The Charles City boys basketball team battled the #1 team in Class 3A in hopes of breaking a 63-year drought of being left out of the state tournament.
Erik Hoefer had the call and shares the Comet result.
This one wasn’t even close. Freshman Justin Ahrens had a career-high 29 points as Ohio State clobbered the 22nd ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 90-70. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.
The Buckeyes broke the game open with eight three pointers in the second half and also outrebounded the Hawkeyes 36-26.
The Hawkeyes fall to 10-7 in the Big Ten. McCaffery was not happy with the physical nature of the game and even got a late technical foul after the outcome was no longer in doubt.
Bill Fennelly’s 500th victory at Iowa State was a memorable one. Bridget Carleton’s basket with three seconds remaining capped a furious rally as the Cyclones won at Texas Tech 64-62.
The Cyclones finished the game on a 9-0 run as they improve to 11-5 in the Big-12.
Carleton finished with 27 points, all of them in the second half.