High School girls basketball: Rockford picks up second victory, defeats Northwood-Kensett
Rockford 46, Northwood-Kensett 24
NORTHWOOD | Rockford went on a 14-2 run in the second quarter and picked up its second win of the season with a 46-24 decision over Northwood-Kensett on Friday.
Amber Reams and Jenna Paulus paced the Warriors with 10 points apiece.
Rockford (2-3) returns home to face Newman Catholic on Tuesday.
N-K (2-3) travels to Forest City on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Hampton-Dumont rallies to defeat Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
Hampton-Dumont 60, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 59
CLARION | After a season-opening loss, Hampton-Dumont picked up its second consecutive win thanks to a fourth-quarter rally that helped the Bulldogs clip Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 60-59 on Friday.
H-D oustscored C-G-D 22-15 over the final eight minutes.
The Bulldogs (2-1) return to conference play Tuesday when they return home against Humboldt.
High School boys basketball: Algona's comeback attempt falls short
Humboldt 65, Algona 61
HUMBOLDT | Algona outscored Humboldt 24-19 in the fourth quarter but saw its comeback attempt come up short in a 65-61 setback to the Wildcats.
The Bulldogs (1-1) will return home on Tuesday to host St. Edmond.
High School boys basketball: Hampton-Dumont's halftime lead slips away against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 49, Hampton-Dumont 39
CLARION | Hampton-Dumont built a 10-point halftime lead, but Clarion-Goldfield-Dows outscored the Bulldogs 20-5 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 49-39 North Central Conference win.
Wyatt Sutter and Drew Uhlenhopp scored 10 points apiece to lead H-D.
Sutter also had nine rebounds.
Hampton-Dumont (0-3) plays Humboldt on Tuesday.
High School boys basketball: Kirchgatter's 16 leads Saint Ansgar past North Butler
Saint Ansgar 57, North Butler 33
GREENE | St. Ansgar used a strong second half to break open a close game and claim a 57-33 victory over North Butler on Friday.
The Saints led by just seven at intermission but outscored the Bearcats 34-17 during the final 16 minutes.
Ethan Kirchgatter scored 16 to lead three Saints in double figures.
Collin Kramer and Erik Gerdts added 15 and 10, respectively.
Eric Brehmer had 11 and Kaleb Salge 10 for North Butler.
St. Ansgar (2-1) travels to Nashua-Plainfield on Monday.
North Butler (1-3) plays host to Osage on Tuesday.
High School boys basketball: Rockford crushes Northwood-Kensett
Rockford 66, Northwood-Kensett 14
NORTHWOOD | Rockford put on a defensive clinic as the Warriors trounced Northwood-Kensett 66-14 in Top of Iowa Conference East Division boys basketball on Friday.
The Warriors limited the Vikings to just four points during the final three quarters of play and just one point in the second half.
Jared Marth had 12 points to lead four Rockford players in double figures.
Jake Staudt, Max Rooney and Matt Schubert had 11 apiece.
Schubert also had 10 rebounds.
The Warriors (4-1) play host to Newman Catholic in a key conference matchup on Tuesday.
N-K (0-4) travels to Forest City on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Leerar's 24 propels West Hancock
West Hancock 54, North Union 37
BRITT | Rachel Leerar stuffed the stat sheet as West Hancock kept its undefeated season alive against North Union. Leerar finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Amanda Chizek added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
High School boys basketball: Charles City falls short against Crestwood
Crestwood 62, Charles City 60
CRESCO | Jack Molstead and Bradley Andrews combined for 51 points, but it wasn’t quite enough as Charles City dropped a 62-60 boys basketball game at Crestwood on Friday.
The Cadets trailed by six entering the fourth quarter but closed the gap in the middle stages of the period.
Charles City (1-2) returns to action on Friday when it travels to Oelwein.
High School boys basketball: Dalbeck leads Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to victory against Belmond-Klemme
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 56, Belmond-Klemme 39
BELMOND | Landon Dalbeck had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to a 56-39 win over Belmond-Klemme on Friday.
Jared Graham and Justin Reding added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
G-H-V (3-1) travels to Algona on Monday to face Bishop Garrigan.
The Broncos are at North Union on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura coasts past Belmond-Klemme
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 62, Belmond-Klemme 28
BELMOND | Garner-Hayfield-Ventura shot out to an 18-3 lead after one quarter and coasted to a 62-28 win over Belmond-Klemme on Friday.
