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HSBB: CAM at Griswold Doubleheader 02-02-2012

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February 3rd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the games played Thursday, February 2nd at Griswold High School.

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Thursday High School Basketball Results

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February 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • CAM 58, Griswold 50
  • St. Albert 53, Elkhorn Mount Michael, Neb. 39
  • Martensdale-St. Mary’s 63, Ankeny Christian 56
  • Essex 59, Heartland Christian 18

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Griswold 39, CAM 33
  • Abraham Lincoln 74, Thomas Jefferson 24
  • St. Albert 50, Boys Town, Neb. 42
  • Essex 71, Heartland Christian 34

Western Valley Tournament:

 

  • Ar-We-Va 60, Lawton-Bronson 58
  • Westwood 22, Boyer Valley 18
  • Kingsley-Pierson 47, West Harrison 40
  • Ridge View 57, Woodbine 42
  • Woodbury Central 56, West Monona 37
  • River Valley 41, Charter Oak-Ute 32
  • Maple Valley 49, Whiting 33


2011-2012 10th Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings

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February 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

Class 1-A
School
Record
LW
1
North Mahaska
19-0
1
2
Bedford
19-0
2
3
North Butler
16-1
3
4
Lynnville-Sully
18-2
5
5
West Sioux
18-1
4
6
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
16-2
7
7
Ar-We-Va
14-3
6
8
Newell-Fonda
14-5
9
9
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
17-3
12
10
Boyden-Hull
13-5
13
11
Central Lyon
16-3
8
12
North Tama
17-3
10
13
Adair-Casey
17-2
14
14
Burlington Notre Dame
14-5
11
15
Coon Rapids-Bayard
15-4
NR
Dropped Out: Villisca (15)
Class 2-A
School
Record
LW
1
OA-BCIG
20-0
1
2
Estherville-Lincoln Central
19-1
2
3
IKM-Manning
18-1
3
4
West Hancock
18-0
4
5
Mediapolis
18-0
6
6
Kuemper Catholic
16-4
7
7
Western Christian
16-3
8
8
Lawton-Bronson
15-4
9
9
Fort Dodge St. Edmond
16-1
5
10
Pella Christian
15-2
10
11
Panorama
17-1
11
12
Maquoketa Valley
20-0
12
13
Van Buren
18-1
13
14
Sumner-Fredericksburg
18-0
14
15
Gilbert
18-2
15
Dropped Out: None
Class 3-A
School
Record
LW
1
Benton Community
17-0
1
2
Davenport Assumption
17-1
2
3
MOC-Floyd Valley
19-0
3
4
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
16-1
4
5
Glenwood
16-1
5
6
South Tama
17-1
6
7
Dubuque Wahlert
13-4
7
8
Williamsburg
16-3
9
9
Union
15-2
11
10
Waverly-Shell Rock
13-4
13
11
Bondurant-Farrar
16-2
10
12
Denison-Schleswig
12-6
14
13
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
12-5
8
14
Ballard
13-5
NR
15
Washington
13-4
NR
Dropped Out: Spirit Lake (12), Marion (15)
Class 4-A
School
Record
LW
1
Southeast Polk
18-1
2
2
Iowa City West
16-1
1
3
Ankeny
16-2
4
4
Mason City
15-2
3
5
Cedar Rapids Xavier
13-5
5
6
Waukee
14-5
9
7
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
10-6
14
8
Dowling Catholic
12-6
12
9
Iowa City High
13-5
6
10
Cedar Rapids Washington
11-6
7
11
Muscatine
15-3
13
12
Cedar Rapids Prairie
11-5
10
13
West Des Moines Valley
12-6
NR
14
Lewis Central
15-2
11
15
Cedar Falls
11-6
NR

Dropped Out: Ames (8), Des Moines East (15)

8AM Sportscast 02-02-2012

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February 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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No. 13 Creighton Routs Illinois State 102-74

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February 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half to lead six Creighton players in double figures and the 13th-ranked Bluejays rode a fast start to a 102-74 victory over Illinois State on Wednesday night.

The Bluejays (21-2, 11-1 Missouri Valley Conference) won their 11th straight overall and fourth in a row against the Redbirds (14-9, 6-6).

