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Northern Iowa defeats North Dakota 64-52


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle finished with 24 points and nine rebounds to lead Northern Iowa to a 64-52 victory over North Dakota to open the season on Saturday. Wes Washpun finished with 15 points, making 7 of 10 free throws and Nate Buss added 12 points and six rebounds including four 3-pointers, for Northern Iowa. Tuttle finished was 9 of 13, going 5 of 7 from the free throw line.

Jaron Nash, Terrel de Rouen and Quinton Hooker each finished with 11 points for North Dakota. Nash also grabbing five rebounds. Down 24-21 toward the end of the first half, Northern Iowa went on a 10-5 run to give them a 31-29 edge heading into the break. Tuttle scored 14 in the second half as the Panthers pulled away.

Northern Iowa rolls past Southern Illinois 40-21


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Brion Carnes threw for two touchdowns, David Johnson ran for two more and the Northern Iowa’s defense and special teams scored in a 40-21 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Turnovers loomed large in the win for the Panthers (7-4, 5-2 Missouri Valley). Max Busher returned an interception 24 yards to set up Johnson’s 1-yard touchdown. Tim Kilfoy’s second pick-six this season made it 21-0. In the third quarter, Tate Omli recovered a fumbled punt snap in the end zone for a 27-0 advantage. In the final quarter, Ryan West was intercepted a third time, this one by Ray Mitchell, setting up Carnes’ 32-yard scoring pass to Brett LeMaster on the next play.

UNI’s defense and special teams have scored 153 of the team’s 349 points this season. MyCole Pruitt became SIU’s career receptions leader with 211 after making nine catches Saturday.

Iowa batters Illinois with run game, 30-14


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Running back Mark Weisman ran for 134 yards and Iowa battered Illinois with 587 yards of offense Saturday in a 30-14 win. The Hawkeyes (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) ran for a season-high 304 yards. Quarterback Jake Rudock was 14-21 for 210 yards and two touchdowns before leaving in the fourth quarter with the game in hand.

Early on, Iowa had to scrounge for points. The Hawkeyes took a 2-0 lead on a first-quarter safety and Illinois’ defense stopped them three times on fourth down to keep the game close. Iowa led 9-7 at the half. But Iowa’s run game wore Illinois (4-6, 1-5) down and set up 21 second-half points that sealed the game.

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt played for the first time since breaking his left leg Oct. 4 against Purdue. But he finished a quiet 14-25 for 102 yards and one touchdown.

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Aaron White Leads Hawkeyes in Opener


November 15th, 2014 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Aaron White scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half to lead Iowa to a 90-56 win over Hampton in the season opener for both teams on Friday night. The Hawkeyes had 20 assists on their 29 field goals and a 48-32 rebounding margin. Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff scored 13 points on a career-best four 3-pointers made in five attempts beyond the arc. New starter Anthony Clemmons added 12 points.

Dwight Meikle scored 14 points to lead Hampton and Quinton Chievous added 12 with nine rebounds. The Pirates shot 34 percent from the floor, including only 4 of 18 on 3-pointers. White made 7 of 10 free throws. The forward added seven rebounds and six assists in 21 minutes.

Iowa’s Gabe Olaseni had 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Peter Jok added 11 points. The Hawkeyes have won 25 straight nonconference home games.

State Football Scores from Fri., 11/14 & Schedule for Sat., 11/15


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Friday’s Semi-finals Scores:

Class 4A
Dowling Catholic, WDM 41, Waukee 28
Cedar Rapids, Washington 28, Bettendorf 17

Class A
Logan-Magnolia 28, Mount Ayr 7
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 21, Denver 8

Today’s (Saturday’s) State Football Semi-finals:

Class 1-A
South Winneshiek (12-0) vs. Iowa City Regina (11-1) – 10:06 am
West Lyon (11-1) vs. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (12-0) – 1:06 pm

Class 2-A
Sioux Center (11-1) vs. Albia (11-1) – 4:06 pm
North Fayette Valley (11-1) vs. Beckman Catholic (10-2) – 7:06 pm

State Volleyball Championship results & All-Tournament Teams


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

State Volleyball Championships
Class 5-A Championship
(3-0) Ankeny Centennial 29-25-25, Bettendorf 27-22-21
All-Tournament Team members: Jordyn Rittman, Ankeny Centennial; Danielle Pennington, Bettendorf; Kelsey Johnson, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln; Kristen Stucker, Johnston; McKenna Pierson, Ankeny Centennial; Megan Sharkey, Bettendorf; Jaali Winters, Ankeny Centennial (captain).

