The New Hampton Chickasaw girls basketball team had two games over the weekend as they opened up Northeast Iowa Conference play on Friday night at Waukon and then played Waterloo Columbus in non-conference action on Saturday. In Friday night’s game, a tough second quarter for the Chickasaws which saw them outscored by ten points was too much to overcome as they were beaten by the Indians 48-32. Isabel Leichtman led the Chickasaws with 10 points on Friday night as they start their NEIC season at 0-1. The New Hampton girls were able to pick up their first win of the year on Saturday as they beat the Columbus Sailors 65-54. This time it was New Hampton who outscored their opponent by ten points in the second quarter to lead them to victory. Leichtman led New Hampton with 16 points Sadie Tenge had 13 and Maddi Moorman had 12. The Chickasaw girls are now 1-2 overall this season and they will play at home tomorrow night against Charles City for their next action.
The New Hampton Chickasaw boys basketball team was in Cedar Rapids on Saturday as they played against Washington High School. The Chickasaws were unable to keep pace with Washington as they went down in defeat 60-36. Jake Zwanziger had 17 points to lead the New Hampton boys and Keegan John added 10. The New Hampton boys are now 1-1 overall this season and they will play again tomorrow night at North Tama.
The Nashua-Plainfield girls and boys basketball teams were busy this past weekend as they each had games on Friday and Saturday. The Husky boys were able to go 2-0 as they beat Northwood-Kensett 53-30 in Top of Iowa Conference action on Friday night and then beat North Union on Saturday 75-46 in non-conference action. The Nashua boys improve to 2-1 overall and they even up their conference mark at 1-1. The Nashua girls suffered two losses as they were upended 47-34 at Northwood-Kensett on Friday night and then lost to North Union 83-27 on Saturday. The Husky girls fall to 0-4 overall this season and they drop to 0-2 in conference play. The Nashua boys and girls will return to action tomorrow night when they hit the road to take on Mason City Newman.
The Turkey Valley Trojan girls basketball team had two games over the weekend as well as they were at Central Elkader for an Upper Iowa Conference tilt on Friday and then played Wapsie Valley in Fayette on Saturday. On Friday, the Trojan girls built a nine point lead after the first quarter and were able to coast to a 48-35 win. Eli Winter led the Trojans with 12 points in that game. On Saturday, the first quarter was a completely different story for Turkey Valley as they managed just two points in the frame and could not overcome that deficit as they suffered their first loss of the season 50-41. Katelyn Baumler led the Trojans with 10 points in that game. The Turkey Valley girls are now 3-1 overall this season and 2-0 in conference play. They will play again tomorrow night at Clayton Ridge.
The Turkey Valley Trojan boys basketball team also played against Central Elkader on Friday night on the road in Upper Iowa Conference play. The game was tied at 33 at the end of regulation which forced overtime. The Trojans were able to outscore Central 7-6 in the extra period and came away with a 40-39 win. Evan Drilling had 13 points to lead Turkey Valley and Luke Anderson added ten. The Trojan boys are 2-0 overall this season and in conference play. They will play Clayton Ridge tomorrow night as well.
The Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougar girls and boys basketball teams were at home on Friday night for a North Iowa Cedar League double-header against Wapsie Valley. In the girls game, the Cougars outscored Wapsie 22-2 and rolled to a 56-32 win. Krayton Allen scored 14 points to lead the way for Sumner-Fred and Cassidy Pagel added nine. The Cougar girls are now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference games. In the boys game, the Cougars took an early nine point lead after the first quarter, but it was all Wapsie Valley after that and the Sumner boys lost their game 76-60. James Stimson led the Cougars with 24 points Blayzr Quigley had 14 and Jordon Jacobson had 10 off the bench. The Sumner-Fred boys begin their season at 0-1 overall and in conference play and they will play again tonight at Waukon.