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Area roundup: Osage boys beat Bulldogs for fourth straight win

Area roundup: Osage boys beat Bulldogs for fourth straight win


Four in a row.

The Osage boys basketball earned its fourth straight victory with a 59-56 win over Hampton-Dumont-CAL on Monday night. The Green Devils held on for the victory despite a second-half surge from the Bulldogs, which nearly erased Osage's 11-point halftime lead. 

In the first quarter, the Green Devils scored 19 points, and put up 10 more in the second, to take a 29-18 halftime lead over HDC. But in the second half, the Bulldogs outscored the Green Devils, 36-20. Time ran out on their comeback hopes, however, as the Green Devils won the game, 59-56. 

Senior Eric Bobinet led Osage with 17 points in the game, while junior Tyler Oberfoell put up 13, with three 3-pointers. Oberfoell also tied with junior Ben Miller with a team-high six rebounds. 

For HDC, senior Jordan Severs scored 13 points, with three 3-pointers, while junior Payton McNealy was close behind with 11. Freshman Scott Harr led the team in rebounds, with nine. 

With the win, Osage improved to 8-2, while Hampton-Dumont-CAL fell to 2-10. The Green Devils will play Tuesday, at Newman Catholic, while the Bulldogs' next game will come on Friday, against Algona. 

Boys Basketball

Central Springs 64, Riceville 33: The Central Springs boys' basketball team earned its first win of the season on Monday night in convincing fashion, as the Panthers walloped visiting Riceville, 64-33. 

Central Springs took a 36-19 halftime lead, and then outscored the Wildcats in the second half, 28-14. Junior Angel Jose led the Panthers with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, with three 3-pointers. Sophomore Jacob Prymer also shot three 3's, and wound up with 11 points. Junior Drew Kelley finished with a team-high 13 rebounds. 

The win puts Central Springs' record at 1-8 on the season, while Riceville fell to 3-9. The Panthers will host St. Ansgar on Tuesday, while Riceville will host Clarksville. 

Tripoli 53, Rockford 47: The Rockford boys fell to 4-5 on the season, with a 53-47 loss to Tripoli on Monday night. After trailing at halftime to the Panthers, 23-19, the Warriors were outscored, 30-28, in the second half. The loss was the second straight for Rockford. 

Warriors senior Justice Jones led the team with 16 points, while junior Kolton Lyman had a team-high eight rebounds. 

Rockford will host 7-3 Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday night. 

Girls Basketball

Riceville 48, Central Springs 45: The Riceville girls' basketball team earned a close victory over Central Springs on Monday night, as the Wildcats beat the Panthers, 48-45. 

The win improves Riceville's season record to 10-2, while Central Springs fell to 1-8. 

The Panthers will host undefeated St. Ansgar on Tuesday night, while the Wildcats will host Clarksville, in a battle for first place in the Iowa Star North. 

Tripoli 40, Rockford 37: The Rockford girls dropped their fifth straight game, with a 40-37 loss to Tripoli on Monday night.

The Warriors trailed the Panthers at halftime, 23-21, and then were outscored in the second half, 17-16, as Tripoli earned its second win of the year. Rockford junior Emma Muller led the team with 10 points and seven rebounds. The loss dropped Rockford's record to 1-8, and the team will host Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday night. 

Iowa Falls-Alden 61, Charles City 33: The Charles City girls lost to Iowa Falls-Alden on Monday night by a 61-33 score. It was the seventh consecutive loss for the Comets, whose record dropped to 2-9 on the year. 

Charles City will play again on Friday, when the Comets host Crestwood. 


Des Moines Lincoln 2688, Mason City 2616: The Mason City boys bowling team lost to Lincoln on Monday night by a score of 2688 to 2616.

The girls team also lost to Des Moines Lincoln Lincoln, 2478-2376. Senior Erin Lacy bowled a 161 and 140 for a series score of 301, while junior Ava Hoard bowled a career-high series of 365. 

Mason City's next meet will come on Jan. 15, against Ankeny. 

Shane Lantz covers sports for the Globe Gazette. You can reach him at, or by phone at 641-421-0526. Follow Shane on Twitter @ShaneMLantz. 


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