GIRLS HOOPS: Royals withstand stiff challenge from CMB

MAXWELL – The Class 1A No. 3 Colo-NESCO girls’ basketball team was limited to a season-low scoring output but still came away with its fourth win in as many tries, beating CMB 51-36 on Saturday.

The Royals (4-0) outscored their hosts 30-14 in the second half to overcome a one-point halftime deficit. Colo-NESCO went 10-for-27 at the free-throw line to keep the game close, but the Raiders did not get to the charity stripe.

Caitlyn Riese matched her season-high 16 points to go with nine rebounds, and Shayla Dean tallied 12 points, seven steals, five rebounds and four assists in the win.

Madison Farren added seven points and six boards for the royals, who go to Don Bosco on Tuesday night for an Iowa Star Conference clash.

Abbie Haupert had game-highs of 22 points and 16 rebounds for CMB (0-5), but the Raiders remained winless. Bridget Hurley contributed eight points and 11 boards.

North Polk 67, West Marshall 51

ALLEMAN – Senior twins Miranda and Megan Murphy combined for 44 points as Class 3A No. 10 North Polk defeated West Marshall to improve to 4-0.

Miranda Murphy had 23 points and Megan Murphy made five 3-pointers on her way to 21 points for the Comets. Macy Gill chipped in eight in the win.

Rachel Freland scored 23 points to go with five steals in leading West Marshall in its third of six straight road games. Gabby Reyerson had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds as well for the Trojans (2-3), who visit South Hardin on Tuesday.

Montezuma 68, GMG 27

GARWIN – Katie Maschmann scored 23 points, going 15-for-17 from the free-throw line, in leading Montezuma past GMG in non-conference play.

Mackenzie James added 15 points for the Braves (2-4), who led 33-15 at the half.

Olivia Barritt paced GMG with eight points, Josie Claussen had six and Katie Airey added four.

Dike-New Hartford 64, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 21

WAVERLY – Class 2A No. 9 Dike-New Hartford (3-0) held the Rebels scoreless in the third quarter, putting the finishing touches on a 64-21 win in the NICL Holiday Classic.

Hayley Weber led Gladbrook-Reinbeck (0-2) with six points, while Nicole Adair and Amber Berendes added four apiece.


South Hardin 64, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 54

REINBECK – Kayla Prosser scored 26 points, Sarah Boomgarden had 18 and Claire Damon 14 as the South Hardin girls started fast and finished off Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 64-54, in Friday’s NICL West Division opener.

The trio accounted for 58 of their team’s 64 points.

Prosser shot 10-for-19 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in her third straight 20-plus scoring game. She also led the Tigers (4-0, 1-0) with nine rebounds, and Damon made four 3-pointers.

Hanna Christopher had a team-leading 22 points for the Rebels, and Hayley Weber added 10.