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Illinois State beats Drake to stay unbeaten in MVC, 72-58


January 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Deontae Hawkins scored 19 points and Illinois State pulled away in the second half to beat Drake, 72-58 Saturday to keep its Missouri Valley Conference unblemished. Graham Woodward hit a 3-pointer with one second left in the first half to get Drake within four at intermission, 30-26. But the Bulldogs got no closer in the second half after Billy Wampler’s 3-pointer made it 46-42 with just over 10 minutes left.

Phil Fayne’s layup with 8:04 remaining gave the Redbirds a 10-point lead and DJ Clayton’s tip-in off an offensive rebound pushed the lead to 14. Clayton finished with 15 points off the bench for Illinois State (16-4, 8-0). MiKyle McIntosh added 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Drake was held to just 30.5 shooting from the field (18 of 59), including 10 of 32 from long range. Reed Timmer and Woodward each had 13 points to lead the Bulldogs.

Iowa State women top No. 22 Kansas State 75-69


January 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jadda Buckley scored 21 points, Seanna Johnson totaled 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high nine assists and Iowa State got its first victory against a ranked team in over a year with a 75-69 win over Number 22 Kansas State Saturday. Iowa State led 48-44 heading into the fourth quarter and stayed in front until a pair of free throws from Karyla Middlebook gave the Wildcats a 58-57 lead with 5:19 remaining.

Bridget Carleton put the Cyclones up for good with her fourth 3-pointer, as Buckley and Johnson coupled to make all eight free-throw attempts in the final 30 seconds to seal it. Buckley and Carleton combined to make 7 of 11 3-pointers for Iowa State (11-8, 2-6 Big 12). The Cyclones made 8 of 12 from the field and 9 of 9 free throws in the fourth quarter and shot 51 percent from the field (26 of 51) overall.

Kaylee Page and Breanna Lewis each had 14 points for Kansas State (15-5, 5-3). Iowa State last defeated a ranked team on Dec. 11, 2015, with a 69-66 win over Iowa.

IA Hawkeye women defeat MN 80-65, Saturday


January 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team trailed Minnesota by seven points in the first half and 36-35 at halftime before going on a tear resulting in an 80-65 victory Saturday in front of 7,191 on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes enjoyed a 45-29 run in the second half and grabbed the lead for good when sophomore Megan Gustafson converted a conventional three-point play that put Iowa ahead, 43-41, early in the third quarter. Gustafson scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the third quarter and registered her 10th double-double of the season before the period ended.

Gustafson made 8-of-13 field goals and all three free throws to pace four Hawkeyes in double figures. Senior Ally Disterhoft scored 17 points, freshman Kathleen Doyle had 11 (10 in the first half), and sophomore Tania Davis added 10. Disterhoft entered the game shooting 15.6-percent from distance in Big Ten games, but she made three of Iowa’s eight 3-point field goals Saturday.

The Hawkeyes committed a season-low 11 turnovers.  Iowa returns to action Sunday, Jan. 29th, against No. 3 Maryland (18-1, 6-0).


Area boys/girls basketball scores from Saturday, 1/21/17


January 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson


Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 74, Treynor 51

CAM, Anita 68, West Central Valley, Stuart 40

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 55, Omaha Northwest, Neb. 46

Creston 64, Winterset 52

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 88, Harlan 79

Logan-Magnolia 72, West Monona, Onawa 33

Shenandoah 68, Panorama, Panora 50

Sioux City, North 76, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 47

Bluegrass ConferenceTournament
First Round

Lamoni 56, Diagonal 40

Moravia 68, Iowa Christian Academy 50

Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 76, Moulton-Udell 36

Seymour 68, Orient-Macksburg 56

Twin Cedars, Bussey 71, Melcher-Dallas 33

Corner Conference Tournament
Third Place

East Mills 43, Sidney 33


Fremont Mills, Tabor 73, Stanton 69, OT


CAM, Anita 48, West Central Valley, Stuart 39

Creston 50, Clarke, Osceola 46

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 69, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 63

Sioux City, North 51, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 28

Treynor 76, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 62

Westwood, Sloan 94, Gehlen Catholic, Le Mars 43

Nebraska Frontier Conference Tournament
First Round

Whiting 48, Parkview Christian, Neb. 19

Ashton’s free throws help N Iowa top S Illinois 58-57


January 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Ashton scored 14 points, including a pair of free throw with 15 seconds left, and Northern Iowa overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to beat Southern Illinois 58-57 on Saturday night.

Ashton scored 10 of his 14 in the second half for Northern Iowa (8-11, 3-5 Missouri Valley) and was perfect from the field (3 of 3), the arc (2 of 2) and the free-throw line (2 of 2) in the final 20 minutes.

Trailing 54-42 with 8:23 remaining, the Panthers outscored Southern Illinois 12-1 over the next seven minutes to close it to 55-54. A dunk by Thik Bol with 1:21 left to play put the Salukis in front by three, 57-54, but a layup from Klint Carlson and Ashton’s free throws gave Northern Iowa a 58-57 lead with 15 seconds left.

Northern Iowa led 27-26 at halftime, but the Salukis used an 11-2 run to take a 36-29 lead with 16:50 remaining and eventually pushed the lead to lead to 12. Armon Fletcher had 16 points and six rebounds for Southern Illinois (11-10, 4-4).