Jayden Frank paced the Cardinals with 14 points and eight rebounds. Chloe Frank added 10.
G-H-V (2-2) returns home to face Bishop Garrigan on Monday.
The Broncos (0-4) are on the road at North Union on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Forest City pulls away in first half against North Iowa
Forest City 56, North Iowa 22
FOREST CITY | Forest City jumped out to a 38-11 advantage after two quarters and cruised to a 56-22 win over North Iowa on Friday.
Eleven players scored for the Indians. Noelle Jones led the way for Forest City with 12 points. Freshman Shae Dillavou had eight points and five rebounds to lead the Indians' second unit.
Forest City (3-2) faces Northwood-Kensett on Tuesday.
North Iowa (0-4) plays host to West Hancock on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Bishop Garrigan overwhelms Eagle Grove in third quarter
Bishop Garrigan 60, Eagle Grove 24
ALGONA | Bishop Garrigan outscored Eagle Grove 28-4 in the third quarter to break open a close game en route to a 60-24 rout in Top of Iowa Conference West Division play on Friday.
The Golden Bears had just an eight-point advantage at halftime.
Bishop Garrigan (4-0) goes on the road on Monday to face an improving Garner-Hayfield-Ventura squad.
High School girls basketball: Late run pushes Algona past Humboldt
Algona 57, Humboldt 42
HUMBOLDT | Algona used a big run in the third quarter to pull away from Humboldt and remain undefeated on the season.
The Bulldogs outscored the Wildcats 18-8 in the third to take a 15-point lead heading into the final quarter.
Algona (4-0) begins a three-game homestand Tuesday when it faces St. Edmond.
High School basketball: West Hancock stomps North Union
West Hancock 57, North Union 32
BRITT | Lamar Flowers and Lucas Weiland scored 13 points apiece as West Hancock ended a two-game skid with a 57-32 win over North Union in boys basketball on Friday.
Joe Smith added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles.
West Hancock (2-3) travels to Emmetsburg on Monday.
High School boys basketball: Forest City rolls against North Iowa
Forest City 69, North Iowa 25
FOREST CITY | The Indians improved to 4-0 with a dominant performance against North Iowa on Friday. Forest City faces Northwood-Kensett on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Dunkerton bests Riceville
Dunkerton 54, Riceville 40
RICEVILLE | Riceville fell to 1-4 on the season after suffering a 14-point loss against Dunkerton on Friday.
High School basketball: Riceville falls to 0-4 against Dunkerton
Dunkerton 64, Riceville 32
RICEVILLE | Tanner Swenson had nine points, and Sullivan Fair added eight, but there weren't many bright spots for Riceville during their 32-point loss against Dunkerton on Friday. Sophomore Charlie Ring had 10 rebounds. The Wildcats will look to get on track Tuesday against Janesville.
High School girls basketball: Saint Ansgar sneaks past North Butler
Saint Ansgar 43, North Butler 42
GREENE | The Saints picked up their third win of the season Friday, earning a narrow victory against North Butler. The Bearcats moved to 0-4 with the loss, marking their second consecutive one-point defeat.
Jadyn Anderson had 18 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Hali Anderson had 10 points, five assists and six steals.
Saint Ansgar 70, Charles City 25
SAINT ANSGAR | Jadyn and Hali Anderson combined for 41 points against Charles City on Saturday, Dec. 8. Brooklyn Hackbart added 10 points for the Saints (4-1).
High School boys basketball: West Fork withstands Newman Catholic's late rally
West Fork 71, Newman Catholic 61
MASON CITY – The West Fork boys built a solid lead after three quarters but had to hold off a Newman Catholic rally in a 71-61 victory against the Knights in Top of Iowa Conference East Division play on Friday.
The Warhawks rode the scoring of Zach Martinek and Mitchell Halloran as they went up 19 after three quarters of play.
Martinek finished the game with 26 points while Halloran had 20.
West Fork (3-1) returns home to face Central Springs on Tuesday.
Newman Catholic (3-1) has a difficult conference road test at Rockford on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: Charles City falls to Crestwood
Crestwood 58, Charles City 21
CHARLES CITY | The Comets lost to Crestwood by 37 points Friday, falling to 0-4 on the season.
