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SPORTS SHORTS: Mustangs run away from South Hardin

ELDORA — Olivia Terrones scored a game-high 16 points to help the East Marshall girls’ basketball team win its NICL West Division opener over South Hardin, 47-24, on Tuesday night.

Kodie Hoskey contributed a season-high eight points, Ellie Hull had seven points and Clare Veren added six for the Mustangs (2-2, 1-0), who broke open a one-point game with a 12-2 advantage in the second quarter and a 15-3 surge in the third.

Kassidy Winter scored seven points to lead host South Hardin (1-4, 0-2).

East Marshall hosts Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Friday night in Le Grand.

GMG girls struggle in fourth-straight ‘L’

COLO — The GMG girls’ basketball team was held to a season-low scoring output in a 60-21 loss to Colo-NESCO in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division contest.

Rylee Purvis led the host Royals (3-2, 2-1) with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Megan Carlson added 11 points and Lauryn Hill had nine more for Colo-NESCO.

GMG (0-4, 0-3) was led by Emily Vaughn’s seven points. Lindsey Slifer and Jenna Yilek added three points apiece for the Wolverines, who trailed 17-2 after the first quarter and 40-9 at the half.

GMG remains on the road for Friday’s cross-divisional game at Clarksville.

Wolverines overtake Colo-NESCO boys

COLO — Cooper Langenbau’s 3-pointer with one minute remaining gave GMG the lead for good as the Wolverine boys basketball team rallied past Colo-NESCO for a 34-33 victory in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division showdown.

Avery Bryant had a game-high 17 points to power GMG (1-2, 1-2) to its first win of the season. Justin Savadty made a pair of clutch 3-pointers during the Wolverines’ comeback and finished with eight points.

GMG trailed 20-14 at the half but slowly closed the gap in the second half by outscoring the Royals 20-13 after the break.

Francis Bower led Colo-NESCO (1-2, 1-1) with 16 points.

The Wolverines remain on the road this week with Thursday’s game at Iowa Valley and Friday’s trip to Clarksville.