SPORTS SHORT: Bobcat JV boys notch first victory

The Marshalltown junior varsity boys’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season, downing Fort Dodge 57-53 on Thursday night at the Roundhouse.

Hunter Chamberlin made three of his four 3-pointers in the first half en route to a team-high 18 points for MHS. Austin Lovin tallied 10 points and four steals, while Jordan Smith finished with seven points and Jacob Shirar had six.

Lovin’s pair of free throws gave the Bobcats (1-3) a four-point lead in the closing moments.

MHS hosts Des Moines East next Thursday night.