High School boys basketball: Bishop Garrigan's offense erupts against Eagle Grove
Bishop Garrigan 96, Eagle Grove 31
ALGONA | Bishop Garrigan scored a season-high 96 points against Eagle Grove on Friday, as TJ Schnurr and Angelo Winkel combined to score 42 points. Schnurr, who shot four-of-seven from beyond the arc, added nine rebounds, three steals and three blocks. The Golden Bears scored 30 points in the first quarter.
Bishop Garrigan (4-0) faces Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (3-1) on Monday.
High School girls basketball: Clarksville steamrolls Riceville
Clarksville 69, Riceville 19
CLARKSVILLE | Riceville suffered a 50-point loss Tuesday at the hands of Clarksville. The Wildcats trailed 17-0 at the end of the first quarter and 40-7 at halftime. Senior Julia Klaes had a team-high six points. Aby Adams had three points, 10 rebounds and two steals.
High School girls basketball: New Hampton overwhelms Charles City in second half
New Hampton 60, Charles City 40
CHARLES CITY | The Comets dropped to 0-3 with a loss against New Hampton on Tuesday. The 20-point deficit marks the closest game they've played this season.
High School girls basketball: Meister leads Bishop Garrigan past Lake Mills
Bishop Garrigan 48, Lake Mills 40
LAKE MILLS | Bishop Garrigan gave up its lead in the third quarter, but the Golden Bears responded with a strong fourth, holding on for the victory. Madison Meister had 18 points and eight steals to lead Bishop Garrigan. Emma Fogarty had six points and 11 rebounds.
High School boys basketball: Bishop Garrigan storms back against Lake Mills
Bishop Garrigan 64, Lake Mills 52
LAKE MILLS | The Golden Bears trailed 41-33 entering the final quarter, but a dominant, 31-point fourth quarter pushed Bishop Garrigan to victory Tuesday, keeping its undefeated season alive. TJ Schnurr had a team-high 20 points, also grabbing eight rebounds. John Joyce had 14 points, three assists, three rebounds and four steals. Angelo Winkel had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.
High School girls basketball: Eagle Grove sneaks past Belmond-Klemme
Eagle Grove 28, Belmond-Klemme 26
BELMOND | The Broncos entered the fourth quarter trailing 28-20, and a remarkable defensive performance kept Eagle Grove off the scoreboard the rest of the way. However, Belmond-Klemme scored only six points in the final frame, barely falling short of victory. Addison McMurray, a sophomore, had 11 points.
High School boys basketball: Belmond-Klemme handily defeats Eagle Grove
Belmond-Klemme 64, Eagle Grove 32
BELMOND | The Broncos doubled up on Eagle Grove on Tuesday, and three Belmond-Klemme players reached double digits during the performance. Koty Kuhlers had a team-high 19 points, Easton Barrus had 11, and Juan Gomez had 10. Kuhlers finished with eight boards and 10 steals.
High School girls basketball: Forest City falls to North Union
North Union 55, Forest City 47
ARMSTRONG | The Indians fell to 2-2 after a tightly contested game against North Union on Tuesday. Noelle Jones turned in an impressive performance, shooting six-of-10 from the field on her way to a 17-point game. Kelsey Koch had 10 points, three assists and three steals.
High School boys basketball: Central Springs bounces back, wins first game of season
Central Springs 37, North Butler 36
GREENE | The Panthers (1-3) picked up their first victory of the season, bouncing back from Monday's loss with a narrow, one-point victory Tuesday.
Treyjen Wilson and Mason Hanft scored nine points each. Wilson also had eight steals. Trenton Wirtjes had a team-high 11 rebounds and four assists.
North Butler falls to 1-2 with the loss.
High School girls basketball: Central Springs wins second consecutive game
Central Springs 25, North Butler 24
GREENE | The Panthers picked up their second consecutive victory Tuesday. Sophomore Kirsten Garnas led the way with 11 points for the Panthers. She also grabbed nine rebounds and had three steals. Hannah Ausenhus added six points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Central Springs outscored North Butler 9-4 in the fourth quarter.
High School boys basketball: Newman Catholic stays undefeated
Newman Catholic 55, Nashua-Plainfield 26
NASHUA | Brady Gatton, Josh Fitzgerald and Merritt McCardle combined for 40 points as the Knights stomped Nashua-Plainfield on Tuesday. Gatton and McCardle each grabbed 10 boards, and Gatton added four steals.
The Knights host West Fork on Friday.
