High School boys basketball: Clear Lake remains unbeaten, ends Waverly-Shell Rock's three-game streak
Clear Lake 59, Waverly-Shell Rock 47
CLEAR LAKE | The Lions remained undefeated with a victory against Waverly-Shell Rock, which had won three consecutive games heading into Tuesday's contest.
Senior Drew Enke led the Lions with 21 points. No other player had more than nine, but three (Tate Storbeck, Jaylen DeVries and Carson Toebe) had at least eight. DeVries finished with a team-high 13 rebounds.
As a team, Clear Lake finished 21-of-29 from the free-throw line and shot four-of-five from three-point range.
High School boys basketball: Reiher's 22 leads North Butler past North Iowa
North Butler 57, North Iowa 52
BUFFALO CENTER | Brandon Reiher's impressive shooting performance propelled the Bearcats past the Bison on Thursday. The senior shot six-of-eight from beyond the arc, scoring 22 points. Chase Eiklenborg and Eric Brehmer each pitched in 13 points, and Kaleb Salge added 12 rebounds and five steals.
The win gave the Bearcats (3-7) two consecutive victories after losing seven straight.
The Bison sit at 2-9 after the loss.
High School girls basketball: Riceville falls to Don Bosco
Don Bosco 43, Riceville 40
GILBERTVILLE | The Wildcats (3-10) suffered their closest loss of the season Thursday, falling by only three points to Don Bosco. Riceville, which has lost three consecutive games, will host Clarksville on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: North Butler defeats North Iowa
North Butler 55, North Iowa 40
BUFFALO CENTER | The Bearcats picked up a convincing, 15-point victory on the road Thursday against the Bison. The pair of squads were tied 13-13 after the first quarter, but North Butler outscored North Iowa in every quarter afterward to seal the victory.
North Butler improves to 3-8 with the win, while North Iowa falls to 0-12.
High School girls basketball: Algona wins fifth consecutive game, defeats Spencer
Algona 50, Spencer 45
ALGONA | The Bulldogs defeated Spencer on Thursday, which gives them five consecutive victories. It's the second five-game winning streak Algona (10-1) has had this season.
Abbey Holmes scored 16 points, shooting five-of-10 from the floor, which included a three-of-six performance from three. Aliyah Buscher had eight, as did Molly McCauley.
The Bulldogs picked up the win despite shooting an abysmal 31.3 percent from the floor.
High School bowling: Mason City falls to Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge 2,534, Mason City 2,209
FORT DODGE | Mason City's girls bowling team lost a road contest against Fort Dodge on Thursday. Sadie Arickx had the highest two-game total (351) for the Mohawks, bowling a 202 before bowling a 149.
Morgan Lacy, who had Mason City's second-highest two-game total of 346, scored the single-game high score with a 207. Gabi Simon was third among Mohawks with a two-game total of 325.
Mason City's JV team lost 1,700-1,680.
High School boys basketball: Algona falls late to Spencer
Spencer 53, Algona 47
ALGONA | The Bulldogs couldn't hold off a late Spencer run as Algona dropped its second consecutive game Thursday. Spencer trailed 36-30 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring Algona 23-11 in the fourth.
The victory gives Spencer its eighth straight. Karter Petzenhauser scored 27 points.
The loss puts the Bulldogs' record at 5-5. They haven't had a winning streak or a losing streak longer than two games thus far.
High School boys basketball: Bishop Garrigan loses at home to Pocahontas Area
Pocahontas Area 91, Bishop Garrigan 80
ALGONA | The Golden Bears fell to a hot Pocahontas Area team on Thursday, ending a brief two-game winning streak. The Golden Bears are 5-3 since starting the season 4-0.
Angelo Winkel led Bishop Garrigan (9-3) with 23 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. He shot 10-of-17 from the floor in the loss.
TJ Schnurr had 18 points and six rebounds, and John Joyce had 15 points after shooting six-of-eight. Senior Brad Capesius had nine assists to lead the Golden Bears, who play Newman Catholic on Saturday.
High School girls basketball: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's offense erupts in blowout of North Iowa
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 78, North Iowa 45
BUFFALO CENTER | Jayden Frank was one of four Cardinals to score at least 10 points during Tuesday's blowout victory against North Iowa. Frank, who had 18 points and seven rebounds, was aided by Maddie Williams' 12, Morgan Ryerson's 15 and Chloe Frank's 10.
The Cardinals scored 24 points in the first quarter, limiting the Bison to five.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (6-6) will travel to Forest City on Friday, and North Iowa (0-11) faces North Butler on Thursday.