Creighton broke out to a 17-2 lead making eight straight shots and 10 of its first 11, and McDermott was in double figures inside 8 minutes.

Grant Gibbs had 12 points and seven assists, Jahenns Manigat and Will Artino added 11 points each and Gregory Echenique and Josh Jones had 10 apiece.

Tyler Brown had 21 points, Bryant Allen added 14 and Nic Moore and Jon Ekey had 11 apiece for the Redbirds.

Creighton went over 100 points for the second time this season. The Bluejays scored 104 against Campbell.

Christofferson Leads Cyclones Past Oklahoma State, 73-52

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February 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Lauren Mansfield got Iowa State going early in the second half as the Cyclones (12-8 overall, 3-6 Big 12) pulled away from Oklahoma State (12-6 overall, 4-5 Big 12) early and beat the Cowgirls 73-52 Wednesday in Hilton Coliseum.

Hallie Christofferson led four Iowa Staters in double figures with 20 points, her third career 20-point performance. Anna Prins had 16 points and a season-high eight rebounds, seven in the first half. Nikki Moody scored 13 points and scored five rebounds and Chelsea Poppens tallied 11 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for Iowa State.

Toni Young led Oklahoma State with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Iowa State held a 30-28 lead at the half but a pair of Mansfield threes in the first two-and-a-half minutes of the second half pushed the advantage to 39-30 and the Cyclones never looked back. Oklahoma State countered with just one basket in the first nine minutes of the second half.

Neither team played particularly well in the first half. The Cyclones hit on just 9-of-33 shots but did swish four threes to offset Oklahoma State’s slightly better accuracy (12-of-33) from the field. Young was the go-to player for the Cowgirls, scoring the last eight points of the first stanza for OSU.  Iowa State had only two first-half turnovers and was getting good looks at the basketball but the shots were not falling before the half.

The Cyclones committed a season-low eight turnovers and dished out 16 assists. Chassidy Cole led the Cyclones with six assists and no turnovers.

Iowa State plays host to Texas Saturday at 1 p.m. CST in Ames.

Iowa tops Minnesota 63-59

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February 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For about 37 minutes, Iowa and Minnesota played a weird game that leaned slightly toward the Gophers. Then Devyn Marble took over, providing an emphatic finish to a game that wasn’t clear until the final seconds. Senior Matt Gatens scored 18 points, Marble added 12 and Iowa rallied to beat Minnesota 63-59 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game losing streak. Marble keyed Iowa’s 9-0 run to close the game, following a 3-pointer with an emphatic one-handed dunk to tie the game at 59 with 1:43 left. Bryce Cartwright gave the Hawkeyes (12-11, 4-6 Big Ten) the lead with a pair of free throws, and Gatens hit an easy layup off a Marble feed with eight seconds left to seal the victory. Minnesota (16-7, 4-6) lost despite shooting 10 of 19 from 3-point range. Ralph Sampson III had 13 to lead the Gophers, who lost for just the second time in six games.

Indiana State defeats Drake 61-54

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February 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Dwayne Lathan scored 15 points and Jake Odum 14 to lead Indiana State to a 61-54 victory against Drake on Wednesday night. Odum had seven rebounds for the Sycamores (14-9, 5-7), who outscored Drake 36-16 in the paint en route to winning their third straight game. Rayvonte Rice scored 17 points and Ben Simons 13 for the Bulldogs (13-10, 6-6), who shot just 33 percent (18 of 54) from the field. Both teams were playing their first games since having to work overtime last weekend. Drake needed three extra periods to outlast Wichita State 93-86 on Saturday night, and Indiana State beat Evansville 90-81 in double overtime on Sunday. Lathan’s layup gave the Sycamores a 53-48 lead with 2:09 remaining. The Bulldogs failed to score on their next two possessions. Indiana State made eight free throws in the last 51 seconds, providing the cushion to withstand late 3-pointers by Rice and Kurt Alexander for Drake.

