Tuesday February 20th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Michigan State — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00



CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake led 18-4 after the first quarter and never looked back as the 4th-ranked Lions downed Boone 71-39 last night in a Class 3A Substate 2 quarterfinal round contest, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and watched on Lions TV at kribam.com. Seniors Gavin Anderson had 13 points and Cael Stephany added 11 to lead the Lions, who improve to 21-1 on the season. Clear Lake will host North Polk in the substate semifinal round on Thursday night after the Comets beat Algona 60-50.


== other Class 3A Substate 2 scores
Ballard 67, Webster City 46
Humboldt 81, Spencer 65


== Class 3A Substate 3
Charles City 56, Center Point-Urbana 45
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 68, Independence 67
#1 Decorah 98, West Delaware 41
Dubuque Wahlert 62, Western Dubuque 47



AMES — The boys basketball season came to an end last night for Mason City High School as they fell to Ames 71-35 in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal game, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. The Little Cyclones led by six at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Riverhawks 35-19 in the middle two quarters and 20-6 in the fourth quarter. Marcele Whitner led Mason City with eight points while Drayden Witt and Ty Sanchez-Evans each added seven. Mason City ends their season with a record of 4-18. Ames is now 17-6 and advances to play Johnston in the substate semifinals on Friday.




— District finals take place in Classes 1A and 2A boys basketball tonight:
== Class 1A Substate 2
District 3 at Garner (8:00 PM) — Lake Mills vs. Bishop Garrigan
District 4 at Orange City — Remsen St. Mary’s vs. George-Little Rock


== Class 1A Substate 3
District 6 at Iowa Falls — West Fork vs. Ankeny Christian
District 5 at Independence — Waterloo Christian vs. North Linn


== Class 2A Substate 2
District 4 at Garner (6:00 PM) — Forest City vs. Estherville Lincoln Central
District 3 at Sheldon — Western Christian vs. Central Lyon




HOUSTON — A frigid start proved costly as the 6th-ranked Iowa State men lost at 2nd-ranked Houston on Monday night. Iowa State scored only four points in the opening 10 minutes and never led in a 73-65 loss in a first place showdown in the Big 12.

That’s ISU coach T.J. Otzelberger. The Cyclones fought back after the slow start and trailed 28-23 at halftime.

The Cyclones will play host to West Virginia on Saturday.

Iowa State drops to 9-4 in the Big 12 and 20-6 overall.



IOWA CITY — The Iowa men are on the road tonight in Big Ten play at Michigan State. The Hawkeyes have lost three straight on the road but had their chances down the stretch in all three.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says turnovers are costly against the Spartans.

The Breslin Center is one of the toughest Big Ten venues for visiting teams and experience helps.

The game will feature two coaches known for their longevity. McCaffery is in his 28th year as a head coach and his 14th with the Hawkeyes. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is 69 and in his 29th season at the helm of the Spartans.

Iowa is 15-11 overall and 7-8 in the Big Ten. Michigan State is 17-9 overall and 9-6 in the league race. You can hear the Iowa-Michigan State game on AM-1300 KGLO tonight starting with the pre-game at 5 o’clock with the tipoff at 6:00




MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves and point guard Mike Conley have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth about $21 million that would last through his 19th season in the NBA, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. The 36-year-old Conley is in his first full season with Minnesota. He arrived a little over a year ago in a trade with Utah just before the deadline. Conley’s assist-to-turnover ratio is the second-best in the NBA.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The scoring binge the NHL has been on the last few seasons spread to Minnesota on President’s Day Monday afternoon with hat tricks for Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprizov in a record-filled 10-7 win over Vancouver. Eriksson Ek and Kaprizov each had a six-point game that matched Marian Gaborik’s franchise mark. The Wild became the third team in the NHL this season to hit the 10-goal mark, following the Canucks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. They set their franchise record for goals in a game and period. They also had six goals in a 5:45 span for the fastest in the league in 25 years. The Wild moved within two points of the last wild card spot in the Western Conference by beating the NHL leader.