SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat JV boys edged by rival Ames

AMES – The Marshalltown junior varsity boys’ basketball team dropped to 0-3 on the year after Monday’s 46-39 loss to Ames.

Grant Thimesch and Hunter Chamberlin led the Bobcats with eight points apiece. Hunter Riedl had seven points and Fernando Cole added five.

Jacob Shirar led MHS with six rebounds and Christian Guido added five boards. Thimesch had four steals.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday at home against Fort Dodge.

MHS JV girls fall short in overtime

Rachel Whaley had 10 points and Courtney Schmidt and Lexi Gimbel both scored six, but the Marshalltown girl’s junior varsity team suffered another defeat on Friday, losing to Fort Dodge, 45-38, in overtime.

Both teams had a chance to win the game in regulation but the shots didn’t fall. Fort Dodge missed three shots in the lane inside of 5 seconds to play but dominated the overtime period for the win.

Ellyn Boland added five points and Karli McClure chipped in four for the Bobcats.

Marshalltown will next host Ankeny on Tuesday at the Roundhouse.

Dodgers take down MHS frosh girls

The Fort Dodge freshman girls’ basketball team made quick work of host Marshalltown on Friday, dispatching the Bobcats 53-23 at Lenihan Intermediate School.

Nyadoar Gatwech led Marshalltown with eight points in the loss. Carrie Heddens chipped in four points while Jasmyne Carmody and Vanesa Ceren added three apiece. Katie Matney and Vanessa Vergara both tallied two points, and Luz Ortega added one.

The Bobcats take on Ankeny tonight at Lenihan.