GIRLS BASKETBALL

Waukee 81, Mason City 72

WAUKEE | The Mohawks were playing their third road game in four nights, and it showed in Friday's 9-point loss.

"The kids played well, we just couldn't get enough stops to win the game," said coach Curt Klaahsen.

Megan Meyer led the team with 23 points. Anna Deets scored 15 points and Jaeda Whitner and Hannah Faktor followed with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The team finished with 13 3-pointers.

The Mohawks (3-2) host Southeast Polk on Tuesday. 

Clear Lake 47, Hampton-Dumont 23

HAMPTON | The Clear Lake girls basketball team has had success early this season because of a stingy defense, and in Friday’s North Central Conference opener at Hampton-Dumont, the defense was again the story as the Lions rolled to a 47-23 victory.

“We’ve got some girls that can score,” Clear Lake coach Bart Smith said. “But we’re still trying to get some chemistry on offense.

Zoey Fasbender had 13 points to lead a balanced Lions scoring attack.

Lexi Fasbender added eight points while Jordyn Barragy and Chloe Mueller had six points apiece.

Clear Lake (4-0, 1-0) gets a week to prepare prior to a key conference matchup on Friday when the Lions play host to Algona.

Lake Mills 82, Belmond-Klemme 34

LAKE MILLS | The Bulldogs finished with four scorers in double figures, including Laura Knudtson who finished with 16 points and passed the 1,000-point mark for her career.

"We had a total team victory tonight as every girl on the roster scored, and we were able to get good bench play," said coach Thad Evans.

Teah Kesler, Jade Gasteiger and Jessa Gasteiger each finished with 13 points for Lake Mills. B-K's Haley Beminio led all scorers with 17 points.

West Fork 43, Rockford 10

SHEFFIELD | West Fork jumped out to a 36-6 halftime lead and cruised to a 43-10 victory over Rockford in Top of Iowa Conference East Division girls basketball on Friday.

Lexi Jones poured in 15 points to lead the Warhawks.

McKenna Weaver added seven points and 10 steals while Emily Caspers had nine points.

West Fork (1-1) plays host to Lake Mills today.

Rockford (1-2) has a week off before playing host to Northwood-Kensett on Friday.

Forest City 70, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 54

GARNER | Hannah Anderson tossed in 19 points to lead for Forest City players in double figures as Forest City overcame a slow start to down Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 70-54 in girls basketball.

The Indians trailed the Cardinals 17-11 after the first quarter, but a 27-point outburst in the second quarter put Forest City up to stay.

Brea Dillavou had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Indians while Noelle Jones and Kelsey Koch added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

West Hancock 83, Eagle Grove 15

EAGLE GROVE | West Hancock improved to 3-0 on the young season as the Eagles routed Eagle Grove 83-15 in girls basketball on Friday.

Rachel Leerar paced the Eagles with 21 points while Kelly Leerar had 17.

Five West Hancock players reached double figures in scoring, and Sydney Burgardt added a solid floor game with 10 rebounds and six steals.

West Hancock (3-0, 2-0) returns home to host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Clear Lake 67, Hampton-Dumont 35

HAMPTON | Zach Lester netted 24 points to lead the Clear Lake boys basketball team to a 67-35 victory over Hampton-Dumont in its North Central Conference opener on Friday.

Drew Enke tossed in 13 points for the Lions.

“Obviously to follow up a big win with a win is nice,” Lions coach Jeremey Ainley said. “To be 2-0 overall and 1-0 in conference is huge.”

Cade Klein led the Bulldogs with eight points while Drew Uhlenhopp had six.

Clear Lake (2-0) returns to the court on Monday when it will play host to Charles City.

Hampton-Dumont (0-2) has a week off before playing host to St. Edmond.

Osage 72, Central Springs 14

OSAGE | Osage had four players in double figures in scoring as the Green Devils routed Central Springs 72-14 in Top of Iowa Conference East Division boys basketball on Friday.

Jonah Bluhm had 13 points and Nathan Bushbaum netted 11 for the Green Devils.

Drew Olson and Lucas Schwamman had 10 points apiece.

Dylan Kisner had two 3-pointers and finished with eight points for the Panthers.

Osage (2-0) plays host to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura in a Top of Iowa Conference crossover game today.

Central Springs (0-2) will host Eagle Grove today.

North Butler 65, Newman Catholic 55

GREENE | Chase Eiklenborg and Kendrick Miller combined for 38 points as North Butler pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 65-55 victory in boys basketball on Friday.

The teams were tied at 49 before the Bearcats closed the game on a 16-6 run.

Justin Fausnaugh paced the Knights with 16 points while Brady Gatton had 14.

Lake Mills 68, Belmond-Klemme 42

LAKE MILLS | Lake Mills put together a strong second half to run away from Belmond-Klemme in a 68-42 Bulldogs win in boys basketball on Friday.

The Bulldogs outscored the Broncos 44-22 in the second half.

Tommy Kaktis had 15 points and six rebounds to lead Lake Mills.

DeShawn Linnen added 13 points.

Kyle Watne led B-K with 10 points.

Rockford 54, West Fork 51 (OT)

SHEFFIELD | Rockford let a big halftime lead slip away, but the Warriors recovered in overtime for a 54-51 win over West Fork in Top of Iowa Conference East Division boys basketball on Friday.

Zach Martinek had 13 points to lead the Warhawks.

Waukee 78, Mason City 56

WAUKEE | Waukee broke out to a 39-20 halftime lead and downed Mason City 78-56 in boys prep basketball on Friday.

Dylan Miller posted a big game for the Mohawks as the junior guard poured in 26.

Javarious Toney added 11 for Mason City.

Mason City (1-2) returns home to face Southeast Polk on Tuesday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NIACC women fall to Northeast CC

FORT DODGE | The No. 9 NIACC women's basketball team dropped a 67-54 decision to Northeast CC on Friday at the Great Western Shootout on the Iowa Central campus.

NIACC was led by Shayley Vesel with 15 points and Khalilah Holloway grabbed 15 rebounds.

Northeast CC forced the Lady Trojans (9-1) into 20 turnovers.

"This game will make us better," NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto said.

NIACC returns to action Saturday against Central CC-Columbus at the Great Western Shootout. Game time is set for noon.

— NIACC Sports Information

MEN'S BASKETBALL 

NIACC 82, Northeastern Nebraska CC 60

FORT DODGE | After a tough loss on Wednesday, the NIACC men’s basketball team responded behind sophomore guard Nick Wurm and rolled to an 82-60 victory over Northeastern Nebraska on Friday.

Wurm paced the Trojans with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

“We shared the ball well,” Trojans coach Mark Mohl said. “The kids continue to work hard.”

Orrington Hamilton added 19 points and four assists for the Trojans while former West Fork prep Gunnar Meyers had 12 points.

NIACC (8-2) returns to action today when it will face Central Nebraska.

COLLEGE DANCE

NIACC Dance Team place at state competition

DES MOINES | The NIACC Dance Team, under the direction of head coach Tina Wihlm, placed second in the Hip Hop competiton in the community college division at the Iowa State Dance Championships Friday.

The dance team also placed third with its Pom and Jazz routines.

This was the second year of competition for the NIACC Dance Team. At last season's competition, NIACC placed third with its Pom routine and was fourth in Hip Hop and Jazz.

— NIACC Sports Information

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