IOWA FALLS — The West Marshall Class 3A No. 4 girls basketball team beat Iowa Falls-Alden 35-12 in the second half to earn a 55-42 win Friday night.
The Trojans (2-0) were 30-20 down at halftime but made up the double-digit deficit by beating the Cadets 12-2 in the third quarter. Once ahead, West Marshall shot 12 of 12 from the free throw line in the fourth period.
Bella Borgos scored a game-high 24 points to lead West Marshall. Katy Reyerson finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Keatan Pfantz had 10 points and four assists, Lauren Solberg had six points and four boards, and Lily Zahnd had two points and five rebounds.
Bryant & Stratton escape MCC with narrow victory
Karter Thomas shot a 3-pointer from the top of the button while time was running out to lead the Bryant & Stratton men’s basketball team past Marshalltown CC to a 68-67 victory in last Saturday’s Emerson Classic final.
The visiting Bobcats (6-1) led throughout the competition, but MCC (3-4) fought back in the second half to make a game out of it. The Tigers took a 1:45 lead on Camden Blount’s layup, 64-63, but missed their chances to extend the advantage from the free throw line.
Gedeon Shango made it 1-of-2 with 1:07 left for a two-point lead and MCC’s defense forced a turnover on subsequent possession. Zidane Moore missed two free throws with 27.9 seconds left and Thomas scored a short jumper to level it at 65 – all 13 seconds left.
Trey Sinegal’s car retook the lead for MCC by 9.7 seconds, but Thomas responded with the game-winning treble by 3.2 seconds. Moore’s last-second layup attempt came after the final buzzer and left the Tigers a point behind.
Thomas scored a game-high 24 points for six 3-pointers to lead Bryant & Stratton. Malik Abdul-Wahid added 10 points off the bench for the Bobcats, who entered the NJCAA Division II rankings at No. 17 Monday.
Sinegal and Zion Obanla led Marshalltown with 17 points each, and Obanla had 11 rebounds off the bench before fouling. Shango scored 13 points.
The Tigers finished 14 of 25 from the free throw line (56 percent) and just 5 of 19 (26.3 percent) from 3-point range.
The MCC women failed in their Emerson Classic final, losing 93-74 to Lewis & Clark CC on Saturday afternoon.
Three Redhawk girls medals at the BGM tournament
BROOKLYN — The North Tama girls’ wrestling team finished 10th out of 19 teams in Saturday’s BGM tournament.
The Redhawks scored 49 points with only three wrestlers, each placed in the top five of their respective brackets.
Jadyn Rausch finished third at 125 pounds and went 2-1 in the third-place playoff with a pin from Hannah Wernli of North Mahaska.
Addison Hochstetler was third with 140, also 2-1. She pinned Mid-Prairie’s Grace Conway for third place.
Briar Blake finished fifth with 170 for the Redhawks and went 4-1 with four pins, including a 12-second fall by North Mahaska’s Vanessa Murphy in the fifth-place game.
Trojans lead local girls teams at ‘Kickoff’ event
NEVADA — The West Marshall girls’ wrestling team was the top local finisher at last Saturday’s Central Iowa Kickoff Tournament, finishing seventh out of 28 teams with 106 points.
South Hardin-BCLUW placed 10th with 75 points, South Tama 11th with 70 points, and Marshalltown 13th with 53 points.
West Marshall had nine place winners, highlighted by fourth-place results for Carli Pfantz with 125 and Elizabeth Kalinay with 235. Pfantz went 3-2 with three pins while Kalinay was 2-2 with two pins. The Trojans also placed Brooklyn Rudkin (5th, 110th), Cieanna Ficken (5th, 145th), Emma Nason (6th, 120th), Sabrina Johnston (7th, 100th), Lillian Fischer (7th ., 140th) and Elyn Bartine (8th). , 155).
Lelia Wedgwood led SH-BCLUW with a second-place finish at 120, losing 3-1 to Raccoon River-Northwest’s Calista Rodish in the title fight. Kynnedy Gunderson was fifth with 170 and Raegan Crawford sixth with 135.
South Tama’s Maeley Elsbury won the 140 bracket with five wins per pin, dominating her bracket. She finished the title by pinning Dallas Center-Grimes’ Bella Mulder in 1 minute and 15 seconds. Autumn Elsbury went 4-1 at 170 and finished in third place, and Jamy Dolash was 3-1 at 235 in fifth.
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