MONDAY RESULTS – February 10
(high school bowling)
M-R-A-C Tournament in Council Bluffs
(girls results) TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Le Mars (2760) .. 2. Council Bluffs T-J (2487) .. 3. Council Bluffs A-L (2087) .. 4. Sioux City North (1940) .. 5. Sioux City East (1927) .. 6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (1919) .. 7. Sioux City West (1739).
Le Mars results: Katelin Konz (256-188=444) & Sam Schiefen (193-212=405).
(high school basketball)
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 74, (#4-2A)West Sioux 71
(G) West Monona 55, West Sioux 50
(B) River Valley 44, Trinity Christian 28
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 64, Sioux Central 63
(G) Sioux City West 75, South Sioux City (NE) 52
(B) Sioux City West 64, Storm Lake 61
(B) Council Bluffs, T-J 54, Louisville (NE) 43
(B) Jackson County Central (MN) 90, Spirit Lake 74
(B) OA-BCIG 67, Cherokee Washington 64
(G) Denison-Schleswig 63, Spencer 60
(B) Spencer 53, Denison-Schleswig 39
(G) IKM-Manning 70, MVAOCOU 31
(B) IKM-Manning 61, MVAOCOU 38
(G) Ridge View 59, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 43
(1) Baylor 52, Texas 45
(7) Duke 70, (8) Florida State 65
(24) Texas Tech 88, T-C-U 42
TUESDAY RESULTS – February 11
(high school basketball)
LE MARS — The Gehlen Catholic girls closed out the regular season Tuesday night with a 61-54 victory over Hinton in a War Eagle Conference clash at the Deb Campbell Memorial gym. The win avenged a 66-55 loss in Hinton January 7th. The Lady Jays enjoyed their best half of basketball this season, rolling to a 30-6 lead midway through the second quarter and led 43-23 at halftime. A 4-0 start to the second half established a 24-point lead with 7:29 to play in the third quarter but the offensive wheels ground to a halt after that as Hinton went on a 19-3 run to close to with eight with 7:06 to play in the game. Bella Bader’s three-pointer with :31 seconds to play narrowed the Gehlen lead to 58-52 but free throws by Chloe Bunkers and Sydney Livermore helped the Lady Jays fend off the late rally. Livermore finished with 17 points for Gehlen and Addison Weber had 13. Bader led all scorers with 21 for the Blackhawks, Aubree Lake added 15 and Anna Coffee had 14. Gehlen Catholic finished the regular season at 11-9 and closed out their War Eagle Conference schedule with a 5-5 mark. Hinton falls to 10-10 for the season and 4-6 in conference play heading into their tournament opener Saturday at Lawton-Bronson. Gehlen entertains George-Little Rock at 7 pm Thursday in the 1A Regionals.
In the boys game, Hinton completed a season sweep of the Gehlen Catholic Jays, winning 65-53 Tuesday night in Le Mars. Caleb Holmes had 21 points and Jake Koons added 18 to lead the Blackhawks to a 13-7 record and a 6-4 War Eagle Conference mark. Carter DeRocher had 23 points and Keaton Bonderson 21 for the Jays. Gehlen falls to 7-13 for the season and ends the W-E-C race at 4-6. The Blackhawks spotted the Jays a 10-3 lead but had gained a six-point advantage by halftime and opened the third quarter with a 12-2 run to extend the lead to 16 with 2:15 to play in the third period. The Jays fought back to within six with 3:35 to play in the game before Hinton secured the win. Gehlen hosts number-four (1A) South O’Brien Friday night in their regular season finale while Hinton travels to Sioux Central Thursday to close out their regular season. Both Gehlen and Hinton play their 1A District openers on February 20th.
LE MARS — Le Mars built a 26-22 first half lead and went onto upset No. 15 (5A) Sioux City East 60-54 Tuesday night in a Missouri River Activities Conference girls game at the Bulldogs Competition gym. The victory avenged a January 16th, 22-point loss to East in Sioux City. The Lady Bulldogs connected on 23-of-27 from the foul line to help secure the biggest victory of the season as Le Mars improves to 8-11 for the season and they finish the M-R-A-C portion of their schedule with a 6-8 mark. Kylie Dreckman led a balanced scoring attack for Le Mars with a career high 18 points while Shaniah Temple added 17 and Jaelynn Dreckman 12. Le Mars hosts Storm Lake in a girls jv-varsity match-up Thursday before travelling to Vermillion Friday to close out the regular season. They’ll open 4A Regional play February 19th.
