Osage 55, Newman Catholic 51
OSAGE | The fifth-rated (3A) Osage girls basketball team ran into one of its stiffest opponents of the year as a scrappy Newman Catholic took the Green Devils to the brink before Osage prevailed 55-51 on Tuesday.
The Green Devils looked to be putting together a comfortable margin heading to the fourth as they had edged out to a six-point lead, but the Newman defense created several turnovers down the stretch to remain close.
“Give Newman credit, they played hard,” Osage coach Chad Erickson said. “It played a big part in how we played.”
Gabby Schwarting came up big for Osage as the senior finished with 18 points — including four 3-point baskets — and 5 rebounds.
Mia Knudsen added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
“We did everything we wanted to do,” Knights coach Mike Schutt said. “They’re a very good team. They’re rated highly for a reason.”
Peyton Olson led Newman with 21 points. Maria Determan had 5 points and 7 assists. Paige Walker pulled down 10 rebounds.
Osage (12-0) faces a key Top of Iowa Conference East Division test on Friday when it travels to Central Springs to face the one-loss Panthers.
The Panthers’ lone loss on the season is a 43-34 decision at Osage on Dec. 1.
Newman (7-6) returns home to face North Butler on Friday.
Forest City 67, Eagle Grove 24
EAGLE GROVE | Brea Dillavou scored 14 points in Tuesday's win for the Indians. Hannah Anderson scored 12 points and dished out 4 assists.
GHV 54, North Iowa 37
GARNER | Jillian Heitland led the Cardinals with 20 points. Jade Hanson followed with a 6-point, 6-rebound effort.
Katelin Adams paced North Iowa with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Rebekah Jensvold had 8 points and 8 rebounds.
North Butler-Clarksville sweeps dual
HAMPTON | North Butler-Clarksville beat Hampton-Dumont 45-27 and Nevada 53-15 Tuesday night.
NB-C's Bryce Trees, wrestling at 120 pounds, picked up a pair of pins, as did 126-pounder Trevor Brinkman.