CLEAR LAKE — The 5th-ranked Clear Lake girls overcame a slow start to down Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 64-38 Saturday night in a Class 3A regional quarterfinal round game, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. The Lions trailed 22-11 with just over three minutes left in the first half, but then went on a 10-0 run to close the first half and went on to outscore the Cardinals 43-16 in the second half. Sara Faber had 32 points to lead Clear Lake, as the Lions improve to 20-2 and host Iowa Falls-Alden on Wednesday in the regional semifinal round.
== other 3A Region 2 games Saturday
Iowa Falls-Alden 49, Hampton-Dumont 38
Forest City 58, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 43
Algona 60, Humboldt 32
== 3A Region 3 Saturday
Osage 79, Waterloo Columbus 52
New Hampton 57, Union 36
MASON CITY — In Class 1A regional first round play on Saturday, Newman jumped out to a 21-4 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 63-32 win over Northwood-Kensett, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Lily Castle had 16 points to lead the Knights, who are now 12-10 on the season and will travel to North Butler to face the Bearcats in regional quarterfinal round play tomorrow night.
== other 1A Region 2
North Butler 46, Rockford 17
North Iowa 66, CAL 10
OSAGE — Boys basketball tournament play begins in Classes 1A and 2A tonight with opening-round games:
== 1A District 3 first round
Belmond-Klemme at Northwood-Kensett
== 2A District 5 quarterfinals @ Osage
6:30 — Hampton-Dumont vs. Lake Mills
8:00 — Central Springs at Osage
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop had 14 points and eight rebounds, and No. 14 Ohio State beat Iowa 82-64 for sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Kaleb Wesson added 18 points and C.J Jackson scored 14 for the Buckeyes (21-5, 13-1 Big Ten), who were 9 for 20 from 3-point range.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton upstaged Trae Young by scoring 26 points and the Cyclones upset No. 17 Oklahoma 88-80, handing the Sooners their sixth consecutive road loss. Fellow rookie Cam Lard had 19 points with 17 rebounds for the Cyclones (13-11, 4-8 Big 12), who beat a ranked team at home for the third time in a span of three weeks.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 17 points and Drake led virtually the entire way in taking a 71-64 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday.
The teams were tied briefly with 1:45 left in the first half before the Bulldogs scored the final seven points to lead 35-28. The lead was 10 points with 3:24 remaining after a jumper and two free throws by McGlynn. Isaiah Brown’s bucket cut the lead to five with 22 seconds remaining before Reed Timmer finished the scoring with two free throws.
Timmer made 9 of 11 free throws and scored 15 points and C.J. Rivers added 12 points and nine rebounds for Drake (14-13, 8-6 Missouri Valley Conference).
Wyatt Lohaus had four 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Bennett Koch had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers (12-14, 4-10), who have lost 4 of 5 games. Tywhon Pickford had 10 boards.
EVANSTON — The Iowa Hawkeye women claimed their fourth Big Ten road victory of the season with a 70-61 victory at Northwestern. It was also Iowa’s 20th win of the season. Megan Gustafson had 25 points and 16 rebounds and Kathleen Doyle gave the Hawkeyes a lift 15 points, six assists and four steals. Iowa is 8-5 in the Big Ten and will be off until next Sunday with a game against Wisconsin. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played 29 minutes, scoring 12 points.
MASON CITY – Nick Wurm scored 25 points and Orrington Hamilton scored a career-high 24 points to lead the NIACC men’s basketball team to an 88-80 victory over the Wartburg College Junior Varsity on Sunday afternoon in the NIACC gym.
NIACC led 40-34 at the half and outscored the Knights 48-46 in the second 20 minutes to claim the non-conference victory.
Also for the Trojans, Jaycob Payne scores eight points with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.
NIACC (14-9 overall) returns to action Wednesday night at home against league-leading Kirkwood in an ICCAC contest. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
KEOKUK – The No. 15 NIACC women’s basketball team stopped Southeastern CC 98-94 in an ICCAC contest Saturday afternoon.
The win for the Lady Trojans was the program’s 800th all-time win. The school, which started women’s basketball in the 1973-74 season, has an all-time record of 800-537.
NIACC, which is in its 45th season of women’s basketball, has averaged more than 17 wins in each of its first 45 seasons of women’s basketball.
NIACC (19-5 overall, 6-2 in the ICCAC) trailed 71-69 after three quarters 29-23 to complete the regular-season sweep of Southeastern.
