Wednesday January 9th Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Northwestern — pre-game 7:00, tipoff 8:00
JOHNSTON — #2/5A Johnston scored 53 points in the first half and downed #2/4A Mason City 81-63 last night in CIML girls basketball, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Dragons outscored the Mohawks 30-22 in the first quarter and 23-12 in the second quarter. Mason City drops to 8-4 and will travel to Fort Dodge on Friday
MASON CITY — #2/3A Osage outscored Newman 23-13 in the second quarter on their way to a 60-42 win last night in Top of Iowa Conference East Division play. Kealan Curley led the Knights with 13 points. Newman is now 7-5 on the season and will travel to North Butler on Friday.
— other girls basketball last night
Bishop Garrigan 60, Belmond-Klemme 26
Forest City 65, Eagle Grove 37
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 78, North Iowa 45
New Hampton 56, Charles City 26
North Butler 43, Northwood-Kensett 25
Rockford 52, Nashua-Plainfield 36
Saint Ansgar 48, Central Springs 27
West Hancock 61, Lake Mills 25
JOHNSTON — Johnston outscored Mason City 40-27 in the second half on their way to a 67-55 win in boys basketball last night, as you heard on KGLO. Austin Richardson came off the bench to score 18 points while Jeffrey Skogen had 13 and Dylan Miller 11 for the Mohawks, who drop to 1-9 and will travel to Fort Dodge on Friday.
MASON CITY — #10/1A Newman outscored Osage 50-18 in the middle two quarters in a 69-41 win in Top of Iowa Conference East Division play. After leading 18-11 after one quarter and 39-24 at the half, the Knights put up 29 points in the third quarter and held the Green Devils to only five points. Newman is 10-1 and will travel to North Butler on Friday.
— other boys basketball from Tuesday night
Bishop Garrigan 79, Belmond-Klemme 40
Charles City 69, New Hampton 62
Forest City 80, Eagle Grove 29
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 66, North Iowa 42
Lake Mills 75, West Hancock 53
North Butler 43, Northwood-Kensett 33
Rockford 58, Nashua-Plainfield 46
Saint Ansgar 70, Central Springs 43
MASON CITY — Both NIACC basketball teams continue to be ranked as they resume play after the holiday break hosting Iowa Central tonight. The NIACC women are ranked fourth in the new Division II junior college poll released on Tuesday. The Lady Trojans were 10th in the pre-season poll and were ranked third in the three December polls. NIACC picked up two wins at the Illinois Central Holiday Tournament in late December but fell to host and second-ranked Illinois Central. Johnson County Community College of Kansas is ranked first, while conference foe Kirkwood is ranked 10th in new poll. On the men’s side, NIACC remains 14th in the Division II junior college rankings this week. South Suburban of Illinois is ranked first, Highland Kansas is second, Kirkwood is fifth, DMACC is 17th and Iowa Lakes is 20th. Tipoff tonight for the NIACC-Iowa Central doubleheader is scheduled for 5:30.
WACO,TEXAS — The 20th ranked Iowa State Cyclones stumbled on the road at Baylor last night. Baylor built an eight point halftime advantage and made the plays down the stretch for a 73-70 win.
That’s Iowa State coach Steve Prohm. Baylor had two key offensive rebounds off missed free throws down the stretch.
Freshman guard Tyrese Haliburton says there were too many defensive breakdowns.
The Cyclones will try to regroup for Saturday’s game at home against Kansas State.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Nick McGlynn pitched in with a double-double to propel Drake to an 82-70 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.
Thomas sank three 3-pointers and scored 13 in the first half as the Bulldogs (12-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 59 percent from the floor — including 8 of 16 from beyond the arc — to take a 43-22 lead into intermission. McGlynn finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. D.J. Wilkins added 15 points and five assists, while Brady Ellingson scored 14, knocking down 4 of 6 from distance.
Southern Illinois trailed 67-51 with 10:21 remaining in the game when Darius Beane hit two layups and Sean Lloyd nailed a jumper to pull the Salukis with 67-57 with 8:38 left to play. Ellingson’s 3-pointer ended the 6-0 spurt and the Bulldogs kept the lead in double digits from there.
Armon Fletcher topped the Salukis (9-7, 2-1) with 21 points off the bench on 9-of-13 shooting. Eric McGill scored 17 with six rebounds and two steals, while Kavion Pippen added 12 points, five boards, four blocked shots and three assists.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Milik Yarbrough scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Phil Fayne added 19 points with seven boards, and Illinois State held off Northern Iowa 70-69 on Tuesday night.
Matt Chastain scored 12 points for the Redbirds (9-7, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference), who trailed 33-32 at halftime but Fayne opened the second half with a basket and they never trailed again.
The Redbirds led by 10 points three different times in the second half before the Panthers rallied late, closing to 69-67 on AJ Green’s jumper with seven seconds left. Matt Hein’s made 1 of 2 from the line for a three-point lead. Green’s free throws with two seconds left closed the gap to the final score and the Panthers didn’t get off another shot.
Green scored 19 points with three 3-pointers for Northern Iowa (6-10, 1-2). Tywhon Pickford and Wyatt Lohaus added 11 points apiece and Isaiah Brown grabbed 10 rebounds.
IOWA CITY — Winning on the road is tough but even more so when you fall behind big early. That has been the case for the Iowa Hawkeyes, who have lost eight straight Big Ten road games dating back to last season and few of them have been close. They give it another shot on tonight with a visit to Northwestern.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. Northwestern is coming off its first Big Ten win over Illinois and versatile senior Vic Law leads the Wildcats in scoring at nearly 18 points per game.
McCaffery says despite some key losses the Wildcats remain a veteran team.
McCaffery says the commitment Northwestern has made to the program with Chris Collins at the helm will help make the Wildcats a consistent winner. They are 10-5 overall.
You can hear the Iowa-Northwestern game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 7 o’clock with the tipoff scheduled for 8 o’clock.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night in Ryan Saunders’ first game as Minnesota’s interim coach. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and Dario Saric added 15 for the Timberwolves.
CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake had seven pins and a win by forfeit as the Lions beat Charles City 42-28 in a non-conference wrestling dual in Clear Lake last night. Winning by fall were Kade Hambly at 285, Sam Nelson at 113, Conner Morey at 120, Caden Jones at 132, Max Soto at 145, Braxton Doebel at 152 and Dylan Kruckenberg at 195. Clear Lake travels to Hampton-Dumont-CAL tomorrow night for a North Central Conference triangular that also will feature Iowa Falls-Alden.
MASON CITY — Marshalltown won 10 of the 14 matches, six by pin or forfeit, as the Bobcats beat Mason City 49-22 last night in Mason City. Winning for the Mohawks were Jace Rhodes by major decision at 106, Cooper Wiemann by pin at 113, Colby Schriever by pin at 138 and Marcos Cervantes by forfeit at 145. Mason City travels to Southeast Polk on Thursday night.
— other high school wrestling duals
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 78, Nevada 6
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 53, North Butler-Clarksville 24
North Butler-Clarksville 69, Nevada 12
Forest City 42, Belmond-Klemme 36
Forest City 54, South Hamilton 30
South Hamilton 45, Belmond-Klemme 30
ESTHERVILE — 6th-ranked Iowa Lakes won seven of eight contested matches on their way to beating NIACC 44-5 last night in Estherville. NIACC’s lone win came from 125-pounder Arie Reyes who had a 22-5 technical fall victory over the Lakers’ Christian Nichols. NIACC is off until January 18th when they travel to the University of Nebraska at Kearney Duals.