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Iowa’s Big Four Square Off In Potential Last Hy-Vee Classic

Friday’s girls basketball lineup:

Charles City at Oelwein

New Hampton at Decorah

Osage at Nashua-Plainfield

Sumner-Fredericksburg at Columbus Catholic.  The Cougars are 4-3 after their 67-13 win at South Hardin

South Winneshiek vs West Central

North Fayette VAlley at Postville

Saturday’s girls basketball lineup:

New Hampton versus Schaeffer Academy (at Decorah)

Nashua Plainfield vs Clarksville

Turkey Valley vs Lyle-Pacelli (at Decorah)

Friday’s boys basketball lineup:

Charles City at Oelwein

New Hampton versus Decorah 

Nashua-Plainfield at Osage

Sumner-Fredericksburg at Columbus Catholic.  The Cougars are 3-3 after a 72-60 win at South Hardin

South Winneshiek vs West Central

North Fayette Valley at Postville

Saturday’s boys basketball lineup:

Charles City vs Spring Grove (at Luther College)

New Hampton vs Schaeffer (at Luther College)

Nashua-Plainfield vs Clarksville

Turkey Valley vs Lyle-Pacelli (Decorah)

South Winneshiek vs Mabel Canton (Luther College)

The final Hy-Vee Classic tips off Saturday afternoon in Wells Fargo Arena as Drake plays Iowa State. The Cyclones enter with a record of 8-2 and coach Steve Prohm wants his team to build momentum for the start of Big-12 play.

 

This will be the 175th meeting in the series and it may the last. Prohm is keeping the door open for future games but there have been no discussions.

Drake is 6-1 under first year coach Darian  DeVries and Prohm says the Bulldogs’ three point shooting is a concern.DeVries says the Bulldogs will find out how good they are.

 

The nightcap finds 22nd ranked Iowa against UNI. Iowa officials announced this summer this would be the final Hy-Vee Classic, in part because the Big Ten has gone to a 20-game schedule.

Both teams rely heavily on home grown talent. They combine for nearly 20 Iowans on the two rosters. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.

 

The Panthers are 4-5 and coach Ben Jacobson says transition defense is a key against the Hawkeyes.

 

The Iowa State and Drake women collide Sunday in Hilton Coliseum. Cyclone coach Bill Fennelly.

 

Fennelly says this will be a good test with the Big-12 race approaching.

 

Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk says the in-state games help promote the sport.

 

The key for Drake is defending ISU star Bridget Carleton.

 

Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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