High School girls basketball: Newman Catholic jumps to quick start in victory
Newman Catholic 55, Nashua-Plainfield 17
NASHUA | The Knights jumped out to a 13-1 lead after the first quarter, setting the tone in their victory Tuesday. The Knights had an incredible balanced scoring effort. Molly McGuire, a sophomore, had eight points. Six other players finished with six.
High School boys basketball: Halloran's 13 leads West Fork past Northwood-Kensett
West Fork 74, Northwood-Kensett 33
SHEFFIELD | The Warhawks dominated the Vikings on Tuesday, which was highlighted by a 28-6 advantage in the third quarter. Mitchell Halloran led West Fork with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Kayden Ames scored 12. Brayden Vold had 11 points, four rebounds and a steal.
Northwood-Kensett's Kaden Roberts led all scorers with 14 points, including four makes from three. Marquise Berry pitched in nine.
High School basketball: West Fork cruises past Northwood-Kensett
West Fork 49, Northwood-Kensett 31
SHEFFIELD | Morgan Meier and Emily Caspers each scored 13 points as West Fork cruised past Northwood-Kensett on Tuesday. McKenna Weaver added 12 points and five steals.
Laura Hopperstad's 11 points paced Northwood-Kensett, which lost its second consecutive contest.
High School boys basketball: Forest City dominates North Union
Forest City 70, North Union 36
ARMSTRONG | The Indians continued their strong start in 2018, improving to 3-0 after a blowout victory against North Union. Four players scored at least 10 points, led by sophomore Noah Miller, who had 15 after a six-of-11 shooting performance. He also had five rebounds, four assists and six steals. Micah Lambert finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
High School boys basketball: Central Springs drops close game against Eagle Grove
Eagle Grove 58, Central Springs 56
EAGLE GROVE | The Eagles and Panthers entered the fourth quarter tied, and Eagle Grove outscored Central Springs 19-17 the rest of the way to clinch a narrow victory.
Dylan Kisner scored 14 points, and Trenton Wirtjes scored 15, with each shooting 50 percent from the field and combining to shoot six-of-12 from three. Wirtjes also had 10 rebounds. Treyjen Wilson had four points, four rebounds and seven assists.
High School bowling: Mason City falls to Johnston
Mason City's bowling teams fell to Johnston on Monday, as the girls lost 2,341-2,090. The boys team (2-5) lost 2,367-2,256. The girls JV team won 1,705-1,671.
Danajua Judon was the leading bowler for the girls team (3-3), bowling a total of 305 in the two games. Hannah Hill had a combined score of 288, Sadie Arickx had 283, and Morgan Lacy had a 275.
Aaron Pope led all bowlers with a total score of 393, bowling a 194 in the first game before following it up with a 199. Andrew White bowled a total of 318.
High School girls basketball: Central Springs picks up first victory of season
Central Springs 47, Eagle Grove 40
EAGLE GROVE | Alivea Harms and Kirsten Garnas scored 12 points apiece as Central Springs earned its first victory of the season. Garnas, a sophomore, grabbed 12 rebounds. Central Springs attempted 33 free throws but made only 12 of them.
High School boys basketball: Nashua-Plainfield blows out Northwood-Kensett
Nashua-Plainfield 61, Northwood-Kensett 31
NORTHWOOD | The Huskies outscored the Vikings 31-12 in the first half en route to a 30-point victory Friday.
Caden Roberts, a sophomore, led the Vikings with 10 points. Ethan Welch added seven points off the bench. As a team, Northwood-Kensett shot 11-of-43 from the floor and six-of-23 from beyond the arc.
High School boys basketball: Don Bosco cruises against Riceville
Don Bosco 60, Riceville 17
RICEVILLE | The Dons had their way with Riceville's basketball team Friday, earning a 43-point victory in the Wildcats' gym. Sullivan Fair led Riceville with five points. Charlie Ring added four points. Brody Koenigs finished with a team-high nine rebounds and five blocks.
Riceville will look for its first victory Tuesday, when they face Clarksville on the road.
High School boys basketball: Smith, Flowers lead West Hancock past Eagle Grove
West Hancock 73, Eagle Grove 26
BRITT | The Eagles made light work of Eagle Grove on Friday, posting an incredible deficit on the scoreboard. Joe Smith finished with 16 points, and Lamar Flowers added 15. Lucas Welland, who had 11 points on seven field goal attempts, was the third West Hancock player to reach double figures. Smith also finished with 15 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Flowers had a team-high four assists.
