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Postseason basketball scoreboard 2/20/2017

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February 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

GIRLS

CLASS 1A Regional Finals

Region 1 @ Mapleton: Exira-EHK 52, Akron Westfield 46
Region 8 @ Neola: Sidney 55, Glidden-Ralston 52

CLASS 2A Regional Finals

Region 2 @ Ida Grove: Treynor 74, West Sioux 52
Region 3 @ Stuart: Logan-Magnolia 62, Mount Ayr 42
Region 4 @ Waukee: Van Meter 39, Panorama 38

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CLASS 3A District Semifinals

District 15 @ Atlantic: ADM 65, Harlan 51
District 15 @ Atlantic: Atlantic 58, Winterset 45

District 16 @ Glenwood: Carroll 64, Creston 54
District 16 @ Glenwood: Glenwood 64, Denison-Schleswig 36

CLASS 4A Substate First Round

Substate 1 @ Sioux City West: Sioux City West 52, Sioux City North 46
Substate 1 @ Lewis Central: Lewis Central 75, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 38

Spartans head back to state with big second half against Akron-Westfield

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February 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Exira-EHK Spartans girls basketball team is headed to the Class 1A State Tournament for the third straight year, but it took a big second half effort to get there. The Spartans outscored Akron-Westfield 32-13 in the second half to win by a final of 52-46 in Mapleton on Monday night. The Spartans trailed 33-20 after a sloppy first half but flipped the tables in the second half and held the Westerners scoreless in the third quarter.  Exira-EHK Head Coach Tom Petersen was proud of their second half effort.

The Spartans didn’t take care of the basketball in the first half well and also were dominated on the glass with the Westerners getting multiple second and third chance possessions. Coach Petersen said his team wasn’t rotating and playing defense well early in the game.

Spartan Junior Sophia Peppers led the second half charge with 17 of her game-high 21 points coming after the break.  Peppers said Coach Petersen was very motivational in the halftime locker room.

Peppers also talked about the defensive adjustments that helped spark the turnaround.

The Spartans will make their third straight trip to the state tournament after making the semifinals two seasons ago and falling in the first round last year.  Peppers said the team is motivated to have success at state this year.

Akron-Westfield was led in the loss by Bailey Davis with 11 points and their season ends with a 19-5 record.  The Spartans improve to 23-1 and will face the 23-1 Sidney Cowgirls in the first round of the 1A State Tournament on Monday, February 27th at 3:15pm.  We’ll have coverage of the game on KJAN from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Listen to the full post-game interviews with Head Coach Tom Petersen and Sophia Peppers below.

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Exira-EHK looks to punch ticket to state for third straight season

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February 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Exira-EHK Spartans will face the Akron-Westfield Westerners tonight in Mapleton with a trip to the state tournament on the line. The Spartans are trying to head to state for the third straight season after falling to Newell-Fonda in the first round of state last year and making the semifinals the year before that.

The 22-1 Spartans will face a 19-4 Westerners team out of the War Eagle Conference in Northwest Iowa. The Westerners defeated Lawton-Bronson 52-39 in the opening round and then knocked off Westwood 52-38 in the Semifinals.  Akron-Westfield is led by Ann Hedlund averaging 12 points per game and Callie Henrich who has dropped in 10 per outing.  They are also a strong rebounding team with three players over 135 boards on the year.

The Spartans come into the game off a very strong performance in the Semifinals against Boyer Valley 72-39.  Sophia Peppers had banner night in the win over the Bulldogs with 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 steals. The Spartans beat Woodbine in the opening round as well 73-15.

Tip-off in Mapleton is set for 7:00pm tonight and Chris Parks will be on the air with coverage at 6:50pm.

AP men’s college basketball top 25 2/20/2017

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February 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Gonzaga (59) 28-0 1618 1
2. Villanova (5) 26-2 1556 2
3. Kansas (1) 24-3 1503 3
4. Arizona 25-3 1356 5
5. UCLA 24-3 1316 6
6. Oregon 24-4 1297 7
7. Louisville 22-5 1267 8
8. North Carolina 23-5 1138 10
9. Baylor 22-5 1108 4
10. Duke 22-5 1014 12
11. Kentucky 22-5 943 13
12. West Virginia 21-6 908 9
13. Florida 22-5 822 15
14. Purdue 22-5 807 16
15. Cincinnati 24-3 733 18
16. Wisconsin 22-5 713 11
17. SMU 24-4 554 19
18. Virginia 18-8 427 14
19. Florida State 21-6 419 17
20. Saint Mary’s 24-3 375 22
21. Notre Dame 21-7 322 25
22. Butler 21-6 295 24
23. Creighton 22-5 178 20
24. Maryland 22-5 159 23
25. Wichita State 25-4 153

Others receiving votes: VCU 39, Northwestern 25, Iowa State 22, South Carolina 12, Southern Cal 10, Dayton 9, Middle Tennessee 8, Oklahoma State 7, Minnesota 5, Miami 2, Monmouth (N.J.) 2, Michigan 1, Vermont 1, Virginia Tech 1.

