Thursday February 29th Local Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — The 6th-ranked Iowa Hawkeye women raced out to a 30 point second quarter lead and rolled to a 108-60 victory over shorthanded Minnesota last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Caitlin Clark broke Lynette Woodard’s major college scoring record with 3560 points, scoring 33 points, handing out 12 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Hawkeyes made 22 of 39 from three point range.

That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. Senior guard Gabbi Marshall broke out of a shooting slump with 16 points, including four of seven from behind the arc.

Clark is now 18 points away from passing LSU’s Pete Maravich (3,667 points) for the all-time NCAA Division I record for men or women. Woodard had 3,649 points for Kansas from 1977-81, before the NCAA took over women’s sports from the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. The Hawkeyes are 14-3 in the Big Ten and close the regular season at home on Sunday against Big Ten champ and 2nd-ranked Ohio State.




MANHATTAN, KANSAS — The Iowa State women overcame an early 10 point deficit and beat 15th-ranked Kansas State 82-76 on the road. Freshman Addy Brown equaled a season high with 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Cyclones improved to 11-7 in the Big 12.

That’s ISU coach Bill Fennelly. The Cyclones outrebounded the Wildcats 47-30.

The Cyclones are 17-10 overall.




AMES — The 8th-ranked Iowa State men held Oklahoma to a season low in a 58-45 win in Ames last night. The Cyclones move to 11-4 in the Big 12 and 17-0 in Hilton Coliseum. Sophomore guard Demarion Watson finished with a career high 15 points and added nine rebounds.

Watson made all seven of his shots and says moving without the ball was a key.

The Cyclones are 22-6 overall.




CHICAGO — Tucker DeVries scored 39 points and added 13 rebounds as Drake won a triple overtime thriller at Illinois-Chicago 107-105.

The Bulldogs trailed by as many as nine in the second half.

The Bulldogs close the regular season on Sunday by hosting Bradley.

Drake is now 24-6 overall.




BOONE — The NIACC women closed out the regular season with a 95-90 win at DMACC last night. NIACC finishes the regular season with a 22-7 overall record and ended 15-5 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. NIACC earns the #3 seed in the upcoming regional tournament. They will host the sixth-seed Northeast Community College at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Region 11-B tournament, a game you’ll hear on AM-1300 KGLO.




BOONE — The DMACC men scored 58 points in the first half and poured in 63 more in the second half in a 121-77 rout of NIACC on Wednesday night in Boone. Jordan Brown scored 20 points while Adam Hackett added 13 to lead the Trojans, who end the regular season with a 9-20 overall record and were 3-15 in the conference. NIACC is the 8th seed in the Region 11 tournament and will play 9th seed Iowa Central in the play-in round Friday night in Creston, a game you’ll hear at 7 o’clock on KGLO. If NIACC wins that game, they would face top-seed DMACC on Saturday evening.




DES MOINES — Girls state basketball
== 2A quarterfinals Wednesday
#2 Panorama 59, #7 Grundy Center 49
#3 Westwood 35, #6 Central Lyon 32


== 1A quarterfinals Wednesday
#1 North Linn 68, #8 Montezuma 38
#4 Council Bluffs St. Albert 53, Algona Bishop Garrigan 42
#2 Newell-Fonda 68, Calamus-Wheatland 30
#3 Remsen St Mary’s 52, #6 Martensdale-St. Marys 33


== 5A semifinals today
10:00 a.m. – Johnston (24-0) vs. Waukee (19-4)
11:45 a.m. – Cedar Falls (23-1) vs. West Des Moines Dowling (20-4)


== 3A semifinals today
1:30 p.m. – Estherville Lincoln Central (23-2) vs. Mount Vernon (22-3)
3:15 p.m. – Des Moines Christian (24-1) vs. Solon (22-3)


== 4A semifinals today
5:00 p.m. – Clear Creek-Amana (24-0) vs. North Polk (23-2)
6:45 p.m. – Waverly-Shell Rock (24-0) vs. Sioux City Bishop Heelan (23-1)




OSAGE — An Osage senior was named one of the winners of the “Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year Awards” in coordination with the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association. Tucker Stangel of Osage was named on Wednesday as the Class 2A recipient after he finished his senior season with a 54-0 record, winning the Class 2A, 157-pound title. Teammate Anders Kittleson was one of the three finalists for the 2A award after he won the 144-pound title and finished 45-0 this season. Kyler Knaack of Don Bosco was the Class 1A winner, Dreshaun Ross of Fort Dodge was the 3A award winner, while Naomi Simon of Decorah was named as Ms. Wrestler of the Year.



CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake School Board has approved Ben Klapperich as the high school’s new athletic director starting on July 1st. Klapperich currently teaches middle school science in Charles City and has been the head coach of the boys basketball program for the last eight years. Klapperich will replace Troy Tysdahl, who on July 1st will leave the position to take over as the director of the Clear Lake Athletic & Wellness Center.