Sophomore guard UU Longs led the Lady Trojans with 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Also for the Lady Trojans, freshman Mikayla Homola scored 29 points and had seven rebounds. Adria Stewart scored 15 points and Cici Kieger scored 10 points.
NIACC returns to action Wednesday night at home against No. 2 Kirkwood. The Lady Trojans have won 15 straight home games.
PARKERSBURG — Osage qualified six wrestlers for the state tournament from the Class 2A district tournament in Parkersburg on Saturday. Joe Sullivan at 113 and Zach Williams at 160 were district champions, while four others finished second. Clear Lake brought ten wrestlers to the district tournament but only had three qualify for state. Sam Nelson at 106, Eric Faught at 126 and Kade Hambly at 195 were all district champions. Charles City also had three qualify for state, including 152 pound champion Dylan Koresh. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura’s Jared Shaw finished second at 152 while Hampton-Dumont’s Dalton Chipp was second at 195.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mason City High’s wrestling team qualified four wrestlers for the state tournament from the 3A district tournament in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. Defending 106 pound state champion Cullan Schriever won a district title, while Colby Schriever at 126 won a district title as well. Luke Deinhart at 152 pounds and Troy Monahan at 285 finished second and qualified for the state tournament.
MANSON — Lake Mills qualified six wrestlers from the 1A district tournament in Manson. Winning district titles for the Bulldogs were Caiden Jones at 113, Tyler Helgeson at 120 and Gabe Irons at 195. Newman had three qualifiers with three district champions, Jacob McBride at 126, Kameron Black at 145 and Chase McCleish at 170. West Hancock’s Tate Hagen won a district title at 160, while Hunter Hagen finished second at 195. Three Belmond-Klemme wrestlers, Logan Heaberlin at 126, Tucker Kroeze at 182 and Cameron Beminio at 285 also qualified.
DECORAH — At the 1A district in Decorah, two Central Springs wrestlers, Zach Ryg at 182 and Zack Santee at 220, were district champions. Also winning district titles were Cameron Rasing at 160 from Rockford. Other qualifiers include Chance Throndson at 145 from Riceville, Brandon Trees at 170 from North Butler-Clarksville
Full list of state tournament qualifiers by school:
= Belmond-Klemme (3)
126 — Logan Heaberlin
182 — Tucker Kroeze
285 — Cameron Beminio
= Central Springs (2)
182 — Zach Ryg
220 — Zack Santee
= Charles City (3)
152 — Dylan Koresh
170 — Jack Sindlinger
220 — Josh Halligan
= Clear Lake (3)
106 — Sam Nelson
126 — Eric Faught
195 — Kade Hambly
= Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (1)
152 — Jared Shaw
= Hampton-Dumont (1)
195 — Dalton Chipp
= Lake Mills (6)
106 — Jack Ramaker
113 — Caiden Jones
120 — Tyler Helgeson
132 — Casey Hanson
160 — Elijah Wagner
195 — Gabe Irons
= Mason City High (4)
106 — Cullan Schriever
126 — Colby Schriever
152 — Luke Deinhart
285 — Troy Monahan
= Newman (3)
126 — Jacob McBride
145 — Kameron Black
170 — Chase McCleish
= North Butler-Clarksville (1)
170 — Brandon Trees
= Osage (6)
106 — Averee Abben
113 — Joe Sullivan
120 — Joe Jacobs
132 — Brody Roll
145 — Spencer Mooberry
160 — Zach Williams
= Riceville (1)
145 — Chance Throndson
= Rockford (1)
160 — Cameron Rasing
= West Hancock (2)
160 — Tate Hagen
195 — Hunter Hagen
FORT DODGE – The No. 11 NIACC wrestling team qualified eight wrestlers for the NJCAA national tournament at Sunday’s NJCAA Central District meet on the Iowa Central campus.
NIACC, which placed fifth with 107 points, received second-place finishes from Austin Anderly (141) and Jimsher Sidhu (285). Anderly was also second at 141 pounds at the 2017 district tournament and earned all-American honors with a fifth-place finish at last season’s national meet.
No. 3 Iowa Central won the team title with 173 points. No. 9 Iowa Western was second with 143 points and No. 6 Ellsworth was third with 120.5 points.
NIACC’s Ryan Faught placed third at 165 pounds to earn his second trip to the national tournament.
Qualifying for the nationals as wild cards were Mark Gonzales (125) and Robert Rodriguez (149). Also qualifying for the national tournament as extra wrestlers from the Iowa district were Noah Jackson (157), Tavion Askew (174) and Sedrak Sheppard. (197).
The national tournament is set for Feb. 23-24 in Council Bluffs.