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MASON CITY — The NIACC women’s basketball team swept their three games in their inaugural Thanksgiving Challenge over the weekend at the campus gym. On Friday night, UU Longs scored a career-high 24 points while Taylor Laabs added 21 to lead the 9th-ranked Lady Trojans past Rock Valley College 102-76. NIACC the following two nights made the most out of long-distance shooting. The Lady Trojans connected on 22 three-pointers, tying the school record, in their 112-57 win over Lake Region State College on Saturday night, as you heard on KGLO. Selena Shady led the way with 15 points. On Sunday afternoon, NIACC broke the school record with 23 three-pointers in a 105-73 win over the Grand View University junior varsity, as you also heard on KGLO. Cici Kieger had 23 points to lead NIACC. The Lady Trojans are now 9-0 on the season and will travel to the Iowa Central Classic this weekend, playing Northeast Community College on Friday and Central Community College on Saturday.
MASON CITY — The NIACC family suffered a loss on Friday night with the passing of Vance Baird. Baird died while working at the Thanksgiving Challenge at the campus gym. Baird attended the then-Mason City Junior College in the 1950s. He coached football at the school in the 1970s and worked in the school’s athletic department until the time of his death. In 2014, he was given a distinguished service award from the school. Baird died at the age of 82. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 on Wednesday evening at the Fullerton Funeral Home in Mason City, with a memorial service to be held at 7:00 PM that night. Inurnment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Rockford at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Vance Baird Memorial Fund.
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MASON CITY — The Mason City High girls picked up their first win of the season with a 60-37 victory over Des Moines Roosevelt at the Mohawk Gym, as you heard Saturday afternoon on KGLO. The Mohawks overcame an 11-4 deficit late in the first quarter by scoring 22 unanswered points. Megan Meyer led Mason City with 26 points. The Mohawks are 1-1 on the season and will travel to Des Moines East tomorrow night.
AMES, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored a career-high 21 points and Iowa State cruised past Western Illinois 70-45 on Saturday for its fourth consecutive win.
Fellow freshman Cameron Lard also notched a career-best with 14 points and rookie Terrence Lewis had 12 in 13 minutes – topping his career total for scoring – as the Cyclones (4-2) outscored the Leathernecks 41-20 in the second half.
Iowa State started slow, needing a 12-0 run to jump ahead just 29-25 at halftime. Lard then scored eight points in 101 seconds as the Cyclones pushed their lead to 47-34 early in the second half.
Nick Weiler-Babb had six points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Iowa State.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Reed Timmer buried seven 3-pointers and all seven of his free throws for a career-high 32 points and Drake turned back Chicago State 79-67 on Sunday.
Nick McGlynn just missed his third straight double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-1).
Fred Sims Jr. hit five 3s and scored 25 to lead the Cougars (2-7), while Glen Burns had 15 points with five assists and Deionte Simmons tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Simmons’ layup with 8:47 remaining in the game gave Chicago State, which was playing its fourth game in six days, a 58-53 lead. But Timmer hit from long range and Graham Woodward buried back-to-back 3s to give Drake a 62-58 lead. The Cougars pulled within 62-61 on a pair of Anthony Harris free throws with 5:33 left, but Timmer hit a 3 to spark a 9-0 run and Drake stayed ahead from there.
Drake came in averaging 45.5 percent from 3-point range – eighth best in the nation – but made just 11 of 29 (38 percent) against the Cougars.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Skylar Thompson scrambled from pressure and threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, giving Kansas State a stunning 20-19 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.
Thompson threw for 152 yards, none bigger than the one yard that he needed on the final play. The freshman quarterback took the snap with 11 seconds left, rolled to his left, then headed back to his right as the Cyclones gave chase and zipped a dart to Zuber for the touchdown.
The Wildcats (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) rallied from a 19-7 fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Cyclones (7-5, 5-4) for the 10th straight time. They also likely improved their bowl destination with the win.
Kyle Kempt threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa State, but he was unable to complete a pass on third-and-6 at the Kansas State 49 that would have allowed his team to put the game away.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Eli Dunne threw for 260 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, Nikholi Jaghai caught two of Northern Iowa’s four interceptions, and the Panthers cruised past Monmouth 46-7 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
Northern Iowa (8-4) had no turnovers and outgained the Hawks 520-202 to advance to a second-round matchup against fifth-seeded South Dakota State next Saturday. Monmouth (9-3) was scoreless until Kenji Bahar’s 19-yard TD pass to Lonnie Moore made it 46-7 in the fourth quarter.
Bahar finished 15 of 28 for 141 yards and accounted for all of the Hawks’ turnovers with his four picks.
Daurice Fountain had 10 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns for Northern Iowa. J’Veyon Browning ran for 136 yards, including a 57-yard burst to set up a field goal in the third quarter.
Much of Northern Iowa’s second string was already in the game by the time backup quarterback Colton Howell scored on a 17-yard keeper that made it 46-0 late in the third.