Tuesday February 7th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City at Fort Dodge — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:05, girls 6:15, boys follow
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, NFHS Network — Clear Lake vs. Humboldt — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 6:05, girls 6:15, boys follow
IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz is taking a pay cut as part of a new contract that will reward him if the Hawkeyes average 25 points and win at least seven games next season. It will be easier for Iowa to fire him if the thresholds aren’t met. The athletic department released the amended contract. It calls for the son of head coach Kirk Ferentz to take a $50,000 pay cut and his two-year rolling contract has been put on hold. He gets the money back if the Hawkeyes reach the goals. The Hawkeyes scored 25 points only three times in 2022, and their average of 17.7 per game ranked 123rd out of 131 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. They were second to last in total offense in the FBS with 251.6 yards per game. Iowa would have averaged 14.6 points per game if it hadn’t been for defensive scores.
CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls captured their fourth-straight North Central Conference championship with a 71-17 win at home last night against St. Edmond, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Reese Brownlee had 19 points while Xada Johnson added 15 to lead the Lions, who jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game and never looked back. Clear Lake improves to 13-0 in the conference and 18-2 overall, and extend their North Central Conference regular-season winning streak to 39 games. The Lions host Humboldt tonight to wrap up the regular season, a game you’ll hear on KRIB starting at 6:15.
MASONC ITY — The Mason City High girls used a 35-point third quarter to beat Charles City last night 78-39, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. The Riverhawks are now 11-6 on the season and they can wrap up the Iowa Alliance North title with a win at Fort Dodge tonight, a game you’ll hear on KGLO starting at about 6:15.
— other girls basketball Monday night
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 50, Newman 32
#6/1A West Fork 60, #7/3A Osage 40
St. Ansgar 52, Clarksville 35
Nashua-Plainfield 42, North Butler 31
Central Springs 48, Northwood-Kensett 41
#1/1A Bishop Garrigan 72, North Iowa 38
CLEAR LAKE — The #2/3A Clear Lake boys outscored St. Edmond 29-5 in the opening quarter and went on to a 92-35 win in North Central Conference play last night, as you heard on KRIB. Travaughn Luyobya had 24 points while Cael Stephany added 17 to lead the Lions, who are now 16-1 overall and 10-1 in the conference. The Lions have two key conference home games this week, hosting a Humboldt team that is a half-game back in the standings tonight and then Webster City on Friday, as the Lynx are 8-1 in the conference. You can hear both those games on KRIB.
MASON CITY — Newman used a 19-5 second quarter to beat Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 73-53 last night in Top of Iowa Conference play. Newman is 17-2 on the season and 13-2 in conference play. They’ll travel to Dunkerton tonight.
— other boys basketball last night
Osage 66, West Fork 51
Northwood-Kensett 82, Central Springs 54
North Butler 52, Nashua-Plainfield 37
Clarksville 60, St. Ansgar 56
Forest City 67, West Hancock 58
Bishop Garrigan 79, North Iowa 67
BOONE — New Iowa High School Athletic Association boys basketball rankings:
== Class 3A
2 Clear Lake
3 MOC-Floyd Valley
5 Cedar Rapids Xavier
7 Webster City
8 Mount Pleasant
9 Sioux City Bishop Heelan
10 Waverly-Shell Rock
== Class 1A
1 Grand View Christian
2 North Linn
4 West Harrison
7 Remsen St. Marys
== Class 2A
1 Central Lyon
4 Sioux Central
5 West Burlington
6 Western Christian Hull
8 Lake Mills
10 Dyersville Beckman
== Class 4A
1 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
3 Waukee Northwest
4 Valley West Des Moines
6 Ankeny Centennial
8 Dubuque Senior
9 Cedar Falls
10 Sioux City East
IOWA CITY — Thursday’s Big Ten showdown featuring the Iowa Hawkeye women at Indiana will be a top five clash. The Hawkeyes are up to 5th in the latest AP Poll while the Hoosiers climb to 2nd.
That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. Earlier this season the Hawkeyes won at Ohio State when the Buckeyes were ranked second.
Iowa senior guard Kate Martin says the game will draw added attention because of the ranking.
Iowa is 11-1 in the league race while Indiana is 12-1.
AMES — The Iowa State men have held serve at home but it may be success on the road that holds the key to the Cyclones’ title hopes in the Big 12. ISU has dropped three straight conference road games heading into Wednesday night’s visit to West Virginia. They still have games remaining at Texas, Baylor and Kansas State. Iowa State is 2-3 on the road in conference play.
That’s Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger, who says it is about doing the little things it takes to win close games on the road.
The Cyclones are 7-3 in the league race and the glass is one of the reasons. Iowa State is near the top in the country at second chance points.
The Cyclones are up two spots to 11th in the latest AP Poll.