MONDAY RESULTS – January 3
(G) Hinton 50 Lawton-Bronson 39
(B) Lawton-Bronson 59 Hinton 28
TUESDAY RESULTS – January 4
(G) Spencer 54 Le Mars (3-5/2-3) 43
(B) Le Mars (5-2/4-1) 70 Spencer 52
(G) Akron-Westfield 43 Gehlen Catholic (4-3) 23
(B) Gehlen Catholic (6-1) 45 Akron-Westfield 35
(G) Hinton 63 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 13
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 70 Hinton 45
(G) Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 51 Remsen St. Mary’s 34
(B) Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 63 Remsen St. Mary’s 48
(G) Spalding Catholic 55 Remsen-Union 41
(B) Remsen-Union 77 Spalding Catholic 53
(G) Woodbury Central 47 Kingsley-Pierson 16
(LE MARS) — Spencer broke away from a three-point lead at halftime with an 11-2 advantage in the third quarter and beat Le Mars 54-43 in Lakes Conference girls basketball action at Carey gym Tuesday night. Emily Anderson led Le Mars with 12 points. The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 3-and-5 for the season and 2-and-3 in the conference. Le Mars travels to Cherokee Thursday night for a jv/varsity twinbill.
The Le Mars boys returned to the win column with a 70-52 Lakes Conference win over the Spencer Tigers. Austin Homan led the way with 23 points while Paxton Strub dropped in 19. The win improves the Bulldogs to 5-and-2 with a 4-and-1 conference mark. Le Mars plays Cherokee Friday at 9:30 in the CNOS Classic at the Tyson Events Center.
(AKRON) — The Akron-Westfield girls ran off eleven straight points in the first half to gain the upper hand and the Westerners won a non-conference matchup with Gehlen Catholic 43-23. The Lady Jays shot just 21% for the game as they fell for the 20th straight time to the Westerners. Monica Harvey led all scorers with 13 for Akron-Westfield (7-3) while Steph Rohe had six for Gehlen. The Lady Jays take a 4-and-3 record to Unity Christian Friday.
The Gehlen boys ran their record to 6-and-1 for the season with their fifth straight win, a 45-35 victory over Akron-Westfield. Taylor Wurth had a career high 18 points to lead the Jays while Michael Whitehead added 14. Gehlen played without leading scorer Trevor Bouma who was home with the flu. Conner Heyl paced the Westerners (4-5) with 15. Gehlen travels to Unity Christian Friday night tied with the Knights and South O’Brien for the War Eagle Conference lead. That will begin four straight days of basketball for the Gehlen guys and gals.
THURSDAY RESULTS – January 6
Le Mars (2-5/2-3) 42 Western Christian 30 (Bulldog winners: Mason Cook (119#) by a fall, Clint DeLarm (125#), Quinton Vore (130#) & Chris Hamman (135#) by forfeit, Zach Reed (145#) by a fall, Brandon Kellen (152#) by a forfeit, Armondo Morales (160#) by a decision & Chris Stevenson (285#) by a decision.)
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 42 Le Mars (2-6) 27 (Bulldog winners: Quinton Vore (130#) by a decision, Chris Hamman (135#), Chris Hiserote (171#), Mitchell Temp (189#) & Chris Stevenson (285#) all by falls.)
(G) Le Mars (4-5/3-3) 54 Cherokee 47
(G) Remsen St. Mary’s 49 River Valley 31
(B) Hinton 71 River Valley 59
(CHEROKEE) — The Le Mars girls built a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter but had to hold off a late Cherokee rally to beat the Braves 54-47 in Lakes Conference basketball action in Cherokee Thursday night. Cherokee closed to within six points with 1:47 to play before Alex Schuett hit a key shot in the final minutes of the game to seal the Bulldogs’ victory. Emily Anderson led the Lady Bulldogs scoring attack with 13 points while Carolyn Ahlers added a career-best 10 and Schuett had a career-best seven. Megan Hummel paced Cherokee with eleven. Le Mars hit only 7-of-21 foul shot opportunities which helped to keep the Braves close. Le Mars improves to 4-and-5 for the season and 3-and-3 in the Lakes Conference. The Lady Bulldogs return to action Monday night in a home match-up with Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
FRIDAY RESULTS – January 7
(B) Le Mars (6-2/5-1) 76 Cherokee 46
(G) Gehlen Catholic (5-3/4-1) 58 Unity Christian 44
(B) Unity Christian 62 Gehlen Catholic (6-1/4-1) 45
(G/B) South O’Brien at Akron-Westfield – POSTPONED TO FEB. 10th
(G/B) Remsen-Union at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn – POSTPONED TO FEB. 3rd
(B) Hinton 67 Sioux City West 59
(G) Ridge View 59 Kingsley-Pierson 37
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 56 Ridge View 45
(SIOUX CITY) — Le Mars scored the first eleven points of the second half to turn a 15-point halftime lead into a 26-point advantage and the Bulldogs went onto post a 76-46 Lakes Conference victory over Cherokee Friday at the Tyson Events Center as part of the CNOS Classic schedule. Le Mars enjoyed their best quarter of the season, scoring 27 third quarter points while hitting 12 of their 17 shots from the floor. Austin Homan led the way with 23 points with Paxton Strub adding 14 and Mike Ahlers had a career-best 12 points. Curtis Ege paced Cherokee with 13 off the bench and Seth Mahnke added 11. Le Mars moved into a first place tie with the win, thanks to Western Christian’s 74-38 romp over previous league-leader Emmetsburg Friday night. The three are tied for first at 5-and-1 in the Lakes Conference race. The Bulldogs take a 6-and-2 record into Monday’s match-up with Sergeant Bluff-Luton at Carey gym.
