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SPORTS SHORTS: West Marshall rallies past Falcons

PARKERSBURG — The Class 3A No. 14 West Marshall girls’ basketball team shot 17-for-22 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to pull past Aplington-Parkersburg for a 44-38 cross-NICL victory on Monday night.

The visiting Trojans (17-2) were 19-of-28 at the line in the game, highlighted by their fourth-quarter performance.

Karlyn Snider led West Marshall with 14 points and five steals, while Avril Sinning chipped in 10 points. Teresa Disney had nine points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Trojans, who trailed by seven — 32-25 — going into the fourth quarter.

Sophia Jungling had a game-high 15 points to pace Aplington-Parkersburg (10-11), and Karson DeGroote added eight more.

West Marshall closes the regular season at top-ranked Dike-New Hartford on Thursday night before hosting Nevada in the opening round of regional play on Saturday.

Comet girls tripped up by Spartans

CONRAD — The BCLUW girls’ basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped to end the regular season, falling 38-37 to Collins-Maxwell on Monday night.

Chloe Walters led the Comets (14-8) with a game-high 13 points in spite of foul trouble. Allison Engle had nine points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Katie Hill pitched in five points and three boards off the bench.

Betula Messerly led BCLUW with eight rebounds.

Trinity Stover and Reagan Franzen both scored 11 points in the non-conference win for the Spartans (17-4). Alexis Houge added nine points in C-M’s fifth-straight win.

BCLUW opens Class 1A regional play at home against Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Thursday night.

Trojans fall to Aplington-Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The West Marshall boys’ basketball team matched their season-low for scoring in a 54-25 loss to Class 2A No. 9 Aplington-Parkersburg on Monday night.

The host Falcons (18-2) led 9-0 after the opening period and were up 23-8 at the half. The margin only grew from there.

Owen Thomas had a game-high 13 points for A-P.

Caleb Keigan paced West Marshall with nine points, and Manny Lazard had five points and a team-high eight rebounds in the Trojans’ sixth consecutive loss.

West Marshall hosts North Tama in a non-conference tilt tonight in State Center before going to Dike-New Hartford on Thursday to close out the regular season.

UNI’s Green honored by MVC again

ST. LOUIS — AJ Green has been named the top of the Missouri Valley Conference for the fourth time this season, the league announced Monday. Green was named Player of the Week after averaging 26.5 points per game in the Panthers’ two games last week.

The Panthers beat Valparaiso and Drake on the back of Green’s performances.

Green had 19 points against the Crusaders and then had 34 in a rivalry win against the Bulldogs. Green was 12-for-21 from the floor and hit six 3-pointers to give the Panthers a 21-3 record and 10-2 mark in the MVC.

Up next for the Panthers is a home game at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Illinois State.