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Atlantic-CAM wrestlers take third at Loyd Shaffer Invite


January 15th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic-CAM wrestling team took a third place finish at the Loyd Shaffer Invitational at Marion on Saturday.  The Trojans finished behind Williamsburg and Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest.

Chase McLaren took the 132 pound title while John McConkey grabbed the top spot at 285.  Joe Weaver was the runner-up at 106lbs and Kole Hansen was the runner-up at 126lbs.

Team Scoring:

  1. Williamsburg 244.5
  2. Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest 175
  3. Atlantic 166.5
  4. Mount Vernon 143
  5. Grinnell 141
  6. Wilton 136.5
  7. Marion 126
  8. Louisa-Muscatine 89.5
  9. Monticello 83.5
  10. Cedar Rapids Xavier 83
  11. Maquoketa 78
  12. North Linn 76
  13. Benton Community 68
  14. Keokuk 62.5

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 1/15/2018

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January 15th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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


Iowa wrestlers beat Oklahoma State


January 15th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The seventh ranked Iowa wrestling team won six of ten bouts to top third ranked Oklahoma State 20-12 in Iowa City. Iowa coach Tom Brands said it was a good win for his 9-0 Hawkeyes but a lot of improvement is needed. 184-pounder Mitch Bowman provided the Hawkeyes a big lift with a 10-6 win over Keegan Moore.

Drake women roll past Evansville


January 15th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Drake women blitzed Evansville by scoring 38 first quarter points in a 107-66 win in the Knapp Center as the Bulldogs improve to 6-0 in the Missouri Valley. Becca Hitner had 23 points and Sara Rhine added 22 and the Bulldogs dished out 32 assists in the game.

Northern Iowa gets 1st MVC win, holds off Valparaiso, 81-76


January 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Tywhon Pickford and Austin Phyfe combined to score 43 points and Northern Iowa held off Valparaiso late, 81-76 to earn its first Missouri Valley Conference victory on Saturday night. Northern Iowa now has won 23 of the 25 meetings between the schools.

The Panthers took a 32-21 lead after a half and Phyfe converted a three-point play and a layup to push the lead to 23 points, 46-23 five minutes into the second period. Northern Iowa maintained a 20-point advantage for the next 10 minutes before the Crusaders finally managed to cut the deficit to single digits on a Micah Bradford jumper with 2:37 left to make it 71-62.

Max Joseph hit a layup and Markus Golder hit a 3 to get the deficit to five points, 74-69, but the Panthers (9-9, 1-5) hit 6 of 8 from the line to seal the win.

Pickford was 6 of 6 shooting from the field, hitting all 4 of his 3-point attempts, and finished with 23 points. Phyfe was 6 of 7 from the floor and 8 for 8 from the line to add 20.

Bakari Evelyn and Golder finished with 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead Valparaiso (11-8, 2-4).

Basketball Scores from Sat., 1/13/18


January 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson


Ar-We-Va, Westside 63, Madrid 54

Cherokee, Washington 57, MVAO-CO-U 54

Denison-Schleswig 76, OA-BCIG 52

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 76, Audubon 74, OT

Glenwood 84, Harlan 79

Nebraska City Lourdes, Neb. 39, Sidney 21

Panorama, Panora 60, Nodaway Valley 52

Ponca, Neb. 78, Westwood, Sloan 40

Van Meter 55, Winterset 48

MAC Shootout

Bellevue West, Neb. 47, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 41

Bennington, Neb. 44, Lewis Central 43

Bishop Neumann, Neb. 50, Atlantic 46

Fremont Mills, Tabor 56, Louisville, Neb. 34

Sioux City, West 77, Omaha Benson, Neb. 56

Winnebago, Neb. 63, Carroll 60


Ar-We-Va, Westside 52, Madrid 41

Cherokee, Washington 76, MVAO-CO-U 19

Denison-Schleswig 39, OA-BCIG 34

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 57, Essex 15

Harlan 52, Glenwood 47

Panorama, Panora 61, Nodaway Valley 33

Sidney 43, Nebraska City Lourdes, Neb. 29

Westwood, Sloan 64, Ponca, Neb. 45

Winterset 57, Van Meter 50

MAC Shootout

Bennington, Neb. 42, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 31

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 55, Omaha Benson, Neb. 54

Lewis Central 49, Bellevue West, Neb. 43

McGlynn leads as Drake rolls to 81-65 win over Evansville


January 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Drake rolled to an 81-65 win over Evansville on Saturday.

