MASON CITY | The Mason City girls basketball team currently holds the seventh spot in the Class 4A ratings, and Mohawks coach Curt Klaahsen wants to make sure that the Mohawks at least stay there until the tournament opens.
On Friday, the Mohawks stormed out to a 38-5 lead midway through the second quarter against an overmatched Marshalltown squad and coasted to a 74-34 win.
“Going in, we wanted to play focused for 32 minutes,” Klaahsen said. “We were ready to go.”
The night was important to the Mohawks for another reason as it was their annual Coaches vs. Cancer game.
The game marked the 10th time that Mason City has designated a game as a cancer fundraising game, and the school has raised more than $82,000 as a result.
“A big shout to Coach (Tom) Kirby,” Klaahsen said of his assistant coach who has been instrumental in organizing the event. “Hopefully soon we won’t have to have this game.”
The game played out like many Mason City games this season.
Megan Meyer came out on fire as she made six of her first seven shots and totaled 20 points in a first half that saw the Mohawks build a 45-9 lead at intermission.
With a running clock, Klaahsen pulled his starters early in the third quarter.
Anna Deets finished with nine points for Mason City while Megan Hollander came off the bench to toss in eight.
All 12 Mason City players who appeared in the game scored.
Mason City (10-8) returns to action on Tuesday when it plays host to Des Moines North.
The Mohawks conclude the regular season with games at West Des Moines Dowling on Feb. 2 and home against Urbandale on Feb. 9.