Wednesday February 2nd Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, — NIACC vs. Iowa Western — women 5:30, men 7:30


CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake girls won another North Central Conference title on Tuesday night as they downed Iowa Falls-Alden 65-26 at home. Jaden Ainley had 23 points to lead the Lions, who are 12-0 in the conference and 13-4 overall. They’ll host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Thursday night as part of a girl-boy doubleheader that you’ll hear on KRIB starting at 6:15


— other girls basketball from Tuesday
Central Springs 40, Newman 33
West Fork 71, North Butler 33
Osage 65, Rockford 24
Northwood-Kensett 47, St. Ansgar 44
West Hancock 48, Belmond-Klemme 34
Bishop Garrigan 76, Forest City 51
Lake Mills 46, North Iowa 36
Algona 51, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 46



WAVERLY — Carson Toebe scored 25 points as Clear Lake routed Waverly-Shell Rock 73-40 last night in non-conference boys basketball, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Toebe drained 10 field goals to move him past Zach Lester on the school’s all-time field goal scoring list. Freshman Thomas Meyer added 14 while sophomore Cael Stephany had 10 as Clear Lake improves to 11-4 on the season and will host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Thursday night.



MANLY — Doug Taylor crossed the 1000 point mark for his career as #9/1A Newman picked up an 85-51 win at Central Springs last night. Newman is now 17-1 overall and 14-1 in Top of Iowa Conference play and will host St. Ansgar on Friday night in a game you’ll hear on AM-1300 KGLO and


— other boys basketball from Tuesday
Osage 72, Rockford 48
St. Ansgar 57, Northwood-Kensett 46
West Hancock 64, Belmond-Klemme 44
Bishop Garrigan 51, Forest City 46
Lake Mills 83, North Iowa 30
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 43, Algona 40
Humboldt 76, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 54



AMES — 10th-ranked Kansas connected on 56 percent for the game to beat 20th-ranked Iowa State 70-61 in Ames last night. The Jayhawks won without Big 12 leading scorer Ochai Agbaji, who was sidelined due to COVID protocols. ISU coach T.J. Otzelberger says a slow start defensively was costly.

Otzelberger says the Cyclones struggled guarding the dribble.

The Cyclones are 3-6 in the Big 12 and head to Texas on Saturday looking for a season sweep of the Longhorns.

Isaiah Brockington led Iowa State with 24.




AMES — The 11th-ranked Iowa State women take a share of the Big 12 lead into tonight’s game at home against 25th-ranked Kansas State. The Cyclones are 7-2 as the second half of the conference race begins.

That’s ISU coach Bill Fennelly. The Cyclones rallied late to win the first meeting 73-70 in Manhattan.

Kansas State standout center Ayoka Lee scored 38 points in the first meeting with the Cyclones.

Kansas State is fourth in the Big 12 with a record of 6-3.



MASON CITY — NIACC sophomore Bradley Andrews is the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference’s Division II men’s basketball player of the week for last week. The Charles City alum scored 57 points in four games as the Trojans went 3-1 for the week. Andrews matched his career-high with 25 points, including five three-pointers, in a 90-60 win over the Luther JV a week ago Monday night. NIACC is 16-6 overall and 5-4 in the conference and will host Iowa Western in a conference contest tonight as part of a women’s-men’s doubleheader that you can hear on AM-1300 KGLO and starting at 5:30.



MASON CITY — For the fourth time in his career, NIACC’s Christian Minto has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference’s wrestler of the week for last week. Minto, who is top-ranked at 165 pounds, topped Ellsworth’s 8th-ranked Mirzo Khayitov 7-2 in his lone match last week. Minto is 7-0 on the season and is the defending 165-pound national champion. NIACC wrestles at Iowa Western tonight.