Stanton Viking Junior Easton Blunt hit 6 three pointers en route to 23 points, leading Stanton to an empathic 70-35 win over Riverside in Oakland on Thursday night. The Vikings got a strong effort across the board with Connor Hultman dropping in 14 points, Drake Johnson with 13, and Donnie Weis with 12.
The Bulldogs didn’t get a point on the board until 1:32 left in the first quarter and the Vikings raced out to an 18-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. They would stretch the lead to 31 by halftime. It was the season opener for Stanton so they start the season with a big win.
Riverside’s leading scorer was Damlan Foucht with 9 points and AJ Dillon with 8. The Bulldogs fall to 1-1 on the year.
The Stanton Viqueens outscored the Riverside Bulldogs 15-6 in the fourth quarter on Thursday night to come away with a 46-34 win at Riverside High School. It was a close game for much of the night with the Bulldogs nipping at the Viqueens heels. Stanton led by 1 at the end of the first quarter, 2 at the half, and 3 at the end of the third.
Chelsea Weis was the catalyst to the win scoring 10 of her team leading 16 points in the final quarter. Ally Focht had 12 points and Savanna Moffett had 9 for the Viqueens. Riverside was led by Sydney Murphy with 11 points and Freshman Ashlynn Amdor had 9 in the loss.
Stanton improves to 2-0 on the young season and Riverside falls to 1-1.
The Riverside Bulldogs will play host the the Stanton Vikings tonight in a Varsity Basketball Doubleheader and we’ll have coverage of both games on KJAN.
In the Girls game Riverside is 1-0 after an opening 49-29 win over Heartland Christian on Tuesday night. Stanton also comes in at 1-0 after an opening win last week over Bedford 50-31.
Riverside brings a 1-0 record into the Boys game after an opening night win over Heartland Christian 78-52. For Stanton this is their season opener.
We’ll have coverage starting at 5:45pm tonight with tip time for the Girls game set for 6:00pm. The Boys game will follow at around 7:30pm. Catch the action on AM1220, FM101.1, online at kjan.com, or on the KJAN mobile app. You can also watch the action with live streaming video on our TV page at kjan.com.
The Big Ten Conference has announced their annual football award winners over the last two days. The picks are made in two separate votings, one by the coaches and the other by media. Find the full list of honorees by following the link below.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Marquise Moore and Justin Kier each hit a pair of free throws in the final 19 seconds to secure George Mason a 54-50 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night.
Spencer Haldeman hit a pair from the line with :30 left to get the Panthers within one, 50-49, but Moore answered with two of his own with 19 seconds left. Jordan Ashton got Northern Iowa within two by hitting the first of two free throws, but Kier knocked down two of his own with five seconds left to set the final score.
Jaire Grayer led the Patriots (5-3) with 14 points and Otis Livingston II added another 12. George Mason collectively converted 15 of 20 free throw attempts to offset shooting just 18 of 50 from the field. Haldeman led Northern Iowa (3-3) with 16 points off the bench. The Panthers were just 15 of 58 from the field.
CHICAGO (AP) — Eli Cain scored 19 points and DePaul came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Drake 77-75 on Wednesday night. The Blue Demons (4-1) have won three straight since dropping their second game of the season to Rutgers.
Drake led 38-29 at the half but DePaul chipped away and trailed just 75-73 entering the final minute following a Darrick Wood layup. After a turnover by Drake’s Reed Timmer, Cain hit the game-tying layup and drew the foul on the Bulldogs’ Ore Arogundade. He dispatched the free throw for a 76-75 Blue Demons lead.
Timmer had a final shot to win it for Drake, but his 3-pointer missed at the buzzer. Brandon Cyrus finished with 14 points and eight boards for DePaul. Wood added 12 points. Timmer led Drake (1-6) with 18 points. Billy Wampler had 17 for the Bulldogs, who have lost four consecutive games.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points and No. 1 Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Turner became the 36th player Notre Dame player to eclipse the 1,000-point mark. Lindsay Allen added 11 points for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and scored 21 points off 23 Hawkeyes turnovers.
Notre Dame led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but Iowa cut it to 50-48 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. The Irish responded with an 11-1 run to pull away.
Ally Disterhoft led Iowa (5-3) with 18 points and Megan Gustafson had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawkeyes hosted the top-ranked team for the first time since 1999.
The Atlantic/CAM Wrestling team has set lofty goals for the new season with an experienced group returning. The Trojans return five state qualifiers and four state place winners from last years squad, and they are all hungry to get back to the big stage. Kole Hansen finished 5th at 106 last year and will compete at 113 this season. Carter Cox was a State Runner-Up at 113 last season and will wrestle at 120. Zac Stork placed 8th at 182 and will stay there. John McConkey was also an 8th place finisher at heavyweight last year and will be there again. Chase McLaren was also a state qualifier last season and he will hit the mat at 126 this year. All of those wrestlers, along with Drake Roller, have been ranked in the top 10 in the preseason by multiple wrestling publications and that has the team believing they can earn both individual and team titles. Atlantic Head Coach Tim Duff said they have seen the opportunity to have success with this group coming for a while.
Coach Duff knows this squad has the physical talent to accomplish big goals if they keep working hard in practice and taking care of themselves off the mat, but he thinks the mental component is going to be the deciding factor for how far they go.
Many of the wrestlers during a preseason chat talked about wanting to achieve the ultimate individual goal and win a state championship, but they have big team goals as well. Coach Duff wants to get back to the State Team Duals, but he also has his sights set on accomplishing something he has never had a team do, place in the top three teams at the traditional state tournament.
Atlantic/CAM gets the new season underway on Thursday with a home Quad at CAM High School with Audubon, East Union, and Griswold. Action is set to begin in Anita at 5:30pm.