SPORTS SHORTS: MCC women swept aside by Kirkwood

Nothing went right for the Marshalltown Community College women’s team Saturday as the No. 2 Kirkwood Eagles eased their way to a 107-40 victory in Marshalltown.

Shooting 23.3 percent from the floor and hitting only six of 28 3-point attempts, the Tigers (4-13, 1-6 ICCAC) were powerless on the offensive end of the floor and scored 22 points combined in the final three quarters after getting 18 in the first.

Six Kirkwood players ended up in double-figures, led by 23 points off the bench from Dom Rodriguez on 7-for-9 shooting from 3-point range. Ashley Tull scored 15 points, Karsyn Stratton had 14, Tasia Jordan scored 13, Kortney Drake had 11 points and Jada Devine added 10. The Eagles hit 44.2 percent of their shots and outrebounded the Tigers 60-24.

Keelie Eitel was the only MCC player in double figures with 11 points. Ianara Morbidoni had eight and Ana Castan and Carolina Rodriguez Sanchez scored six apiece.

MCC hosts Iowa Western CC at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Poor start dooms Tigers against Indian Hills

A rough first-half showing put Marshalltown Community college men’s basketball in a hole it couldn’t dig itself out of in the second half. The Tigers lost 82-74 to No. 14 Indian Hills on Saturday evening, dropping their third straight game and falling to 9-11 on the season.

MCC shot just 33.3 percent from the floor in the first half and 35 percent for the entire game, hitting just two 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes of action.

J’Vonne Hadley scored 12 points in each half for the Warriors and scored a team-high 24 points, while three other Indian Hills players were in double figures by the end of the game. MCC trailed 41-29 at the halftime interval.

The Tigers scored 45 points in the second half and hit eight 3-pointers — four of them coming from David Roberts Jr, who led all scorers with 26 points. Roberts had 17 points in the second half as the Tigers tried to mount a comeback.

Trey Sinegal scored 13 points, as did Caleb Jacobs off of the bench.

Up next for the Tigers is a home game Tuesday night against DMACC.

Hawkeye matmen roll past Illini, 36-3

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Iowa wrestling team extended its dual winning streak to 28 straight with a 36-3 win at No. 21 Illinois on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes won nine of 10 matches and added bonus points in four bouts to register their most lopsided win at Illinois in 37 years.

Drew Bennett scored takedowns in the first and third periods in a 10-1 major decision at 141 pounds for his first career dual win. Kaleb Young collected a 16-1 technical fall at 157, and Michael Kemerer finished his 174-pound match with a fall in 2 minutes, 35 seconds. Heavyweight Tony Cassioppi closed the dual with a pin.

The No. 2 Hawkeyes travel to face No. 7 Ohio State on Friday at 7 p.m. in a match that will be televised by the Big Ten Network.

No. 11 Iowa St. pitches shutouts as Degen returns home

BELGRADE, Mont. — Iowa State senior Jarrett Degen recorded two falls on Sunday in his high school gym, as No. 11 Iowa State beat Montana State-Northern and the University of Providence by matching 49-0 scores at the Belgrade Special Events Center.

The Cyclones (8-1) won five matches by fall in each of the two duals, while combining for 13 bonus point victories on the day.

Caleb Fuessley (125 pounds), Degen (149), and Julian Broderson (184) each had a pair of pins to highlight the Cyclones’ perfect day on the mat.

The Cyclones return to action on January 23 against North Dakota State. The match is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.


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