Sioux City East scored the first 13 points of the game and built a 26-9 first quarter lead before holding off Le Mars to win 75-72 in Missouri River Conference play Tuesday night. Alec Dreckman turned in the greatest single game scoring performance in Le Mars history with 51 points to break Bob Pearson’s 1965 record of 44 points. Dreckman was 16-of-22 from the floor with five three-pointers and 14-of-16 from the foul line. It wasn’t enough though as the loss drops Le Mars to 13-6 for the season and 9-4 in the conference. After a Friday night trip to Vermillion, Le Mars has a rematch at Sioux City East again Saturday afternoon in a makeup game from January 18th that will close out the regular season for the Bulldogs. Saturday’s matinee begins at 1 p.m. with a j.v. game followed by the varsity at 2:30.
WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) Gehlen Catholic (11-9/5-5) 61, Hinton (10-10/4-6) 54
(B) Hinton (13-7/6-4) 65, Gehlen Catholic (7-13/4-6) 53
(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU 46, South O’Brien 43
(B) (#4-1A)South O’Brien 89, MMCRU 32
(G) Unity Christian 54, Akron-Westfield 43
(B) Unity Christian 81, Akron-Westfield 35
(G) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 58, Harris-Lake Park 11
(B) Harris-Lake Park 57, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 52
(G) (#12-1A)Woodbury Central 54, Remsen St. Mary’s 27
MISSOURI RIVER ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE
(G) Le Mars (8-11/6-8) 60, (#15-5A)Sioux City East 54
(B) Sioux City East 75, LeMars (13-6/9-4) 72
(B) Sioux City West 78, Sioux City North 61
(G) (#14-5A)Council Bluffs A-L 62, (#2-3A)Bishop Heelan 55
(B) (#7-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 69, Bishop Heelan 40
WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE
(G) Elk Point-Jefferson (SD) 67, (#9-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 48
(B) Elk Point-Jefferson (SD) 53, Kingsley-Pierson 46
(B) River Valley 53, West Harrison 38
(G) Central Lyon 62, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 50
(B) (#9-3A)M-O-C/Floyd Valley 63, Central Lyon 41
(G) Sioux Center 53, Rock Valley 41
(B) Rock Valley 71, Sioux Center 60
(B) Okoboji 82, West Lyon 67
(G) Boyden-Hull 51, Sheldon 31
(B) Sheldon 60, (#6-2A)Boyden-Hull 57
(G) Sibley-Ocheydan 61, George-Little Rock 52
(B) George-Little Rock 67, Sibley-Ocheyedan 57
(G) Estherville/L-C 46, Spencer 42
(B) Spencer 55, Estherville/L-C 54
(G) (#9-2A)Western Christian 39, Spirit Lake 33
(B) (#9-2A)Western Christian 63, Spirit Lake 42
WEDNESDAY RESULTS – February 12
(M) Northwestern 101, Jamestown 98 — former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (25 pts.) and former Bulldog Trent Hilbrands (10 pts.) for NW.
(M) Buena Vista 91, Wartburg 67 — former Bulldog, Jake Thompson, made his first career start for B-V (8 pts./2 reb./1 asst.)
(W) Wartburg 95, Buena Vista 59 — former Lady Bulldog, Jenn Schneider (no stats available)
Oklahoma 90, Iowa State 61
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Kristian Doolittle scored 20 points to help Oklahoma defeat Iowa State 90-61. Brady Manek scored 18 points and Alondes Williams added 14 for the Sooners, who outscored the Cyclones 50-25 in the second half. Oklahoma followed up Saturday’s victory over No. 13 West Virginia by avenging its loss at Iowa State a month earlier and falling a point short of its season’-high point total. Iowa State announced this week that guard Tyrese Haliburton will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left wrist. The Cyclones shot just 34.5% in the second half.
