Monday November 20th Local Sports

== AM-1300 KGLO, — Iowa men vs. Louisiana at Cayman Islands Classic — pre-game 10:00 AM, tipoff 11:00 AM


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Latavius Murray rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota and the Vikings smothered the NFL’s highest-scoring offense in a 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams in a matchup of NFC division leaders. Case Keenum completed 27 of 38 passes for 280 yards and no turnovers against the team that benched him last season for first overall draft pick Jared Goff. The Vikings improved to 8-2 with their sixth straight victory. The Rams fell to 7-3 with an end to their four-game winning streak.



IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Sophomore Elijah Sindelar threw for 229 yards and a career-high three touchdown passes and Purdue beat Iowa 24-15 to move within a game of bowl eligibility.

Anthony Mahoungou had 135 yards receiving, catching two of those Sindelar TD receptions in the opening 3:01 of the second half for the Boilermakers (5-6, 3-5 Big Ten). They won their first Big Ten road game of the year and snapped Iowa’s four-game win streak in the series.

Purdue went 75 yards in just three plays to open the third quarter, a drive capped by Mahoungou’s 42-yard TD grab. The Boilermakers then needed just three more plays to go up 21-9 on Mahoungou’s 16-yard score with 11:59 to go in the third.

Noah Fant caught a 6-yard TD for Iowa (6-5, 3-5) with 1:04 to go, but Nate Stanley’s two-point conversion toss was incomplete.

Stanley had 176 yards passing for the Hawkeyes. But Stanley was sacked six times, and Iowa will finish with a losing record in the Big Ten for the first time since 2012.



WACO, Texas (AP) – Allen Lazard became Iowa State’s career receiving leader with a touchdown catch and the Cyclones clinched a winning conference record for the first time since 2000 with their 23-13 victory at Baylor on Saturday.

Hakeem Butler had a one-handed catch over his shoulder and then broke a tackle for a 67-yard touchdown just before halftime that snapped a 10-10 tie and put Iowa State (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) ahead to stay.

The Cyclones snapped a two-game losing streak that had followed a perfect 4-0 October in which they became the only team this season with two wins over top-five opponents. They will play in their first bowl game since 2012.

Lazard entered the game 26 yards short of Todd Bylthe’s school record 3,096 yards receiving, and surpassed that on his 25th career TD, a 36-yarder in the first quarter .

David Montgomery ran for 144 yards on 27 carries, going over 1,000 yards for the season, but the Iowa State sophomore had to be helped off the field after a run in the fourth quarter when he got bent in a weird direction.



CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa Panthers will host Monmouth in the opening round of the FCS Playoffs. The Panthers are in for the 19th time after finishing 7-4 with a 41-3 win over Indiana State. UNI closed the regular season by winning five of its final six games. The players watched the selection show at coach Mark Farley’s house.

“I’ve got two places in my house upstairs and downstairs so they were all over the place and it is always good because it is a family atmosphere and that is why we got this far because we have got a great and tight group”, said Farley. “They are excited to be in it and then when they showed we were playing Monmouth at home that was even more exciting.”

The Panthers and Hawks will kickoff the first-round contest on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. CT from the UNI-Dome. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

It will be the first meeting between UNI and Monmouth while the playoff appearance for the Hawks is their first in school history. MU earned a 9-2 record on the season and a 4-1 record overall in the Big South.



MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team stopped a 13-game losing streak to Iowa Western with a 98-89 victory on Saturday in the NIACC gym.

Taylor Laabs scored a career-high 31 points to lead the No. 9 (NJCAA Division II) Lady Trojans to the nonconference win over the No. 18 (NJCAA Divsion I) Reivers.

Before Saturday, the last NIACC win over Iowa Western in women’s basketball was a 84-81 win in the 2004-05 season.

NIACC led 41-36 at the half and outscored Iowa Western 57-53 in the second half as the Lady Trojans started 5-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The 2013-14 squad, which placed third at the national tournament, started the season 12-0.

Laabs, whose previous career best was 27 points against Harper College on Nov. 11, scored 14 points in the first half and scored 17 in the second half. She also collected three assists, three steals and two rebounds.

Also for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, Mikayla Homola scored 14 points, UU Longs scored 13 points and Khalilah Holloway scored 10 points.

NIACC forced Iowa Western into 18 turnovers.

NIACC returns to action Tuesday at home against Riverland CC. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.



MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team dropped a 115-65 decision to No. 20 (NJCAA Division I) Iowa Western Saturday night in the NIACC gym.

Iowa Western led 56-36 at the half and outscored the Trojans 59-29 in the second half to claim the nonconference victory.

Patrick Dembley led the Reivers with 27 points. Also in double figures for the Reivers were Adalberto Diaz (12), Rhyss Lewis (12), Decardo Day (11) and Emmanuel Ugboh (10).

NIACC (4-1) was led by Jaycob Payne and Harrison Mills with 10 points apiece. Orrington Hamilton scored eight points and Nick Wurm and Mac Skogen both scored seven points.

Wurm dished out eight assists. Payne and Skogen led the Trojans with seven rebounds each.



MYRTLE BEACH — Iowa State had a 24 point second half lead trimmed to four but the Cyclones held off Boise State 75-64 to win the Puerto Rico Tipoff at Myrtle Beach. Donovan Jackson scored 26 points, including ISU’s final 13 points of the game.


After dropping their first two games the Cyclones have won three straight.


Junior guard Nick Weiler-Babb was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.


Iowa State is now 3-2 on the season and will host Western Illinois on Saturday.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – De’Antae McMurray scored 23 points, including the winning jumper with 15 seconds left, Drexel turned the ball over on its final two possessions and Drake held on for a 90-88 win in double overtime in the third place game of the relocated Paradise Jam on Sunday.

Tramaine Isabell scored 32 for Drexel. Nick McGlynn had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Graham Wood had 13 points as six players scored in double figures for Drake (3-1).

The tournament was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.



IOWA CITY — Mason City High alum Makenzie Meyer finished with a game-high 21 points as the Iowa women beat Western Michigan on Sunday 79-56 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Meyer was 8-of-12 from the field overall and was 5-of-8 from three-point range. Freshman Alexis Sevillan finished with 19 points, junior Megan Gustafson added 15 while junior Tania Davis had 10. Iowa is 4-0 overall and will play three games at the Puerto Rico Challenge, which has been moved to Ft. Lauderdale Florida, starting on Wednesday afternoon against Morgan State.



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andre Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley added 18 points each and the Detroit Pistons outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97 on Sunday night.

Harris hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler’s last-second 3-point attempt rattled out to draw a loud groan from the crowd as the Pistons snapped their two-game skid and Minnesota’s three-game streak.

Butler led the Wolves with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins had 24.

The Pistons trailed by as many as 11, and Minnesota led 93-92 with 1:45 to go after Wiggins went 1 for 2 from the line. But Reggie Jackson had a couple of layups to give Detroit the lead for good.

Jackson hit a 19-footer with Karl-Anthony Towns in his face to make it 98-95 with 19.7 seconds to play. Bradley fouled Butler from the 3-point line with 6.2 to go. Butler made the first two, but missed the third shot, and Harris’s free throws sealed it.



CEDAR RAPIDS – Four NIACC wrestlers placed third at the Coe College Invitational on Saturday.

Earning third-place finishes for the Trojans were Robert Rodriguez (149), Noah Jackson (157), Ryan Faught (165) and Jimsher Sidhu (285).

Also for the Trojans, Jaylen Lee (184) and Sedrak Sheppard (197) both placed sixth.

NIACC returns to action Nov. 29 in a dual at Iowa Lakes.


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