(ORANGE CITY) — Amber Timmins had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead Gehlen Catholic to a 58-44 win over Unity Christian in War Eagle Conference action Friday night at Orange City. Katelin Langel returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game and added 12 points for the Lady Jays. Carolyn Reinders had 13 points for Unity. Gehlen improves to 5-and-3 for the season and 4-and-1 in the W-E-C.
The Unity Christian boys pulled away in the second half to beat Gehlen 62-45, halting the Jays five-game winning streak Friday. Aaron Van Vugt led the Knights with 23 points while Riley Hoekstra added 12. Zach Wurth had 14 for Gehlen. Leading scorer Trevor Bouma was limited to just three points as he continues to recover from the flu. Unity led 24-18 at halftime. The Jays fall to 6-and-2 for the season and 4-and-1 in the War Eagle Conference.
Gehlen travels to Remsen Saturday to play Spalding Catholic in the C-Y-O Tournament.
SATURDAY RESULTS – January 8
Le Mars in the Forest City Invitational – CANCELLED
CYO TOURNAMENT at Remsen
Remsen St. Mary’s 38 Storm Lake St. Mary’s 20
Gehlen Catholic (6-3) 44 Spalding Catholic 28
Storm Lake St. Mary’s 80 Remsen St. Mary’s 45
Gehlen Catholic (7-2) 51 Spalding Catholic 41
(REMSEN) — Remsen St. Mary’s and Gehlen Catholic advanced to Sunday’s CYO title game with semifinals round victories Saturday at the Remsen St. Mary’s gym. The Hawks beat Storm Lake St. Mary’s 38-20 and Gehlen turned back Spalding 44-28 as Amber Timmins netted 14 points and Steph Rohe added 13. Fifth-rated Storm Lake St. Mary’s and Gehlen will play for the boys title for the second straight year after posting wins in Remsen Saturday. SLSM improved to 8-and-1 by beating Remsen St. Mary’s 80-45 in the tournament’s opening game. Gehlen then beat a scrappy Spalding club 51-41 to improve to 7-and-2. Trevor Bouma made a case for his nomination to the all-tournament team with a 17-point performance for the Jays. Eric Loutsch connected for 12 and Michael Whitehead added 9. Brian Hansen had 13 and Colby Murphy 12 for the Spartans. Storm Lake St. Mary’s beat Gehlen 49-38 in last year’s finals. Sunday’s games will be played on the Briar Cliff campus at the Newman Flanigan Center.
(G) Akron-Westfield 37 Westwood 32
(B) Akron-Westfield 55 Westwood 48
CNOS TOURNAMENT — (B) Boyden-Hull 56 Remsen-Union 53
SUNDAY RESULTS – January 9
CYO TOURNAMENT at the Newman Flanigan Center on the Briar Cliff campus
(G) Spalding Catholic 50 Storm Lake St. Mary’s 46, overtime
(B) Remsen St. Mary’s 62 Spalding Catholic 44
(G) Gehlen Catholic (7-3) 44 Remsen St. Mary’s 34
(B) Storm Lake St. Mary’s 61 Gehlen Cathoilic (7-3) 50
(SIOUX CITY) — The C-Y-O high school basketball tournament will fade into history it was announced at the conclusion of the 82nd annual tournament in Sioux City Sunday evening. The oldest tournament in Iowa basketball, dating back to 1930, will no longer be a part of the January schedules for the catholic schools in the diocese. 42 schools have taken part in the tournament through the years.
The Gehlen Catholic girls and Storm Lake St. Mary’s boys claimed the final championship trophies Sunday. The Gehlen girls led wire-to-wire in beating Remsen St. Mary’s 44-34 to capture their 12th C-Y-O championship and the 34th won by the guys and gals at Gehlen Catholic, the most of any school that ever played in the annual tournament. Amber Timmins scored 13 points for the Lady Jays and Katelin Langel added 12. Paige Harpenau had nine for the Hawks. Timmins was named to the all-tournament team along with teammate Steph Rohe. Emma Krier of Remsen St. Mary’s, Jenn Hansen of Spalding and Anyssa Lenhart of Storm Lake St. Mary’s also made the tournament honor squad.
The fifth-rated Storm Lake St. Mary’s boys used a 15-4 run to open the second half, turning a 26-25 halftime lead into a 40-28 advantage six minutes into the second half, as the Panthers beat Gehlen for the second straight year in the finals 61-50. Kennedy Drey had 23 for the winners and Nate Lenhart added 12. Taylor Wurth lead a balanced Gehlen attack with 16 points while Michael Whitehead added 13 and Eric Loutsch 10. Loutsch was named to the all-tournament team for Gehlen along with Cody Colling of Remsen St. Mary’s, Brian Hansen of Spalding and Kennedy Drey and Conner Richardson of Storm Lake St. Mary’s.
Both Gehlen teams are now 7-and-3 heading into a Monday night date with Kingsley-Pierson at Kingsley.