In a couple of games heard right here on 951 The Bull last night, the New Hampton Chickasaw girls and boys basketball teams were in Waverly for a Northeast Iowa Conference double-header against the Go-Hawks. In the girls game, the Chickasaws hung tough with the 13th ranked Go-Hawks, but in the end lost by the final score of 57-44. The New Hampton girls basketball team is now 9-8 overall this season and their NEIC record drops to 4-5. In the boys game, the Chickasaws held a 15-14 lead after the first quarter, but were unable to sustain to pace as the Go-Hawk boys slowly pulled away and beat New Hampton 70-46. Keagan John had 17 points to lead the Chickasaws and Jake Zwanziger had 11 as the New Hampton boys fall to 6-9 overall and 1-7 in the NEIC. Both the girls and boys will be back in action on Friday night against Decorah as the boys will play the Vikings at home and the girls will travel to Decorah.
The Nashua-Plainfield Husky girls basketball team was at home last night for their Top of Iowa Conference game against Saint Ansgar. The Saints took control of the game early and walked away with a 62-35 win. Britney Holthaus had 14 points for Nashua in the loss and Libby Fisher added nine as the Nashua girls fall to 2-15 overall and 1-12 in the conference. The Saint Ansgar girls improve to 9-7 overall and they are now 6-6 in conference games. The Nashua girls will next play on Friday night at Osage.
The Turkey Valley Trojan girls and boys basketball teams were at home last night for an Upper Iowa Conference double-header against Central Elkader. In the girls game, offense came at a premium as the score after the third quarter was all square at 26. Central was able to outscore the Trojan girls 10-2 in the fourth to come away with a 36-28 win. The Turkey Valley girls are now 10-8 overall and their conference record drops to 9-4. In the boys game, the score was knotted up at the end of regulation which sent the game into overtime. The Trojan boys were able to win the overtime period and escaped with a 57-53 win to stay perfect in the conference. The Turkey Valley boys are now 13-3 overall and they are 13-0 in the UIC. The Trojan girls and boys will be back in action on Saturday at Riceville.
The Sumner-Fredericksburg Cougar girls and boys basketball teams were at Gladbrook-Reinbeck for their North Iowa Cedar League games. In the girls game, the Cougars were dominant as they won by fifty points as the final score was 80-30. Cassidy Pagel had 22 points to lead the Sumner-Fred girls, Krayton Allen had 11 and Macy Niewohner had 10. The Cougar girls improve to 13-2 overall this season and they are now 11-2 in the NICL. In the boys game, the Cougars kept pace with Galdbrook in the first half, but then slowly saw them pull away to a 75-57 win. With the loss, the Sumner-Fredericksburg boys fall to 1-12 overall and they are now 0-11 in the conference. The Cougar boys and girls will have their next game on Friday night at Waterloo Columbus.
The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team raced out to a 9-0 lead at the outset and cruised to an 85-67 win over Wisconsin. Freshman center Luka Garza had 17 points along with 16 rebounds and sophomore guard Jordan Bohannon chipped in with 13 points and 11 assists. Head Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery says Garza played well despite being saddled with foul trouble.
With the win, the Hawkeyes improve to 2-7 in the Big Ten.