(3) Kansas 58, (14) West Virginia 49
Georgia Tech 64, (5) Louisville 58
(23) Creighton 87, (10) Seton Hall 82
(11) Auburn 95, Alabama 91
(15) Villanova 72, (18) Marquette 71
(19) Butler 66, Xavier 61
(20) Houston 62, South Florida 58
THURSDAY RESULTS – February 13
(high school basketball)
LE MARS — Lauren Heying poured in a career-high 24 points to lead Gehlen Catholic to a 58-38 1A Regional victory Thursday night at the Deb Campbell Memorial gym. Heying had 15 of those points after halftime to spark the Lady Jays to a 32-19 advantage over the final two quarters. The Mustangs managed to stay with Gehlen in the first half, trailing by just seven at the break. The Lady Jays scored the first ten points of the second half to take a 17-point lead 2 1/2 minutes into the third quarter and moved 20 points in front with alittle over two minutes to play in the quarter. Gehlen took their biggest lead of the game, 24 points, with 1:27 to play. Sydney Livermore had 13 points for Gehlen and Chloe Bunkers had a season-best ten. Addison Weber scored six points for the Lady Jays and is now 12 away from overhauling Hannah Sitzmann’s career total of 1030 to become the all-time career scoring leader at Gehlen Catholic. MacKenzie Post led the Mustangs with 16 Thursday night and Lauren Jurrens added 13. George-Little Rock ends the season at 2-20 while Gehlen improves to 12-9 heading into the quarterfinals next Tuesday at the Gehlen gym against Storm Lake St. Mary’s. Game time will be at 7 pm with coverage on KLEM beginning at 6:50.
CLASS 1A GIRLS REGIONALS
GTRA 45, West Bend-Mallard 44
Gehlen Catholic (12-9) 58, George-Little Rock 38
Storm Lake St. Mary’s 56, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 29
#9-Kingsley-Pierson (18-4) 66, Remsen St. Mary’s (4-18) 31
Siouxland Christian 50, River Valley 46
Akron-Westfield (16-6) 59, Trinity Christian 35
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 54, Harris-Lake Park 11
Westwood 93, West Harrison 37
Woodbury Central 86, Whiting 34
regular season games:
(G) Storm Lake @ Le Mars – cancelled
(B) Hinton (14-7) 70, Sioux Central 68
(G) West Sioux 62, Lawton-Bronson 46
(B) (#4-1A)West Sioux 101, Lawton-Bronson 63
(B) Unity Christian 58, Bishop Heelan 52
(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 86, South Sioux City (NE) 49
(G/B) Sioux City North @ Spencer – cancelled
(G) Sioux Falls O’Gorman 68, (#15-5A)Sioux City East 45
(G) Worthington (MN) @ Sioux City West – ppd. to Feb. 18th
(B) Siouxland Christian 59, Allen (NE) 46
(G) West Monona 52, Missouri Valley 27
(B) Sioux Falls Christian (SD) 78, (#9-2A)Western Christian 70
(W) Nebraska-Kearney 60, Lincoln U. 52 — former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (5 pts.) for UNK
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana got 27 points from Devonte Green and 17 from Trayce Jackson-Davis to help the Hoosiers snap a four-game losing streak with an 89-77 victory over No. 21 Iowa. Indiana made a season-high 11 3-pointers, with Green accounting for seven. Iowa has lost three of five, despite getting 38 points from Luka Garza. But the Hawkeyes never recovered from a 12-0 first-half run by Indiana that left Iowa with a 31-16 deficit. Indiana extended its lead to as many as 20 points and didn’t let Iowa get within single digits in the second half.
(17) Oregon 68, (16) Colorado 60
Indiana 89, (21) Iowa 77
FRIDAY RESULTS – February 14 – Valentine’s Day
(high school basketball)
VERMILLION — Karlee Schiff dropped in a career-best 14 points to go along with Jaelynn Dreckman’s 16 points and Le Mars closed out the regular season with a 49-32 victory at Vermillion Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs took the lead for good on Brook Haage’s three-pointer at the end of the first quarter for a 10-7 advantage heading into the second period. The lead grew to ten by halftime and to 12 after three quarters. Haage held the Tanagers’ leading scorer, Lexi Plitzuweit (17 ppg), to just 9 points. Le Mars improves to to 9-11 heading into Wednesday’s 4A Regional opener at Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
In the boys game Friday night, Vermillion rallied from a 20-17 halftime deficit to beat Le Mars 53-42. The Tanagers had a 27-26 lead after three quarters and used a 14-6 start to the final quarter as a springboard to an 11-point victory. Dillon Gestring led Vermillion with 20 points while Spencer Mackey had 15 for Le Mars and Alec Dreckman was held to ten points three days after his 51-point performance against Sioux City East. The Bulldogs slip to 13-7 for the season while Vermillion improves to 11-5. Le Mars closes out the regular season Saturday afternoon at Sioux City East to makeup a January 18th postponement. The JV game begins at 1 pm and the varsity tips off at 2:30.
