NIACC 78, NDSCS 77 (OT)
NIACC erased a four-point deficit late in an overtime period Friday night vs. North Dakota State College of Science, and layup by UU Longs lifted the Lady Trojans to a 78-77 victory.
“It was a physical game, which is something we hadn’t had yet,” NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto said. “We faced a lot of adversity and had different people step up.”
Laker Ward and Khalilah Holloway paced the Lady Trojans with 15 points apiece. Holloway added 15 rebounds.
Kelsie Willert and Taylor Laabs chipped in 13 points apiece.
Kyla Adams led NDSCS (11-2) with a game-high 23 points.
NIACC (11-1) is back in action today vs. Dakota College at Bottineau.
Charles City 65, Cresco 38
CHARLES CITY | The Comets' Jack Molstead led all scorers with 19 points. Charles City also got a 13-point effort from Noah Schlader.
The Comets (3-1) stormed out to a 36-10 halftime lead over the Cadets. Zackary Lane led Crestwood with 13 points.
Forest City 59, North Iowa 29
BUFFALO CENTER — Forest City improved to 6-0 Friday night with a 59-29 win over North Iowa.
Sam Snyder led the way for the Indians with 15 points, Zach Miller and Micah Lambert scored nine apiece, and Noah Miller and Chris Jermeland each had eight.
Dominyk Price had nine points to lead the Bison (1-3), and Jordan Boekelman and Nathan Beenken each scored six.
GHV 82, Belmond-Klemme 36
GARNER — Ryan Meyers scored a game-high 21 points to help lead Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to an 82-36 victory over Belmond-Klemme.
James Betz and Ray Cataldo added 11 points apiece for the Cardinals (4-1) who play Grand View Christian today at NIACC.
Easton Barrus scored 10 points to lead the Broncos and Francisco Gonzales added eight.
West Hancock 96, North Union 65
ARMSTRONG — Gavin Becker poured in a career-high 32 points for West Hancock as the Eagles got by North Union in a high-scoring affair Friday night, 96-65.
Lucas Weiland added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Eagles, MaCoy Yeakel scored 18, grabbed nine rebounds and had five steals, and joe Smith added 11 points of his own.
West Hancock finished 16 of 31 from 3-point territory.
Riley Bauer dropped 32 points to guide the Warriors, who were 12 of 26 from beyond the arc.
St. Edmond 62, Hampton-Dumont 31
HAMPTON — St. Edmond rolled to a 62-31 victory over Hampton-Dumont Friday night.
Andrew Gibb paced the Gaels with 26 points and Will Woodruff added nine points.
Quinn Logan led the Bulldogs (0-3), who play at Iowa Falls-Alden Tuesday, with 10 points.
Rockford 68, Northwood-Kensett 45
ROCKFORD — Behind 22 points from Jacob Staudt, Rockford cruised to a 68-45 win over Northwood-Kensett.
Zach Bushbaum added 11 points for the Warriors, Max Rooney scored nine and Jared Marth had eight.
Newman 68, West Fork 43
SHEFFIELD — Thanks to a huge third quarter which saw Newman outscore West Fork 25-14, the knights were able to roll to a 48-43 win over the Warhawks.
Joe Scholl poured in 16 points off the bench to lead the Knights, and Brady Gatton, Josh Fitzgerald and Justin Fausnaugh scored 11 points apiece.
Mitchell Halloran led the Warhawks with 10 points, and Zach Martinek, Thomas Nuehring and Nathan Meinders each scored nine.
Dunkerton 85, Riceville 55
RICEVILLE — Riceville dropped to 0-4 after an 85-55 loss vs. Dunkerton on Friday.
Grant Shedenhelm paced the Wildcats with 17 points, Cole Hale had 14 and John Miller finished with eight.
Dunkerton’s Brady Happel led all scorers with 24 points.
St. Ansgar 59, North Butler 58 (OT)
GREENE — St. Ansgar hung on to beat North Butler 59-58 in overtime Friday night.
The Saints' Ethan Kirchgatter scored a team-high 25 points, Collin Kramer had 14 and Jack Sievert added nine.
North Butler's Dylan Clipperton led all scorers with 35 and Kendrick Miller added eight.
Forest City 72, North Iowa 12
BUFFALO CENTER | Hannah Anderson scored a game-high 12 points as the Indians (No. 11, 3A) improved to 5-1.
Callie McQuown, Brea Dillavou and Becca Seglem scored 10 points each for Forest City.
Rebekah Jensvold and Danessa Bruner scored 5 and 4 points for North Iowa (1-4), respectively.
Rockford 29, Northwood-Kensett 20
ROCKFORD | Amber Reams led Rockford (2-2) with an 8-point, 4-rebound, 3-steal effort. Morgan Thieman followed with 7 points and 5 rebounds.
Laura Hopperstad led N-K (1-5) with 7 points. Clara Davidson and Paige Oleson finished with 5 points each.
GHV 72, Belmond-Klemme 34
GARNER | Four players finished in double figures for the Cardinals (3-3) Friday night. Jillian Heitland led with 14 points, Jayden Frank followed with 13 points, and Vanessa Olson and Jade Hanson scored 10 points each.
Dunkerton 56, Riceville 26
RICEVILLE | Sarah Harken scored 13 points to lead the Wildcats. Brynn Heman and Julia Klaes scored 4 points each for the Wildcats (0-5).
Kaitlyn Wilder and McKayla Boeschen scored 12 points each for Dunkerton (No. 5, 1A), which moved to 5-0 with Friday's win.
West Fork 66, Newman 40
SHEFFIELD — Thanks to the help of its inside game, West Fork took care of Newman Catholic 66-40 Friday night.
Jacqlyn Caspers led the Warhawks with a game-high 20 points, Emily Caspers scored 13 and Lexi Jones chipped in 12. Additionally, Kennedy Maske scored nine. The win moves the Warhawks to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
Peyton Olson led the Knights with 14 points while McKenzie Sullivan had six and Lily Castle scored five.
Hampton-Dumont 58, St. Edmond 35
HAMPTON — Hampton-Dumont picked up its first win Friday night with a 58-35 victory over St. Edmond.
Courtney Miller led the way with 21 points, Makayla Severs scored 13 and Kaci Arjes added nine for the Bulldogs (1-2, 1-1), who host North Butler today.
Hannah Huss had nine points to lead the Gaels.