One of Charles City’s all-time greats made an appearance at Comet Gym Friday.
Former Hawkeye and Comet basketball player Greg Brunner had a bit of a homecoming Friday night as he helped honor current Comet Jackson Molstead for becoming the schools all-time scorer.
Molstead received a plaque from Brunner before the start of the game against Waukon. In the game, Molstead bagged 31 points in a 76-75 overtime thriller in which the Comets lost at the buzzer. Bradley Andrews added 15. Charles City rebounded on Saturday with a 68-50 win over Algona. Charles City is 11-6.
The Comet girls lost 66-27 to Waukon. The Comets are 0-16.
New Hampton improved to 10-7 with a 53-27 thumping of Oelwein on Friday. Alexa Wemark collected 14, Maddi Moorman and Lauren Frerichs netted 11.
The New Hampton boys fell 69-52 to the Huskies. Tristan Sweizter bagged 17 points for the Chickasaws.
In other girl’s basketball:
Nashua-Plainfield lost to Central Springs 47-23. The Huskies are 1-16.
The Osage girls are undefeated no more. The Green Devils lost 57-54 to Caledonia on Saturday. The Green Devils are 17-1, after they won their Friday contest 64-26 over Northwood-Kensett.
The Rockford Warriors improve to 9-9 after edging North Butler 45-43. Morgan Thieman had 19. The Bearcats fall to 5-11.
The Saint Ansgar Saints have won three straight after picking up a pair of weekend wins. The Saints edged Mason City Newman 56-50 and dropped Northwood Kensett 63-39. Saint Ansgar is 15-3.
Riceville lost both of their weekend games: A 52-39 loss to Central Springs and a 55-16 blowout to Janesville.
Nashua-Plainfield boys split weekend contests dropping them to 8-9. They lost to West Fork 74-46 and beat Central Springs 73-49.
Osage is 12-6 after thumping Northwood-Kensett 74-26 on Friday. Brett Bobinett had 23 and Jonah Bluhm netted 14.
Rockford’s seven game win streak is over. Mason City Newman dispatched the Warriors 86-61. Jared Marth collected 17. Rockford is 14-4.
North Butler is 3-12 after losing both weekend games. The first to Rockford 71-29 and the second to Wapsie Valley 72-43.
Saint Ansgar split their weekend games after losing to Newman Catholic 63-52 and then rebounded 64-32 over Northwood-Kensett. The Saints are 10-7
Riceville is 2-16 after losing both weekend games to Central Springs and Janesville.
The Comets will be sending Alec Staudt, Bronson Forsyth, Carter Proffit, Dylan Koresh, Jack Sindlinger and Ryan Zuspan onto the district tournament at Clear Lake this weekend.
New Hampton/Turkey Valley will have 10 wrestlers in the district finals at Independence.
The Chickasaws qualified for regional duals at New Hampton tomorrow night.
The Iowa Hawkeyes return to action Thursday with a visit to Indiana. The Hawkeyes are 6-5 in the Big Ten after a 74-59 win over fifth ranked Michigan on Friday night.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. The Hoosiers got a shot of confidence by halting a seven game losing skid with a stunning victory at sixth ranked Michigan State.
A quick turnaround for the Iowa State Cyclones as they visit Oklahoma, tonight, in the Big-12. The Cyclones are coming off a hard fought win at home against Texas that moved their league record to 6-3.