Thursday January 11th Local Sports

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, Lions TV at — Clear Lake girls vs. Roland-Story — pre-game 7:05, tipoff 7:15



WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — The 3rd-ranked Iowa Hawkeye women raced out to an 11-point lead at the end of one in a 96-71 win at Purdue last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Caitlin Clark had a triple-double with 26 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds as the Hawkeyes improve to 5-0 in the Big Ten.

That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. Clark was six-of-14 from three point range while the Hawkeyes shot 53 percent and outrebounded Purdue 40-22 in front of a sold out crowd.

The Hawkeyes are 16-1 and will host 14th ranked Indiana Saturday night in a first place showdown, a game you’ll hear starting at about 6:45 on KGLO.




AMES — Iowa State outscored 24th-ranked West Virginia 20-2 to close the game in a 74-64 win in Ames last night. The Cyclones trailed by 19 midway through the third quarter. Bishop Garrigan alum Audi Crooks led the way with 22 points, and after coming back from injury, senior guard Emily Ryan played a season high 26 minutes and had 13 points.

After missing all seven three point attempts in the opening half the Cyclones made five-of-10 in the second half.

Iowa State is now 4-0 in the Big 12.




DES MOINES — Tucker DeVries poured in 29 points and the Drake men took control late to beat Missouri Valley Conference leader Indiana State 89-78 last night. The Bulldogs bounced back from a lopsided loss at Belmont.

That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. The Bulldogs committed only three turnovers while forcing Indiana State into 15.

Drake is now 4-1 in the Valley.




CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa men claimed their second Missouri Valley victory with a 67-59 win over Illinois-Chicago last night. Seldom used freshman forward Kyle Pock played 24 minutes and led UNI with 13 points.

That’s UNI coach Ben Jacobson who says Pock also played well on defense.

The Panthers are 2-3 in the Valley and 8-8 overall.





IOWA CITY — Freshman forward Owen Freeman has been a bright spot in what could be a down year for the Iowa basketball team. The 6-10 native of Moline is averaging better than 10 points and nearly six rebounds and also leads the team with 30 blocked shots. He has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week five times this season.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says Freeman’s success begins with his work ethic.

The Hawkeyes are 9-6 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten. They host Nebraska Friday night in a game scheduled to start at 8:30, with the pre-game at 7:30 on AM-1300 KGLO




MASON CITY — The NIACC men’s basketball team suffered a 102-99 overtime loss to Western Iowa Tech at the campus gymnasium last night. NIACC led 44-41 at halftime but trailed by as many as six points on three separate occasions in the second half before using a 16-2 run to recapture the lead. Western Iowa Tech came back to tie the game 87-87 at the end of regulation and then outscored the Trojans 15-12 in the extra five minutes. Wyatt Helming led the way with 28 points and 15 rebounds. Ra’Mir Scott had 15 points, Adam Hackett 13, and Brayden Drea 11 for NIACC. The Trojans drop to 8-8 overall and 2-4 in the conference. They’ll travel to Iowa Lakes on Saturday. The NIACC women’s game against Southeastern Community College that was supposed to be played earlier in the evening in Mason City was postponed due to winter travel issues with the Southeastern team.




BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 45 points — 14 of them in the fourth quarter and another 12 in overtime — as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-120 in a matchup of the two conference leaders to remain perfect at home. Jaylen Brown had 35 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who are 18-0 at home for the first time in franchise history. Anthony Edwards had 29 points and Karl Anthony-Towns scored 25 with 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which has the best record in the Western Conference at 26-11 and trails only Boston overall. The Celtics are 29-8.



DALLAS (AP) — Roope Hintz, Joe Pavelski, Tyler Seguin and Jason Robertson — Dallas’ four top goal producers — scored and the Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 7-2 on Wednesday night to sweep a home-and-home set and the season series. Hintz leads the Stars with 17 goals, followed by Pavelski and Seguin at 16 and Robertson with 15. Nils Lundqvist had a goal and an assist and Matt Duchene and Sam Steel also scored to help the Stars spoil Minnesota goalie Jesper Wallstedt’s NHL debut The 21-year-old Wallstedt made 24 saves. The Wild are 1-6-0 in their last seven games. Scott Wedgewood stopped 21 shots for Dallas Matt Boldy had a goal and an assist and Ryan Hartman also scored for the Wild.



EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The decisions the Minnesota Vikings make at the quarterback position ought to signify which direction they’re headed from here. Kirk Cousins is due for a new contract. General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah confirmed the Vikings will offer him one. Even if a deal gets done they’ll still have to look hard at finding Cousins’ replacement in the future. The Vikings have the 11th overall pick in a draft that’s deep in top-flight quarterback prospects. The Vikings finished 7-10 this season. This was their second year under Adofo-Mensah and coach Kevin O’Connell.