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KLEM Local Schedule (week of December 21)


MONDAY RESULTS – December 21

(high school basketball)

ORANGE CITY — Unity Christian opened the second half with an 8-0 run to extend a 27-23 halftime lead into a 35-23 advantage and the Knights outscored No. 7 (1A) Gehlen Catholic 24-7 in the third stanza to roll to a 73-48 non-conference victory in Orange City Monday night.  The Knights’ victory avenged an eight-point loss to the Jays two weeks earlier in Le Mars and dropped Gehlen from the ranks of unbeaten.  Unity had a 52-19 advantage in bench points as Carter DeJong had 19 and Tyrell Hulshof 14 with James Bouma adding another 8.  Keaton Bonderson led the Jays scoring with 13, with 11 of those 13 points coming in the first half.  Drake and Carter DeRocher had nine each for Gehlen, who falls to 7-1 for the season while Unity Christian improves to 5-2.  The Jays host Remsen St. Mary’s in a girl/boy doubleheader Tuesday night in a War Eagle Conference matchup starting 6 pm.  Both varsity games will be carried on KLEM starting at 5:55.

(B) Unity Christian (5-2) 73, (#7-1A)Gehlen Catholic (7-1) 48

(G) Remsen St. Mary’s 71, Alta-Aurelia 27

(G) Trinity Christian 43, Harris-Lake Park 20

(G) Westwood 58, Wakefield (NE.) 49
(B) Wakefield (NE.) 74, Westwood 44

(G) OA-BCIG 64, River Valley 11

(B) Ridge View 65, Manson-NW Webster 38

(G) Sioux City North 62, Council Bluffs T-J 36
(B) Sioux City North 78, Council Bluffs T-J 62

(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 51, Western Christian 47
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 47, (#4-2A)Western Christian 43

(college basketball)

Top Ten games:
(1) Gonzaga 95, Northwestern State 57
(2) Baylor 99, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42
(8) Tennessee 102, St. Joseph’s 66

(N-F-L football)

Cincinnati 27, Pittsburgh 17

(college football)

MYRTLE BEACH BOWL — Appalachian State 56, North Texas 28

UNDATED — The unevenness of a season played in the midst of a pandemic contributed to one of the most controversial semifinal pairings of the College Football Playoff era.  Players and coaches were sidelined by COVID-19, and numerous games were canceled as the sport limped to a tense finish line with the final CFP rankings revealed Sunday, with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame selected in the top four.  No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Notre Dame will meet in The Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One on Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. ET, followed by No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at 8 p.m. Both games will air on ESPN.

UNDATED — The Hawkeye and Cyclone football teams are headed to bowl games — but Cyclone fans won’t be allowed in the stadium to watch. Iowa State (8-and-3) will play Pac-12 Champion Oregon January 2nd in the Fiesta Bowl in the school’s first-ever January bowl. The bowl game however only allows parents of the players into the game. The Cyclones got the bowl bid after a comeback against Oklahoma fell short in the Big 12 Championship game Saturday. Iowa (6-and-2) will play Missouri in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee on December 30th. The Music City Bowl allows a limited number of fans. The Hawkeyes will be making their 34th bowl game appearance and their first Music City Bowl appearance.




(high school basketball)

HARRISBURG, S.D. — Harrisburg wiped out a 38-31 Le Mars lead at halftime, outscoring the Bulldogs 15-6 in the third quarter, and the Tigers held on for a 61-55 victory on the home court Tuesday night.  Harrisburg led 46-44 after three quarters and still held a two-point lead heading into the final minute before scoring the final four points of the game.  Spencer Mackey finished with 23 points for the Bulldogs and Brady Williams contributed 12.  Conner Geddes led a balanced attack for Harrisburg with 18 points while Blaze Lubbers had 16, with Andrew Welters and Brayden Phipps scoring ten each.  Le Mars falls to 5-3 at the holiday break.  The Tigers are now 4-0.

