SPORTS SHORTS: MCC sunk by cold spell at Northeast
NORFOLK, Neb. — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team shot a paltry 4-for-25 from 3-point range and suffered a narrow 69-65 loss to Northeast in Saturday’s ICCAC Division I clash.
The host Hawks (12-10, 1-3) picked up their first conference victory, powered by a game-high 20 points from Emmette Page and 19 more for Seth Coatta. The duo combined ot shoot 9-for-14 from 3-point land as Northeast was 11-for-24 (45.8 percent) as a team from distance.
Kelton Edwards scored a team-leading 13 points for MCC, while six others scored at least seven points for the Tigers (11-12, 0-4). Nick Fleming chipped in 10 points off the bench but on 3-for-13 shooting. Goran Vidovic, Eduardo Lane and Bassirou Ndiaye each scored nine points for MCC.
The Tigers are back out on the road on Saturday, visiting Indian Hills for a 7 p.m. conference contest. The Warriors won the first meeting in Marshalltown, 91-71.
Hawks hammer MCC women, 91-35
NORFOLK, Neb. — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome 22 turnovers and a sharpshooting opponent as Northeast knocked off the Tigers 91-35 in Saturday’s ICCAC Division I contest.
The MCC women shot just 5-for-28 from 3-point range (17.9 percent) and got outrebounded 41-21 by the host Hawks (14-8, 1-1) in finishing with a season-low scoring output.
Clara Solsona scored a team-leading 10 points for the Tigers (5-14, 0-2) while Laurin Lyons added eight points and Anna Jaumandreu chipped in seven. Dana Stokes had a team-high eight rebounds in the team’s seventh-straight loss.
Three players scored in double figures off the bench for Northeast, led by Kyla Moore’s 19 points. Macey Kulhanek went 6-for-6 from the field for 13 points, Teagan Pompa added 10 points and starter Eriana Brown added 10 points in just 18 minutes of play.
Northeast shot 40-for-76 (52.6 percent) from the field in the dominant win.
MCC returns home for a 6 p.m. showdown with Southeastern on Wednesday night at the Student Activity Center.
Gienger’s career-high 29 powers G-R
REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team dug a hole for North Tama that the Redhawks couldn’t quite climb out of, and Taylor Gienger scored a career-high 29 points as the Rebels edged out a 60-56 win on Saturday night.
Gienger shot 10-for-29 from the field, made two 3-pointers and went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line en route to her career night. She also had nine steals, six assists and four rebounds as Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-10) won its third-straight.
Reagan Skovgard chipped in with 10 points, Saari Kuehl had seven points and nine boards, and Belen Ellenberger had seven points and four steals for the Rebels, who scored their season-high of 60 points.
North Tama (2-15) fell behind by seven after the opening quarter and couldn’t complete the comeback, suffering its fifth-straight loss. Takoa and Katie Kopriva each scored 15 points for the Redhawks, while Rylee McLean contributed 10 points and a team-leading eight rebounds off the bench.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck is slated to host East Marshall on Tuesday night, while the Redhawks entertain GMG.
Rebels outlast North Tama boys, 57-40
REINBECK — Tyler Tscherter and Jackson Kiburis combined to score 37 points as the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team turned back North Tama 57-40 in Saturday’s non-conference clash.
Tscherter finished with 19 points, six assists and five steals, while Kiburis had 18 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Eli Thede pitched in with nine points and six steals, and Dylan Riffey added eight points off the bench for the Rebels (10-4).
Hale Hulme led North Tama (10-6) with 13 points.
Trojans place fifth in WaMaC tourney
VAN HORNE — The South Tama County wrestling team finished in fifth place at the WaMaC Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday with a score of 140.5.
Aiden Waseskuk was the top placer for the Trojans after finishing third at 182 pounds. Waseskuk won his quarterfinal match agianst Joe Hunter from Mount Vernon with a second-period pin, but he fell to Seamus Poynton in the semifinals, also by a second-period pin.
Waseskuk rebounded from the loss with a first-period pin over Max Meade from Williamsburg in the consolation semifinals, then he pinned Hunter again in the third-place match, this time in just 46 seconds.
Cael Kellogg at 220, Brody Chyma at 106 and Logan Arp at 113 all finished in fourth place for STC.
Chyma made it to the semifinals at 106 before falling to Blake Engel from West Delaware by a first-period pin, then he beat Tytan Guerrero from Williamsburg in the consolation semifinals by a third-period pin before losing a 12-2 major decision to Niyo Gady from Marion in the third-place match.
Arp also made it to the semifinals at 113 before being sent to the consolation by Cole Whitehead from Center Point-Urbana by losing a 9-4 decision. Arp rebounded with a first-period pin over Jakobe Lahr from Solon in the consolation semifinals, then he lost a 7-2 decision to Kayden Gryp from Williamsburg in the third-place match.
Kellogg lost in the quarterfinals at 220 by a 5-2 decision to Ben Pelton from West Delaware. He would win his next two matches, however, beating Johnny Ragsdale from Maquoketa with a second-period pin, then taking an 8-6 sudden victory win over Nolan Hinrichs from Mounth Vernon in the consolation semifinals. Kellogg would lose to Pelton once again in the third-place match, however, this time by a 1-0 decision.
Vincent Branan at 152 placed fifth for the Trojans, while Dallas Horne took sixth at 160. Boden Koehler at 132, Brayden Smith at 138, Garrett Arp at 145, Payton Vest at 170, Aaron Neave at 195 and Kalem Schrock at heavyweight all finished in seventh for STC.
Gov’t employees invited in by Drake
DES MOINES — The Drake University athletic department is offering furloughed federal government employees free admission to four upcoming games at the Knapp Center.
Those games are the men’s basketball game against Illinois State next Wednesday and the Bulldog men’s game against Valparaiso on Feb. 16 and women’s games against Missouri State on Feb. 1 and Southern Illinois on Feb. 3.
Furloughed federal government employees are welcome to enjoy the game and have concessions all free of charge. Should the partial government shutdown end before the outlined games, Drake Athletics will still honor this offer for those games.
To redeem the complimentary tickets, fans may present their federal ID at the Knapp Center box office the day of the game.