KCHA Sports Report (2/27)

Scoring the winning points at a basketball game

The Osage Green Devil boys basketball team was in Mason City on Saturday taking on Garner Hayfield in a Class 2A Sub-State Final.  The Green Devils fell behind early and trailed 18-11 after the first quarter, but had a strong second quarter and led the game 28-26 at the break.  Osage managed a meager five point in the third quarter, but still only trailed by three heading into the fourth quarter.  They would get it close, but in the end it was Garner who walked away with a State Tournament berth after with a 47-43 win.  Drew Olson had 16 points to lead the Green Devils in the loss, Garrett Maakestad had nine and Lucas Schwamman had eight points for Osage.  The Green Devil boys finish their season with a record of 22-2 and say good-bye to three seniors as Maakestad, Ben Grimm and Kraig Heckstein all played in their final game for Osage.

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union begins its State Basketball Tournament today with the Class 1A and 2A Quarter-Finals.  Class 3A and half of the Class 4A Quarter-Finals will be tomorrow and the rest of the Quarter-Finals will be played on Wednesday.  The Semi-Finals will be played Thursday and Friday and the State Finals will be held on Saturday.  All games will be played at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

In a game heard right here on KCHA on Saturday, the Iowa State Cyclone Men’s Basketball team hosted Baylor at Hilton Coliseum.  The Cyclone men helped boost their case for a NCAA Tournament berth as they beat the ninth-ranked Baylor Bears 72-69.  Deonte Burton led Iowa State with 22 points, Monte Morris had 17 points and 7 assists and Solomon Young finished the game with 11 points.  It was the Cyclones’ fifth win in a row and they improve to 19-9 overall and 11-5 in the Big 12 which is good enough for second place in the league race.  Iowa State’s Men will have their next game tomorrow night at home against Oklahoma State.

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