Girls basketball scores:
New Hampton 60, Charles City 40
The New Hampton girls basketball team fought off a pesky Charles City team 60-40 last night. The Chickasaws gained several first-half advantages, but a 21-point second quarter pulled the Comets with six at the break. New Hampton responded by outscoring Charles City by 13 in the second half. Maddi Moorman posted 16 points in the win. New Hampton is 2-2 and Charles City is 0-3.
Osage 50, Saint Ansgar 48
The Osage Green Devil basketball team edged the Saint Ansgar Saints 50-48. Osage fell behind by 10 points going into the fourth quarter but posted 20 point fourth quarter to come from behind. Osage is 3-0 and Saint Ansgar drops to 2-1.
Central Springs 25, North Butler 24
The North Butler Bearcats have fallen to 0-3 after dropping a 25-24 contest to Central Springs last night. The Bearcats led 16-9 going into the second half, but the Panthers responded by outscoring North Butler 16-8 in the second half.
Clarksville 69, Riceville 19
Clarksville exploded to a fifty point win over Riceville last night. The Wildcats drop to 0-3 with a 69-19 blasting.
Boys basketball scores:
New Hampton 64, North Tama 46
The New Hampton boys basketball team picked up their first win of the season last night. The Chickasaws dispatched North Tama 64-46. New Hampton is 1-2 and travels to Columbus Catholic on Thursday.
Osage 41, Saint Asgar 38
Osage picked up its second win of the season with a three-point win over Saint Ansgar last night. Jonah Bluhm led the Green Devils with 19 points, Brett Bobinet added 12. Osage is 2-1 on the year. The Saints fall to 1-1.
Central Springs 37, North Butler 36
The North Butler Bearcats fell to 1-2 after 37-36 loss to Central Springs last night. The Bearcats fell behind by seven points at halftime and never climbed out of the hole.
Clarksville 35, Riceville 26
Clarksville picked up a 35-26 win over Riceville.
Former Iowa assistant coach Joe Philbin will finish this season as the interim coach in Green Bay. Philbin takes over after the Packers fired Mike McCarthy on Sunday.
Philbin was Iowa’s offensive line coach from 1999-2002 and spoke with the team on Monday.
Philbin was asked if he is interested in the permanent job.
The first of two nights of Cy-Hawk series basketball begins in Iowa City with the women’s game as 15th ranked Iowa hosts Iowa State. The Hawkeyes will be in search of their third straight win in the series and their 61-55 victory in Ames a year ago was the first by the road team since 2006. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.
Bluder says the in-state games have added emotion.
Bluder says a key will be guard Iowa State senior Bridget Carleton, who averages just over 17 points and 10 rebounds per game.
Iowa counters with senior Megan Gustafson, who averages just under 25 points per game and more than 12 rebounds.
That’s ISU coach Bill Fennelly who says The Hawkeyes surround her with a lot of weapons.
The Cyclones are 6-1 and will be looking for their first win in Carver-Hawkeye since 2006.