West Hancock will clash with Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: North Union stomps North Iowa
North Union 75, North Iowa 24
BUFFALO CENTER | The Bison were no match for North Iowa on Friday, as North Iowa lost by a whopping 51 points. North Union outscored North Iowa 24-5 in the second half.
High School boys basketball: Clear Lake continues strong start with victory
Clear Lake 74, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 51
CLARION | Drew Enke and Andrew Formanek led a balanced scoring attack as Clear Lake added an impressive conference win to its opening victory on Tuesday with a 74-51 decision over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Friday.
The Lions got off to a bit of a slow start but sparked a run with some solid defense. Clear Lake held the Cowboys to just seven points over the final 11 minutes of the first half and jumped out to a 39-22 lead at the intermission.
Jack Barragy added nine points for the Lions while Tate Storbeck and Jaylen DeVries had eight points apiece.
Clear Lake (2-0) steps out of conference on Monday when it travels to Charles City to face a strong Comets team.
High School boys basketball: Forest City defeats Garner-Hayfield-Ventura by double digits
Forest City 48, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 38
FOREST CITY | Forest City held Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to just 10 first-half points and came up with a key 48-38 win over the Cardinals in Top of Iowa Conference West Division boys basketball on Friday.
Avery Busta led three Indians in double figures with 16 points. Noah Miller and Riley Helgeson had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Forest City. James Betz led all scorers with 20 for the Cardinals.
Forest City (2-0) travels to North Union on Tuesday.
G-H-V (1-1) plays host to West Hancock on Tuesday.
High School boys basketball: North Iowa defeats North Union to even record at 1-1
North Iowa 52, North Union 47
BUFFALO CENTER | Dominyk Price scored 20 points to lead North Iowa to its first victory of the season as the Bison edged North Union 52-47 in Top of Iowa Conference boys basketball on Friday.
Cedric Frerichs added 12 points for North Iowa (1-1).
The Bison travel to Forest City on Friday for another conference tilt.
High School girls basketball: Clear Lake jumps to quick start in victory
Clear Lake 71, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 38
CLARION | Clear Lake broke out to a 32-7 lead after one quarter and rolled to a 71-38 victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Friday.
“I was impressed with how we controlled the tempo,” Lions coach Bart Smith said. “CGD had some nice kids on the floor.”
The Lions drained 12 three-pointers from seven different players in the game.
Sara Faber, a junior guard, made three treys and led Clear Lake with 20 points.
Sara Merfeld, another junior guard, also hit three threes and added 19. Lexi Fasbender also was in double figures with 11.
Clear Lake (3-0) returns to action on Friday when it will play host to Iowa Falls-Alden in a key conference matchup.
High School girls basketball: Leerar leads West Hancock past Eagle Grove
West Hancock 69, Eagle Grove 31
BRITT – Rachel Leerar poured in a game-high 23 points as West Hancock rolled to its third consecutive victory to start the season with a 69-31 win over Eagle Grove on Friday.
Madison Eisenman and Amanda Chizek also scored in double figures for the Eagles with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
West Hancock (3-0) returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Garner-Hayfield-Ventura.
High School boys basketball: St. Edmond defeats Hampton-Dumont
St. Edmond 59, Hampton-Dumont 46
HAMPTON | The Bulldogs fell to 0-2 after losing a double-digit contest against St. Edmond on Friday. Wyatt Sutter led Hampton-Dumont with 12 points, scoring six of those on a pair of threes. Sutter also had a team-leading six rebounds.
The Bulldogs will look for their first victory of the season Friday when they travel to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School.
High School girls basketball: Bench provides big boost in Hampton-Dumont's win
Hampton-Dumont 59, St. Edmond 32
Hampton | The Bulldogs' bench scored 37 of the team's 59 points as Hampton-Dumont picked up its first victory of the season. Freshman Avery Hanson had 16 points and 11 steals, also chipping in eight rebounds off the bench. Calista Polk, another player from the second unit, scored 16 points, as well.
Courtney Miller had 13 points and shot five-of-12 from the field. The Bulldogs will look to build off this win when they face Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on Friday.
High School boys basketball: Bobinet's 21 leads Osage to victory
Osage 68, Central Springs 27
MANLY | Senior Brett Bobinet shot nine-of-13 from the field en route to a 21-point performance, helping the Green Devils secure a blowout victory against the Panthers on Friday. Three other players (Elijah Bluhm, Ty Creger and Jarett Scharper) scored at least 10 points. The Green Devils shot 12-of-16 from the free-throw line, as well.
