AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Rutgers — pre-game 5:30, tipoff 6:30
WEBSTER CITY — Clear Lake captured their fourth straight North Central Conference boys basketball title on Tuesday night with a 50-41 win over Webster City, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Lions head coach Jeremey Ainley says the program has been a model of consistency winning five of the last seven conference championships.
Ainley says winning four straight titles is a tough accomplishment in a competitive North Central Conference.
Andrew Formanek had 16 points while Carson Toebe and Jagger Schmitt each had 15 as Clear Lake is now 12-1 in the conference and 18-1 overall. The Lions will close out the regular season hosting Algona on Friday night and then traveling to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura for a non-conference game.
WEST DES MOINES — Valley outscored Mason City 25-7 in the second quarter as the Tigers beat the Mohawks 68-55 last night in West Des Moines. Carter Thomas and Corey Miner each had 11 points while Brandon Shipman had 10 as Mason City drops to 5-14 on the season. Both the Mason City girls and boys will host Ankeny Centennial on Thursday night. Mason City announced on Tuesday that the games originally scheduled for Friday will be moved ahead a day.
— other boys scores
Newman 70, Dunkerton 54
North Iowa 60, Northwood-Kensett 45
St. Ansgar 52, Rockford 50
West Fork 67, Central Springs 60
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 61, Eagle Grove 49
Forest City 64, Belmond-Klemme 49
Charles City 76, New Hampton 53
— girls scores
#2/2A Dike-New Hartford 55, #4/3A Osage 29
St. Ansgar 79, Rockford 31
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 66, Eagle Gove 38
Forest City 56, Belmond-Klemme 43
FORT WORTH — Iowa State faltered late and remains winless in the Big 12. The Cyclones made only two of their final 17 shots and lost at TCU 79-76. ISU had a chance to send the game to overtime but Tre Jackson’s three pointer missed the mark.
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm. TCU dominated the glass and outrebounded the Cyclones 51-34. They return to action Thursday night at Kansas.
The Cyclones are now 0-9 in the Big 12.
IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery hopes sophomore guard CJ Fredrick can play tonight when the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes host #25 Rutgers. Fredrick has played sparingly the past two weeks due to a lower leg injury.
The Hawkeyes enter having lost four of their last five games.
McCaffery says it is tough to avoid bad stretches in a conference like the Big Ten.
Tipoff tonight is scheduled for 6:30 with the pre-game at 5:30 on AM-1300 KGLO
DES MOINES — Drake and UNI resume their Missouri Valley Conference rivalry Wednesday night in Des Moines. The Bulldogs are 18-1 and coming off their first loss of the season at Valparaiso.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. The rivalry heated up at the Valley post season tournament last season. The eighth seeded Bulldogs stunned the regular season champion Panthers in the opening round.
This is UNI’s first mid-week game in conference play and coach Ben Jacobson says that has made the preparation difficult.
Jacobson on Drake’s start to the season.
Drake is 9-1 in the Valley. The Panthers are 4-8.
— Regional wrestling duals on Tuesday
== 2A at Osage
Semifinal — Emmetsburg 37, Webster City 33
Final — Osage 46, Emmetsburg 22
== 1A at Lake Mills
Semifinal — Central Springs 45, Hudson 30
Final — Lake Mills 48, Central Springs 23
== 1A at Britt
Semifinal — South Winneshiek 34, Denver 33
Final — West Hancock 42, South Winneshiek 21
Osage, Lake Mills, and West Hancock advance to the state duals next Wednesday in Des Moines. You can hear coverage on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com