LE MARS — No. 7 (1A) Gehlen Catholic took over sole possession of first place in the War Eagle Conference boys race, knocking off No. 6 (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s 62-46 Tuesday night at the Vi Kellen gym in Le Mars.  Carter DeRocher led the way for the Jays with a career-best 30 points, connecting on seven three-pointers.  Gehlen raced to a 15-point lead in the opening minute of the second quarter on back-to-back three’s by DeRocher and the Jays led 33-21 at halftime.  St. Mary’s closed briefly to within five points in the third quarter before Gehlen pushed the lead to 11 by the end of the period.  Gehlen had an answer for every push Remsen St. Mary’s made in the final quarter, winning by their biggest lead of the game — 16 points.  Keaton Bonderson dropped in 12 for Gehlen, who rebounded from their first loss 24 hours earlier to go to 8-1 at the holiday break and 5-0 in the W-E-C.  Remsen St. Mary’s falls to 4-1 in league play and 5-1 for the season.  Jaxon Bunkers had 16 points for the Hawks and Blaine Harpenau 10.

The Gehlen Catholic girls halted Remsen St. Mary’s six-game winning streak with a solid 58-46 victory Tuesday night in W-E-C play.  Rachel Langel scored 9 of her game-high 16 points in the third quarter as Gehlen extended a 24-21 halftime lead to a 42-32 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  The lead grew to 14 in the final period.  Lauren Heying connected on 10-of-12 from the free throw line and finished with 14 points and Jayden Barthole had a career-best 12.  Whitney Jensen had 15 for the Hawks and Mya Bunkers added 10.  Both teams hit the holiday break at 6-3 with Gehlen improving to 3-2 in league play while St. Mary’s fell to 3-1 in the W-E-C, dropping them out of a share of the league lead with Unity Christian.

(G) Gehlen Catholic 58, Remsen St. Mary’s 46
(B) (#7-1A)Gehlen Catholic 62, (#6-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 46

(G) Akron-Westfield 49, Hinton 47

(G) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 49, South O’Brien 48
(B) South O’Brien 54, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 46

(B) Harrisburg (S.D.) 61, Le Mars 55

(G) (#12-3A)West Lyon 53, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 48
(B) West Lyon 49, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 41

(G) Rock Valley 57, George-Little Rock 35
(B) Rock Valley 62, George-Little Rock 26

(G) (#11-2A)Central Lyon 60, Sibley-Ocheyedan 50
(B) Central Lyon 70, Sibley-Ocheyedan 53

(G) Sioux Center 72, Sheldon 56
(B) Sioux Center 60, Sheldon 48

(G) Boyden-Hull 52, Okoboji 28
(B)  (#1-2A)Boyden-Hull 68, Okoboji 59

(G) (#2-2A)South Central Calhoun 74, MVAOCOU 45
(B) South Central Calhoun 68, MVAOCOU 38

(G) (#2-1A)Newell-Fonda 74, Woodbury Central 47
(B) Newell-Fonda 61, Woodbury Central 59

(B) Ridge View 45, River Valley 40

(B) Estherville/L-C 76, Emmetsburg 64

(G) Spirit Lake at (#1-3A)Cherokee Washington – ppd.
(B) Spirit Lake 61, Cherokee Washington 55

(college basketball)

(4) Iowa (6-1) 70, Purdue 55 — Luka Garza (22 pts.) & Joe Wieskamp (17 pts.) for Iowa.

Chicago State at Iowa State (2-4) – cancelled

(college football Bowl games)

POTATO BOWL — Nevada 38, Tulane 27

BOCA RATON BOWL — (13) B-Y-U 49, U-C-F 23

(N-B-A basketball)

regular season openers:
Brooklyn 125, Golden State 99
L-A Clippers 116, L-A Lakers 109




(college football Bowl games)

NEW ORLEANS BOWL — Georgia Southern 38, Louisiana Tech 3

MONTGOMERY BOWL — Memphis 25, Florida Atlantic 10

(college basketball)

(8) Tennessee 80, South Carolina Upstate 60
(23) Ohio State 80 (11) Rutgers 68
(13) Creighton 66, (22) Xavier 61
(18) Illinois 98, Penn State 81
Northwestern 74, Indiana 67

(N-B-A basketball)

Cleveland 121, Charlotte 114
Indiana 121, New York 107
Orlando 113, Miami 107
Philadelphia 113, Washington 107
Boston 122, Milwaukee 121
New Orleans 113, Toronto 99
Atlanta 124, Chicago 104
Oklahoma City at Houston – ppd.
San Antonio 131, Memphis 119
Minnesota 111, Detroit 101
Sacramento 124, Denver 122, overtime
Utah 120, Portland 100
Phoenix 106, Dallas 102




(college football Bowl games)

NEW MEXICO BOWL — Hawaii 28, Houston 14

Alabama teammates Mack Jones and DeVonte Smith, quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask were announced as Heisman Trophy finalists on Thursday night.



