Charles City 80, Independence 66
Behind 34 points from Jackson Molstead, the Comets held on down the stretch after nearly blowing an 18-point lead over Independence.
Brandon Lewis with the call.
The Mustangs closed the gap to seven, but the Comets answered. JJ Ritter added 15.
Bradley Andrews contributed 16 bench points.
Sidelined with an ankle injury last week, Andrews saw action against New Hampton after missing a pair of games.
Charles City hosts Crestwood Friday night. The Comets are 8-3, winners of seven straight. The Cadets stunned Charles City earlier this year with a buzzer beating lay in.
Tonight’s lineup: (all double headers unless noted)
Nashua-Plainfield at Newman Catholic
Osage at Saint Ansgar
North Butler at Central Springs
Riceville vs Clarksville
New Hampton at Crestwood, boys (play-by-play on 95.1 The Bull)
#22 Iowa 81, #23 Minnesota 63
The 22nd ranked Iowa Hawkeye women used a big third quarter to grab their first Big Ten road win.
Rob Brooks with the call on the Hawkeye Network. Iowa used a 20-3 run in the third quarter in an 81-63 victory at 23rd ranked Minnesota.
That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.
The Hawkeyes committed 14 turnovers in the opening half and trailed by eight at the break.
Megan Gustafson scored 34 points and added 13 rebounds as the Hawkeyes improve to 3-2 in the Big Ten.
Hawkeye Football news:
Tight end T.J. Hockenson is the latest Iowa Hawkeye to leave early for the NFL Draft.
Todd Kimm reports.