The Charles City Comet boys basketball team was able to stay perfect on the season as they beat Crestwood in their Northeast Iowa Conference opener on Friday and then defeated Saint Ansgar in non-conference action on Saturday. In Friday’s game in Cresco, the Comets had a strong second half as they outscored the Cadets 31-13 in the final two quarters to help Charles City to a 54-32 victory. Cade Hemaseth led the Comets with 21 points, Jack Molstead had 19. Mike Cranshaw had five assists and four steals and Jaden Foster grabbed eight rebounds. In Saturday’s game against Saint Ansgar, the Comets found themselves tied up at halftime. Charles City would outscore the Saints 18-9 in the third quarter and held on to win 64-59. With the two wins, the Comet boys basketball team is 5-0 overall this season and 1-0 in the NEIC. They will next be in action on Friday at Oelwein.
The Charles City Comet girls basketball team also had two games over the weekend, but were unable to get that first win of the season. On Friday night at home against Crestwood, the Comets got off to a slow start and were unable to recover as they lost the game 74-35. Kelsie Crooks had 12 points to lead Charles City and Olyvia Zuspan had nine points. In Saturday’s game against Saint Ansgar, the Comets trailed by just three heading into the fourth quarter, but the Saints were able to extend the lead in the final frame and came away defeating Charles City 38-32. With the two losses over the weekend, the Comet girls basketball team drops to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the NEIC. They will be in Oelwein on Friday for their next game.
The Nashua-Plainfield girls basketball team suffered another loss on Friday night as they hosted Central Springs in Top of Iowa Conference action. The Huskies fell 66-30 to fall to 0-6 on the season and they are now 0-4 in conference games. The Husky girls will be looking for that first win tonight when they host Saint Ansgar.
The Nashua-Plainfield boys basketball team was able to pick up a Top of Iowa Conference win on Friday night as they took care of Central Springs 61-42. The Husky boys basketball team is now 2-3 overall and they move to 2-2 in conference play. They will be in conference action again tonight as they will host Saint Ansgar.
The North Butler Bearcat boys basketball team was in action on Friday night as well as they were at home taking on Saint Ansgar. The Saints outscored the Bearcats 30-16 in the second half to help them come away with a 53-39 victory. The Bearcat boys are now 2-3 overall this season and they fall to 2-2 in the conference while the Saints are now 1-5 and 1-4. North Butler’s boys will be in action again tomorrow at home against Osage and Saint Ansgar will travel to Nashua tonight.
The North Butler Bearcat girls basketball team was able to hang on to a 32-29 win over Saint Ansgar at home on Friday night. The Bearcat girls are now 2-3 overall this season and they move to 2-2 in Top of Iowa Conference action while the Saints girls fall to 1-3 and 0-3. North Butler’s girls will host Osage tonight while Saint Ansgar’s girls will be in Nashua tonight.
The Rockford Warrior girls basketball team kept their perfect season in tact with a 43-32 victory over Northwood-Kensett on the road in Top of Iowa Conference action. The Warrior girls improve to 5-0 overall this season and they are now 3-0 in conference play. They will play again tomorrow night at home against Mason City Newman.
The Rockford Warrior boys basketball team was also able to defeat Northwood-Kensett on the road on Friday night in Top of Iowa Conference play. The Warriors defeated the Vikings 57-47 to improve to 4-1 overall this season and they move to 3-1 in league play. Rockford’s boys will next be in action tomorrow night at home against Mason City Newman.