In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet girls basketball team opened up their Northeast Iowa Conference season at New Hampton. The Comet girls had their best first half of the season in the first half last night as they trailed 35-28 heading into halftime. The Charles City girls were unable to keep that pace in the second half though as New Hampton pulled away and beat the Comets 79-39. The Comet girls basketball team is now 0-4 on the season and they start their NEIC season at 0-1. They will have their next game on Friday at Crestwood.
The Nashua-Plainfield girls and boys basketball teams were in Mason City last night for a Top of Iowa Conference double-header against the Newman Knights. In the girls game, it got out of hand quickly as Newman was able to score at will in the first half and led it 50-8 at halftime. The Husky girls played better in the second half, but still came out on the losing end of a 77-23 score. The Nashua girls are now 0-4 overall this season and they fall to 0-3 in the conference. In the boys game, the Huskies trailed for much of the game and went into the fourth quarter down by eight. Nashua’s boys would cut the lead to four mid-way through the fourth, but that would be as close as they would get as Newman was able to pull away for a 63-52 win. Isaac Chambers led the Huskies with 14 points and Caleb Lines added ten. The Nashua boys fall to 2-2 overall this season and they drop to 1-2 in conference play. Next up for the Nashua boys and girls basketball teams will be a road double-header at Saint Ansgar on Monday.
The Osage Green Devil girls and boys basketball teams were in Saint Ansgar last night competing in Top of Iowa Conference action. In the girls game, the Green Devils were able to stay perfect as they squeaked out a 65-62 win. Gabby Schwarting had 17 points lead the Green Devils and Brenna Jacobs and Madi Johnson each had 13. Jadn Anderson had 19 points to lead Saint Ansgar and Elizabeth Jenkins had 15. The Osage girls improve to 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in league play while the Saints girls fall to 1-2 and 0-2. In the boys game, Osage was dominant throughout and coasted to a 75-33 win. Colin Klapperich had 17 points to lead the Green Devils and Lucas Schwamman added 13. Colin Kramer led Saint Ansgar with 13 points. The Osage boys improve to 3-1 overall this season and they are 2-1 in the conference while the Saints drop to 1-1 overall and in conference play. Next up for the Green Devil girls and boys will be a road match-up with North Butler next Tuesday night. The Saints girls and boys will play the Bearcats on Friday for their next games.
The North Butler Bearcat girls and boys basketball teams were in Manly last night for Top of Iowa Conference games against Central Springs. In the girls game, the Bearcats did not score double digits in any of the first three quarters and trailed 43-19 heading into the fourth. A frantic rally by North Butler made it a game in the fourth quarter, but the deficit was too much to overcome as they were defeated by a final score of 47-38. Madi Pleas led the Bearcats with 13 points as they fall to 2-2 overall this season and are now 1-2 in league play. In the boys game, North Butler was able to stay undefeated on the season as they handled the Panthers rather easily and walked away with a 57-29 win. Sam Dolan led the Bearcats with 12 points and Rhett Lammers added 11. The North Butler boys are now 4-0 overall this season and they improve to 3-0 in the conference. The Bearcat girls and boys will be in action again on Friday night when they host Saint Ansgar.