Iowa State seeks height in defensive backs

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February 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Born three months premature, Cliff Stokes usually was the smallest kid in his class as a youngster. Then he started growing and now he represents Iowa State’s new focus in recruiting defensive backs, a player with the height needed to take on the tall receivers the Cyclones face in the Big 12 Conference. The 6-foot, 180-pounder out of Trinity Valley Community College in Texas was among the 21 recruits who signed with Iowa State on Wednesday, a group that included five defensive backs. Four of the five defensive backs who signed are at least 6 feet tall, while the other is 5-10. Iowa State often has played cornerbacks who were 5-8 or 5-9. One of the starters last year, Jeremy Reeves, is 5-7.

Iowa State also signed five defensive linemen and place-kicker Cole Netten of Ankeny. Iowa State’s two kickers last season, Grant Mahoney and Zach Guyer were seniors, so the job appears to be Netten’s to lose. Netten went 11-for-14 on field goals last season, including a 47-yarder. One of the defensive backs who signed, Luke Knott of Lee’s Summit, Mo., is the brother of all-Big 12 linebacker Jake Knott, who’ll be a senior in the fall. Another, Damein Lawry of Dallas, played high school football for coach Elize Barnett, whose brother Duke is the father of ISU quarterback Jared Barnett.Rhoads said the 10-year, $20 million contract he signed in mid-December will help in recruiting because it shows stability in the program. He said he can be honest when parents asks if he’ll be at Iowa State until their son graduates. “I never as an assistant coach, a coordinator, a head coach looked them in the eye and told them with absolute certainty, yes,” Rhoads said. “Because chances are, it would be a lie. I think this long-term commitment by the university shows where we’re at in the direction we want to take this program.”

Iowa State’s class is generally ranked near the bottom of the Big 12, but Rhoads shrugged that off. “We’re trying to recruit the right guys that fit our philosophy and our program,” he said. “We’re not caught up in stars or golden apples or whatever they attach to a player.”

Ferentz focuses on new arrivals, not Coker

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February 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For the second year in a row, Iowa fans waited for national signing day to hear coach Kirk Ferentz address a topic at least as pressing as his latest recruiting class. This time, Ferentz kept the focus on the 24 newest Hawkeyes. Ferentz on Wednesday refused to get into further details about the departure of star running back Marcus Coker, who was suspended for last month’s Insight Bowl for unspecified misconduct and has since left the program. Ferentz was forced to use last season’s signing day press conference to address concerns over a workout-related illness that sent more than a dozen players to the hospital. He said Wednesday he would discuss non-recruiting topics next week.

With Coker gone, the Hawkeyes signed a pair of running backs who might see playing time as early as next season. Leading the way is Greg Garmon, a 6-1, 200-pounder from Erie, Pa., who was a first-team all-state pick and notched 2,859 career rushing yards and 27 touchdowns. Iowa also landed Cedar Falls running back Barkley Hill, who spurned Iowa State to sign with the Hawkeyes. Garmon and Hill be thrown into a mix that includes returnees Jordan Canzeri, Brad Rogers and De’Andre Johnson as Iowa searches for a combination that can come close to matching the 1,384 rushing yards and 15 TDs Coker put up in 2011. Ferentz also announced that reserve back Jason White will return for his senior season.Though Iowa is set at quarterback next season with returning senior starter James Vandenberg, the depth chart is slim behind him. The Hawkeyes will bring in a pair of quarterbacks next season to compete with redshirt freshman Jake Rudock for the starting job in 2013 and beyond. Cody Sokol is a rare junior college player to sign with Iowa, a sure sign of the urgency the Hawkeyes have this offseason. Sokol, who was born in Des Moines, threw for 3,087 yards and 43 touchdowns at Scottsdale Community College (Arizona) last season.

Iowa also landed Tennessee native C.J. Beathard, who’ll be a true freshman and a likely redshirt candidate. Sokol could also redshirt next season, according to Ferentz. The Hawkeyes struggled along the defensive line last season. They signed a pair of highly touted recruits in end Faith Ekakitie and tackle Jaleel Johnson, both from Illinois high schools. Iowa also ventured into Illinois for offensive tackle Ryan Ward, a 6-5, 275-pounder considered one of the top prospects at the position in the nation. The Hawkeyes loaded up in the secondary with five defensive back signees. They also landed four offensive linemen, four defensive linemen and three wide receivers. Iowa signed more players from Illinois, five, than any other state, and brought in just three in-state players.