Wednesday March 2nd Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO, — Region XI women’s quarterfinals — NIACC at Iowa Lakes — 5:30


ESTHERVILLE — The Region XI women’s tournament quarterfinal round is tonight. NIACC is the 5th seed and will travel to 4th seed Iowa Lakes tonight. The teams split their season series, Iowa Lakes picking up a one-point win on January 12th in Estherville while the Trojans were 67-59 winners in their regular season finale on February 23rd at home. You can hear the NIACC-Iowa Lakes game tonight on AM-1300 KGLO and starting shortly before 5:30.


The rest of the quarterfinals tonight:
#9 DMACC at #1 Kirkwood
#7 Southeastern at #2 Iowa Western
#6 Northeast at #3 Iowa Central


Quarterfinal winners will play on Saturday in games to be played at the highest remaining seed, with the region championship game being played on Sunday.



DES MOINES — Girls state basketball:
== 3A quarterfinal Tuesday
#3 Ballard 43, #6 Center Point-Urbana 29

== 4A quarterfinals Tuesday
#1 Dallas Center-Grimes 64, #8 Benton Community 38
#4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 62, #5 Central DeWitt 55
#2 Glenwood 64, #7 Bondurant-Farrar 59
#3 Bishop Heelan Sioux City 54, #6 Waverly-Shell Rock 33

== 2A quarterfinals Tuesday and Wednesday
#1 Dike-New Hartford 64, #8 South Central Calhoun 44
#4 Panorama 46, #5 Iowa City Regina 38
10:00 a.m. – #2 Denver (23-2) vs. #7 Underwood (22-2)
11:45 a.m. – #3 Central Lyon (22-2) vs. #6 Cascade (20-4)

== 1A quarterfinals today
1:30 p.m. – #1 Newell-Fonda (23-1) vs. #8 North Mahaska (23-1)
3:15 p.m. – #4 MMCRU (24-1) vs. #5 Exira-EHK (22-1)
5:00 p.m. – #2 Bishop Garrigan Algona (22-3) vs. #7 Burlington Notre Dame (23-0)
6:45 p.m. – #3 Springville (23-1) vs. #6 North Linn (22-2)




IOWA CITY — Iowa women’s standout Caitlin Clark has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year. The sophomore led the nation in scoring and assists as the Hawkeyes claimed a share of the conference regular season crown.

It is the fourth time in the past five years a Hawkeye has won the award.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says it is a big honor for the program

The 12th-ranked Hawkeyes are the second seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament and will open Friday night against the winner of Thursday’s game between Minnesota and Northwestern.




CEDAR FALLS — For the second time in his career, UNI junior guard AJ Green has been named Missouri Valley Conference player of the year.

The Cedar Falls native averaged 21.2 points per game and posted a league-best 94.2 percent mark at the free throw line in conference games this season. Green’s outstanding shooting at the charity stripe was highlighted by a streak of 48 consecutive made free throws, a run that ended during the Panthers’ overtime victory against Loyola-Chicago Saturday. The win secured UNI the regular season MVC championship and the Number One seed in this week’s MVC Tournament in St. Louis.

During the game, Green also became just the 49th player in the league’s 115-year history to score 1,700 career points. Green also earned the award in 2020.




DES MOINES — Drake forward Tucker DeVries has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year. DeVries led the Bulldogs in scoring at just over 13 and a half points per game as the Bulldogs posted their fourth straight 20-win season and finished tied for second in the Valley race. He also made the transition to play for his father Darian.

Darian DeVries says it was pretty easy to adjust to coaching his son.

The Bulldogs are the third seed in the Missouri Valley Tournament and will play Southern Illinois Friday night in St. Louis.




AMES — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger feels his team has regained its stride. After stumbling to a 3-9 record in Big 12 play the Cyclones have won four straight and bolstered their NCAA Tournament hopes heading into tonight’s final home game against Oklahoma State.

Otzelberger feels the Cyclones are playing well at the right time.

Otzelberger wants his team to continue building momentum

The Cyclones rallied to beat the Cowboys 84-81 in overtime in the first meeting in Stillwater.