FRIDAY RESULTS – December 25 – Christmas Day

(college basketball)

Minnesota 102, (4) Iowa 95, overtime
(9) Wisconsin 85, (12) Illinois 76
(18) Michigan 80, Nebraska 69
Purdue 73, Maryland 70

(college football Bowl games)

CAMELLIA BOWL — Buffalo 17, Marshall 10

(N-B-A basketball)

Miami 111, New Orleans 98
Milwaukee 138, Golden State 99
Brooklyn 123, Boston 95
L-A Lakers 138, Dallas 115
L-A Clippers 121, Denver 108

(N-F-L football)

New Orleans 52, Minnesota 33




(college football Bowl games)

LENDING TREE BOWL — Georgia Southern 39, Western Kentucky 21

1st RESPONDERS BOWL — (16) Louisiana 31, U-T-S-A 24

CURE BOWL — (23) Liberty 37, (9) Coastal Carolina 34, OT

(N-F-L football)

Tampa Bay 47, Detroit 7
San Francisco 20, Arizona 12
Miami 26, Las Vegas 25

(college basketball)

Top 20 games:
(1) Gonz aga 98, (16) Villanova 75
(6) Houston 63, U-C-F 54
(18) Illinois 69, Indiana 60
Northwestern 71, (23) Ohio State 70

(N-B-A basketball)

Atlanta 122, Memphis 112
Oklahoma City 109, Charlotte 107
Cleveland 128, Detroit 119, 2 OTs
Orlando 130, Washington 120
Philadelphia 109, New York 89
Indiana 125, Chicago 106
San Antonio 119, Toronto 114
Minnesota 116, Utah 111
Portland 128, Houston 126, OT
Sacramento 106, Phoenix 103



SUNDAY RESULTS – December 27

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2020 football season has come to an end after a rash of Covid-19 positive tests forced the Missouri Tigers to pull out of Wednesday’s Music City Bowl game in Nashville, thus cancelling the event.  The Hawkeyes finish the year at 6-2.

(N-F-L football)

Kansas City 17, Atlanta 14
N-Y Jets 23, Cleveland 16
Pittsburgh 28, Indianapolis 24
Carolina 20, Washington 13
Chicago 41, Jacksonville 17
Baltimore 27, N-Y Giants 13
Cincinnati 37, Houston 31
L-A Chargers 19, Denver 16
Dallas 37, Philadelphia 17
Seattle 20, L-A Rams 9
Green Bay 40, Tennessee 14

Monday: Buffalo at New England

(N-B-A basketball)

Dallas 124, L-A Clippers 73
Charlotte 106, Brooklyn 104
Orlando 120, Washington 113
New Orleans 98, San Antonio 95
Cleveland 118, Philadelphia 94
New York 130, Milwaukee 110
Indiana 108, Boston 107
Golden State 129, Chicago 128
Phoenix 116, Sacramento 100
L-A Lakers 127, Minnesota 91

(N-H-L hockey)

Hockey is coming back this winter! On Sunday, the NHL and NHLPA announced the formalized plans for the 2020-21 season — though it’s really the 2021 season, since it’s beginning on Jan. 13.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said he expects the NHL’s teams in Canada to be able to play home games this season.

(major league baseball)

The planned opening of MLB’s spring camp is less than two months away, and nobody in baseball — not the players, not the owners, not the commissioner — has any clue whether it’s happening. Such is life in the midst of a pandemic.

Discussions between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association about the status of the 2021 season are mimicking those that wound up with a truncated season this year: slow and with scant progress. MLB has suggested pushing the season back a month. The players want to report on time and play a full season.