Monday January 8th Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 7:00


DETROIT (AP) — University of Iowa alum Sam LaPorta had a 2-yard touchdown catch midway through the first quarter but later limped off the field with a knee injury in the Detroit Lions’ 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. LaPorta’s injury is an ominous development for the NFC North champion Lions, who will host the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs next weekend. Detroit could only hope to improve its playoff seeding by one spot, but coach Dan Campbell elected to play his starters anyway. Ultimately, the Lions remained the No. 3 seed in the NFC because Dallas won at Washington. The Lions finished 12-5, matching a franchise record for wins. The Vikings fell to 7-10 and their long-shot playoff hopes ended.




IOWA CITY — Fran McCaffery became Iowa’s all-time leader in Big Ten wins after Saturday’s 86-77 win over Rutgers, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. It was McCaffery’s 127th conference victory.

McCaffery says the milestone does make him think about the journey at Iowa that began in 2010.

The Hawkeyes are 1-3 in the Big Ten and return to action Friday at home against Nebraska.




NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Javian McCollum had 15 points and five assists, and No. 11 Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 71-63 in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Milos Uzan scored 12 points, Le’Tre Darthard scored 11 and Sam Godwin added 10 points and six rebounds for the Sooners. Hason Ward, Milan Momcilovic and Robert Jones each scored 12 points for Iowa State. The Cyclones had won six straight. The Cyclones, who entered the day averaging 86.2 points per game, shot 42.6% from the field, including 3 of 16 from 3-point range.




NASHVILLE — Drake’s unbeaten start in Missouri Valley Conference play ended in lopsided fashion in Nashville on Sunday. Belmont jumped out to a 13-point halftime lead and crushed the Bulldogs 87-65.

That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Belmont center Malik Dia had 32 points, including five-of-eight from three point range.

The Bruins connected on 57 percent for the game, including 12-of-22 from three point range.

Drake is now 3-1 in the Valley and hosts an Indiana State team on Wednesday night that is 4-0 in the Valley.




CEDAR FALLS — Indiana State raced out to a 17 point halftime advantage and beat UNI 77-66 in Cedar Falls on Sunday. It snapped the Panthers four-game winning streak.

That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson, who says the hill was too steep to climb against a team as good as Indiana State.

The Panthers shot 38 percent, including 1-of-15 from three point range in falling to 1-3 in the Valley and 7-8 overall.



DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving made the tying and go-ahead 3-pointers, finishing with 35 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 115-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. Irving shot 14 of 27, including 6 of 8 from the 3-point arc. Luka Doncic added 34 points on 12-of-26 shooting, including 5 of 12 from the 3-point arc. Irving’s 3 from the top of the arc tied it at 106 with 2:59 remaining. He then stole the ball from Rudy Gobert and made another 3 from the right corner with 2:05 to play. Anthony Edwards led all scorers with 36 points.




MINNEAPOLIS — #13/5A Sioux City East jumped out to a 12-3 lead after the first quarter and held on for a 49-45 win over the #5/4A Mason City High girls in a game played at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday. Reggie Spotts led Mason City with 23 points as the Riverhawks drop to 10-2 on the season.




CLEAR LAKE — Algona had four champions and five wrestlers finish second in winning the Clear Lake Invitational boys wrestling tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs had 236 ½ points, 32 ½ points better than the host Lions. Clear Lake had one champion with Jake Trenary taking the 215-pound crown. The Lions got runner-up finishes from John Amos at 106, Aiden Hippen at 132, Carter Perry at 138, Tyler LeFevre at 144, Raif Baack at 157, and Christian Dunning at 165. North Butler-Clarksville was fourth with 139 ½ points, Charles City fifth with 107 ½, and Forest City was sixth with 106 points.




— Weekend local hockey results:
== Mason City Mohawk high school hockey club
Saturday — Omaha 8, Mason City 4
Sunday — Mason City 3, Omaha 0


== North Iowa Bulls
Friday — North Iowa 2, Aberdeen 1
Saturday — Aberdeen 7, North Iowa 2


== Mason City Toros
Saturday — Mason City 9, Willmar 8
Sunday — Rochester 4, Mason City 1