With no local sports on the schedule last night, we begin today’s report with a look at the area winter sports calendar for tonight. The Charles City Comet girls basketball team will be at home tonight for a Northeast Iowa Conference game against New Hampton. The Comet girls come in with an overall record of 1-12 and they are 1-6 in the NEIC while the Chickasaw girls are 9-5 and 4-2. You can tune into this game right here on KCHA tonight starting with a pregame at about 7:15 with tip-off scheduled for 7:30.
The Charles City Comet boys basketball team will be at New Hampton for a Northeast Iowa Conference battle. The Comet boys have lost two in a row and are looking to get back on track tonight as they sit at 9-3 overall this season and 4-2 in the NEIC. The Chickasaw boys are 6-7 overall and 2-3 in conference play. You can tune into this game on our sister station 95-1 The Bull with tip-off scheduled for 7:30.
The Osage Green Devil girls and boys basketball teams will be on the road tonight for a game against Forest City. The Green Devil girls are 10-3 overall this season while the Forest City girls come in at 11-3. The Osage boys come in with a perfect 14-0 record and the Indian boys are 11-3. The girls game will tip-off at about 6:15 and the boys game will follow.
The Osage Green Devil wrestling team will compete in a double dual tonight at Don Bosco. The Green Devils will wrestle against both the Dons and Clear Creek Amana. The dual will begin at 5:30.
In a game heard on our sister station, 951 The Bull, it was another horrid start and another ugly loss for the Iowa Hawkeye Men’s Basketball team. Illinois raced out to 10-0 lead at the outset in a 76-64 win in Champaign. It was the Hawks third straight loss and in all three they faced a big early deficit.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who took the blame for the slow starts.
The Hawkeyes will play Ohio State at home on Saturday.
The University of Northern Iowa Men’s Basketball Team has now won four in a row as the Panthers beat Evansville 61-54 last night in the McLeod Center. Bennett Koch scored a game-high 17 points.
Panther coach Ben Jacobson says Koch’s play has been a big part of their turnaround.
The Panthers are now 4-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference and they will visit Drake on Saturday.