Class 4-A Championship
(3-1) Harlan 16-25-25-25, West Delaware 25-18-19-10
The Harlan Cyclone Girls Volleyball team won their second consecutive class 4-A State Volleyball Championship 3 sets to 1 over West Delaware, Friday. Three Cyclones were named to the All- Tournament team: Kenzie Swanson and Taylor Frederick. Harlan’s Jess Schaben was named captain of the All Tournament team. Other team members include: Emily Thole, West Delaware; Natalie Brimeyer, Clear Creek-Amana; Isabella Sade, Marion; and Carlee Ketchum, West Delaware.

Class 3-A Championship
(3-0) Solon 25-25-25, Mount Vernon 13-21-20
3-A All-Tournament Team: Kate Nearad, Solon; Libby Ryan, Mount Vernon; Kate Walker, Red Oak; Kati Cassabaum, Nevada; Jordan Runge, Solon; Morgan Melchert, Mount Vernon; Jordan Smith, Solon (captain).

Class 2-A Championship
(3-1) Dike-New Hartford 25-25-17-25, Western Christian 21-23-25-23
2-A All-Tournament Team: Lizzy Blough, Dike-New Hartford; Ema Altena, Western Christian; Becca Pagel, Sumner-Fredericksburg; Anna Kiel, Unity Christian; Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford; Jamie Gesink, Western Christian; Rachel Koop, Dike-New Hartford (captain).

Class 1-A Championship
(3-0) Holy Trinity Catholic 25-25-25, Central Lyon 22-13-8
1-A All-Tournament Team: Angel Rasmussen, Central Lyon; Madelyn Orton, Holy Trinity Catholic; Peyton Benson, Tripoli; Shelby Schnurstein, Janesville; Kendyl Sorge, Janesville; Sarah Halse, Central Lyon; Mikaela Foecke, Holy Trinity Catholic (Captain).

Saturday State Football Semi-Finals


November 15th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

  • South Winneshiek (12-0) vs. Iowa City Regina (11-1) – 10:06 am
  • West Lyon (11-1) vs. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (12-0) – 1:06 pm

Class 2-A

  • Sioux Center (11-1) vs. Albia (11-1) – 4:06 pm
  • North Fayette Valley (11-1) vs. Beckman Catholic (10-2) – 7:06 pm

No. 19 Iowa storms past USC Upstate in 107-56 win


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ally Disterhoft scored 19 points, Bethany Doolittle added 15 more plus grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Iowa powered past USC Upstate in a 107-56 win Friday night. Disterhoft was 7 of 8 from the field and 4-for-5 from the penalty stripe. Melissa Dixon had 16 points, Samantha Logic had 11 and Alexa Kastanek 10 for Iowa, which set a new record with the winning score. The Hawkeyes outrebounded USC Upstate 49-32 and was 11-for-22 from 3-point range.

Iowa took control early in the first half with a 35-7 run that included 3-pointers from Logic, Disterhoft and two from Dixon, and took a 59-22 advantage into the half. The Hawkeyes then continued to pull away in the second half. Coco Ritter led the Spartans with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had four rebounds. Brittany Starling added nine points.

No. 14 Iowa State beats Oakland 93-82


November 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, IOWA (AP) — Junior Georges Niang had a career-high 30 points and nine rebounds as Number 14th Iowa State beat Oakland 93-82 on Friday night UNLV transfer Bryce Dejean-Jones had 20 points in his debut for the Cyclones (1-0), who improved to 5-0 in openers under coach Fred Hoiberg.

Iowa State sandwiched a 15-3 run around the half after allowing Oakland to tie the score at 38-all. The Cyclones built their lead up to as much as 20 in the second half and won comfortably behind Niang, who figures to be Iowa State’s top scoring option this season.

Corey Petros had 25 points and Kahlil Felder scored 23 for Oakland (0-1), which was picked seventh in the preseason Horizon League poll.