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IA Boys Class 4A Regional Basketball final schedule (3/1)


March 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

7-p.m. @ the Tyson Center in Sioux City:

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln vs. Sioux City East

Boys State Basketball Tournament Schedule at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines

Class 1A Quarterfinals – Monday, March 7th

10:30-a.m. Britt/West Hancock (23-2) vs. IKM-Maning (22-2)

12:15-p.m. Danville (24-1) vs. Council Bluffs/St. Albert (15-9)

2:00-p.m. Grand View Christian (25-1) vs. South O’Brien ( 22-3)

3:45-p.m. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (23-2) vs. Jesup (22-3)

Class 2A Quarterfinals – Monday, March 7th

6:35-p.m. Cascade/Western Dubuque (20-3) vs. Osage (20-4)

8:15-p.m. Dike-New Hartford (25-0) vs. Pella Christian (16-9)

Class 2A Quarterfinals – Tuesday, March 8th

10:30-a.m. Des Moines Christian (21-3) vs. Anamosa (20-5)

12:15-p.m. Western Christian/Hull (22-2) vs. Keumper Catholic/Carroll (18-6)

Class 3A Quarterfinals – Tuesday, March 8th

2:00-p.m. Pella (22-1) vs. Perry (15-9)

3:45-p.m. Chariton (23-1) vs. Solon (10-14)

6:35-p.m. Spirit Lake (21-3) vs. Cedar Rapids/Xavier (16-8)

Girls State Basketball Tournament – Schedule for Tue., March 1st 2016


March 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

(At Wells Fargo Area in Des Moines)

Class 2-A Quarterfinals
10:00-a.m. Iowa City Regina (24-0) vs. Manson-NW Webster (2-04)

Class 3-A Quarterfinals
11:45-a.m. Pocahontas Area (24-0) vs. Mount Vernon (16-8)
1:30-p.m. Cherokee (22-2) vs. Osage (21-13)
3:15-p.m. Center Point-Urbana (23-1) vs. Mid-Prairie (16-8)
5:00-p.m. Nevada (21-3) vs. Sioux Center (20-4)

Class 4-A Quarterfinals
6:45-p.m. Western Dubuque (24-0) vs. Mason City (15-8)
8:30-p.m. Ballard (22-1) vs. Keokuk (21-2)

No. 21 Iowa State beats Oklahoma State 58-50


March 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Abdel Nader scored 19 points, Georges Niang added 17 with 10 rebounds and No. 21 Iowa State held off Oklahoma State 58-50 on Monday night in Niang’s final home game. Jameel McKay had six points with 10 rebounds for the Cyclones (21-9, 10-7 Big 12), who clinched their fifth consecutive winning season in conference play.

Iowa State broke open a tight game with an 11-0 run to start the second half. The Cowboys made it interesting late, closing within 53-47, but ultimately fell to the Cyclones for the seventh straight time. Tavarius Shine, Jeff Newberry and Joe Burton all scored nine points for Oklahoma State (12-18, 3-14), which has lost five straight. The Cowboys were 4 of 27 from 3-point range.

IA Boys basketball Class 3A Regional scores from 2/29/16


March 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

3A Substate 1 Championship
MOC-Floyd Valley 81, Carroll 29

3A Substate 2 Championship
Spirit Lake 60, Webster City 50

3A Substate 3 Championship
Wahlert, Dubuque 50, Waverly-Shell Rock 45

3A Substate 4 Championship
Solon 49, Mount Vernon 42

3A Substate 5 Championship
Cedar Rapids Xavier 63, Mount Pleasant 47

3A Substate 6 Championship
Chariton 55, Newton 53

3A Substate 7 Championship
Pella 81, Ballard 56

3A Substate 8 Championship
Perry 73, Glenwood 71

IA Class 2A Girls State Basketball scores (2/29) and schedule (3/1)


March 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

1st round scores from Mon., 2/29/16

Top Bracket
5:00-p.m. – Western Christian, Hull 61, Central Decatur, Leon 50
6:45-p.m. – Pekin 48, Okoboji, Milford 44

Bottom Bracket
8:30-p.m. – Unity Christian, Orange City 52, West Branch 33

Today (Tuesday, March 1st)

Bottom Bracket
10:00-a.m. – Iowa City Regina (24-0) vs. Manson-NW Webster (20-4)

Class 2A Semifinals – Thursday, March 3rd

1:30-p.m. – Western Christian vs. Pekin
3:15-p.m. – Unity Christian vs. (winner of the IA City Regina vs. Manson-NW Webster game)

Class 1A State Girls Basketball Scores


February 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Monday, February 29 – Class 1A First Round

Top Bracket

10:00 a.m. — Turkey Valley 55, Mount Ayr 51
11:45 a.m. — Burlington Notre Dame 56, Kee 44

Bottom Bracket

1:30 p.m. – Springville 60, Kingsley-Pierson 53
3:15 p.m. – Newell-Fonda 53, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 42

Thursday, March 3 – Class 1A Semifinals

10:00 a.m. – Turkey Valley (25-0) vs. Burlington Notre Dame (24-1)
11:45 a.m. –    Springville (24-1) vs. Newell-Fonda (19-6)

Ott’s petition for 5th year in NCAA’s hands


February 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Big Ten has forwarded Iowa’s petition for a fifth year of eligibility for defensive end Drew Ott to the NCAA.

