In a game heard right here on KCHA last night, the Charles City Comet boys basketball team was in Cresco for their Northeast Iowa Conference match-up against the Crestwood Cadets. The Comets held a one point lead at halftime, but let that lead slip away as they trailed by four points heading into the third quarter. The fourth quarter belonged to the Comets though as they came back and slowly pulled away with free throws down the stretch and came away with a 62-52 win. Cade Hemaseth led four Comets in double figures as he had 16 points, Mike Cranshaw finished with 14 points, Noah Schlader had 13 and Bradley Andrews hit two big three pointers in the fourth quarter and ended up with 12 points. The Comet boys improve to 13-2 overall and they stay perfect in the NEIC with a 9-0 record. They will be back in action tomorrow night in a non-conference game at home against North Fayette Valley.
The Charles City Comet girls basketball team was at home last night for a non-conference bout against Waterloo East. The Comet girls fell behind early and were down by 12 points after the first quarter. Charles City was then able to keep pace the rest of the game, but the early deficit was too much to overcome as they came out on the losing end of a 58-46 score. The Comet girls remain winless on the season as they are now 0-16 overall. They’ll have another chance at that first win tomorrow night at North Fayette Valley.
The Osage Green Devil girls and boys basketball team was at home last night for a Top of Iowa Conference double-header against Rockford. In the girls game, the Green Devils were dominant as they stayed perfect on the season with a 78-20 win. Gabby Schwarting had 19 points for Osage, Rylie Olson had 15, Brenna Jacobs had 13 and Madi Johnson finished with 10 points. Morgan Thieman led the Warriors with 10 points. The Osage girls improve to 19-0 on the season and 15-0 in conference play while the Rockford girls fall to 4-15 and 4-11. In the boys game, Rockford held an eight point lead at halftime and were able to hang on to a 59-56 win. Zach Bushbaum led the Warriors with 21 points, Jake Staudt had 18 and Kaden Lyman added 12. Osage’s Drew Olson led all scorers with 27 points and Colin Klapperich had 12 points for the Green Devils. The Rockford boys improve to 15-4 overall on the season and they are now 12-3 in the conference while the Osage boys fall to 12-7 and 11-4. The Green Devil girls and boys will be in action again on Friday at Northwood-Kensett and the Warrior girls and boys will play at home on Friday night against North Butler.
The North Butler Bearcat girls and boys basketball teams hosted West Fork last night in a couple of Top of Iowa Conference games. In the girls game, the Bearcats wound up on the losing end of a 47-39 score. North Butler’s girls are now 9-9 overall this season and their conference record drops to 7-8. In the boys game, the Bearcats were unable to keep pace on offense and lost by a final score of 70-49. The North Butler boys fall to 8-10 overall and 6-9 in conference games. The Bearcat girls and boys will be in Rockford on Friday night for their next games.
The Saint Ansgar Saints girls and boys basketball teams were at home last night for their Top of Iowa Conference match-ups with Northwood-Kensett. In the girls game, the Saints opened up a 26-5 lead after the first quarter and coasted to a 58-23 win. Hali Anderson had 13 points and Molly Jenkins had 10 for the Saints as they improve to 11-8 overall and 8-7 in league play. In the boys game, the Saints shut-out the Vikings in the first quarter and led it 13-0 and went on to win 50-25. Collin Kramer led three Saints in double-figures with 15 points, Ethan Kirchgatter had 12 and Jack Sievert had 10. The Saint Ansgar boys are now 10-8 overall and their conference record improves to 7-8. The Saint Ansgar girls and boys will play again Friday night at Mason City Newman.