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Monday March 1st Local Sports


AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — Class 3A girls state quarterfinal — Clear Lake vs. Waukon — pre-game 8:30, tipoff 9:00

AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 7:00



CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls face Waukon in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A state basketball tournament late tonight in Des Moines. The Lions are 18-1 after beating Hampton-Dumont-CAL, Iowa Falls-Alden and Williamsburg in regional tournament play. Clear Lake coach Bart Smith credits his team for being able to get through a two-week COVID-19-related pause at the end of the regular season and working their way back to the state tournament.

Clear Lake faces a Waukon team that knocked off Osage in the regional final and Smith says the Lions will be challenged by a physical team.

You can hear the Clear Lake-Waukon game on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and starting with the pre-game shortly after 8:30 tonight with tipoff at Wells Fargo Arena scheduled for 9 o’clock.


— other 3A state quarterfinal games:
5:00 PM — Cherokee (22-0) vs. Assumption Davenport (8-11)
7:00 PM — West Lyon (22-1) vs. West Burlington (21-1)
9:00 AM Tuesday — Unity Christian Orange City (22-2) vs. Roland-Story (17-4)

— 5A state quarterfinal round games today:
9:00 AM — Waukee (10-1) vs. Dowling West Des Moines (11-6)
11:00 AM — Southeast Polk (15-3) vs. Ankeny Centennial (15-2)
1:00 PM — Johnston (16-1) vs. Cedar Falls (17-3)
3:00 PM — Waterloo West (19-1) vs. Iowa City West (13-3)



FOREST CITY — Lake Mills is headed back to the boys state basketball tournament after a 54-40 win over West Fork in the Class 1A Substate 2 championship game on Saturday night in Forest City. Caleb Bacon had 16 points to lead the Bulldogs, who improve to 25-0 on the season and will face Montezuma in the 1A state quarterfinals next Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. West Fork ends their season with a record of 20-4.



COLUMBUS, OHIO — Iowa bounced back from a loss on Thursday to Michigan in a big way at Ohio State. Luka Garza scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the 9th-ranked Hawkeyes pulled away down the stretch to beat the 4th-ranked Buckeyes 73-57, their first win over a top five team this season.

After being limited to four assists in a lopsided loss at Michigan, the Hawkeyes recorded 19 assists on 29 baskets. The Hawkeyes responded after the Buckeyes cut a 14 point deficit to two, something they were unable to do in the first meeting with the Buckeyes in Iowa City.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was proud of the way his team responded to Ohio State’s run.

The Hawkeyes move into third in the Big Ten with a record of 12-6. They host Nebraska Thursday.


AMES, Iowa (AP) — RJ Nembhard scored 11 of his 19 points in the final seven minutes, and TCU snapped its three-game losing streak with a 76-72 win over Iowa State. Mike Miles added 19 points for TCU, including a driving layup with 23 seconds left that made it 72-68. Chuck O’Bannon Jr. had 11 points and Kevin Samuel scored 10. The Cyclones railed by as much as 14 in the first half but made 11 of 14 shots to start the second and tied it at 53 on Jalen Coleman-Lands’ back-to-back 3-pointers. Tre Jackson added another 3-pointer to give Iowa State its first lead of the game at 56-53, but TCU went in front for good at 59-58.



MADISON, WISCONSIN — Gabbie Marshall had 19 points and the Iowa Hawkeye women outscored Wisconsin 23-12 in the second quarter in an 84-70 win in Madison. Freshman Caitlin Clark had a double-double with 18 points and a season high 14 assists.

Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures as they improve to 10-7 in the Big Ten.

Marshall finished five of six from three point range and her 19 points were a season high.

Mason City native Megan Meyer played just over five-and-a-half minutes and did not score. The Hawkeyes have won four of their last five and will travel to Indiana on Wednesday afternoon.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Dom Williams scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and Northern Iowa smothered Youngstown State 21-0. Matthew Cook kicked field goals of 32 and 41 yards in each of the first two quarters to give the Panthers a 6-0 halftime lead. After a scoreless third, Williams plunged in from 2 yards early in the fourth to end an 11-play, 57-yard drive for a 13-0 lead. A little more than six minutes later, Williams crashed in from a yard out and the two-point conversion made it 21-0.


URBANDALE — The Mohawk Hockey Club split their weekend series at the Des Moines Oak Leafs. On Saturday night as you heard on KRIB, the Oak Leafs scored five straight goals to pick up a 5-1 win. Sam Butler got the lone Mason City goal with five minutes left in the third period. The Mohawks bounced back Sunday morning for a 4-2 win. Nik Howell had two goals and an assist while Zak Molstad and Dominic Despenas also scored. Mason City is the eighth seed in this week’s state tournament. They’ll face Lincoln in a first-round game on Thursday afternoon, with the winner to face top-seed Kansas City on Friday night.


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