Thursday March 9th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Big Ten Tournament second round — Iowa vs. Ohio State — pre-game 12:30, tipoff 1:30


MASON CITY — After falling behind 10-3 early, the NIACC women’s basketball team stopped DMACC 75-64 in the quarterfinal round of the Region XI tournament on Wednesday night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and Sophomore point guard Audrey Martinez-Stewart scored a career-high 26 points with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the Trojans. Jackie Pippett scored 12 points while Kourtney Manning and Kameron Jones each scored 11 points. DMACC was led by freshman Jaden Ainley of Clear Lake, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds. NIACC improves to 19-11 on the season and will advance to the Region XI Final Four in Cedar Rapids and will face the tournament’s top seed Kirkwood on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, a game you’ll hear on KGLO. Third-ranked Kirkwood breezed to a 97-38 win over Ellsworth in their quarterfinal round game last night. On the other side of the bracket, second-seed Iowa Western beat Iowa Central 98-46 while sixth-seed Northeast beat Iowa Lakes 46-43.



CHICAGO — The Iowa men open Big Ten Tournament play this afternoon facing Ohio State in the tournament’s second round. Iowa received a bye in the first round as the tournament’s fifth seed. Ohio State is the #13 seed and beat #12 seed Wisconsin 65-57 in the opening round last night. Iowa lost at Ohio State 93-77 on January 21st but beat the Buckeyes at home 92-75 back on February 16th. You can hear the Iowa-Ohio State game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 12:30, with the tipoff at about 1:30 from the United Center in Chicago.



KANSAS CITY — The Iowa State men open the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City today with a game against 10th-ranked Baylor. The Cyclones beat the Bears twice during the regular season, including a 73-58 win in Waco on Saturday.

That’s Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger who says Baylor will want the game to be played at a faster pace.

ISU senior guard Gabe Kalscheur says beating Baylor a third time begins with defense.

Kalscheur says it will come down to who wants it more.

Iowa State has a record of 18-12.



DES MOINES — The Drake women take momentum into this week’s Missouri Valley Tournament in the Quad Cities. The Bulldogs are the four seed and open Friday afternoon against the winner of Thursday’s game between Missouri State and Bradley. The Bulldogs closed the regular season by winning five of their last six.

That’s Drake coach Allison Pohlman who feels the Bulldogs have the depth needed to win three games in three days.

Pohlman says depth is one of the factors that is needed for a deep run.

Pohlman says while tournament games tend to be played in the half court the Bulldogs want to push the tempo.

UNI is the third seed and opens Friday night against the winner of today’s game between Valparaiso and Illinois-Chicago.



— Boys State Basketball:
== Class 4A quarterfinals Wednesday
Waukee 58, Ames 40
Waukee Northwest 55, Ankeny Centennial 37
Pleasant Valley 57, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 45
Valley West Des Moines 63, Norwalk 48


== Class 1A semifinals Wednesday
Grand View Christian 68, West Harrison 50
North Linn 52, Remsen St. Mary’s 50


== Class 2A semifinals today
10:30—#1 Central Lyon vs. #4 Pella Christian
12:15—#2 Roland-Story vs. #3 Western Christian of Hull


== Class 3A semifinals today
2:00—#1 Bondurant-Farrar vs. #5 North Polk
3:45—#2 Cedar Rapids Xavier vs. #6 Sioux City Bishop Heelan


== Class 4A semifinals today
5:30—#8 Pleasant Valley vs. #4 Valley West Des Moines
7:15—#2 Waukee vs. #3 Waukee Northwest



TOKYO — NIACC alum Robbie Glendinning probably hit the biggest home run of his life earlier this morning in Tokyo Japan in the World Baseball Classic. Playing for his native Australia, Glendinning launched a three-run moonshot to left field, giving the Aussies a 5-4 lead over Korea in the seventh inning. Australia went on to win the game 8-7. Glendinning is NIACC’s all-time home run and hits leader and played at the Double-A level in the Kansas City Royals organization last season.