AMES — The Mason City High girls basketball team couldn’t take advantage of a 17-0 third-quarter run as the #3/4A Mohawks fell to #12/5A Ames 54-52 last night in Ames, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Little Cyclones jumped out to a 20-point lead early in the third quarter, with the Mohawks using the string of 17 unanswered points to close the gap. Mason City falls to 3-1 on the season and are off until a week from Friday when they host Valley of West Des Moines.
CLEAR LAKE — The #2/3A Clear Lake girls picked up their second win of the season with a 60-32 win over West Fork last night in Clear Lake, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Sara Faber and Chelsey Holck each had 13 points while Lexi Fasbender added nine to lead the Lions, who jumped out to a 19-4 lead after the first quarter. Clear Lake is now 2-0 on the season and they’ll start North Central Conference play on the road Friday at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. Emily Caspers led West Fork with 10 points, as the Warhawks drop to 0-1. They’ll travel to Rockford on Friday.
OSAGE — Osage used a 16-0 run to start the second half to lead the Green Devils to a 49-26 win against Newman in Top of Iowa Conference girls basketball last night. Newman is 1-1 on the season and will host North Butler on Friday.
— other girls scores
AGWSR 68, Hampton-Dumont 63
Bishop Garrigan 53, Belmond-Klemme 32
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 65, South Hardin 21
Forest City 60, Eagle Grove 42
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 62, North Iowa 16
Northwood-Kensett 30, North Butler 20
Rockford 53, Nashua-Plainfield 37
Saint Ansgar 37, Central Springs 20
West Hancock 75, Lake Mills 31
CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake boys basketball team opened up the season with a 62-47 win over West Fork, as you heard on KRIB. Drew Enke had 19 points, Tate Storbeck added 15 while Andrew Formanek ended the night with a double-double, scoring 10 and grabbing 15 rebounds. Clear Lake travels to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows to open up the North Central Conference portion of the schedule on Friday. Zach Martinek had 12 points to lead West Fork.
AMES — Ames jumped out to a 16-1 lead after the first quarter as they raced away to a 59-24 win over Mason City last night in boys basketball, as you heard on KGLO. Corey Miner had 10 points to lead the Mohawks, who are 0-1 and will host New Hampton in a non-conference game Thursday night that you’ll hear on KGLO starting at about 7:45.
OSAGE — The Newman boys picked up a 57-54 win over Osage last night to start the season. Merritt McCardle had 16 points while Brady Gatton added 12 to lead the Knights, who host North Butler on Friday
— other boys basketball
AGWSR 62, Hampton-Dumont 44
Bishop Garrigan 67, Belmond-Klemme 40
Forest City 74, Eagle Grove 34
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 83, North Iowa 40
Lake Mills 76, West Hancock 68
North Butler 54, Northwood-Kensett 42
Saint Ansgar 62, Central Springs 31
IOWA CITY — Iowa’s defense tightened up in the second half and the 14th ranked Hawkeyes escaped with a 69-68 win over Pittsburgh in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Nicholas Baer had 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Iowa outscored Pitt 29-22 after halftime.
Baer scored 11 straight points at one point in the second half as the Hawkeyes erased a six point halftime deficit.
Baer says the Hawkeyes did a better job of containing Pitt’s quickness in the second half.
Next up for Iowa is a Big Ten matchup with Wisconsin on Friday
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots and Drake held off Boise State 83-74. Nick Norton added 16 points with four assists for the Bulldogs (4-1), who made 23 of 28 free throws.
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson is looking for more consistency from his team. The Panthers are 3-3 after a loss at Old Dominion and next up visit Utah State on Wednesday night.
Jacobson says the Panthers need longer stretches in which they are fundamentally sound.
Utah State is 5-1 and Jacobson says the Aggies feature an up tempo style of play with a lot of depth.
MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Jada Buford was selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the week of November 19th through the 26th.
It is the second time this season a NIACC women’s player has received the league’s weekly honor. Freshman Mandy Willems was the league’s player of the week for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 3.
Buford, a 5-foot-7 inch guard from Brooklyn Park, Minn., scored a career-high 40 points in a 117-95 win over No. 20 Bryant & Stratton last Sunday. She also added a 21-point performance in the Lady Trojans win over Kalamazoo Valley.
On the year, Buford is averaging 25.8 points per game, third-best in NJCAA Division II. She has also connected on 31 three-pointers this season, which is fifth best among all DII shooters.
The 40 points by Buford is the second time this season a NIACC player has scored at least 40 points in a game. Willems scored 45 points against Bay College on Nov. 3 at the Konigsmark Klassic.
The 40 points is tied for the 13th best single-game performance in NIACC women’s history.
No. 10 NIACC (6-2 overall) returns to action Friday and Saturday at the Great Western Classic on the Iowa Central campus. The Lady Trojans face Northeast CC on Friday and NDSCS on Saturday.
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the Cyclones are happy to be getting ready for a 12th game. ISU will close the regular season at home against Drake, replacing the season opener against South Dakota State that was cancelled due to weather.
Campbell says playing Drake has added some interest in the game.
Campbell says he has been impressed with the Bulldog program under coach Rick Fox.
Campbell says while the circumstances surrounding this game are unusual they are not treating it any differently.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed safety Andrew Sendejo on injured reserve, ending his season after a groin injury limited him to five games. The 31-year-old Sendejo, the fourth-longest tenured player on the team, latched on with the Vikings in 2011 as a special teams player and has started 58 games over the past six seasons.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Josh Archibald had two goals and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit and defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Tuesday night. Lawson Crouse and Michael Grabner also scored for Arizona, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Charlie Coyle, Zach Parise and Jason Zucker scored for the Wild. Jared Spurgeon assisted on all three goals, matching his career high for assists.