The Charles City Comet boys basketball team was at home on Friday night for a Northeast Iowa Conference meeting with the Waukon Indians. The Comets came out on fire and took a 27-17 lead after the first quarter. Waukon would hang around and they made a run in the fourth quarter to get close, but in the end it was the Comets who came out on top 77-72 to pick up their eighth win in a row. Cade Hemaseth led five Comets in double figures with 26 points, Noah Schlader had 15 points, Bradley Andrews had 12, and Mike Cranshaw and Jack Molstead each had 11. The Comet boys improve to 8-1 overall this season and they are 5-0 in the NEIC. Their next game will be tomorrow night at home against New Hampton.
The Charles City Comet girls basketball team was in Waukon on Friday night for their Northeast Iowa Conference match-up with the Indians. The Comet girls continued to struggle and were unable to get their first win of the season as they went down in defeat by a final score of 59-22. Charles City’s girls are now 0-9 overall this season and they drop to 0-5 in the NEIC. They will be back in action tonight at home against Iowa Falls-Alden. You can tune into this game right here on KCHA starting with a pre-game at 7:15 and tipoff is scheduled for 7:30.
The Nashua-Plainfield girls and boys basketball teams were at home on Friday night for a Top of Iowa Conference double-header against West Fork. In the girls game, the Huskies were beaten 68-19 to fall to 1-11 overall this season and they are now 0-8 in the conference. In the boys game, Nashua jumped out to an early lead and led it 34-27 at halftime. The War-Hawks would chip away in the third quarter to cut the deficit to three with one quarter remaining. West Fork would then explode for 29 points in the fourth quarter and ended up beating Nashua 75-63. Dayton Hansen led the Huskies with 29 points and Austin Bienemann added 13. The Nashua boys are now 6-5 overall and fall to 4-4 in the conference. Both the Husky girls and boys will play again tomorrow night at home against Rockford.
The Osage Green Devil girls and boys basketball teams were at home for their Top of Iowa Conference games on Friday night against Northwood-Kensett. In the girls game, the Green Devils were dominant in route to a 72-15 win. Riley Olson led Osage with 17 points and Mia Knudsen added 12. The Green Devil girls remain perfect on the season as they are now 10-0 overall and 8-0 in conference play. The boys game was also lopsided as Osage won by a final score of 66-8. Drew Olson had 17 points to lead the Green Devils who improved to 7-2 overall and 7-1 in the conference. Both the Osage boys and girls will be in action again tonight at Hampton-Dumont.
The North Butler Bearcat girls and boys basketball teams hosted Rockford on Friday night in Top of Iowa Conference play. In the girls game, the Bearcats held off a late run by Rockford to hang on to a 33-32 win. Nicole Heeren and Emy Osterbuhr each had 10 points to lead the Bearcats who improve to 6-4 overall and 4-4 in TIC play. Rockford’s offense was led by Jamie Schuster who had 10 points as the Warrior girls fall to 2-10 and 2-7. In the boys game, Rockford used a bug second quarter to help them coast to a 64-50 win. Zach Bushbaum had 18 points to lead the Warriors, Max Rooney had 14 and Jake Staudt had 12. The Rockford boys are now 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the conference while the Bearcat boys fall to 4-5 and 3-5. North Butler will have their next games tomorrow night at home against Northwood-Kensett and the Rockford boys and girls will head to Nashua tomorrow night for their next action.
The Saint Ansgar Saints girls and boys basketball teams were at home on Friday night for their Top of Iowa Conference double-header against Mason City Newman. The Saints girls got the game close with a 16-9 run in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as they lost the game 51-47. Hali Anderson led the way for Saint Ansgar’s girls with 17 points as they fall to 6-6 overall and 3-5 in league play. In the boys game, the Saints could not hang with the Knights as they were beaten 74-39. The Saint Ansgar boys are now 6-4 and 4-4. The Saint Ansgar boys and girls will play again tomorrow night at home against Central Springs.