High School girls basketball: Charles City suffers 30-point loss to New Hampton
New Hampton 56, Charles City 26
NEW HAMPTON | Looking for their first win of the season, Charles City looked in good shape after taking a 7-5 lead to close the first quarter. However, New Hampton dominated the rest of the way, outscoring the Comets 51-19 in the final three quarters.
The Comets (0-11) travel to Decorah on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Riceville's comeback attempt falls short against Tripoli
Tripoli 54, Riceville 49
RICEVILLE | The Wildcats entered the fourth quarter trailing by nine points, but they wound up losing by five despite outscoring Tripoli 19-15 in the fourth quarter.
Abby Retterath scored a team-high 14 points. Josie Gansen had 11 points, four rebounds and four blocks. Aby Adams had 10 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Riceville (3-9) has a road contest against Don Bosco on Thursday.
High School boys basketball: Bishop Garrigan dominates Belmond-Klemme
Bishop Garrigan 79, Belmond-Klemme 40
BELMOND | The Golden Bears dominated the Broncos on Tuesday, and Cade Winkel led the charge. He finished with 20 points, making all eight of his shots and sinking all four of his free throws.
TJ Schnurr had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Angelo Winkel had 11 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocks.
Jacob Diaz scored 12 points for the Broncos. Koty Kuhlers and Jordan Meyer each had nine. Kaleb Carlson scored six points and had eight rebounds. He also had three steals.
The Golden Bears (9-2) host Pocahontas Area on Thursday.
The Broncos (3-9) have a road contest against Lake Mills on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Rockford defeats Nashua-Plainfield
Rockford 52, Nashua-Plainfield 36
ROCKFORD | Jamie Schuster scored 22 points as the Warriors defeated the Huskies on Tuesday. The victory improves Rockford's record to 6-6. Amber Reams scored 12 points, and Morgan Thieman added 11. As a team, Rockford totaled 25 steals.
Thieman was also a force on the boards, grabbed eight rebounds to go along with three steals. The Warriors had 15 offensive rebounds during the game.
Rockford is tasked with facing a tough West Fork squad Friday. The Warhawks won that matchup 48-27 on Nov. 30.
High School boys basketball: Helming leads Lake Mills past West Hancock
Lake Mills 75, West Hancock 53
BRITT | The Bulldogs picked up an impressive road victory against West Hancock on Tuesday. Chett Helming led the Bulldogs with 23 points, shooting an impressive 10-of-14 from the floor. Caleb Bacon had eight points and 11 rebounds, and DaShawn Linnen had a 15-point performance, reaching that total on merely five shots. He also finished with five rebounds and five assists.
Gavin Becker and Lucas Weiland scored 15 apiece for the Eagles, who shot 90 percent from the free-throw line.
Lake Mills (9-2) hosts Belmond-Klemme on Friday. West Hancock travels to Eagle Grove.
High School boys basketball: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura wins fifth straight, knocks off North Iowa
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 66, North Iowa 22
BUFFALO CENTER | The Cardinals won their fifth consecutive game Tuesday, picking up a road victory against the Bison. Three of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura's victories during the winning streak have come on the road.
James Betz scored a team-high 21 points, and he also had 10 rebounds. Landon Dalbeck had 18 points, five rebounds and three assists. Zachary Suby had seven points.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (9-3) hosts Forest City on Friday. North Iowa (2-8) hosts North Butler on Thursday.
High School boys basketball: Mason City slips away in second half, falls to Johnston
Johnston 67, Mason City 55
JOHNSTON | Mason City entered Tuesday's game against Johnston looking to stop a seven-game losing streak. The Mohawks led 28-27 at the end of the first half and trailed by only two entering the fourth quarter, but Johnston outscored Mason City 22-12 in the fourth to claim the victory.
Austin Richardson led the Mohawks with 18 points, shooting eight-of-12. Jeff Skogen had 12 points and six rebounds, and Dylan Miller had 11 points.
"Austin Richardson had a really great game tonight," Mason City coach Nick Trask said. "He was able to get to the rim whenever he wanted and was able to finish under pressure. Everyone stepped up to the challenge tonight, even after losing Avery Mellman to an allergic reaction immediately after tipoff. Dylan Miller commanded the team well, and Skogen continues to lead the team in rebounds."
The Mohawks (1-9) have a road game against Fort Dodge on Friday.
