SPORTS SHORTS: Blue Knights hold off MCC men in Minnesota

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Five double-digit scorers weren’t enough to get the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team over the top in Saturday’s 81-74 loss to Dakota County Technical College.

Angus Ole led MCC (2-9, 0-1) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Burrows had 13 points and nine assists, while Jion Fukushima had 11 points and six boards. Off the bench, DJ Hamilton contributed 11 points and Rob Keys had 10.

Manny Montgomery had a game-high 26 points to go with seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals to lead the host Blue Knights (4-5, 1-0).

Tiger women defeated by Southwestern in league opener

CRESTON — The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost its Iowa Community College Athletic Conference opener on Saturday, falling 64-46 at Southwestern.

The Tigers (1-7, 0-1) were led by Tarah Campbell with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the rest of the MCC roster shot just 8-for-43 from the field. Destiny Sao-Martinez finished with 11 points but on 3-of-16 shooting.

Cassidy Nelson led Southwestern (2-6, 1-0) with 19 points and Brooklyn Hadl had 16 points.

Mustang boys suffer pair of home losses

LE GRAND — A second-half comeback came up just short as the East Marshall boys’ basketball team fell 69-67 to Waterloo Columbus here Friday night.

The Mustangs then fell to 0-3 for the season with a 64-47 home loss to Lynnville-Sully the following evening.

Nick Merrifield led Waterloo Columbus (1-0) with 23 points in Friday’s cross-NICL clash.

Landen Neuroth had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists to power East Marshall. Leland Hamilton-Youngbird added 13 points and seven rebounds, while Carter Lavender and Cale Hungerford tallied nine points apiece.

Mitchell Miller led a balanced Lynnville-Sully attack with 14 points against the Mustangs on Saturday. Jackson Bidwell paced East Marshall with 15 points.

Sailors, Hawks hand East Marshall girls twin defeats

LE GRAND — The East Marshall girls’ basketball team suffered back-to-back home losses on consecutive nights, falling 63-24 to Waterloo Columbus on Friday and 44-19 to Lynnville-Sully on Saturday.

Four Waterloo Columbus players scored in double figures against the Mustangs (2-3), led by Morgan Bradley with 14 points. Natalie Steele had a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Ava Bringmann and Delaney Ryan led East Marshall with seven points apiece, but the Mustangs couldn’t overcome 29 turnovers.

Kate Harthoorn had 15 points to lead Lynnville-Sully to Saturday’s non-conference win. Majesta Vos added eight points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Hawks.

Morgan Neuroth paced East Marshall with nine points. Bailey Grant added four points and six rebounds in the loss.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys open campaign on top

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team tipped off its season with a 53-20 shellacking of Sumner-Fredericksburg here Friday night.

Brandon Mathern scored 12 points off the bench to lead the host Rebels, making three 3-pointers. Drew Eilers had 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Michael Boyd tallied 11 points and 10 boards. Isaac Clark chipped in 10 points and seven assists for G-R.

Ranked Roland-Story girls turn back West Marshall

STATE CENTER — The West Marshall girls’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 49-42 to Class 3A No. 12 Roland-Story on Friday night in Heart of Iowa Conference play.

Bella Borgos scored a game-high 27 points to go with five steals to lead West Marshall (2-1, 0-1). Lily Zahnd added four points and 10 rebounds, and Halle Jones pitched in with five points.

Matilde Motta led a balanced Roland-Story scoring effort with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Rebel girls remain unbeaten by edging Cougars

REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls’ basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 39-37 victory over Sumner-Fredericksburg on Friday night.

Kennedy Brant led the Rebels with 11 points, nine rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocked shots. Elly Sieh added 10 points, four steals and four boards, and Lily Dripps had seven points and seven boards.

Alivia Seehase led Sumner-Fredericksburg (1-2) with 14 points.

Wolverines take down Warriors in Iowa Star South play

GARWIN — The GMG girls’ basketball team got 18 points off the bench from Reese Dieleman en route to a 53-42 win over Meskwaki in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference opener.

Dieleman made three 3-pointers and had five rebounds and three assists in a reserve role. Dylan Mathern added 13 points, five assists and five steals, while Adelyn Sienknecht finished with seven points and nine boards. Rhianna Murty also had nine boards for GMG.

Norsemen pull away from West Marshall boys

STATE CENTER — Jonovan Wilkinson scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Roland-Story boys’ basketball team past West Marshall, 74-44, in Friday’s Heart of Iowa Conference opener.

Boaz Clark had 12 points and Tristan Anderson added 10 for the Norsemen (2-0, 1-0).

Noah DeSotel had a perfect night shooting, going for 15 points off the bench. He was 5-of-5 from the field with one 3-pointer and 4-of-4 at the free-throw line.

DJ Ridout and Andrew Tollefson chipped in five points apiece for the Trojans (1-2, 0-1).

Pirates pick off Grundy Center boys in NICL action

GRUNDY CENTER — Hudson overcame the Grundy Center boys’ basketball team’s fast start to win Friday’s cross-NICL clash, 66-55.

The host Spartans (1-1) led 24-15 after the first quarter but were overtaken for good by the Pirates (3-0) by halftime, 34-33.

Tiernan Vokes led Grundy Center with 17 points and six rebounds. Brayden Wallis finished with 15 points, and Tate Jirovsky added nine points.

Camden Davis led Hudson with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Woodbury’s big game buoys GMG boys over Meskwaki

GARWIN — The GMG boys’ basketball team scored 36 points in its first quarter of play this season, cruising to a 78-20 triumph over Meskwaki last Friday night.

Jabari Woodbury led the Wolverines with 30 points, shooting 13-for-16 from the field, to go with seven assists and six steals. Grady Dieleman and Kaleb Gill added 12 points apiece.

Cold start spells disaster for South Tama girls

TAMA — The South Tama girls’ basketball team was held scoreless in the opening quarter of a 58-13 loss to West Delaware in Friday’s WaMaC Conference clash.

West Delaware (1-2) got its first win after jumping out to a 38-4 halftime advantage.

Kayla Heck scored 11 of South Tama’s 13 points to lead the way. She also had eight rebounds to pace the Trojans (0-3). Sienna DeFoe had the only other basket for STC.

Brooke Krogmann led West Delaware with 21 points.

Trojan girls take it to 2-0 by toppling Tigers

ELDORA — The West Marshall girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 59-53 win at South Hardin on Thursday night.

Bella Borgos led the Trojans with 23 points, buoyed by 14-for-16 shooting from the free-throw line. She also had four assists and four steals.

Lily Zahnd chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds, and Halle Jones added 10 points. Shelby Johnston contributed five points and eight boards.

Alli Sheldahl scored 23 pionts to lead South Hardin (1-2).


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