Iowa didn’t say if the NCAA has given the school a timetable on when it might rule on Ott’s situation.

Ott played in six games last season before tearing knee ligaments, ending his season.

Ott, who was a fourth-year senior in 2015, filed a medical hardship waiver request after the season.

Ott participated in last week’s NFL scouting combine in case the NCAA denies his appeal. But if he’s allowed to return for 2016, it’ll be a big boost for a defense that could be among the best in the Big Ten.

Kansas back on top of AP Poll, Hawkeyes and Cyclones drop


February 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Kansas is back on top of the men’s college basketball poll by The Associated Press. Villanova had been No. 1 the past three weeks.

The Jayhawks are 25-4 and were No. 1 for two weeks in January. On Monday, they were a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Michigan State is 24-5 and was No. 1 for a season-best four weeks. The Spartans drew the other two first-place votes.

Villanova lost to Xavier last week and fell two spots to third. The Wildcats were followed in the top 10 by Virginia, Xavier, Oklahoma, Miami, North Carolina, Oregon and West Virginia. This is Oregon’s first appearance in the top 10 this season.

California was ranked in three polls earlier this season and is the week’s only newcomer at No. 25. The Bears replace Notre Dame, which fell out from 23rd.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
Record Pts Prv
1. Kansas (63) 25-4 1,623 2
2. Michigan St. (2) 24-5 1,510 6
3. Villanova 25-4 1,479 1
4. Virginia 22-6 1,405 3
5. Xavier 25-4 1,356 5
6. Oklahoma 22-6 1,297 3
7. Miami 23-5 1,211 12
8. North Carolina 23-6 1,205 7
9. Oregon 23-6 1,065 13
10. West Virginia 22-7 1,056 14
11. Louisville 22-7 822 11
12. Indiana 23-6 819 18
13. Utah 23-7 751 22
14. Maryland 23-6 733 10
15. Purdue 22-7 613 20
16. Iowa 20-8 572 8
17. Duke 21-8 495 15
18. Arizona 22-7 450 9
19. Baylor 21-8 447 19
20. Texas A&M 22-7 419 21
21. Iowa St. 20-9 413 17
22. Kentucky 21-8 405 16
23. Texas 19-10 338 25
24. SMU 24-4 196 24
25. California 21-8 178 –
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 93, Seton Hall 60, Wichita St. 43, Saint Joseph’s 29, Notre Dame 14, Texas Tech 12, Cincinnati 4, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Vanderbilt 3, UALR 2, Valparaiso 2, Dayton 1, Stephen F. Austin 1.

Exira-EHK Spartans head to Des Moines to face defending state champ Newell-Fonda


February 29th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Exira-EHK Spartans Girls Basketball team heads to Des Moines and Wells Fargo Arena today to participate in the State Tournament.  The Spartans first task will be to try and take down the defending state champion Newell-Fonda Mustangs.  The Spartans come into the game undefeated at 23-0 while the Mustangs are 18-6.

spartanprideOn paper the two teams are very similar with rosters built on quickness and speed with not a lot of height.  The Spartans are averaging 61.3 points per game offensively while allowing opponents just 32.1 ppg.  The Mustangs are putting up a 60.5 ppg average and have allowed opponents to score just 45.8 points per contest.

Players to watch for the Mustangs are Senior Maddi Morenz and Junior Erin Gerke.  Morenz is averaging a team high 13.3 points per game and shoots 42% from the field, she also leads the team in rebounds with 112 on the year.  Gerke is a versatile driving Guard that is averaging 12.7 points per game and has a team leading 77 assists on the year.  The Spartans will counter with Sophomore Sophia Peppers who primarily works in the paint for her team leading 16.3 points per game and leads the team wit 152 rebounds.  Three other players average in double figures for the Spartans Mara Burmeister with 13.1, Maggie Rassmussen with 11.9, and Kealey Nelson with 11.5 points per game. Burmeister and Rasmussen lead the team from outside both hitting 45 threes so far this season.

The quarterfinal round match-up is set for a 3:15pm Tip-off at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  We will have full coverage for you on KJAN on air at AM1220, FM101.1 and online at kjan.com or on the mobile app. Join Chris Parks for the call starting with the Pregame at 2:15pm.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/29/2016

Podcasts, Sports

February 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.