South Hardin bombs away on GMG; West Marshall rebounds

ELDORA – South Hardin senior Kayla Prosser came up one point shy of matching her career high, scoring 23 to lead the Tigers to a 67-16 victory over GMG on Tuesday night.

Prosser and Kassidy Bunger both made three of South Hardin’s 11 3-pointers, and the Tigers stormed out to a 43-6 halftime lead. Bunger, who scored a career-high 19 in the Tigers’ season-opening win Monday at Iowa Falls-Alden, contributed nine points. Both players had six rebounds.

Sarah Boomgarden chipped in eight points and Megan Carr made a pair of treys for six points as South Hardin improved to 2-0.

Peyton Mannan and Katie Airey both scored four points to lead GMG (0-2), which played without its top returning scorer Olivia Barritt. Caitlin Appelgate had two points and a team-leading seven rebounds.

Both teams are at home next Tuesday. South Hardin hosts NICL cross-divisional foe Jesup, while the Wolverines entertain Don Bosco in Iowa Star Conference play.

West Marshall 64, Iowa Falls-Alden 38

STATE CENTER – Rachel Freland poured in a career-high 29 points to go along with 10 steals, five rebounds and three assists as West Marshall pulled away from Iowa Falls-Alden for its first win, 64-38, here on Tuesday.

The Trojans (1-1) led 17-11 after the first quarter but outscored the visiting Cadets 28-5 in the second period. Leading 45-16 at the break, West Marshall coasted to the victory.

Gabby Reyerson chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds for the Trojans.

Madie Streeter had seven points, five steals and five assists, while Mackenzie Coberley chipped in six points. Georgia Porter pitched in with four points and four steals.

Saje Ites led Iowa Falls-Alden (0-2) with 13 points.

West Marshall begins a six-game road trip with next Tuesday’s game at Waterloo Columbus. Seven of the Trojans’ eight games in December are away from home.

Hudson 65, East Marshall 27

LE GRAND – Amanda Cartney scored a career-high 28 points and Class 2A preseason No. 5-ranked Hudson handled East Marshall, 65-27, in Tuesday’s cross-NICL contest.

Abby Hillmer added 18 points and Casey Miles had 11 for the Pirates, who were playing their season opener. Hudson got out to a 23-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Taylor Fricke had nine points and six rebounds for East Marshall (0-2), which fell to 4A No. 12 Grinnell in its season opener Friday. Ashley Allen had eight points and seven rebounds, Meriel Leavy had four points and seven rebounds, and Kristen Amendt also scored four points for the Mustangs. Mariah Fritz had three assists and a steal.

“Hudson’s a good team but we certainly didn’t rise to the occasion,” said Mustangs coach Missy Pieters. “I guess you could say I’m completely disappointed, not because we got beat but because we gave a better effort against Grinnell.

“I think this is a good awakening for us.”

East Marshall will jump into NICL West Division play on Dec. 6, hosting BCLUW.