SPORTS SHORTS: Warriors use balance to beat Baxter
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Three players scored in double figures to lead the Meskwaki girls basketball team to a 52-38 victory over Baxter in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division contest.
Payton Tahahwah tallied 15 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists to lead Meskwaki. Abigail Iron Shell had 13 points and six boards, and Deandra Navarro finished with 12 points and five steals.
The Warriors (8-6, 5-3) outscored the visiting Bolts 17-7 in the first quarter and held the lead the rest of the way in spite of a 9-for-21 performance at the free-throw line.
Baxter (4-9, 2-5) was led by Kaylin Van Ryswyk’s 14 points.
Musgrave vaults STC girls past Vikings
VINTON — Jessica Musgrave scored a game-high 17 points and the South Tama County girls basketball team trampled Vinton-Shellsburg 59-21 in Tuesday’s WaMaC Conference West Division clash.
Musgrave shot 8-of-12 from the field, snagged five steals and handed out four assists in the Trojans’ sixth win in their last seven games. Madison Rohach contributed 12 points and Carissa Musgrave made three 3-pointers to pitch in nine points off the bench for STC (8-6, 8-5). Zoee Buffalo added eight points and six boards as well.
Lucy Howes-Vonstein led the visiting Vikings with 12 points.
Meskwaki maintains lead in ISC South
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — Tátè Bear scored 26 points to lead the Meskwaki boys’ basketball team to a 71-51 victory over visiting Baxter (5-7, 4-3) in Iowa Star Conference South Division play here Tuesday.
Bear shot 11-for-16 from the field and added seven assists and five rebounds for the Warriors (10-3, 8-10), who lead the South Division. Taurice Grant added 13 points and seven assists, Noah Seymour had 13 points and five boards, and Emmett Roberts finished with 10 points.
Vikings keep South Tama boys winless
TAMA — Keith Keahna finished with game-highs of 13 points and seven rebounds but the South Tama County boys basketball team remained winless with Tuesday’s 54-39 loss to Vinton-Shellsburg in WaMaC Conference West Division play.
Keahna added four steals, three blocked shots and two assists to his tally but STC (0-13, 0-12) lost on the scoreboard in each quarter of play.
Tyrin Lasley added nine points while Eli Keahna had four points and four blocked shots.
Vinton-Shellsburg (5-6, 5-6) was led by Nolan Haisman with 11 points and six rebounds, and Sam Griffith with 10 points and five boards.
Grand View JV topples MCC women
Mackenzie Roberts scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Grand View University junior varsity women’s basketball team to an 86-62 victory over Marshalltown Community College on Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center.
Roberts made four 3-pointers and also led the Vikings with six rebounds and four assists. Danielle Sheppard contributed 13 points off the bench and Brianda Bane (Collins-Maxwell) added 12 points for Grand View.
Clara Solsona sank four 3-pointers and led the MCC women with 16 points and six assists. Dana Stokes scored 15 points, Carla Collado added 10 points and Anna Jaumandreu tallied nine points. Laurin Lyons chipped in six points and led the Tigers (5-13) with 11 rebounds.
MCC takes a five-game losing streak on the road for its game Saturday at Central Community College in Columbus, Neb. Tipoff is slated for 5 p.m.