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No quarter for Cyclones in Waco

WACO, Texas — Davion Mitchell took the inbound pass for No. 2 Baylor at the end of the first half, quickly worked his way down the court and stopped just short of the 3-point line on the right wing and got fouled, just as he expected. Mitchell made all three of his free throws with less ...

Smoldt eclipses 1,000 points at Upper Iowa

FAYETTE — Former Mr. Iowa Basketball award winner Joe Smoldt scored a season-high 29 points to eclipse 1,000 for his career, helping the Upper Iowa University men’s basketball team avenge a 27-point loss by beating Augustana (S.D.) 110-100 in overtime on Friday night in their Northern Sun ...

MCC swept by Iowa Western

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Iowa Western scored the last two points of regulation and the first seven points of overtime to steal an 86-81 victory from the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team on Wednesday night. The host Reivers (12-9, 1-1) trailed 67-62 with 30 seconds left before ...

Fritz wins A-R-C Wrestler of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS — Wartburg College sophomore Brady Fritz has been named the American Rivers Conference’s Wrestler of the Week, the first of his collegiate career. Fritz, a South Tama County graduate, went 4-0 at the NWCA National Duals Jan. 10-11 in Louisville, Ky, recording two pins and a ...

Green’s 29 lifts UNI; ISU falls to TCU

CEDAR FALLS — AJ Green scored 22 of his 29 points in the second half and Northern Iowa rallied to beat Valparaiso 88-78 on Wednesday night. The Panthers had 10 turnovers in the first half that Valparaiso turned into 16 points, to trail 42-36. Northern Iowa, which closed the first half ...

Rams’ run sinks Bobcats

The Marshalltown boys’ basketball team is stuck in the same predicament as the debate regarding the chicken or the egg: Which one comes first? The Bobcats’ offense came up empty for a span of 11 minutes, 8 seconds — a stretch that included the entire third quarter — as Southeast Polk ...

Southeast Polk pushes Bobcats aside, 83-16

The Class 5A No. 2 Southeast Polk girls’ basketball team conducted a clinic on transition offense on Tuesday night at the Roundhouse, using host Marshalltown as its unwilling test subject. The Bobcats surrendered the first nine points of the game to transition baskets for the second-ranked ...

Epenesa, Wirfs and Young going pro

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa announced he will enter the NFL draft after two of the most dominant performances of his career. Later Tuesday, junior offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs and redshirt junior running back Toren Young said they would be joining ...

Hawkeyes withstand Wildcats

EVANSTON, Ill. — Luka Garza struck early, then struck again to put the game away. Garza scored 27 points — all but one of them in two spurts —and Iowa beat Northwestern 75-62 on Tuesday night. C.J. Fredrick and Joe Wieskamp each added 11 as the Hawkeyes (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) won their ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Terrones tallies 30 in Mustang victory

LE GRAND — Olivia Terrones scored a game-high 30 points and the East Marshall girls’ basketball team beat back South Hardin, 54-50, in Tuesday’s NICL West Division clash. Terrones tallied 12 points in the fourth quarter alone to help the Mustangs hold on for the win. Ellie Hull finished ...

Mohawks snap skid at Bobcats’ expense

MASON CITY — Mason City sophomore Corey Miner scored his team’s 10 points en route to a career-high 33, helping the Mohawks beat the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team 84-59 in Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference make-up game. Rescheduled from Friday, Marshalltown’s second game after the ...

No. 11 Mason City girls sink MHS with 10 treys

MASON CITY — The Marshalltown girls’ basketball team’s fast start faded away as Class 4A No. 11 Mason City made off with a 67-31 victory over the visiting Bobcats in Monday’s CIML Iowa Conference make-up game. The Mohawks (7-5, 2-2) made 10 3-pointers in the game and overcame ...

SPORTS SHORTS: South Hamilton holds off Trojan boys

JEWELL — Gabe Jones scored a game-high 20 points but it wasn’t enough for the West Marshall boys’ basketball team as South Hamilton held off the Trojans 66-60 in Monday’s non-conference contest. Brayden Evertsen added 12 points and four assists, and Caleb Keigan scored eight points ...

Doyle’s 31 helps Iowa top No. 12 Indiana

IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle had 31 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, Makenzie Meyer scored seven of her 17 points in the final three minutes, and the Iowa women’s basketball team beat No. 12 Indiana 91-85 in double overtime Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa (13-3, 4-1) extended ...

Bulldogs rebound by beating back host Salukis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Drake women’s basketball team made a blistering 60 percent of its field-goal attempts in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference game at Southern Illinois. If the Bulldogs hadn’t turned the ball over a season-high 27 times, they might not have had to work so hard to ...

No. 20 Missouri State women handle UNI

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Abby Hipp scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Alexa Willard scored 12 points as No. 20-ranked Missouri State beat the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team 80-66 in Missouri Valley Conference play Sunday at JQH Arena. The Bears (14-2, 2-0) have now ...

COLLEGE WRESTLING: Hawkeyes blank second-straight foe

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team batted 10-for-10 in a 41-0 win at No. 18 Purdue on Sunday in Big Ten Conference action. The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0) won four top-10 matchups and scored bonus points in half of their bouts, including two falls, two ...

MCC scores season low in league loss

The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team suffered its 10th straight loss, falling 65-42 to No. 25 Southeastern in Saturday’s Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division I opener. The Tigers (4-16, 0-1) were limited to a season-low 42 points on 29.6 percent ...

Comets perfect plan at GMG

GARWIN — There was never going to be a good time for the BCLUW girls’ basketball team to lose senior center Madison Ubben for the rest of the season to injury, but a week with two non-conference games is about as good as it could get. The Comets couldn’t overcome losing Ubben early in ...

BCLUW pressures Wolverines into 16-point defeat

GARWIN — Mason Yantis didn’t get to complete his junior season in uniform for the BCLUW boys’ basketball team last winter after an ankle injury cut his campaign short. On Saturday night he returned to the court where his tournament run came to an abrupt end 11 months earlier and made up ...