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: 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: 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.
High School girls basketball: Osage's dominant defense too much for Northwood-Kensett
Osage 58, Northwood-Kensett 20
NORTHWOOD | Osage limited the Vikings to seven points or fewer in all four quarters Friday, leading to a blowout win for the Green Devils.
Rylie Olson scored a team-high 15 points, and she also had four rebounds and four steals. Sidney Brandau had 14 points on seven-of-eight shooting. Osage shot nine-of-11 from the free-throw line, with Olson accounting for seven of those makes.
Osage (9-0) hosts Hampton-Dumont on Monday, and Northwood-Kensett hosts North Butler on Tuesday.
High School boys basketball: Bobinet scores 17 as Osage cruises past Northwood-Kensett
Osage 52, Northwood-Kensett 16
NORTHWOOD | Brett Bobinet scored 17 points Friday as the Green Devils handily defeated Northwood-Kensett. Bobinet also had three rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Jonah Bluhm was second on the team with eight points. Elijah Bluhm and Jarett Scharper eached scored seven points.
Spencer Smith led the Vikings with five points. TJ Whitelow had four points and eight rebounds. Trey Waldermar also scored four.
Osage (8-2) hosts Hampton-Dumont on Monday. Northwood-Kensett (0-9) hosts North Butler on Tuesday.
High School boys basketball: Belmond-Klemme falls to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 55, Belmond-Klemme 41
CLARION | Belmond-Klemme returned from Winter Break with a game against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Thursday. Tristan Yoder scored 10 points, and Koty Kuhlers had nine, but a dominant second half gave Clarion-Goldfield-Dows the victory.
The Broncos led 22-16 entering halftime before being outscored 39-19 during the final two quarters.
High School girls basketball: Belmond-Klemme gets blown out by Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 56, Belmond-Klemme 27
CLARION | Belmond-Klemme fell to 1-8 Thursday as Clarion-Goldfield-Dows picked up a 29-point victory.
Haley Beminio scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added three steals and six blocks for the Broncos. Allison Noland had five points.
High School girls basketball: Forest City picks up convincing victory against Lake Mills
Forest City 46, Lake Mills 30
LAKE MILLS | Erin Caylor's 14-point performance was enough for a Forest City victory on Friday, as the Indians earned a convincing, 16-point victory on the road.
Noelle Jones and Shae Dillavou each scored eight points, and Kelsey Koch had seven. Dillavou also had a team-high five rebounds, five assists and six steals.
Hannah Hanson scored 11, and Jessa Gasteiger scored seven, for the Bulldogs.
High School boys basketball: Forest City's balanced effort leads to victory against Lake Mills
Forest City 61, Lake Mills 60
LAKE MILLS | The Bulldogs' late comeback attempt fell short as the Indians picked up a one-point victory Friday. Lake Mills trailed by eight points at halftime before outscoring Forest City by seven the rest of the way.
Avery Busta had 19 points and dished out four assists for Forest City. Noah Miller, a sophomore, had 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and also had four assists and two steals. Junior Riley Helgeson scored 10 points and had nine rebounds.
Chett Helming led Lake Mills with 25 points. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Caleb Bacon had seven points, 13 rebounds and four assists for the Bulldogs.
High School girls basketball: Three players reach double figures as West Fork crushes Nashua-Plainfield
West Fork 60, Nashua-Plainfield 16
SHEFFIELD | Morgan Meier, who scored 15 points Friday, was one of three West Fork players to reach double figures against Nashua-Plainfield. Emily Caspers had 12 points, and Sammie Washington had 11.
The Huskies were limited to only four points in each quarter. The Warhawks led 55-12 entering the fourth.
High School boys basketball: Martinek scores 25 as West Fork defeats Nashua-Plainfield
West Fork 66, Nashua-Plainfield 57
SHEFFIELD | Zach Martinek turned in a 25-point performance Friday, which was good enough for a Wahawks victory. The senior connected on 10 of his 18 shot attempts. Kayden Ames added 19 points, shooting eight-of-12. Martinek also had seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block.
The Warhawks (8-1) have won eight consecutive games since their season-opening loss to Clear Lake.
High School girls basketball: Reams leads Rockford to narrow victory against North Butler
Rockford 46, North Butler 45
ROCKFORD | The Warriors got 15 points from Amber Reams and 11 from Morgan Thieman as Rockford edged out North Butler on Friday.
Chloe Rooney and Jamie Schuster each had six points, as well. Thieman had seven rebounds and four steals.
North Butler (1-8) travels to Northwood-Kensett on Tuesday, and Rockford (5-6) hosts Nashua-Plainfield.
High School boys basketball: Marth and Rooney combine for 31 as Rockford defeats North Butler
Rockford 59, North Butler 35
ROCKFORD | Jared Marth scored 17 and Max Rooney had 14 as the Warriors defeated North Butler by 14 points. That duo combined to shoot 13-of-23 in the victory.
Jake Staudt added six assists and four steals. Matt Muller had three assists and six steals.