Treyjen Wilson had 12 points for Central Springs. Trenton Wirtjes added nine. The Panthers move to 0-2 while the Green Devils move to 1-1.
High School girls basketball: Osage dominates Central Springs, remains undefeated
Osage 63, Central Springs 12
MANLY | The Green Devils took an astounding 43-2 lead into halftime during Friday's blowout victory against Central Springs. The Panthers were shut out in the second quarter, and they were held to a combined five points in the first and fourth quarters.
Rylie Olson led the way with 17 points, shooting seven-of-13 from the floor. She also had a team-leading 11 rebounds. Danielle Johnson had 10 points and shot two-of-five from three. Mia Knudsen had 10 points and three steals.
Osage (2-0) faces Saint Ansgar on Tuesday.
High School girls basketball: West Fork's defense leads Warhawks past Rockford
West Fork 48, Rockford 27
ROCKFORD | The Warhawks picked up their first victory of the season Friday, using a quality defensive effort to defeat the Warriors. West Fork allowed only 10 points in the first half and 15 in the second. An 18-point second quarter and a 14-point fourth quarter closed each half with momentum.
Rockford's Morgan Thieman, a senior, led the Warriors with 12 points. She also grabbed seven rebounds and shot seven-of-12 from the free-throw line.
High School boys basketball: Martinek, Latham lead West Fork past Rockford
West Fork 63, Rockford 59
ROCKFORD | Zach Martinek and Mitchell Halloran combined for 37 points as the Warhawks handed the Warriors their first loss of the season Friday.
Max Rooney led the Warriors with 14 points off the bench, hitting three threes. Jared Marth had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jacob Staudt had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Rockford faces West Hancock on Thursday.
High School girls basketball: Algona sneaks past Webster City, improves to 3-0
Algona 51, Webster City 48
WEBSTER CITY | Kameryn Etherington and Aliyah Buscher scored 15 points apiece as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with a victory against Webster City. Abbey Holmes scored 13 points, and Molly McCauley had two points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
High School boys basketball: Lake Mills' strong start continues
Lake Mills 58, Belmond-Klemme 33
BELMOND | The Bulldogs imposed their will on the Broncos on Friday, as they earned their second consecutive victory to begin the season. Chett Helming shot eight-of-12 on his way to a 20-point performance. DeShawn Linnen and Caleb Bacon chipped in 14 points apiece, as well. Bacon added 11 rebounds and six assists.
The loss marked Belmond-Klemme's second to begin the season.
High School girls basketball: Riceville earns first victory of season
Riceville 39, Don Bosco 33
RICEVILLE | The Wildcats picked up their first victory of the season after a dominant fourth quarter. Despite entering the frame with a one-point deficit, Riceville used some lockdown defense and outscored Don Bosco 10-3 to claim its first victory of the season. O'Malley Fair finished with 12 points, knocking down five of her 11 attempts. Brynn Hemann scored 10 points.
High School girls basketball: Lake Mills crushes Belmond-Klemme
Lake Mills 50, Belmond-Klemme 22
BELMOND | Jessa Gasteiger scored 18 points as the Bulldogs took a convincing victory on the road against the Broncos on Friday. Gasteiger shot three-of-five from three and added five steals.
Hannah Hanson finished with 13, and Kate Groe had a team-high nine rebounds.
High School girls basketball: Caylor's 11 leads Forest City to victory
Forest City 44, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 25
FOREST CITY | Erin Caylor had a team-high 11 points as the Indians defeated Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday. Noelle Jones added nine points, three rebounds and three steals. The Indians attempted 26 free throws but hit only 13 of them. Shae Dillavou, a freshman, had a team-high eight rebounds. She also finished with three assists and two steals.
Maddie Williams led the Cardinals with 10 points.
High School girls basketball: Northwood-Kensett falls to Nashua-Plainfield
Nashua-Plainfield 33, Northwood-Kensett 25
NORTHWOOD | A two-point third quarter hindered the Vikings' comeback attempt Friday, as Northwood-Kensett entered halftime trailing 15-9. The Vikings outscored the Huskies 14-10 in the fourth quarter.
Laura Hopperstad had a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brylee Hoeppner also had 10 rebounds.