LE MARS — No. 4 (1A) South O’Brien outscored Gehlen Catholic 42-25 after halftime Friday to beat the Jays for the second time this month, 69-49. Gehlen played to within 27-24 against the Wolverines in the first two quarters but a 28-11 third quarter by South O’Brien put them up by 20 points heading into the final quarter. Zeke Lundquist racked up 26 points for the winners with Jackson Louscher adding 14. Carter DeRocher and Keaton Bonderson were limited to 13 and 12 points respectively. The Jays end the regular season at 7-14 and will meet Kingsley-Pierson in the 1A District quarterfinals at Paullina next Thursday night at 6:30. South O’Brien (18-3) plays the winner of Monday’s MMCRU vs. Akron-Westfield game at 8 pm Thursday in Paullina.
(G) LeMars (9-11) 49, Vermillion (SD) 32
(B) Vermillion (SD) 53, Le Mars (13-7) 42
(B) (#4-1A)South O’Brien (18-3) 69, Gehlen Catholic (7-14) 49
(B) Kingsley-Pierson (10-11) 73, MMCRU (3-18) 68
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s (18-3) 70, Woodbury Central 42
(B) Westwood 63, Akron-Westfield (0-19) 34
(B) River Valley 46, Alta/Aurelia 44
(B) Newell-Fonda 66, Ridge View 55
(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 58, Council Bluffs T-J 53
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 74, Council Bluffs T-J 36
(G) (#7-4A)Lewis Central 53, (#14-5A)Council Bluffs A-L 38
(B) (#7-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 55, Lewis Central 44
(B) Sioux Center 63, Sheldon 51
(B) (#9-3A)M-O-C/Floyd Valley 72, West Lyon 59
(B) (#6-2A)Boyden-Hull 81, Okoboji 63
(B) Rock Valley 65, George-Little Rock 50
(B) Central Lyon 74, Sibley-Ocheyedan 45
SATURDAY RESULTS – February 15
(high school wrestling)
CLASS 3A DISTRICT MEET AT FORT DODGE — TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Fort Dodge (278) .. 2.Spencer (184) .. 3. Le Mars (177 – 5 State qualifiers) .. 4. Sioux City East (129) .. 5. Storm Lake (126) .. 6. Mason City (117) .. 7. Sioux City North (71) .. 8. Sioux City West (35).
Bulldog results: 106#-Connor Peterson (4th) .. 113#-Calla Langel (6th) .. 120#-Blake Dirksen (3rd – lost TB-1, 6-2 in 2nd pl. match) .. 126#-Daniel Hinds (5th) .. 138#-Jackson Sudtelgte (5th) .. 145#-Arik Burnett (6th) .. 152#-Dylan Carlson (2nd – lost on a TF, 21-6 in the finals) – STATE QUALIFIER .. 160#-Jake Francksen-Small (1st – won 3-2 in the finals) – STATE QUALIFIER .. 170#-Drayden DeBoer (3rd) .. 182#-Colton Hoag (1st – won by a fall in 3:33 in the finals) – STATE QUALIFIER .. 195#-Riley Sadoski (5th) .. 220#-Brennick Hoppe (2nd – lost in the finals by a fall in :46) – STATE QUALIFIER .. 285#-Justin Otto (1st – won 7-5 in finals) – STATE QUALIFIER.
CLASS 1A DISTRICT MEET AT MAPLETON
Hinton’s State qualifiers: 106#-Wyatt Skuodas (2nd) .. 160#-Teegan Tschampel (2nd) .. 195#-Derek Anderson (1st)
Akron-Westfield’s State qualifier: 220#-Logan Smith (2nd)
CLASS 1A DISTRICT MEET AT SIOUX RAPIDS
Kingsley-Pierson’s State qualifier: 138#-Damon Schmid (2nd)
(high school basketball)
SIOUX CITY — Playing their sixth game in the last eleven days, a fatigued Le Mars Bulldogs boys basketball team fell to a much fresher Sioux City East team 92-42 Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, dropping their final three games of the regular season to finish at 13-8. Le Mars fell behind quickly as the Black Raiders closed the first quarter by scoring the final 16 points for a 29-10 lead. The lead grew to 22 by halftime and 32 after three quarters. The Bulldogs managed just 42 points in each of their final two games this weekend and will take a season-high three-game losing streak into their 3A Sub-State opener against Bishop Heelan on Monday, February 24th in Orange City. For East, Jaleque Dunson had 24 points, Danny Callahan 21 and Sayvion Armstrong 16. The Black Raiders dropped in 12 three-pointers. Spencer Mackey’s ten points paced Le Mars. Alec Dreckman obviously drew a lot of defensive attention from East after scoring 51 points on Tuesday against the Black Raiders in a 75-72 East victory. Dreckman was checked to just eight points Saturday. East improves to 15-4.
