In a game heard right here on 951 The Bull last night, the New Hampton Chickasaw girls basketball team opened up their season at home against MFL-Mar-Mac. The Chickasaws led it 26-24 at halftime, but were outscored 23-10 in the third quarter and could not overcome that deficit and lost the game 68-62. Isabel Leichtman had 20 points to lead the Chickasaws and Maddi Moorman had 18. The New Hampton girls begin their season at 0-1 and will look for their first win next Friday at Waukon.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky girls basketball team also opened up their season last night as they hosted Tripoli. After trailing by four after the first quarter, the Huskies lost pace and were outscored 26-8 in the next two quarters and wound up losing the game by a final score of 57-31. Libby Fisher had 14 points to lead Nashua and Britney Holthaus had 13. The Husky girls are 0-1 to start the year and will play again Tuesday at Rockford.
Iowa Hawkeye head football coach Kirk Ferentz says the short week of preparation should be no problem for the Hawkeyes as they get set for Friday’s visit to Nebraska.
Coming off two straight losses the Hawkeyes look to finish with a win.
At 4-7 Nebraska will not be headed to a bowl but Ferentz expects the Huskers to be motivated.
The game will match Iowa’s struggling ground game against a Nebraska defense that has struggled stopping the run.
Ferentz says the offense has been plagued by penalties and dropped passes that have halted drives.
After blowing out Ohio State the Hawkeyes have dropped two straight and Ferentz has been perplexed by the Hawkeyes inability to handle success.
In other Iowa Hawkeye Football news, the program will receive the Disney Sports Spirit Award for their new tradition of waving at the kids in the Stead Family Children’s Hospital after the first quarter of each home game. This prestigious award is given annually to college football’s most inspirational player, coach, team or figure.