SPORTS SHORTS: Unbeaten G-R boys handle AGWSR
REINBECK — The Class 1A No. 10 Gladbrook Reinbeck boys’ basketball team maintained its perfect record after defeating AGWSR 79-56 on Friday night in NICL West Division play.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck broke the game open in the second quarter after AGWSR (3-6, 3-2) tied the game at 15-15. The Rebels (8-0, 6-0) responded with a 10-2 run to take a 25-17 lead. G-R outscored the Cougars 20-11 in the second quarter.
The Rebels’ free-throw and 3-point shooting helped them take control of the game. By the end of the night, the Rebels made nine 3-pointers and were 16-of-25 from the charity stripe.
The Rebels had four players score in double-digits. Tyler Tscherter led the team with 20 points and eight rebounds. William Kilburis scored 15 points, Luke Riffey scored 12 points off the bench and Dylan Riffey added 11 points.
G-R will host Sumner-Fredricksburg on Monday at 7:45 p.m.
Rebel girls roughed up by Cougars
REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team lost to AGWSR 73-33 on Friday night in NICL West Division action.
Emma McClintock led the Rebels (2-8, 2-4) with 13 points as she knocked down three 3-pointers. Brianna Strohbehn scored 11 points and also knocked down three 3-pointers.
AGWSR (8-3, 5-1) only needed one 3-pointer on the night and moved to a first-place tie with Grundy Center atop the NICL West.
G-R will return to action on Monday and host Sumner-Fredricksburg at 6:15 p.m.
Hawkeye matmen hammer Hoosiers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team went on the road and walloped Indiana (0-2, 0-1) in Friday night’s Big Ten Conference dual, blanking the Hoosiers 41-0.
The Hawkeyes (5-0, 2-0) hammered out four bonus-point wins in the dual, including three pins and a technical fall. Pins came from No. 2 Alex Marinelli at 165 pounds, No. 4 Tony Cassioppi at heavyweight, and No. 2 Austin DeSanto at 133. Top-rated Spencer Lee piled up his seventh bonus-point win in as many matches this season, outscoring Liam Cronin 15-0 just 16 seconds into the second period.
Marinelli’s pin of David Tunon at the 5:34 mark was his team-leading sixth pinfall of the season, while Cassioppi flattened Rudy Streck in just 20 seconds.
Iowa 184-pounder Abe Assad made his official collegiate debut in defeating Jake Hinz 6-2. Assad, a true freshman, placed second at the Midlands last weekend wrestling unattached.
The Hawkeyes remain in Indiana to take on No. 18 Purdue on Sunday at 3 p.m. in West Lafayette.
UNI wrestlers fall to South Dakota St
CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa wrestling team lost to South Dakota State in a 25-13 dual match on Friday night.
The Panthers earned four wins over the Jackrabbits.
Michael Blockhus (141) earned a 7-5 decision while Bryce Steiert (174) won 12-1 in a major decision for UNI. Taylor Lujan (184) won in a 10-3 decision and Carter Isley (285) won in sudden victory.
UNI hosts Missouri at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Iowa women hold off No. 17 Maryland
IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle scored 21 points, Makenzie Meyer had 20 points and Iowa beat No. 17 Maryland 66-61 on Thursday night.
Alexis Sevillian added 15 points and made a 3-pointer and a jumper back-to-back in the final 3 1/2 minutes to help the Hawkeyes (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten) pull away. Iowa made 7 of 8 foul shots in the final 49 seconds to secure the win.
The Hawkeyes led by 14 in the second quarter, but the Terrapins (11-4, 2-2) erased the deficit and led 44-41 after an 11-0 run in the third quarter. Iowa retook the lead before the end of the quarter and never trailed in the fourth quarter although Maryland tied it twice.
Kaila Charles had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Shakira Austin added 11 points and 13 boards for the Terrapins.