regular season games:
(B) Sioux City East (15-4) 92, Le Mars (13-8) 42
(G) Sioux City North @ Sioux City West
CLASS 2A GIRLS REGIONALS
Rock Valley 54, Sibley-Ocheyedan 36
Hinton (11-10) 59, Lawton-Bronson 53
Underwood 52, MVAOCOU 11
CLASS 3A GIRLS REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
#3-Bishop Heelan 59, Sheldon 21
West Lyon 51, Sioux Center 38
#11-Cherokee Washington 80, OA-BCIG 46
M-O-C/Floyd Valley 64, #15-Unity Christian 56
#2-Clear Lake 57, GH-Ventura 46
Forest City 52, Humboldt 41
#7-Okoboji 37, Spirit Lake 36
Algona 58, Estherville/L-C 51
(M) Morningside 111, Jamestown 85 — former Bulldogs, Tyler Borchers (12 pts./8 reb.) and Will Pottebaum (6 pts.) for Morn.
(M) Northwestern 76, Midland Lutheran 73 — former Bulldog, Trent Hilbrands (12 pts.) and former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (8 pts./19 reb.) for NW.
(W) Central Missouri 75, Nebraska-Kearney 65 — former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (6 pts.)
Iowa State 81, Texas 52
AMES (AP) — Michael Jacobson scored a season-high 21 points, Solomon Young and Prentiss Nixon added 17 points apiece, and Iowa State dominated struggling Texas for an 81-52 victory. The Cyclones (11-14, 4-8 Big 12) never trailed and started the second half with a 9-0 run, building a commanding 46-26 lead.
results for the Top 10 teams:
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Baylor stretched its winning streak to 22 games as Jared Butler had 21 points in the Bears’ 70-60 downing of West Virginia. Butler hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and had six rebounds, while Matthew Mayer chipped in 13 points and eight boards to help Baylor stay unbeaten in the Big 12 at 12-0. No. 2 Gonzaga picked up its 18th straight win as Filip Petrusev had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 89-77 downing of Pepperdine.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 24 points, Devon Dotson added 19 and third-ranked Kansas rolled to an 87-70 victory over Oklahoma. The Jayhawks kept pace with No. 1 Baylor in a two-team race toward the Big 12 title.
UNDATED (AP) — Seventh-ranked Duke vaulted to the top of the ACC men’s basketball standings with a 94-60 rout of Notre Dame and fifth-ranked Louisville’s 77-62 loss to Clemson. Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points and Tre Jones added 19 as the Blue Devils claimed their seventh straight win. John Newman III had a career-high 23 points as the Tigers downed the Cardinals.
CHICAGO (AP) — Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an epic NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Jones and Orlando forward Aaron Gordon needed two extra dunks apiece in the final round before deciding a winner. When Gordon picked the 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall to come out for his last dunk, it was the ultimate risk-reward moment as he needed 49 points to win. He didn’t totally clear Fall, and the judges gave him a 47 to finish one point behind Jones.
CHICAGO (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest during All-Star Saturday. Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round. Miami’s Bam Adebayo captured the All-Star skills challenge, narrowly defeating Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men.
SUNDAY RESULTS – February 16
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will try to complete the Daytona 500 Monday after the season-opening race was stopped by rain after 20 laps yesterday. The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. The second stoppage was prompted by heavier rain, further soaking a racing surface that takes hours to dry.
(4) San Diego State 72, Boise State 55
(15) Villanova 76, Temple 56
(17) Oregon 80, Utah 62
(21) Iowa 58, Minnesota 55
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Garza scored 24 points and Ryan Kreiner added 10 points as No. 21 Iowa came back to beat Minnesota 58-55. Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw attempt with a chance to tie the game with 3.8 seconds left and the Hawkeyes came away with a rare road win in the Big Ten. Iowa trailed by eight points with 5:25 remaining but finished the game on an 11-0 run. Oturu scored 15 points and Marcus Carr added 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Minnesota.
2020 ALL-STAR GAME at Chicago
Team LeBron 157, Team Giannis 155
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis capped his 20-point performance in the NBA All-Star game last night by hitting the game-ending free throw to complete Team LeBron’s 157-155 victory over Team Giannis. Kawhi Leonard captured the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP trophy by hitting eight 3-pointers and scoring 30 points. LeBron James had 23 points for his team, which shut out Giannis Antetokounmpo after he poured in 25 points over the first three periods.