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SPORTS SHORTS: Newly-ranked Trojans tame Redhawks

TRAER — The Class 3A No. 15 West Marshall girls basketball team beat North Tama on the road on Thursday, 53-18.

The Trojans (9-4) held the Redhawks (2-13) to a season low in points while racking up their seventh-straight win.

Avril Sinning and Teresa Disney both led West Marshall with 12 points, with Disney adding eight rebounds, three assists and four steals and Sinning hauling in five rebounds.

Karlyn Snider also finished in the double digits with 10 points to go along with four assists, and Kayla Cripps had seven points and five assists.

Karly Jans and Rylee McLean each had five points to lead North Tama.

West Marshall outlasts North Tama

TRAER — The West Marshall boys basketball team took a road win over North Tama on Thursday, 64-53.

At halftime the Trojans (9-5) led the Redhawks (9-5) by four points, and that lead only grew throughout the second half.

Joe Halverson had 19 points, seven rebounds and two steals to lead West Marshall, while Peyton Pope followed with 15 points and Cameron Bannister had 12 to go along with four assists.

Ryan McLean paced North Tama with 19 points and Hale Hulme followed with 16.

Mustang girls fall to No. 9 Cougars

ACKLEY — The East Marshall girls basketball team lost an NICL West Division road test to AGWSR on Thursday, 44-36.

At the end of the third quarter the Mustangs (6-9, 2-6) were down 31-28 to the Class 1A No. 9 Cougars (10-4, 6-3), but they couldn’t quite close the gap in the fourth quarter.

Olivia Terrones led East Marshall with 16 points, while Madison Farrington had eight points and 13 rebounds and Melinda Puumala had five points and four steals.

Alyssa Hames led all scorers with 20 points for AGWSR, including going 8-for-11 at the free-throw line, and Aubrie Fisher had 11 points.

Warriors hang tough with Colo-NESCO

COLO — The Meskwaki girls basketball team lost a road Iowa Star Conference South Division game to Class 1A No. 11 Colo-NESCO on Thursday, 48-37.

After the first quarter the Warriors (8-7, 5-6) had a 10-7 lead on the Royals (13-1, 8-0), but Colo-NESCO outscored Meskwaki 13-4 in the second quarter to take a 20-14 lead into halftime.

Payton Tahahwah had 19 points to lead the Warriors, while Abigail Iron Shell finished with 10.

Faith Vincent had 16 points to pace the Royals, which put her over the 1,000-point mark for her career. Rylee Purvis and Emma Stalzer each had nine points for Colo-NESCO as well.