BOYS HOOPS: G-R hits century mark in Redhawk Country
TRAER – Camden Kickbush made five first-half 3-pointers en route to a season-high 24 points in leading Gladbrook-Reinbeck to a 103-64 romp over North Tama in Saturday’s non-conference boys’ basketball contest.
Eight different players accounted for the Rebels’ 13 3-pointers, nine of which came in the first half as Gladbrook-Reinbeck (15-2) got out to a 62-40 lead and poured it on for the team’s seventh win in a row.
North Tama (6-11) had trouble keeping pace despite Paul Kaufmann’s game-high 28 points. The state’s leader in 3-pointers added six to his season total, yet the Redhawks sustained their fifth consecutive loss.
Zach Pierce and Cameron Clark both scored 16 points – a career-high for Clark – while Joe Smoldt added 13 points for the Rebels. Tyler Eiffler added a career-best 11 points.
Logan Zobel chipped in 13 points and Ben Panfil had eight for North Tama.
Both teams return to conference play on Tuesday. Gladbrook-Reinbeck hosts rival Grundy Center in NICL West Division play, while North Tama visits Waterloo Christian in Iowa Star Conference action.
Don Bosco 56, Colo-NESCO 51
COLO – Brady Thome and Travis Havel shared game-high scoring honors with 18 points apiece as Don Bosco avenged an earlier loss to Colo-NESCO with a 56-51 victory over the host Royals in Friday’s Iowa Star Conference tilt.
Dalton Becker added 12 points for the Dons (8-9, 6-7), who snapped a three-game losing skid.
Four players scored in double figures for Colo-NESCO, led by Cole Ozbun and Brady Stoeffler with 13 points apiece. Christian Reischauer netted 12 points and Tanner Clatt had 11. Grant Tiarks contributed five points and a team-leading 11 rebounds as the Royals (12-5, 10-3) saw a three-game win streak end.
AGWSR 63, South Tama 51
ACKLEY – The Cougars outscored the Trojans 23-10 in the second frame to break open a tie game en route to a North Iowa Cedar League West Division victory.
Grant Koch paced STC (3-11, 3-7) with 16 points, Dalton Doyle had 12 and Ian Slagle 10 as the Trojans had their season-best two-game win streak snapped. Darius Lasley added seven points, seven rebounds and three steals, while Koch had three blocks and threes steals. Doyle did all his scoring from beyond the arc, burying 4-of-6 attempts. No stats were available for AGWSR (12-5, 8-4).
The Trojans host South Hardin Tuesday and head to the Tigers’ homecourt Thursday. The Cougars travel to BCLUW Tuesday.