Monday January 8th Local Sports

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Clear Lake vs. New Hampton — girls 6:15, boys follow

AM-1300 KGLO, — Hawk Talk — 7:00


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Long before Maryland proved it had far too much depth for Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery was slapped with a pair of technical fouls and banished from the court.

He was spared from watching his young team wither under a barrage of baskets from a variety of Terrapins.

Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 21 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 15 and Maryland pulled away to a 91-73 victory Sunday night to keep the Hawkeyes winless in the Big Ten.

Rebounding from a 91-61 loss to No. 1 Michigan State just three days earlier, the Terrapins (14-4, 3-2) used a second-half surge to secure their eighth victory in nine games.

The Terps and Hawkeyes (9-9, 0-5) were locked in a tight game when McCaffery was ejected 45 seconds before halftime for vehemently arguing a traveling call on sophomore guard Jordan Bohannon.

“What you have to do in situations like this, you have to take responsibility,” McCaffery said afterward. “I didn’t want to get tossed, and I don’t think you ever want to put your team in that position where you give them four free throws.

“But at the end of the day, we’re fighting. I’m fighting. I’m going to fight for my guys, so that’s what I did.”

The Hawkeyes hung in there without McCaffery, but faded in the latter stage of their third game in six days.

“I’m proud of how they competed after (the ejection),” the coach said. “I thought they fought hard. The execution was good at times, not so good at other times. Credit Maryland for that. A couple of times that we got up, they kept coming. Which you sort of expect. They’ve got a good team and they have some guards that are special and their bigs played well tonight.”

After Bohannon hit a 3-pointer to put Iowa up 64-61, a dunk by the 6-foot-10 Fernando sparked a 19-2 run that put the Terrapins ahead for good. Cowan contributed seven points to the spree and backcourt mate Darryl Morsell made three baskets.

In the closing minutes, Fernando punctuated the victory with a one-handed jam off an alley-oop pass from Cowan, then added a free throw.

Six players scored in double figures for the Terrapins. Morsell had 14 points, Michal Cekovsky scored 13 on 5-for-5 shooting, Kevin Huerter had 12 and reserve guard Dion Wiley added 10.

Isaiah Moss led Iowa with a career-high 25 points and Bohannon had 17.



STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State fought like crazy to get new coach Mike Boynton his first Big 12 win.

Jeffrey Carroll scored 24 points and Kendall Smith added a season-high 20 to help Oklahoma State defeat Iowa State 96-87 in overtime on Saturday.

Oklahoma State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 3:32 left in regulation. The victory came after a 20-point loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday.

Tavarius Shine scored 15 points and Mitchell Solomon added 14 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma State (11-4, 1-2 Big 12), which snapped Iowa State’s 10-game win streak in the series.

Donovan Jackson scored a career-high 30 points for Iowa State (9-5, 0-3).



CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 11 points and Ben Richardson hit a big 3-pointer to spark a late run as Loyola-Chicago rallied for a 56-50 victory over Northern Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

The Ramblers (12-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who snapped a five-game skid on the road in league play, trailed 48-47 when Richardson connected from long range to ignite a game-ending 9-2 run over the final 3:04. Wyatt Lohaus’ basket pulled Northern Iowa (8-8, 0-4) within 52-50 with 1:54 left to play, but the Panthers were held scoreless from there.

Bennett Koch totaled 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for UNI, while Tywhon Pickford added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Lohaus scored 11 with six boards.
Loyola-Chicago shot 41 percent from 3-point range, but just 31 percent from inside the arc. Northern Iowa, which had a 26-23 lead at halftime, hit just 6 of 20 from distance and shot 36.5 percent overall. The Panthers have lost six straight.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Reed Timmer scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, including a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining, to lift Drake to a 75-72 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.

After Brandon Murphy’s 3-point play pulled Indiana State within 60-59 with six minutes left, Timmer buried a 3-pointer and added a layup off a turnover to push Drake’s lead to 65-59. Brenton Scott’s 3 cut the deficit to three, but Timmer scored from long range to push the advantage to 70-64 with 2:22 left to play.

Jordan Barnes knocked down two 3-pointers, the second one pulling the Sycamores within 73-72 with four seconds left.

De’Antae McMurray scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half and the Bulldogs (10-7, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference) led 39-29 at intermission. Nick McGlynn added 14 points for Drake, which shot 53 percent from the floor.
Scott tied his season high with 25 points and set a career high with seven steals for the Sycamores (7-9, 2-2). Brandon Murphy chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Barnes scored 14 with six assists.



CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 34 points with 12 rebounds for her 43rd career double-double, Kathleen Doyle had her second double-double and No. 18 Iowa turned back Illinois 84-71 on Sunday.

Alexis Sevillian matched her career-high with 21 points, hitting 5 of 8 3-pointers, for the Hawkeyes (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) and Doyle had 15 points and 10 assists.

Doyle had her first double-double of 13 and 11 on Thursday when Iowa lost at No. 13 Maryland 80-64. In that game, the Hawkeyes had 23 turnovers but against the Illini, they had a season-low seven turnovers and 24 assists on 29 baskets.

Iowa shot 51 percent (29 of 57) with Gustafson finishing 12 of 17 plus 10 of 10 from the foul line en route to her 16th double-double in 17 games this season.

Alex Wittinger had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois (9-9, 0-4), which has lost five straight. Ali Andrews had 13 points.

Gustafson scored inside on back-to-back possessions before Doyle made four free throws as Iowa closed the game on an 8-0 run. The Hawkeyes made their last five baskets while the Illini missed their last three and had three turnovers in the last 2:17.



MORGANTOWN, Va. (AP) — Naomi Davenport scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 12 West Virginia beat Iowa State 57-49 on Sunday.

Along with Davenport’s fourth double-double this season, Chania Ray added 13 points and eight rebounds and Teana Muldlrow had 14 boards to go with nine points. The Mountaineers (14-2, 2-2 Big-12) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Bridget Carleton scored 14 points for Iowa State (7-8, 1-3), which swept the Mountaineers last season before West Virginia went on to win the Big 12 Tournament.
West Virginia led by 15 with 7:42 left in the third period before the Cyclones got within a point with a 10-1 run early in the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers responded with five straight points and though they didn’t have a field goal in the final five minutes, they made 10 of 14 free throws.

Neither team reached 30 percent shooting. West Virginia made 19 of 29 free throws to 11 of 18 for the Cyclones.



FOREST CITY — Sara Faber had 27 points to lead #3/3A Clear Lake to a 53-35 win over #12/3A Forest City on Saturday, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB. Faber was 12-of-18 from the field, including 2-of-4 from three-point range, and also had five steals in the contest to lead the Lions. Clear Lake also shut down Forest City’s leading scorer Hannah Anderson to only three points. Clear Lake improves to 10-1 overall and hosts New Hampton in a non-conference contest tonight.



FOREST CITY — The Forest City boys raced away from a four-point halftime lead to beat Clear Lake 74-54 on Saturday afternoon. The Lions led 15-14 after the first quarter, but a 20-3 advantage for Forest City in the third quarter sealed the win. Drew Enke had 15 points to lead Clear Lake, while leading scorer Zach Lester only had 9. Sam Snyder had 17 points to lead the Indians, who improve to 10-1 on the season. Clear Lake drops to 6-4 and will host New Hampton tonight. You can hear the Clear Lake-New Hampton doubleheader on KRIB starting at about 6:15 tonight.



MASON CITY — Newman swept a Top of Iowa Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon over North Iowa, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Peyton Olson had 18 points and 11 steals to lead the Newman girls to a 59-33 win. In the boys game, Ian Holmgaard had 12 points, while Justin Fausnaugh and Merritt McCardle each had 10 as the Knights posted a 71-48 victory. Both Newman teams travel to Osage tomorrow night.



CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake crowned five champions on their way to winning their own Clear Lake Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. Winning titles were Sam Nelson at 106, Eric Faught at 126, Braxton Doebel at 145, Ben Finn at 160 and Kade Hambly at 195 as the Lions ended up with 210.5 team points. Emmetsburg finished second with 190, with Algona ending up third with 180.5. North Butler-Clarksville was fourth with 132 points with Bryce Trees winning the 113 pound title and Brandon Trees taking the 170 pound crown.



KAUKAUNA, WISCONSIN — Mason City sophomore Cullan Schriever was handed his first career high school loss on Saturday. Schriever lost in the 106 pound championship match 2-1 to Jake Rundell of Oak Park River Forest High School at the Cheesehead Invitational in Kaukauna Wisconsin. Finishing in the top 16 were Colby Schriever 13th at 126, Jeff Shurtz 15th at 220, and Luke Deinhart 16th at 152. Mason City finished in 27th place in the 30 team tournament.



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