McGlynn was 9 of 10 from the field and 5 of 6 from the line for Bulldogs (11-8, 5-1 Missouri Valley Conference) who have won six of their last seven and lead in the MVC. Graham Woodward added 13 points off the bench, De’Antae McMurray and C.J. Rivers had 11 points apiece and Reed Timmer chipped in 10. Rivers led the team with 11 rebounds.

The team shot 54 percent compared to 42 percent for Evansville and had a 35-28 rebounding edge. Drake dominated the scoring early, led 29-11 midway, and was up 46-29 at the break.

The Bulldogs led throughout the second half and a Woodward 3-pointer stretched it to 69-51 with 6:47 to go. Evansville’s Ryan Taylor finished out the scoring with back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds but it was not enough.

Taylor finished with 28 points for the Purple Aces (12-7, 2-4).

Keys has 34, Purdue women upset No. 18 Iowa 76-70


January 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Andreona Keys scored 22 of her career-high 34 points in the second half and Purdue knocked off its second straight ranked opponent, beating No. 18 Iowa 76-70, Saturday.

Dominique Oden added 16 points and Karissa McLaughlin 15, 12 in the second half, for the Boilermakers (12-7, 3-2 Big Ten), who beat No. 21 Rutgers on Thursday. Oden, McLaughlin and Keys combined for all 25 Purdue points in the third quarter on 10-of-15 shooting, 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and the Boilermakers took a 57-49 lead into the fourth.

Then Megan Gustafson rallied Iowa (15-3, 3-2). She scored 11 of the Hawkeyes’ first 14 points. Alexis Sevillian made it a 1-point game with a 3-pointer at the 7:20 mark and Chase Coley made it 67-65 with a jumper at 2:36. Iowa then had two misses and a turnover on its next possession before Keys made a layup with 1:14 to go. After another Hawkeyes miss, fouls took over and the Boilermakers made 7 of 8 free throws for their first win at Iowa City since 2008.

Gustafson finished with a career-high 37 points plus 14 rebounds for her nation-leading 17th double-double of the season.

Wigginton’s 30 points propel Cyclones past Baylor 75-65


January 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored a career-high 30 points and Iowa State beat Baylor 75-65 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing skid. Nick Weiler-Babb added 15 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Cyclones (10-6, 1-4 Big 12), who picked up their first league win while beating the Bears (11-6, 1-4) for the 14th time in 16 tries at home. Wigginton buried a 3 and fellow freshman Cameron Lard hit a layup with 4:26 left to put Iowa State ahead 64-58 and force a Baylor timeout. Lard then rescued a Cyclones possession by pushing a loose ball to the perimeter, and Wigginton responded with a 3 that made it 69-62 with 1:36 to go. Weiler-Babb then drained the shot clock and hit a mid-range jumper to push Iowa State’s lead to 71-65 with 51 seconds to go.

Lard scored 11 points with nine rebounds and five blocks for the Cyclones, who survived a 1 of 12 shooting stretch midway through the second half. Freshman Tristan Clark had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Baylor (11-6, 1-4), which lost despite grabbing 19 offensive rebounds Wigginton and Lard are the future of Iowa State basketball, so seeing those two lead the way at times was an encouraging sign for a program in the middle of a rebuild. Wigginton took over Iowa State’s offense with guard Donovan Jackson (3 points on 1 of 10 shooting) struggling to hit anything. Sophomore Solomon Young added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Iowa State plays at TCU on Wednesday.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 1/13/2018

Podcasts, Sports

January 13th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Ric Hanson.