The Nashua-Plainfield girls and boys basketball teams were in Manly on Friday night for their Top of Iowa Conference games against Central Springs. In the girls game, Nashua could not keep pace with the Panther offense and lost the game 64-37. Britney Holthaus had 12 points to lead the Huskies who fall to 2-14 overall and they are now 1-11 in the conference. In the boys game, a big second quarter lifted the Huskies to a 20-point halftime lead and they were able to coast their way to a 78-50 win. Mitchell Malven had 18 points to lead Nashua, Dayton Hansen had 16 and Hustin Bienemann finished with 14 points. The Husky boys improve to 8-7 overall this season and they are 6-6 in conference games. Both the Nashua boys and girls will be back in action tomorrow night at home against Saint Ansgar.
The Turkey Valley Trojan girls and boys basketball teams were on the road Friday night for their Upper Iowa Conference double-header against West Central Maynard. In the girls game, the Trojans were dominant in route to a 57-19 win. The Turkey Valley girls improved to 10-7 overall this season and their conference record moves to 9-3. In the boys game, Turkey Valley shot out to a 59-11 halftime lead and then cruised to an 80-21 win. Will Einwalter led five Trojans in double-figures as he scored 14 points, Ethan Leibold scored 13, Keegan Balk had 12 and Levi Izer and Mason Goerend each had 10. The Turkey Valley boys are now 12-2 overall and they stay perfect in the UIC with a record of 12-0. Both the Trojan girls and boys will return to action tomorrow night at home against Central Elkader.
The Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougar girls and boys basketball teams were at home on Friday night for their North Iowa Cedar League games against Denver. The Sumner-Fred girls kept in control of the game and were able to get a ten-point win as they won by a final score of 59-49. Cassidy Pagel had 18 points to lead the Cougar girls, Jenna Brandt had 16 and Krayton Allen added 11. The Cougar girls then were able to beat South Winneshiek in non-conference action on Saturday by a final score of 56-37. In that game, Pagel again led the way with 14 points, Megan Niewoehner had 12 points and Brandt and Jenna Pagel each had 10 points. With the two wins, the Sumner-Fredericksburg girls improve to 12-2 overall and 10-2 in the NICL. In the boys game against Denver, the Cougars held a 42-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but they weren’t able to hang on as they lost the game 52-48. James Stimson had 16 points to lead Sumner and Spencer Schmitz had 12. The Cougar boys remain winless on the season as they are 0-12 overall and they are 0-11 in the NICL. The Sumner-Fred boys will be in non-conference action tonight at South Winneshiek and the Cougar girls will have their next game tomorrow night at Gladbrokk-Reinbeck.