MASON CITY — Freshman Jacques Kelly hit two free throws with just over two seconds remaining to give the NIACC men’s basketball team their first win over a ranked team in two seasons with a 70-69 win over 17th-ranked Bryant & Stratton of Milwaukee on Monday night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. It was NIACC’s first win over a ranked team since they beat 9th-ranked Kirkwood in the 2020 Region XI tournament semifinals, and the victory was also the 900th overall win in the program’s history. NIACC led by nine 32-23 at the half but Bryant & Stratton outscored the Trojans 46-38 in the second half. Cortaviaus Seals led NIACC with 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals, while Noah Rigatuso had 10 points and eight rebounds. NIACC returns to action on Friday and Saturday as part of the annual Konigsmark Klassic at the campus gym, facing Milwaukee Area Tech Friday night and Sisseton Wahpeton College on Saturday evening.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Osage returns to the state volleyball tournament today as they face Wilton in the Class 2A quarterfinals. The Green Devils come in with a 28-9 record and are the tournament’s seventh seed, while second-seed Wilton is 36-2. The match is scheduled to start at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Alliant Energy Arena in Cedar Rapids. On the same side of that bracket, third-seed Western Christian of Hull faces sixth-seed Beckman of Dyersville, while the other side has top-seed Dike-New Hartford facing eighth-seed South Hardin and fourth-seed Boyden-Hull facing fifth-seed Denver.
=== state volleyball schedule and results
— Class 3A quarterfinals today
10:00 AM — Davenport Assumption vs. Des Moines Christian
12:00 PM — West Liberty vs. Mount Vernon
10:00 AM — West Delaware vs. Unity Christian Orange City
12:00 PM — Sheldon vs. Sergeant Bluff-Luton
— Class 1A quarterfinals today
6:00 PM — Burlington Notre Dame vs. Tri-Center
8:00 PM — Fort Madison Holy Trinity vs. Janesville
6:00 PM — LeMars Gehlen vs. North Tama
8:00 PM — Springville vs. Gladbrook-Reinbeck
— Class 5A quarterfinals Monday
#8 Johnston 25-17-27-26-16, #1 Iowa City Liberty 21-25-25-24-14
#4 Cedar Falls 25-25-30, #5 Dowling West Des Moines 22-18-28
#2 Pleasant Valley 25-19-25-25. #7 Ankeny Centennial 16-25-20-12
#3 Ankeny 25-23-14-25-15, #6 Urbandale 23-25-25-22-12
— Class 4A quarterfinals Monday
#1 Western Dubuque 25-25-25, #8 Bishop Heelan Sioux City 22-13-16
#5 Marion 25-25-15-25-15 #4 Xavier Cedar Rapids 27-13-25-19-9
#2 North Scott 25-25-25, #7 Bondurant-Farrar 21-16-20
#3 Waverly-Shell Rock 23-28-21-25-15 vs. #6 Oskaloosa 25-26-25-15-12
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS —- Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says Iowa’s secondary play is a major concern as they get set to host the Hawkeyes Saturday night. The Wildcats are 3-5 after a lopsided loss to Minnesota and host an Iowa team that has lost two straight.
Fitzgerald says the most impressive part of the Iowa program under Kirk Ferentz is consistency.
Fitzgerald expects the Hawkeyes to be ready.
The Wildcats have won four of the last five in the series. You can hear the Iowa-Northwestern game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 4 o’clock Saturday with the kickoff slated for shortly after 6 o’clock.
CEDAR FALLS — UNI coach Mark Farley says the Panthers’ new outdoor practice facility is already paying dividends. The Panthers are 5-3 and ranked 13th in the latest Stats FCS Top 25 and Farley says practicing outside was a major factor in their win at South Dakota State two weeks ago.
The Panthers will play outside again on Saturday when they visit Illinois State.
Farley says quarterback Theo Day still needs to do a better job of limiting turnovers but he is making the plays needed to win big games.
Kickoff is scheduled for noon this Saturday in Normal.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa panel responsible for resolving lawsuits against the state has agreed to pay nearly $400,000 in attorney and expert witness fees as part of a settlement in a lawsuit in which University of Iowa officials reversed a decision to eliminate the women’s swimming program. Men’s swimming, gymnastics and tennis also were eliminated. The State Appeal Board voted Monday to pay $399,989 to five attorneys and three expert witnesses. Iowa Solicitor General Jeff Thompson says the payment was part of a court-approved settlement. Members of the women’s swimming and diving team sued last year, alleging the decision to eliminate the program violated a federal law that bars sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs.