SPORTS SHORTS: Pfantz drops career-best 27 points in Trojan win

STATE CENTER — Keatan Pfantz poured in seven 3-pointers and a career-high 27 points to help the Class 3A No. 7 West Marshall girls’ basketball team withstand Grand View Christian for a 69-60 win on Friday night.

Katy Reyerson added 25 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for the Trojans (15-1). Bella Borgos added nine points, and Lily Zahnd finished with eight points and seven boards.

Riley Lane led Grand View Christian (5-9) with 15 points, Kelly DeMeulenaere added 13 points and Ashlan Pearson posted 11 points.

Both teams made 11 3-pointers in the contest as the visiting Thunder became the first team to score more than 40 points against West Marshall this season.

Comets hold off hot-shooting Mustangs

CONRAD — The BCLUW girls’ basketball team managed to keep a hot-shooting East Marshall squad at bay here Friday night, notching a 47-41 victory in NICL West Division action.

Three players scored in double figures for the host Comets (8-6, 4-3), who climbed above .500 in conference play for the first time this season. Allison Engle led BCLUW with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Sydney Anderson had 12 points and seven boards, and Chloe Walters added 10 points and five rebounds in the win.

Four players accounted for all of East Marshall’s scoring. Morgan Neuroth led the Mustangs (1-14, 0-7) with 16 points, Ellie Hull had 10 points, Delaney Runner netted eight points and Leila Shetler added seven. The Mustang quartet combined for 10 3-pointers, with Neuroth and Hull making three apiece.

Top-ranked Thunder too much for West Marshall

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall boys’ basketball team became the 16th victim in as many games as Class 1A No. 1 Grand View Christian remained unbeaten with a 93-40 triumph here Friday night.

Manny Hammonds scored 31 points for the Thunder (16-0), Josh Baucum added 19 points and Caleb Parlee had 14 more.

Kinnick Christensen led West Marshall (6-10) with 15 points and Parker Reese got 12 points. TJ Schuler led the Trojans with six rebounds.

MCC marches comeback trail at Ellsworth

IOWA FALLS — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team overcame a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Ellsworth 84-80 on Thursday.

Katharina Berg scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Tigers (5-14, 2-7), who won for the third time in their last five games. Berg was 11-for-16 from the field, including a 5-for-6 clip from 3-point range, to help MCC overcome a 64-52 Ellsworth lead entering the final period.

MCC outscored Ellsworth 32-16 in the fourth quarter to rally.

Ianara Morbidoni finished with 19 points and five assists for MCC, while Keelie Eitel compiled her first collegiate double-double with 17 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Tylese Rosenberger added 13 points off the bench, going 6-for-9 from the free-throw line, to help the Tigers hand the host Panthers their eighth-straight loss.

Alyssa Civitak led Ellsworth (3-16, 1-9) with 24 points, powered by six 3-pointers. Victoria Parra netted 17 points, while Teresa Paulsen and Autumn Shull added 12 points apiece.

STC splits WaMaC triangular at home

TAMA — The South Tama County wrestling team split a WaMaC Conference triangular here Thursday night, falling to Williamsburg before beating Center Point-Urbana.

Williamsburg topped the Trojans 48-21, while STC was a 61-18 winner over CPU.

Five Trojan wrestlers went 2-0 for the night, led by their trio of ranked wrestlers. Class 2A No. 11 Amare Chavez scored a major decision and a decision at 120 pounds, No. 3 Logan Arp picked up two pins at 138, and No. 6 Boden Koehler got a pin and a major decision.

Eligh Branan (120) and Gavin Bridgewater (220) also went 2-0 for South Tama. Branan won by decision and by pinfall, while Bridgewater scored a technical fall and a 14-second pin of CPU’s Jagger Clemons.

Redhawks fall to North Iowa Cedar League teams

TRAER — The North Tama wrestling team lost a pair of duals in a home triangular Thursday, falling to North Iowa Cedar League foes Denver (53-18) and Hudson (54-29).

Class 1A No. 8 Aiden Zook had the top performance of the night for the Redhawks, going 2-0 with a pair of pins at 170 pounds. Tenth-ranked Case Monat (106) received two forfeits.

Kolt Knaack, ranked 12th, lost by fall to Denver’s seventh-ranked Joe Ebaugh in 5 minutes, 56 seconds in their 132-pound showdown, but Knaack bounced back with a 17-1 technical fall of Hudson’s Carter Boeding.

Christian Dronebarger was edged out by Denver’s No. 11 Rhett Bonnette, 2-1, but rebounded for a third-period pin of Hudson’s Jamison Bushkohl.


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