PREP BASKETBALL: Terrones reaches 1K in Mustang loss
LE GRAND — East Marshall senior Olivia Terrones scored 11 points to eclipse 1,000 for her career, but the Mustangs were defeated by NICL West Division-leading Grundy Center, 62-36, on Thursday night.
Paiton Wallis poured in five 3-pointers and led Grundy Center (10-2, 7-1) with 17 points. Leslie Homeister finished with 13 points, Bailey Reding added 11 points and Lainy Thoren chipped in nine more.
Terrones and Ellie Hull scored 11 points apiece to lead East Marshall (5-7, 2-5). Clare Veren contributed six points. Terrones entered the game needing two points to hit the 1,000-point milestone.
BCLUW 47, AGWSR 43
CONRAD — The BCLUW girls’ basketball team used a balanced effort on offense and solid team defense to defeat AGWSR, 47-43 in Thursday’s NICL West Division showdown.
The Comets outscored the Cougars 21-13 in the second quarter to take a seven-point lead at the half, 29-22, and maintained the advantage the rest of the way.
Chloe Walters led BCLUW with 13 points to go with five rebounds, Betula Messerly chipped in 10 points, and Allison Engle stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals. The Comets (9-5, 3-3) forced 20 turnovers.
Rachel Sicard had 13 points and eight rebounds for AGWSR (9-4, 5-2). Alyssa Hames added 11 points, and Grace Finger had eight points and nine boards.
West Marshall 52, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 20
REINBECK — The West Marshall girls’ basketball team outscored Gladbrook-Reinbeck 12-2 in each of the first two quarters on its way to a 52-20 victory over the Rebels in Thursday’s NICL West Division contest.
Karlyn Snider scored 17 points and had four assists to lead West Marshall (8-1, 6-1). Teresa Disney finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Katy Reyerson contributed seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Emma McClintock paced G-R with seven points and Katie Clark finished with six. Saari Kuehl added four points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Rebels (2-11, 2-6).
Baxter 51, GMG 21
GARWIN — The GMG girls’ basketball team took a shortlived lead before Baxter broke free for a 51-21 victory in Thursday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division pairing.
A 3-pointer by Emily Vaughn gave GMG (3-9, 2-4) an early advantage but the Wolverines fell off the pace as the visiting Bolts (8-5, 5-2) got out to a 26-10 halftime lead.
Vaughn led GMG with eight points, Marriah Stonewall added four points off the bench, and Belle Duncan pitched in with three.
Caitlyn Bruntz racked up 16 points to lead Baxter, McKenzie Eslinger added 10 points and Sophie Meyer contributed nine.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 58, West Marshall 30
REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team bounced back from its first loss by beating West Marshall 58-30 in NICL West Division play here Thursday.
William Kiburis piled up 20 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and eight steals to lead Gladbrook-Reinbeck (10-1, 7-1). Tyler Tscherter finished with 15 points and nine rebounds as the Rebels led from wire-to-wire.
Qwinton Wilder led West Marshall (3-7, 2-5) with eight points, Gabe Jones contributed six points off the bench, and Caleb Keigan finished with five points. Brayden Evertsen led the Trojans with eight rebounds and Manny Lazard had five more.
Baxter 72, GMG 55
GARWIN — Baxter got out to a fast start and held off the GMG boys’ basketball team the rest of the way, winning 72-55 in Thursday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division clash.
Avery Bryant and Justin Savadty combined to score 34 points for GMG, with Bryant netting 18 and Savadty 16 for the Wolverines (3-9, 2-4). Adam Cox contributed eight points.
Cole Damman led Baxter (9-2, 5-1) with 25 points, six steals and five assists. Carter Nelsen posted a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Bolts, who won their sixth straight.