PREP BASKETBALL: Bobcats toppled by Little Cyclones
AMES — The Marshalltown girls basketball team lost a cross-CIML game against Ames on Tuesday, 60-23.
The Bobcats (2-16) trailed 39-11 at halftime and were down 56-15 by the fourth quarter, but they won the final frame 8-4.
Alyvia Chadderdon and Erica Johnson both led MHS with six points, while Gabby Himes had four and Madi Finch finished with three.
Ashley Iiams was the leading scorer for the Little Cyclones (10-9) with 19 points, followed by Caroline Waite with 15 and Brooke Spraggins and Katelyn Courtney each had 11.
The Bobcats return home on Thursday for a game against Ankeny, starting at 6:15 p.m. in the Roundhouse.
North Tama 69, Collins-Maxwell 53
TRAER — The North Tama boys basketball earned a home win in the Iowa Star Conference South Division on Monday by beating Collins-Maxwell, 69-53.
The Redhawks (11-7, 8-1) trailed 34-27 at halftime to the Spartans (4-13, 1-9), but they won took the lead at the end of the third quarter at 43-41, then won the fourth quarter 26-12 to finish with the 16-point lead.
Hale Hulme had a career-high 32 points to pace North Tama, and he chipped in nine rebounds to nearly finish with a double-double. He also had a team-high four assists. Ryan McLean followed with 15 points and Noah Bond chipped in nine.
Mason Markley had 18 points to lead Collins-Maxwell, followed by John Kasper with 12 and Brett Livesay with 11.
North Tama wraps the regular season on Friday with a road game at Union Community.
Sumner-Fredericksburg 56, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 35
SUMNER — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball team lost a road cross-NICL game to Sumner-Fredericksburg on Monday, 56-35.
The Rebels (12-5) trailed 30-16 at halftime and by the end of the third quarter the Cougars (10-8) had expanded to a 42-22 advantage.
As a team, G-R was 14-for-53 from the floor and 4-for-28 from behind the 3-point line. Dylan Riffey was the only player in double figures for the Rebels, as he finished the night with 11 points. Jackson Kiburis followed with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.
G-R heads to State Center tonight for a showdown with NICL West Division leader West Marshall. With a win, the Rebels would secure a split of the NICL West title.
Center Point-Urbana 63, South Tama County 32
CENTER POINT — The South Tama County girls basketball team had a five-game winning streak ended at the hands of WaMaC Conference West Division foe Center Point-Urbana on Monday with a 63-32 loss.
The Class 3A No. 3 Stormin’ Pointers (18-2, 17-1) started the game off hot and by halftime they had a 32-17 lead on the Trojans (10-7, 10-6).
Makayla Backen led STC with 10 points, and Madison Rohach followed with eight. Jessica Musgrave had a team-high seven steals as well.
Callyn Fox led CPU with 15 points, followed by Rylee Clark with 13.
Collins-Maxwell 53, North Tama 52
TRAER — The North Tama girls basketball team lost narrowly to Collins-Maxwell in an Iowa Star Conference South Division game on Monday, 53-52.
The Redhawks (2-18, 0-10) trailed 44-39 after the third quarter but made a valiant effort in the fourth to at least send it to overtime, but they came up just a point shy as the Spartans (13-5, 8-2) walked away victorious.
Takoa Kopriva had 15 points and eight steals to lead North Tama in both categories, while Katie Kopriva followed with 13 points and four steals. Rylee McLean finished behind both Koprivas with eight points.
The Redhawks start the Class 1A Region 3 tournament on Thursday with a road matchup against Don Bosco in Gilbertville at 7 p.m.