SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat matmen slide to 7th at Ankeny
ANKENY — The Marshalltown wrestling team went 1-4 and finished seventh out of eight teams at Ankeny’s Dave Ewing Duals on Saturday.
The Bobcats (8-12) went 0-3 in pool play before falling to Newton in the first round of the consolation bracket. Marshalltown was defeated on the day by Bondurant-Farrar (50-24), Class 2A No. 3 Independence (54-16), Ottumwa (49-24) and Newton (43-30) before beating Sioux City North (42-27) in the match to decide seventh place.
In the win over Sioux City North, Marshalltown won six of the nine contested matches, all coming by pins for 3A No. 10 Bennett Hageman at 138 pounds, Jay Drummer at 145, Nick Rebik at 160, No. 7 Carson Williams at 220, Edgar Almanza at 106 and Javier Rodriguez at 113.
Hageman was the Bobcats’ lone unbeaten wrestler for the day, going 5-0 with a pair of pins and a major decision. Williams was 4-1 with four pins and a lone loss to Newton’s fourth-ranked Gage Linahon, 6-5.
Zach Bitker (132) and Drummer both went 3-2, as Drummer scored two pins and Bitker got another.
Cyclone women dominate Kansas
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team (12-6, 4-3 Big 12) led the whole way on Saturday, grab bing an 89-67 win over the Kansas Jayhawks (12-6, 1-6 Big 12), highlighted by a career day from Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw.
The Cyclones shot a perfect 5-for-5 from 3-point range in the second quarter of play, pulling away by as many as 20 points. Iowa State ended the first half with a 47-29 lead. Jade Thurmon led the Cyclones with 10 points at the break, tying her career-high in just 10 minutes on the court in the half.
Kansas started the final quarter on a quick 8-0 run, but Espenmiller-McGraw ended the effort with her fifth triple of the game.
Espenmiller-McGraw finished her day with 20 points, shooting 6-for-8 from distance, to lead ISU in scoring for the first time in her freshman campaign.
Kristin Scott had a solid day, going 7-for-11 from the field for 19 points, and Thurmon finished with career-highs of 10 points and four assists.
Adriana Camber shot a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the arc to finish with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Ashley Joens also had 13 points with eight rebounds.
UNI wrestlers down Oklahoma State
CEDAR FALLS — The No. 20 Northern Iowa wrestling won six bouts, including a major decision by Bryce Steiert at 174 pounds, to top No. 8 Oklahoma State 19-15 on Saturday night in front of more than 4,000 fans at the McLeod Center.
This marks the Panthers’ first win over the Cowboys (7-1, 3-1) since 1991 and only the third win all-time against OSU.
UNI (5-3, 4-1 Big 12) heads to Oklahoma for next Saturday’s conference clash.