High School boys basketball: Forest City crushes Eagle Grove
Forest City 80, Eagle Grove 29
FOREST CITY | Forest City (10-3) steamrolled Eagle Grove on Tuesday, and Micah Lambert led the way with 16 points. He also had a team-high seven rebounds and shot seven-of-eight from the floor. NOam Miller had 10 points, Avery Busta had 10 points and 10 assists, and Carter Bruckhoff had 10 points and three steals.
The Indians, who face Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday, shot 54 percent during the blowout.
High School boys basketball: Saint Ansgar defeats Central Springs
Saint Ansgar 70, Central Springs 43
MANLY | The Saints, who have won four of their past five games, won their second consecutive contest with a blowout victory against the Panthers.
Dylan Kisner's 14 points led the Panthers. Trenton Wirtjes had five points and 10 rebounds. Treyjen Wilson had six points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The Saints (7-4) host Riceville on Saturday.
Central Springs (2-9) will play at Osage on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Mason City falls to Johnston
Johnston 81, Mason City 63
JOHNSTON | The Mohawks lost their second consecutive game Tuesday after a slow start. Johnston led Mason City 53-34 at halftime, but the Mohawks won the third quarter 15-8. However, Johnston responded with a six-point advantage in the fourth quarter to eliminate any possibility of a comeback.
Megan Meyer scored a team-high 26 points. Anna Deets had 13, and Anna Lensing had seven.
Mason City (8-4) travels to Fort Dodge on Friday for its fourth of five consecutive road games.
High School boys basketball: Riceville loses third straight
Tripoli 48, Riceville 42 (OT)
RICEVILLE | The Wildcats bounced back from a lopsided first quarter to tie the game at half, but they ran out of steam late as Tripoli outscored Riceville 10-4 in overtime.
The loss marks Riceville's third consecutive loss. The Wildcats (1-9) will look to rebound from the tough loss against Don Bosco on the road Thursday.
High School boys basketball: North Butler ends seven-game skid against Northwood-Kensett
North Butler 43, Northwood-Kensett 33
NORTHWOOD | North Butler has two victories this season; both are against Northwood-Kensett. The Bearcats, who opened the season with a victory against the Vikings, stopped a seven-game losing streak Tuesday with a 10-point victory on the road.
Brandon Reiher scored 15 points and had four rebounds and a pair of steals. Kaleb Salge and Chase Eiklenborg each scored 10 and combined for 21 rebounds.
Northwood-Kensett had six players score, led by Kael Julseth's seven points. Trey Waldermar, TJ Whitelow and Marquise Berry each scored six.
The Vikings (0-10) will attempt to claim their first victory Friday at Nashua-Plainfield.
The Bearcats (2-7) will look for another victory against North Iowa on Thursday.
High School girls basketball: Anderson sisters each score 14 as Saint Ansgar defeats Central Springs
Saint Ansgar 48, Central Springs 27
MANLY | Hali and Jadyn Anderson each scored 14 points as the Saints upended the Panthers on Tuesday. Hali also had seven rebounds and five steals, and Jadyn had eight rebounds, four assists and eight steals.
Molly Jenkins had five points, and Maggie Davis had four.
Hannah Ausenhus had 10 points, six rebounds and two steals for the Panthers. Alibea Harms had five points, and Cassey Bly had four.
Saint Ansgar (12-1) has a week off before hosting Osage on Tuesday. Central Springs (4-7) plays Osage on Friday.
High School girls basketball: North Butler limits Northwood-Kensett in victory
North Butler 43, Northwood-Kensett 25
NORTHWOOD | North Butler held Northwood-Kensett to nine-of-42 shooting Tuesday, which led to an 18-point, road victory.
Madison Klingenborg had seven points, and Molly Adelmund, as well as Emy Osterbuhr, had eight. Despite shooting only 26 percent from the field, the Bearcats knocked down five threes and 12 free throws.
Laura Hopperstad paced the Vikings with eight points. Jaela Parks had seven. Lindsey Davidson and Allie Carman combined for 13 rebounds.
North Butler's Madison Clipperton had a team-high 11 points, and she also had 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals.
The Bearcats (2-8) face North Iowa on Thursday. The Vikings (2-9) face Nashua-Plainfield on Friday.
High School girls basketball: West Hancock crushes Lake Mills, improves to 13-0
West Hancock 61, Lake Mills 25
BRITT | West Hancock's Rachel Leerar scored a game-high 24 points Tuesday as the Eagles cruised past Lake Mills to remain undefeated. Leerar also had eight rebounds, two assists and four steals.
Madison Eisenman had 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and four steals. Amanda Chizek had six points, 10 rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks.
