Tuesday February 28th Local Sports

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


AMES — North Polk outscored Clear Lake 34-20 in the second half on their way to a 52-43 win in the Class 3A Substate 3 championship boys basketball game last night in Ames, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. The Comets were able to shut down Clear Lake’s outside shooting throughout the contest as the Lions made only one three-point field goal, which happened late in the game. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley.

The Lions lose four seniors but Ainley says the future is still bright for Clear Lake.

Clear Lake was led by Thomas Meyer who had 15 and Travaughn Luyobya who had 11. The Lions end their season with a 22-2 record.



— In other 3A substate finals involving teams from the area:
Marion 73, Charles City 56
Algona 61, MOC-Floyd Valley 58
Bishop Heelan Sioux City 63, Webster City 50



DES MOINES — The girls state basketball tournament got underway in Des Moines on Monday:

== Class 5A
#2 Johnston 70, #7 Southeast Polk 48
#6 Ankeny Centennial 60, #3 Waterloo West 51
#1 Pleasant Valley 43, #8 West Des Moines Valley 28
#4 Dowling West Des Moines 52, #5 Davenport North 38

== Class 3A
#8 Vinton-Shellsburg 54, #1 Estherville Lincoln Central 46
#4 Benton Community 40, #5 Des Moines Christian 34
#2 Solon 54, #7 Dubuque Wahlert 46
10:00 a.m. – #3 West Marshall (23-1) vs. #6 Sioux Center (18-5)

== Class 4A
11:45 a.m. – #1 Dallas Center-Grimes (20-3) vs. #8 Glenwood (16-8)
1:30 p.m. – #4 Ballard (18-3) vs.#5 Decorah (21-2)
3:15 p.m. – #2 North Polk (21-2) vs. #7 Clear Creek-Amana (18-4)
5:00 p.m. – #3 Bishop Heelan Sioux City (22-2) vs. #6 Cedar Rapids Xavier (16-7)

== Class 2A
6:45 p.m. – #1 Dike-New Hartford (23-1) vs. #8 Aplington-Parkersburg (20-4)
8:30 p.m. – #4 Sibley-Ocheyedan (21-3) vs. #5 Iowa City Regina (21-4)



DES MOINES — Mason City High alum Jadda Buckley is among four former high school girls basketball players being inducted later this week into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Buckley was a starter for Mason City from 2009-2013 ,being the point guard for Mason City’s first three trips to the state tournament. Buckley was a two-time Class 4A first-team all-state selection. As a senior, she averaged 14 points per contest as Mason City reached the 4A semifinals. Buckley signed with Iowa State and played four seasons, being named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team and was twice named honorable mention all-Big 12. Buckley will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at halftime of the Class 1A championship game on Saturday night.



DES MOINES — The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has announced All-District basketball teams.

== Class 1A Northwest — Mallory Leerar, West Hancock
== Class 1A North Central — Emma Martinek & Leah Weaver, West Fork; Madison Hillman, St. Ansgar
== Class 3A Northwest — Xada Johnson & Jordan Mayland, Clear Lake
== Class 3A Northeast — Claudia Aschenbrenner, Osage
== Class 4A Northeast — Reggi Spotts, Mason City



AMES — Iowa State faltered late and West Virginia spoiled Senior Night. The Mountaineers used a late 9-0 run to beat the Cyclones 72-69 on Monday night, handing them their fourth straight loss.

That’s ISU coach T.J. Otzelberger. The Cyclones have lost six of their last seven games to fall to 8-9 in the Big 12.

Iowa State led 58-51 with eight minutes remaining but the Mountaineers scored 21 points the rest of the way to hand the Cyclones their second straight home loss.

The Cyclones visit Baylor on Saturday to close the regular season.




BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — After a memorable weekend at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the Iowa men open the final week of the regular season tonight at 15th-ranked Indiana. The Hawkeyes erased a 10 point deficit in the final 48 seconds of regulation on Saturday in a 112-106 win over Michigan State in overtime and that was followed by Caitlin Clark’s buzzer-beater on Sunday in a win over 2nd-ranked Indiana for the Hawkeye women. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.

McCaffery says it was an exciting weekend for everyone involved.

Two games in the loss column separate second place and 11th. The Hoosiers are 11-7 and coming off a win at 5th-ranked Purdue.

Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis is averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds per game. McCaffery says he has taken his game to another level by getting his teammates involved.

McCaffery says Jackson-Davis is a difficult matchup.

Iowa is 10-8 in the Big Ten and begins the week in a three-way tie for sixth.




DES MOINES — Drake coach Darian DeVries says the Bulldogs have shifted their focus to this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis. The Bulldogs came up short in their bid to win a second Valley regular season title in five years with Sunday’s 73-61 loss at Bradley. They finished the regular season 24-7.

The winner of the tournament gets an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and the Valley is expected to be a one bid league. Drake opens Friday night against the winner of Thursday’s game between Murray State and Valparaiso.

Meanwhile Northern Iowa is the 8th seed in the tournament and will face 9th seed Illinois State in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday at noon.