North Butler (1-7) faces Northwood-Kensett on Tuesday, and Rockford (8-3) faces Nashua-Plainfield.
High School girls basketball: Algona improves to 8-1 as Holmes scores 26
Algona 58, Hampton-Dumont 50
HAMPTON | Abbey Holmes scored a team-high 26 points Friday as Algona defeated Hampton-Dumont to improve to 8-1. Holmes hit four three-pointers and connected on 10 of her 11 free-throw attempts. Aliyah Buscher scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. Molly McCauley and Kameryn Etherington had seven rebounds each.
High School boys basketball: Big second quarter pushes Algona past Hampton-Dumont
Algona 66, Hampton-Dumont 45
HAMPTON | Wyatt Wegener, Collin Bleich and Spencer Nelson combined for 46 points Friday as Algona crushed Hampton-Dumont.
Algona shot 48 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range. After taking a one-point lead into the second quarter, it outscored Hampton-Dumont by 15 to take a 16-point lead into the second half.
Wegener also had seven rebounds and four assists. Jason Cecil had two points, five rebounds, nine assists, three steals and three blocks.
Hampton-Dumont (2-7) faces Osage on Monday.
High School girls basketball: Clear Lake gets back on track, defeats Humboldt
Clear Lake 66, Humboldt 20
HUMBOLDT | The Lions ended its three-game losing streak Friday with a 46-point victory against Humboldt. Clear Lake started the season 6-0 before suffering three consecutive losses heading into Winter Break, each by seven points or fewer.
High School boys basketball: Clear Lake improves to 9-0 against Humboldt
Clear Lake 68, Humboldt 51
HUMBOLDT – Clear Lake used a balanced scoring attack to pick up a 17-point North Central Conference victory against Humboldt on Friday.
The Lions had four players reach double figures as they pulled away in the second half for a 68-51 win.
Carson Toebe paced the Lions with 14 points.
Drew Enke added 12 and Kody Kearns and Jaylen DeVries had 11 apiece.
DeVries also had 13 rebounds.
“We played great defense in the second half,” Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley said. “This was a nice team effort.”
High School girls basketball: Valley gets revenge against Mason City
Valley 87, Mason City 51
WEST DES MOINES | A dominant performance on the boards, as well as a solid offensive performance, propelled Valley's girls basketball team past Mason City on Friday.
Megan Meyer led the Mohawks with 19 points. Anna Deets scored 12, and Anna Lensing had eight. The loss, which ended the Mohawks' three-game winning streak, comes almost a month after Mason City defeated Valley 66-64 on Dec. 7.
"Kudos to Valley for playing an excellent game," Mason City coach Curt Klaahsen said. "They shot almost 50 percent for the game and also dominated the rebounds. I'm disappointed that I did not have our defense ready to go after the break and know that our players will bounce back with a better effort on that end of the floor."
High School girls basketball: Adams scores 24 points in North Iowa's loss
Eagle Grove 58, North Iowa 51
BUFFALO CENTER | Katelin Adams scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Friday during the Bison's seven-point loss to Eagle Grove.
Hannah Main added nine points, and Danessa Bruner had six. Samantha Stenersen had five points and four rebounds.
The Bison host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Harms leads Central Springs past Nashua-Plainfield
Central Springs 39, Nashua-Plainfield 13
MANLY | Freshman Alivea Harms scored 14 points to lead the Panthers against Nashua-Plainfield on Thursday. Central Springs held the Huskies to five points or fewer in each quarter.
Mackenzie Lohmann, Kayley Kelley and Hannah Ausenhus each scored five.
Central Springs (4-6) hosts Saint Ansgar on Tuesday, ending a five-game homestand.
High School boys basketball: Central Springs comes out of Winter Break with loss
Nashua-Plainfield 70, Central Springs 61
MANLY | Dylan Kisner scored 22 points, hitting eight of his 13 attempts, but it wasn't enough as Nashua-Planfield earned a nine-point victory Thursday. Treyjen Wilson scored 16 points, and Trenton Wirtjes scored 10 to complement Kisner's effort. Kisner also had eight steals.
Central Springs (2-8) hosts Saint Ansgar on Tuesday.
High School boys basketball: Mason City falls to Valley
Valley 84, Mason City 44
WEST DES MOINES | The Mohawks' first game of 2019 ended as a 40-point loss Friday. Mason City was outscored by only six in the second quarter, but Valley outscored the Mohawks 41-17 in the second half to seal the victory.
Brandon Shipman, a freshman, led the Mohawks with nine points, all of which came from beyond the arc. He also added a steal and a block. Dylan Miller, Corey Miner and Carter Thomas had eight points, and Jeff Skogen had seven.
"I was really impressed with Carter Thomas tonight," Mason City coach Nick Trask said. "He played with the type of mentality you don't normally see in a freshmen in a big-time game. Dylan Miller played well in his limited return to play after his injury. Brandon Shipman shot well off the bench. Corey Miner continues to play well."
The Mohawks (1-8) play the third game of their six-contest road trip against Johnston on Tuesday.