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Edwards elevates MCC to victory

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Kelton Edwards wasn’t going to let this be his final game for Marshalltown Community College. The Tiger sophomore was outstanding in the NJCAA Division-I Region XI tournament opener, as he had 30 of his team’s 67 points in a 67-66, come-from-behind victory over Northeast Community College ...

Gustafson’s 20-20 effort leads No. 12 Iowa past Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Megan Gustafson scored 29 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to lead No. 12 Iowa to a 74-58 win over Nebraska on Monday night. Gustafson now has scored 20 or more in 25 of Iowa’s 28 contests. The 6-foot-3 senior center finished shooting 13 of 19 from the field. ...

ISU rebounds at home

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AMES — After a pair of puzzling home losses, Iowa State finally looked as formidable as it usually does at Hilton Coliseum. Senior Marial Shayok scored 21 points and Iowa State rolled past Oklahoma 78-61 on Monday night, snapping a two-game losing streak and a rare two-game skid at ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Hittner earns third MVC Player of Week

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ST. LOUIS — Drake University’s Becca Hittner was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season, the conference announced on Monday. Hittner averaged 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals per game while shooting 45.1 percent from ...

Underdogs to the Dogs

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STATE CENTER — If the West Marshall girls basketball team wants to get past the first round of the Iowa High School Girls Basketball Tournament, it will have to earn its way through by beating a loaded Center Point-Urbana team in their Class 3A matchup at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena. ...

Smith named first-team all-CIML Iowa

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The all-conference boys basketball teams for the CIML Iowa Conference have been announced and Marshalltown senior Jacob Smith was voted to the first team for the first time in his career. Smith was the top scorer in the CIML Iowa this season with 156 points in 10 conference games. He was ...

Cowboys ride off with victory over Hawkeyes

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STILLWATER, Okla. — The second-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team got the fast start it wanted and the strong finish it needed to defeat No. 3 Iowa 27-12 on Sunday at a sold-out Gallagher-Iba Arena. Fourth-ranked Nick Piccininni pinned No. 2 Spencer Lee in 4 minutes, 55 seconds, to start ...

Missouri outscores ISU wrestling, 23-15

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AMES — The fifth-ranked Missouri wrestling team utilized bonus points to beat No. 11 Iowa State on Sunday at Hilton Coliseum, prevailing 23-15 to close the regular season for both squads. The Tigers (16-1) and Cyclones (10-4) both won five bouts, but Missouri made off with the win behind ...

Hittner, Rhine lead No. 24 Drake women to victory

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DES MOINES — Becca Hittner scored 33 points, Sara Rhine added 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 24 Drake rolled past Indiana State 96-77 on Sunday. The Bulldogs (21-5, 13-1 Missouri Valley Conference) are tied for first with Missouri State. The league leaders each have four regular-season ...

Panthers pour in 15 3s to pound Purple Aces 95-46

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CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team dropped in 15 3-pointers en route to a 95-46 rout of Evansville on Sunday afternoon at the McLeod Center. With head coach Tanya Warren and matching contributors pledging to donate to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund with every 3-pointer the ...

Yarbrough helps Redbirds finish off sweep of Drake

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NORMAL, Ill. — Milik Yarbrough had 21 points as Illinois State defeated Drake 67-60 on Sunday. Yarbrough also had seven turnovers but only four assists. Phil Fayne had 14 points and nine rebounds for Illinois State (15-14, 8-8 Missouri Valley Conference), which snapped its five-game ...

Seasoned staff

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STATE CENTER — When the West Marshall girls basketball team steps onto the court at Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday in Des Moines for its Class 3A Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament opener against Center Point-Urbana, it will be for the first time since 2012. That doesn’t ...

Braves break state drought

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Montezuma had won as many as 22 games in a season since the last time the Braves were represented at the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament, but they’d been unable to break back through for a trip to Des Moines since that last one-hour trip west brought home a championship in ...

TCU sweeps aside Iowa St

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FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU is a much different team with Kouat Noi on the floor. Noi was back Saturday after missing two games with a left ankle injury, scoring 20 points with four 3-pointers and grabbing 13 rebounds as TCU ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-72 win over No. 19 Iowa ...

Baylor crowned at Cyclones’ expense

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AMES — Top-ranked Baylor won’t have to share the Big 12 title with anyone. The Lady Bears showed on Saturday why no one else deserves a piece of the crown. Chloe Jackson scored 18 points, Juicy Landrum had 16 and Baylor never trailed in beating No. 20 Iowa State 73-60 to clinch the ...

Green scores 22 to lead Panthers past Valparaiso

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CEDAR FALLS — AJ Green had 22 points as Northern Iowa beat Valparaiso 64-53 on Saturday night. Luke McDonnell had 13 points for Northern Iowa (14-15, 9-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Javon Freeman had 11 points for the Crusaders (14-15, 7-9). ...

Tigers hit high note on Hawks

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It took a simple halftime reminder by head coach Brynjar Brynjarsson for the Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team to find a way to get into rhythm. Once there, the Tigers stayed on key for the remainder. MCC opened the second half on a 9-0 scoring run and used another ...

Hawks spoil sophomore night for MCC women

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The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team wrapped the regular season on Friday with a 78-48 home loss to ICCAC Division I foe Northeast Community College at the Student Activity Center. While on the surface it was a 30-point blowout for the Hawks, the Tigers actually ...

Big-shot Bohannon

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IOWA CITY — With his teammates struggling to get anything going, Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon stepped up and pulled off perhaps the best 15-minutes stretch of his career. Bohannon hit three 3s in overtime, including one with 20.2 seconds left, and 21st-ranked Iowa rallied to beat Indiana 76-70 ...