Taylor Ingledue, a sophomore, led Lake Mills with six points. Audrew Casperson and Jessa Gasteiger had five apiece. Casperson added eight points, a steal and a block.
The Bulldogs (4-8) face Belmond-Klemme on Friday. The Eagles (13-0) have a road game against Eagle Grove on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Balanced Forest City dominates Eagle Grove
Forest City 65, Eagle Grove 37
FOREST CITY | Shae Dillavou and Kaylee Miller each scored 12 points, which aided the Indians' blowout victory against Eagle Grove on Tuesday. Dillavou also had 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Kelsey Koch had nine points, six assists and four steals.
The Indians (7-6) took a 39-18 lead into halftime. They'll face Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Big first half leads Bishop Garrigan past Belmond-Klemme
Bishop Garrigan 60, Belmond-Klemme 26
BELMOND | A trio of Golden Bears scored at least 10 points, which led to a road victory against Belmond-Klemme on Tuesday. Kaylyn Meyers finished with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks. Madison Meister had 12 points, three assists and four steals, and Katie Noonan had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Bishop Garrigan took a convincing 41-8 lead at halftime.
Allison Noland led the Broncos with nine points. Molly Hartwig had five, and Haley Beminio had eight points to go with seven rebounds and three steals.
The Golden Bears (8-4) host Newman Catholic on Saturday. Belmond-Klemme (1-10) will travel to Lake Mills on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Johnson, Olson combine for 31 as Osage wins 10th straight
Osage 63, Hampton-Dumont 43
OSAGE | The Green Devils' scorching start continued Monday, as they won their 10th consecutive game while handing Hampton-Dumont their fifth consecutive lost.
Danielle Johnson scored a team-high 16 points and hit two three-pointers. She also had six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. Rylie Olson had 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Ellie Bobinet had 12 points off the bench, and Sidney Brandau had a double-double, scoring 10 points and collecting 10 rebounds.
The Bulldogs (5-6) won five games in a row after losing their first contest of the season. However, they haven't won since Dec. 14. Their next opportunity to end the losing streak will come Friday on the road against Clear Lake.
High School girls basketball: Charles City remains winless, loses to Iowa Falls-Alden
Iowa Falls-Alden 70, Charles City 30
IOWA FALLS | The Comets fell behind 22-3 after the first quarter and couldn't recover as Iowa Falls-Alden cruised to victory, dropping Charles City's record to 0-10 this season.
High School girls basketball: Meyers' monster day propels Bishop Garrigan to victory
Bishop Garrigan 63, Humboldt 55
ALGONA | Bishop Garrigan, powered by Kaylyn Meyers' 32-point performance, ended a two-game losing streak with a home victory against Humboldt on Monday.
Meyers shot 11-of-16 from the floor and hit two of three shots from beyond the arc. She also connected on eight of her 12 free throws. She added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks, as well.
An impressive first quarter was the difference, as the Golden Bears jumped out to an 11-3 lead. The two teams were even the rest of the way.
Katie Noonan was also impressive, as the junior shot five-of-seven on her way to a 13-point outing. She grabbed six rebounds, had four assists and finished with three steals.
High School hockey: Mason City loses pair of games against Omaha Junior Lancers
Omaha Junior Lancers 2, Mason City 1
MASON CITY | The Mohawks hockey team fell to the Omaha Junior Lancers on Saturday, which marked Hockey Fights Cancer Night. The event raised $5,600, per Mason City team representative David Blaha. All proceeds were donated to Relay For Life.
Kade Kloster-Hodak scored the Mohawks' only goal of the game, which came unassisted in the first period.
Omaha Junior Lancers 4, Mason City 2
MASON CITY | Nik Howell scored two goals Sunday for the Mohawks,who lost their second game in as many days. Ty Fisher assisted the first goal.
Mason City has a three-game road trip coming up, which begins with a pair of games against the Sioux City Metros on Saturday and Sunday. The Mohawks (3-15) will face the Des Moines Oakleafs on Jan. 17.
High School boys basketball: Osage cruises past Hampton-Dumont
Osage 62, Hampton-Dumont 17
OSAGE | The Green Devils (9-2) won their third consecutive game Monday, posting their best defensive effort of the season. It also marked the Bulldogs' worst offensive performance. Their previous season-low was 29 points.
Jonah Bluhm scored a team-high 21, shooting eight-of-10 from the floor. He also had 10 rebounds. Senior Brett Bobinet had 14 points, five assists and three steals.
Hampton-Dumont was led by Dustin Miller (nine points) and Wyatt Sutter (seven points).
The Bulldogs (2-8) face Clear Lake on Friday.