Wednesday November 23rd Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz — 6:30


HUXLEY — Ballard held the Clear Lake girls basketball team to three points in the third quarter as the #6/4A Bombers downed the #14/3A Lions 54-27 in Huxley last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Alliyah Thompson led Ballard with 25 points as the Bombers improve to 2-0 on the season. Clear Lake was led by Jordan Mayland who had 10. The Lions are 0-1 on the season and will host Webster City to open up North Central Conference play a week from Friday.


— other high school girls basketball scores
Newman 82, Lake Mills 80 (OT)
Algona 39, Forest City 38
West Fork 88, North Iowa 19
Nashua-Plainfield 46, Tripoli 25
Sumner-Fredericksburg 55, Charles City 36



MASON CITY — The NIACC women cruised to a 109-40 win over the William Penn Junior Varsity on Tuesday night at the campus gym, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and NIACC outscored William Penn 27-12 in the first quarter and then blew the game open with a 26-7 second quarter to lead 53-19 at the half. Freshman Grace Davis-Chavez led the Trojans with a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds. Also in double figures for the Trojans were Kameron Jones with 18 points, Kourtney Manning with 14 points, Jackie Pippett with 14 points and I’sis Brown with 12 points. NIACC is now 5-1 on the season and will return to action this weekend at the Iowa Lakes Classic. They’ll face Central Community College of Columbus Nebraska on Saturday and Southeast Community College on Sunday.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chance McMillian’s 16 points helped lead Grand Canyon to a 69-67 victory against Northern Iowa on Tuesday at the NABC Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

McMillian had five rebounds for the Antelopes (4-2). Gabe McGlothan added 13 points while going 5 of 13 from the floor, including 0 for 4 from distance, and 3 for 5 from the line, and he also had 18 rebounds. Josh Baker was 4 of 8 shooting (3 for 5 from distance) to finish with 13 points.

Bowen Born led the way for the Panthers (1-3) with 19 points. Tytan Anderson added 18 points and 12 rebounds for Northern Iowa. Michael Duax also recorded 11 points.

Grand Canyon went into the half leading Northern Iowa 41-27. Baker scored 13 points in the half. Jovan Blacksher Jr. led Grand Canyon with eight points in the second half as his team was outscored by 12 points over the final half but hung on for the victory.



IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes turned their season around by focusing on the game in front of them and that can’t change this week. The Hawkeyes host a Black Friday game against Nebraska and with a victory will make a second straight trip to the Big Ten Championship game.

The Hawkeyes were 3-4 after a humiliating loss at Ohio State but have won four straight.

Iowa will be without tight end Sam LaPorta and fullback Monte Pottebaum but Ferentz says both could return before the season is over.

Ferentz says the last two games are why turnovers are the most important stat in a football game. The Hawkeyes won despite being outgained.

Kickoff on Friday is scheduled for 3 o’clock with the pre-game at 1 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO




AMES — Iowa State looks to play the role of spoiler this week with a visit to 4th-ranked TCU. The Cyclones are 4-7 and visit a TCU team that is 11-0 after escaping with a last second win at Baylor.

That’s Iowa State coach Matt Campbell who says experience has helped the Horned Frogs in close games. Their last seven wins have been by 10 points or less.

Former Lewis Central standout Max Duggan quarterbacks a TCU team that is two wins away from a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Kickoff in Fort Worth is scheduled for 3 o’clock on Saturday