The Nashua-Plainfield Husky girls basketball team was at home last night for their Top of Iowa Conference game against Saint Ansgar. The Saints took control of the game early and walked away with a 62-35 win. Britney Holthaus had 14 points for Nashua in the loss and Libby Fisher added nine as the Nashua girls fall to 2-15 overall and 1-12 in the conference. The Saint Ansgar girls improve to 9-7 overall and they are now 6-6 in conference games. The Nashua girls will next play on Friday night at Osage.
The Osage Green Devil girls and boys basketball teams hosted North Butler last night in Top of Iowa Conference action. In the girls game, the Green Devils were able to remain undefeated on the season as they won over the Bearcats by a final score of 60-31. Gabby Schwarting led the way for Osage as she scored 19 points, Rylie Olson finished the night with nine points for the Green Devils. The Osage girls are now 16-0 overall this season and they move their conference record to 12-0 while the North Butler girls fall to 8-8 and 6-7. In the boys game, the Green Devils opened the game on an 11-2 run and never looked back from there as they knocked off the Bearcats 58-31. Drew Olson had 15 points to lead Osage and Jonah Bluhm had 12. The Green Devil boys are now 11-5 overall this season and they improve to 10-2 in conference games. The Osage boys and girls will have their next game Friday at home against Osage while the North Butler boys and girls will play the Huskies this Saturday for their next game action.
The Rockford Warrior girls and boys basketball teams were at home last night for their Top of Iowa Conference double-header against Mason City Newman. In the girls game, the Warriors fell behind by 13 points after the first quarter and were unable to climb out of that hole and came out on the losing end of a 72-52 score. Kayla Carroll had 16 points for Rockford and Jamie Schuster had 12 as the Warrior girls fall to 4-12 overall and 4-8 in the conference. In the boys game, it was too much Newman offense as Rockford lost by a final score of 80-55. Jake Staudt had 20 points for the Warriors and Zach Bushbaum had 14 as they drop to 12-4 overall and 9-3 in TIC games. The Rockford girls and boys will have their next games on Friday night at Central Springs.
The Iowa Hawkeye men’s basketball team raced out to a 9-0 lead at the outset and cruised to an 85-67 win over Wisconsin. Freshman center Luka Garza had 17 points along with 16 rebounds and sophomore guard Jordan Bohannon chipped in with 13 points and 11 assists. Head Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery says Garza played well despite being saddled with foul trouble.
With the win, the Hawkeyes improve to 2-7 in the Big Ten.