SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat sophs downed by Dowling

WEST DES MOINES – The Marshalltown sophomore boys’ basketball team was defeated by Dowling Catholic on Tuesday night, falling 45-30.

Tony Smith led the Bobcats with 11 points in the loss. Sam Rogers contributed five points and Kyler Ladehoff chipped in with four.

Marshalltown (3-11) returns to action Friday against Fort Dodge, facing the Dodgers at Lenihan Intermediate School.

Urbandale edges MHS freshmen girls

Victory narrowly escaped the Marshalltown freshman girls’ basketball team on Monday night as Urbandale escaped the Roundhouse with a 26-24 triumph.

Vanessa Vergara led MHS with eight points, while Jasmyne Carmody, Aspen Chadderdon, Nyadoar Gatwech and Carrie Heddens had four points apiece. Heddens led the ‘Cats with 11 rebounds.