Exira-EHK falls to Johnson-Brock NE in MAC Shootout make-up game


January 21st, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Johnson-Brock Eagles travelled to Elk Horn to face the Exira-EHK Spartans on Saturday afternoon in a game that was rescheduled after weather cancelled their meeting at the MAC Shootout in Council Bluffs. After a slow start the Eagles used a strong second and third quarters to pull away and beat the Spartans 73-61.  Exira-EHK got off to an early lead and had a four point advantage after one but the Eagles would roar back with a three point barrage in the second quarter to lead by as many as nine before the Spartans inched closer at the half 37-34. Johnson-Brock then outscored the Spartans 17-10 in the third quarter to give them a comfortable lead down the stretch.

The game was originally scheduled to be played as part of the Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout in Council Bluffs but icy weather forced the cancellation of the end of that event.  The two schools worked out the make-up meeting.

Ty Hahn led Johsnon-Brock with 23 points and Trey Stutheit dropped in 14 for the Eagles. They came into the game 9-4 on the season and of course the cross-state battle doesn’t impact either teams records for state purposes.

The Spartans were led by Sophomore guard Cole Burmeister with 20 points and Senior Drew Buckholdt had 15.  The Spartans record coming into the meeting was 10-3. The Spartans will next face CAM at home on Monday.

Burton’s 31 points lead Iowa St. over Oklahoma in 2OT


January 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Deonte Burton scored a career high 31 points, and Iowa State rallied to beat Oklahoma 92-87 in double overtime on Saturday afternoon. Naz Mitrou-Long scored 20 points and Monte Morris added 19 for the Cyclones (12-6, 4-3 Big 12), who overcame a 19-point deficit in the first half to snap a two-game losing skid.

Jordan Woodard scored all 21 of his points after halftime, Kameron McGusty scored 19 points and Kristian Doolittle added 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Sooners (8-10, 2-5), who were coming off an overtime win over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday.

Oklahoma ran out to a 14-2 lead to start the game and led 28-9 before Iowa State went on a 10-0 run to close the gap. The Cyclones led 30-29 at halftime, and the teams traded leads the rest of the way.

UP NEXT: Iowa State hosts Kansas State on Tuesday. The Wildcats had been on a skid before getting a win at Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Oklahoma plays at Texas on Monday. The Longhorns are on a 5-game losing streak.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, Saturday, 1/21/2017

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January 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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Area girls basketball scores from 1/20/17


January 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic 41, Clarinda 29

Audubon 49, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 31

Ballard 57, ADM, Adel 47

Boone 46, Winterset 23

Central Decatur, Leon 62, Nodaway Valley 42

Charter Oak-Ute 68, Paton-Churdan 45

Coon Rapids-Bayard 36, Ar-We-Va, Westside 20

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 55, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 51

Denison-Schleswig 60, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 59

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 70, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 47

Griswold 48, Missouri Valley 43

IKM-Manning 62, Tri-Center, Neola 13

Interstate 35,Truro 60, Bedford 22

Kingsley-Pierson 76, West Monona, Onawa 64

Lewis Central 53, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 44

Logan-Magnolia 69, Riverside, Oakland 19

Mount Ayr 76, Wayne, Corydon 48

Panorama, Panora 61, AC/GC 34

Pleasantville 65, East Union, Afton 37

Red Oak 55, Harlan 35

Seymour 69, Orient-Macksburg 17

Shenandoah 74, Glenwood 51

Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 54, Lenox 36

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 59, Creston 48

Treynor 60, Underwood 37

West Central Valley, Stuart 52, Madrid 45

West Harrison, Mondamin 64, Woodbine 60

Westwood, Sloan 73, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 27

Corner Conference Tournament
Third Place

Essex 49, Fremont Mills, Tabor 45


Sidney 47, Stanton 36

Area boys basketball scores from Friday, 1/20/17


January 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson


A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 76, Audubon 54

ADM, Adel 70, Ballard 59

Ar-We-Va, Westside 61, Coon Rapids-Bayard 45

Atlantic 69, Clarinda 29

Bondurant Farrar 75, Carroll 70, OT

Boone 68, Winterset 52

Central Decatur, Leon 68, Nodaway Valley 41

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 64, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 35

Earlham 70, Ogden 61

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 66, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 63

Glenwood 68, Shenandoah 34

Harlan 79, Red Oak 56

IKM-Manning 80, Tri-Center, Neola 48

Interstate 35,Truro 59, Bedford 31

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 76, Denison-Schleswig 37

Lenox 70, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 46

Lewis Central 62, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 40

Logan-Magnolia 70, Riverside, Oakland 28

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 66, Westwood, Sloan 38

Missouri Valley 52, Griswold 29

Orient-Macksburg 70, Seymour 67

Paton-Churdan 62, Charter Oak-Ute 52

Pleasantville 72, East Union, Afton 62

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 79, Creston 74

Underwood 58, Treynor 41

Wayne, Corydon 55, Mount Ayr 53

West Central Valley, Stuart 64, Madrid 57

West Harrison, Mondamin 64, Woodbine 60