Atlantic boys start postseason run tonight versus Winterset

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February 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic boys basketball team will begin postseason play tonight at home against Winterset in a Class 3A District Semifinal.  The Trojans have lofty goals to make a deep run in the playoffs and get over the hump after being very close to the state tournament numerous times over the past six seasons.  It will start tonight against the team they opened the season against in the Huskies. Atlantic won that season opener 83-59.

The Trojans are 16-5 on the season and have been led by Senior Garrett Franken averaging 24 points and 9 rebounds per game. The Huskies are 6-15 on the year and are led by Sophomore Casey Kleemeier averaging 16 points per game.

The game will be the second half of a doubleheader with Harlan facing ADM first at 6:30pm. Tip-off for the Atlantic vs. Winterset game is set for 8:00pm. Jim Field will have coverage immediately following coverage of the Exira-EHK girls game.

Atlantic fans are encouraged to wear white to create a whiteout to support the Trojans tonight.

Postseason basketball schedule Monday 2/20/2017

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February 20th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Trips to the State Tournament are on the line tonight for girls teams in Class 1A and 2A tonight and district play is set to begin for Class 3A boys as well.  We’ll have coverage of two games for you on KJAN. At 7:00pm Exira-EHK takes on Akron-Westfield in the Class 1A Region 1 Final in Mapleton. At 8:00pm the Atlantic boys begin district play with a home game against Winterset.  Check out the full schedule of area games below.

GIRLS

CLASS 1A Regional Finals

Region 1 @ Mapleton: Exira-EHK vs. Akron Westfield 7:00pm – ON KJAN
Region 8 @ Neola: Glidden-Ralston vs. Sidney 7:00pm

CLASS 2A Regional Finals

Region 2 @ Ida Grove: Treynor vs. West Sioux 7:00pm
Region 3 @ Stuart: Mount Ayr vs. Logan-Magnolia 7:00pm
Region 4 @ Waukee: Van Meter vs. Panorama 7:00pm

BOYS

CLASS 3A District Semifinals

District 15 @ Atlantic: ADM vs. Harlan 6:30pm
District 15 @ Atlantic: Atlantic vs. Winterset 8:00pm- ON KJAN

District 16 @ Glenwood: Carroll vs. Creston 6:30pm
District 16 @ Glenwood: Glenwood vs. Denison-Schleswig 8:00pm

CLASS 4A Substate First Round

Substate 1 @ Sioux City West: Sioux City West vs. Sioux City North 7:00pm
Substate 1 @ Lewis Central: Lewis Central vs. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 7:00pm

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/20/2017

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February 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

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Wendell, No. 25 Drake women beat Loyola-Chicago 86-42

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February 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Lizzy Wendell rebounded from a sub-par outing to score 19 points with seven assists and lead No. 25 Drake to an 86-42 victory over Loyola-Chicago on Sunday that tied the school record of 16 consecutive wins.

Wendell had her nation-leading string of 102 games with at least 10 points end with a five-point effort in a victory over Indiana State on Friday. Against the Ramblers (2-23, 1-13 Missouri Valley), she was 7-of-14 shooting. Sammie Bachrodt added 17 points and Becca Hittner 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Katie Salmon scored 14 points and Kaitlyn Williams 10 for Loyola, which has lost 11 in a row. The victory for Drake (22-24, 15-0), which last Monday made its first appearance in the rankings since 2001, tied its 1996-97 team for the longest win streak. The game was tied once, at 3-3, but Drake quickly took off to lead by 15 after the first quarter and 34 at halftime. The lead reached a high of 45 late in the game.

IA Girls Regional Basketball Scores from Sat., 2/17/17

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February 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A Region 1 – Regional Final
Sioux Center 72, Forest City 50

Class 3A Region 2- Regional Final
Cherokee, Washington 75, Shenandoah 46

Class 3A Region 3 – Regional Final
PAC-LM 63, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 34

Class 4A Region 1 – Regional Semifinal
LeMars 59, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 56
Lewis Central 71, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 36

Class 4A Region 2 – Regional Semifinal
Denison-Schleswig 47, Perry 35

Class 4A Region 8 – Regional Semifinal
Ballard 53, Harlan 34

Class 5A Region 1 – Regional Semifinal
Sioux City, East 60, Sioux City, West 55

Class 5A Region 8 – Regional Semifinal
Valley, West Des Moines 73, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 36

Iowa State holds off TCU 84-71

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February 19th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Naz Mitrou-Long had 15 of his 25 points in the first half and Iowa State beat TCU 84-71 Saturday to move into a three-way tie for second in the Big 12. Monte Morris added 18 with 11 assists for the Cyclones (17-9, 9-5 Big 12), who joined Baylor and West Virginia in second — three games behind Kansas.

Iowa State used a 16-1 run late in the first half to go ahead by 10 at the break. The Horned Frogs (17-9, 6-8) closed within three midway through the second half, but Morris — who notched his ninth career double-double — drilled a 3 to make it 68-53 with 6:32 left.

Deonte Burton scored 18 points for the Cyclones, winners of four out of their last five games. Alex Robinson had 16 with eight assists for TCU, which has lost three straight after winning three in a row.