== AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Iowa women vs. Florida State — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00
SHEFFIELD — Zach Lester scored 29 of his 40 points in the second half, leading Clear Lake past West Fork 86-82 in both teams season-opening boys basketball game last night in Sheffield, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. The Warhawks led by 10 early in the fourth quarter, but Lester led a 20-4 run to finish the game, including Lester making 8-of-10 free throws in the final quarter. Drew Enke added 21 points while Sean Wendel chipped in 12. West Fork junior Zach Martinek led the Warhawks with 25 points. Clear Lake will open up North Central Conference play on Friday at Hampton-Dumont.
DES MOINES — Dylan Miller had 28 points to lead Mason City past Des Moines East 75-46 in the Mohawks’ season opener, as you heard last night on AM-1300 KGLO. Ben Pappas added 17 points in the Mason City victory while Jarvorius Toney had seven. Mason City travels to New Hampton on Thursday for a non-conference matchup.
MASON CITY — Osage beat Newman 66-51 in Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball last night in Mason City. Drew Olson had 25 points to lead the Green Devils. Joe Scholl had 15 while Justin Fausnaugh added eight to lead the Knights, who travel to North Butler on Friday.
— other boys high school basketball
North Butler 54, Northwood-Kensett 41
West Hancock 80, Lake Mills 59
Garrigan 77, Belmond-Klemme 30
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 69, North Iowa 45
AGWSR 36, Hampton-Dumont 31
Tripoli 45, Riceville 27
Forest City 65, Eagle Grove 39
Rockford 73, Nashua-Plainfield 66
St. Ansgar 61, Central Springs 31
SHEFFIELD — The Clear Lake girls picked up their third win in as many tries to open up the season with a 51-37 victory at West Fork last night, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Sophomore Sara Faber had 15 of her game-high 20 in the second half. Freshman Zoey Fasbender made four three-pointers and ended with 14 points while sophomore Lexi Fasbender had three three-pointers and finished with 13 points. Clear Lake opens the North Central Conference portion of their schedule on Friday night when they travel to Hampton-Dumont.
DES MOINES — Megan Meyer had 29 points while Hannah Faktor added 17 to lead Mason City past Des Moines East 75-66 last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Anna Deets added nine as the Mohawks improve to 2-1 on the season. Mason City travels to Waverly-Shell Rock tomorrow night in a game you’ll also be able to hear on KGLO starting at about 7:30.
MASON CITY — Rylie Olson and Madi Johnson each scored 15 points while Gabby Schwarting added 13 to lead #5/3A Osage over Newman 60-49 in Mason City. The Green Devils used a 23-8 second quarter to stretch their lead out to 38-18 at the half. Peyton Olson had 16 points to lead Newman.
— other girls basketball
Garrigan 64, Belmond-Klemme 16
Central Springs 47, St. Ansgar 41
North Butler 49, Northwood-Kensett 12
Rockford 52, Nashua-Plainfield 33
West Hancock 61, Lake Mills 56
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 62, North Iowa 28
Forest City 67, Eagle Grove 17
— high school wrestling last night
@ Lake Mills
Lake Mills 75, Belmond-Klemme 6
Lake Mills 51, Clear Lake 19
Clear Lake 66, Belmond-Klemme 15
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Ahmed Hill scored 18 points to lift Virginia Tech to a 79-55 victory over Iowa on Tuesday night.
Hill hit 6 of 13 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, for the Hokies (6-1), who blew open a tied game at halftime with a big run early in the second half. P.J. Horne added 16 points for Virginia Tech, and Justin Bibbs had 14.
A combination of Virginia Tech’s stingy defense and the Hawkeyes’ icy shooting led to Iowa’s demise on this evening. The Hokies broke things open with a 20-1 run early in the second half, with Bibbs scoring nine of Virginia Tech’s points in the run.
Iowa (4-3), which lost for the third time in four games, made its first basket of the second half – a jumper by Tyler Cook with 19:11 remaining – but then missed 17 consecutive shots. During a span of more than eight minutes, the Hawkeyes scored just a point, which came on a free throw by Cook with 12:52 remaining.
After shooting 51.7 percent in the first half (15 of 29), Iowa made just seven field goals in the final 20 minutes. The Hawkeyes’ 33.3 percent shooting (22 of 66) was their worst of the season.
Cook paced the Hawkeyes with 16 points.
CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa Panthers will be at home Wednesday night to play UNLV as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge. The Panthers are 5-2 after finishing second to Villanova at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.
That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson. The Runnin’ Rebels enter the game with a 6-0 record.
Jacobson says transition defense will be a key part of the game.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye women host 13th ranked Florida State Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Hawkeyes are 7-0 but coach Lisa Bluder says this will be their toughest test to date.
Bluder says the Hawkeyes need to go to the glass hard. The Seminoles are a plus-21 in rebounding margin.
Bluder says there are a lot of similarities between the two teams.
You can hear the Iowa-Florida State game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 6:45 tonight
MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore guard UU Longs has been selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 20-26.
Longs, a 5-feet-1 guard from Minneapolis, scored 61 points in four games as the Lady Trojans improved their record to 9-0. She also had 14 rebounds, 14 assists and eight steals in the four victories.
Longs scored a career-high 24 points with five rebounds, four assists and two steals against Rock Valley College on Nov. 24. She also scored 16 points with six rebounds and five assists against the Grand View University Junior Varsity on Nov. 26.
Longs averages 12.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
Longs is the third NIACC women’s basketball player to be selected as the ICCAC player of the week. Taylor Laabs earned the honor for the week of Nov. 13-19 and freshman Mikayla Homola was the league’s player of the week for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5.
NIACC returns to action Friday and Saturday at the Iowa Central Classic in Fort Dodge. The Lady Trojans face Northest CC at 1 p.m. Friday and play Central CC-Columbus at noon on Saturday.
AMES — Matt Campbell says Iowa State is where he wants to be. Campbell made the comment one day after signing a new six year contract that will pay him 3.5 million dollars annually.
The new contract also includes pay raises for the assistant coaches.
Campbell led Iowa State to a 7-5 record and a 5-4 Big 12 mark matched the school record for conference wins in a season.
Campbell says their is still plenty to accomplish at Iowa State.
ISU is bowl-eligible for the first time since 2012 and will learn its destination this week.