Friday February 23rd Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Illinois — pre-game 12:15, tipoff 1:15

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Illinois — pre-game 12:45, tipoff 1:00




CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake outscored North Polk 40-21 in the second half as the 4th-ranked Lions advanced to another Class 3A substate final after a 72-51 win over the Comets in the Class 3A Substate 2 semifinal last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and watched on Lions TV at Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says his team performed well in the second half after a sluggish first 16 minutes.

Ainley says he’s proud of his team getting back to another substate final.

Gavin Anderson had 19 points while Cael Stephany added 16 as Clear Lake improves to 22-1 on the season. The Lions will face Ballard in the substate final on Monday in a game to be played in Clarion starting at 7 o’clock. Ballard beat Humboldt in the other substate semifinal 81-37.



— Class 3A Substate 3
Charles City 49, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 38
#1 Decorah 69, Dubuque Wahlert 56
== Substate final in Cresco on Monday




— Substate finals take place on Saturday in in Class 1A and 2A boys basketball:


== Class 1A Substate 2 at Spencer (4:00 PM)
#4 Lake Mills (23-1) vs. Remsen St. Mary’s (19-3)


== Class 1A Substate 3 at Dike-New Hartford (6:00 PM)
West Fork (20-4) vs. #1 North Linn (22-1)





BLOOMINGTON — The Big Ten regular season title hopes for the 4th-ranked Iowa Hawkeye women were dealt a crushing blow at 14th-ranked Indiana. The Hawkeyes shot only 39%, including five-of-28 from three point range, in an 86-69 loss on Thursday night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO.

That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. Caitlin Clark led the Hawkeyes with 24 points but made only eight of 26 shots.

The Hawkeyes host Illinois on Sunday.

Iowa falls to 12-3 in the Big Ten.




DES MOINES — The Drake women used a 12-0 run late in the third quarter to take the lead for good in a 76-65 win over Missouri State. It was Drake’s sixth straight win as the Bulldogs improve to 14-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Drake trailed by nine midway through the third quarter.

That’s Drake coach Allison Pohlman who says the effort was better in the second half.

Anna Miller and Grace Berg led the Bulldogs with 18 points each.




AMES — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger says the 6th-ranked Cyclones are focused on Saturday’s game against West Virginia and not the Big 12 standings. ISU is 9-5 and alone in second after Monday’s loss at 2nd-ranked Houston.

The Cyclones are in the hunt for their first Big 12 regular season title since 2001.

West Virginia is 4-9 in the Big 12.

The Cyclones will look to remain unbeaten at home this season.

Tipoff in Ames on Saturday is scheduled for 1 o’clock.




DES MOINES — Drake coach Darian DeVries says the Bulldogs need to go out and earn an NCAA spot as the regular season enters its final week. The Bulldogs are considered a bubble team for an at-large bid as they take a share of the Missouri Valley lead and a 23-5 overall record to Cedar Falls to play UNI on Saturday.

DeVries believes there is a path to an at-large bid if it is needed but the margin is slim.

The Bulldogs have put themselves in contention by winning seven of their last eight games after Wednesday night’s 84-69 win over Belmont.

Drake earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament in 2021.




IOWA CITY — The 4th-ranked Iowa Hawkeye wrestling team closes out the regular season on Sunday with a dual at 2nd-ranked Oklahoma State. The two programs have combined to win 58 NCAA team titles.

That’s Iowa coach Tom Brands who says the winner will get momentum heading into the postseason.

Iowa is 11-2 in duals after beating Wisconsin this past weekend. The Cowboys lead the all-time series 29-25-2.