Wednesday February 24th Local Sports
== West Fork and Lake Mills will match up Saturday night for a trip to the boys state basketball tournament after both teams captured Class 1A district title wins on Tuesday night.
CHARLES CITY — West Fork had five players in double figure scoring as the Warhawks beat Janesville 84-51 in a district final played in Charles City. Jakob Washington had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Cail Weaver had 15 points and seven assists, Ren Heimer had 14, Joe Ingham 12 and Kayden Ames 10 for West Fork, who with the win improves to 20-3.
CLEAR LAKE — 2nd-ranked Lake Mills outscored Bishop Garrigan 17-10 in the fourth quarter to pick up a 63-59 win in a district final played in Clear Lake last night.
West Fork and Lake Mills play in the substate final on Saturday night in Forest City.
HAMPTON — Forest City’s boys basketball season came to an end last night, losing their 2A district final to 8th-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg 57-55 played in Hampton. Forest City led through three quarters 36-35, but the Falcons outscored the Indians 22-19 in the final frame to advance to the substate final on Saturday night against Denver in Waterloo. Forest City ends their season with a record of 14-10
— Girls Class 1A and 2A regional finals are scheduled for tonight:
== Class 1A Region 3 at New Hampton
#3 St. Ansgar (21-1) vs. Turkey Valley (19-5)
== Class 2A Region 6 at Hampton
#14 West Hancock (19-5) vs. #2 Dike-New Hartford (22-0)
WACO, TEXAS — Tuesday night’s game at second ranked Baylor summed up Iowa State’s season. The Cyclones were good enough to race out to a 17 point first half lead but stumbled down the stretch as the Bears rallied for a 77-72 win in Waco. The Cyclones only managed three field goals in the final seven minutes and three seconds. Iowa State coach Steve Prohm.
Prohm says he was proud of the effort.
The Cyclones led for nearly 35 minutes but see their Big 12 record fall to 0-14.
Tyler Harris led Iowa State with 21 points, including five of eight from three point range.
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — 8th-ranked Maryland outscored the Iowa Hawkeye women 41-21 in the first quarter and rolled to a 111-93 victory Tuesday afternoon in College Park. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.
Caitlin Clark had 29 of her game high 34 points in the opening half.
Mason City native Megan Meyer played just over four minutes and did not score. Iowa falls to 8-7 in the Big Ten and 12-7 overall.
AMES — The Iowa State women get a chance to beat another ranked opponent tonight when they host 18th-ranked West Virginia. It begins the final week of the regular season. The Cyclones close it out March 3rd at home against Kansas.
That’s ISU coach Bill Fennelly. The Cyclones lost the first game against the Mountaineers.
Iowa State comes into the contest with a 10-6 record in the Big 12
KEOKUK — The NIACC basketball teams were swept by Southeastern Community College in Keokuk last night. In the women’s game, NIACC led 59-54 after the third quarter but Southeastern outscored the Lady Trojans 20-11 in the final 10 minutes to pick up a 74-70 win. Abby Leach scored a career-high 27 points to lead NIACC. The Trojan men were outscored 53-35 in the opening half and fell 90-74. Both NIACC teams return home on Thursday night hosting Iowa Lakes.