s NICL West Division contest.

The Trojans were led by Kayla Cripps with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Teresa Disney finished with 14 points and six boards. Karlyn Snider chipped in with 11 points, five steals and three assists, and Renae Schaper added nine points, four boards and three assists. Grace Girard tallied six points and seven rebounds, and Avril Sinning rounded out the scoring for West Marshall (3-4, 3-1) with five points.

Taylor Gienger led Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3-4, 1-3) with 15 points, and Rachel Cooley was next up with nine points as the Rebels were held to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.

Both teams are back in action with NICL West games Tuesday, as the Rebels go on the road to face East Marshall while West Marshall hosts BCLUW.

Ashton’s career-high helps Comets win

CONRAD — BCLUW senior Bailey Ashton scored a career-high 19 points to help the Comet girls’ basketball team close out the home portion of their pre-holiday schedule with a 47-33 win over East Marshall in NICL West Division play here Friday night.

Ashton made a pair of 3-pointers and tacked on four steals and three assists as the Comets (4-5, 2-2) got back to even in conference action. Katie Thompson added 10 points and Madison Ubben had seven points and a team-leading nine rebounds for BCLUW.

East Marshall (2-5, 1-3) was within 25-21 at the half before getting outscored 13-5 in the third quarter. Olivia Terrones scored 10 of her team-high 12 points in the first half for the Mustangs, while Madison Farrington and Melinda Puumala chipped in six points apiece. Terrones had five steals, Puumala had five rebounds and Farrington finished with four boards.

East Marshall is back out on the road today with a game at Ankeny Christian Academy, but returns to host BGM in another non-conference game Monday. BCLUW visits West Marshall on Tuesday and Class 2A No. 12 Dike-New Hartford next Thursday.

Royals beat GMG for Cafferty’s 500th

COLO — Colo-NESCO head coach Wayne Cafferty charted his 500th career win as the Class 1A No. 11 Royals ran past GMG for a 67-27 victory in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division clash.

Faith Vincent compiled 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals for the host Royals (5-1, 4-0), who held GMG to single digits in each of four quarters. Rylee Purvis added 11 points, and Lauryn Hill finished with nine points and a team-leading 12 rebounds. McKenzie Niemeyer and Emma Stazer added eight points apiece for Colo-NESCO.

GMG (3-3, 1-3) was dealt its third-straight loss after a 3-0 start to the season, scoring a season-low 27 points. Kelsey Vaverka led the Wolverines with five points, while Mable Dieleman, Belle Duncan and Emily Vaughn had four points apiece.

GMG goes to Springville on Monday for a non-conference game against Cedar Valley Christian before hosting North Tama in Tuesday’s conference match.

GMG’s balance bounces Colo-NESCO

COLO — Brayden Peterson, Kolton Gill and Avery Bryant accounted for 44 points as the GMG boys’ basketball team surged past Colo-NESCO for a 61-47 win in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division showdown.

Peterson led the Wolverines with 17 points, Gill had 16 and Bryant recorded a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds to go with his team-leading four assists. Aaron Fleming added eight points and six boards, Brock Baldazo had five points to go with his seven rebounds, and Peterson had six boards.

Jack McKinney led Colo-NESCO (0-6, 0-4) with 17 points and Francis Bower finished with 13.

GMG (3-2, 2-2) travels to Springville on Monday for a non-conference tilt with Cedar Valley Christian. The Wolverines host North Tama in league play Tuesday.

Second-half surge lifts Rebels past WM

REINBECK — Career-high scoring nights from Tyler Tscherter (19 points), Dylan Riffey (18) and Cullen Eiffler (14) helped the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team overtake West Marshall for a 64-58, come-from-behind win in NICL West Division action here Friday night.

Jackson Kiburis added 11 points for the host Rebels (2-2, 2-2), who trailed 28-21 at the half before outscoring the Trojans 24-12 in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

Peyton Pope scored 18 points to lead West Marshall (3-4, 2-2), Cameron Bannister had 15 points and six rebounds, and Gabe Jones tallied 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

The Trojans close out their December slate with Tuesday’s home game against BCLUW, and Gladbrook-Reinbeck entertains East Marshall in league play.

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