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Sports

Women of Troy top Tigers on the lanes

Little and Roth lead West High against Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defended Colonial Lanes against the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Dec. 8, with a 2,217 to 2,196 varsity bowling win. Alexie Little led West and won the varsity girls match with 402.
The varsity boys fell 3,148 to 3,075, but West High’s Corey Roth won the match with 525.
West High’s junior varsity (JV) squads both fell, with the Tiger boys winning 2,783 to 1,873 and the Tiger girls winning 1,523 to 1,489. Brooklyn Day led the Women of Troy with 214 while Hunter Montgomery led the Trojans with 300.

Creek Boys rally, but fall short

CP-U nips CCA, 59-53

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys basketball team rallied back from a 60-31 halftime deficit, but still fell short of its first win of the 2017-18 season Friday, Dec. 8, as Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) visited Tiffin.
The Stormin’ Pointers won the contest 59-53 after building a 22-12 lead in the first period. CCA righted the ship in the third period, trailing only by four points at 43-39 going into the final quarter.
The win improved CP-U’s record to 3-1 while the Clippers dropped to 0-4.

Lightning shocked by Panthers

Mount Pleasant boys upend Lib. High, 63-37

MOUNT PLEASANT– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 5, falling 63-37 on the road to the Panthers in Mount Pleasant.
The “Bolts” were tied, 11-11, at the end of the first period but trailed, 31-14, at halftime. Mount Pleasant was up, 50-21, after three periods.
Andre Brandon led the Lightning with 16 points, Moses Bolar produced 12, Bo Gryp, Ronnie Williams, Kelby Telander and Sam Funke had two points apiece, while Ethan O’Donnell scored one point.

Clipper Wrestlers eighth in team points

CCA’s Stevens and Rohret earn 2nd-place finishes at N. Cedar Invitational

CLARENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers traveled to Clarence and North Cedar High School Saturday, Dec. 9, for the Knights’ Invitational Tournament and finished eighth in overall team points. Camanche won the tournament with 171.5 team points while the Creek Boys came up with 72.
Sam Stevens (113 pounds) and Andrew Rohret (145) both took runner-up in their weight classes, while Grant Haman (195) placed third, Tanner Cochran (220) was fourth and Jonah Upah (Heavyweight) was fifth in his class.

Benton Community defeats Clear Creek Amana, 86-76

Creek Boys come up short against Bobcats

VAN HORNE– Darius Moore pounded in 32 points but Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team still dropped to 0-3 on the season Tuesday, Dec. 5, following an 86-76 loss to Benton Community in Van Horne.
The Clippers trailed throughout the contest, lagging behind, 16-9, at the end of the first period and suffered a 41-32 deficit at halftime. The Bobcats kept ahead, 66-48, going into the final period.
Nolan Schwarting had 17 points and eight rebounds for CCA, with nine points coming from Jordan Wolfe. T.J. Bollers contributed eight points and a dozen rebounds.

Women of Troy roll over Cougars

Iowa City West blows out Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 69-45

CEDAR RAPIDS– The second-ranked Iowa City West High Women of Troy had no trouble getting past the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cougars’ den. West High won the varsity contest, 69-45, after building a 22-6 lead in the first period.
West was up, 37-21, at halftime and held a 52-28 advantage going into the final eight minutes.
Lauren Zacharias and Emma Koch led West with 14 points apiece, while Logan Cook produced 13 and Cailyn Morgan had a 10-point night. Audrey Koch added nine points, Carrie Callahan had six points and Matayla Tellis put up three.

Women of Troy top Tigers on the lanes

Little and Roth lead against Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defended Colonial Lanes against the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Dec. 8, with a 2,217 to 2,196 varsity bowling win. Alexie Little led West and won the varsity girls match with 402.
The varsity boys fell 3,148 to 3,075, but West High’s Corey Roth won the match with 525.
West High’s junior varsity (JV) squads both fell, with the Tiger boys winning 2,783 to 1,873 and the Tiger girls winning 1,523 to 1,489. Brooklyn Day led the Women of Troy with 214 while Hunter Montgomery led the Trojans with 300.

Hawkeyes bowling in the Big Apple

Hawk Talk

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Hawkeyes will be playing the Boston College Eagles in the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium.
The Eagles finished 7-5 with wins over Louisville (45-42), Virginia (41-10), Florida State (35-3) and Syracuse (41-14). Syracuse is the only team to beat top-ranked Clemson.
Boston College averaged 28.1 points per game and gave up 22.5.
BC averaged 224 yards rushing per game and gave up 198.4.
The Eagles averaged 182.8 yards passing and gave up almost 200 yards per game through the air.

Hawkeye men play two

Hawk Talk

The Iowa men’s basketball team opened the week playing in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge last Tuesday against Virginia Tech, losing 79-55.
It was a tale of two halves at the Hawks looked sharp in the first half with the score tied 38 all at halftime. Great ball movement, Jordan Bohannon going 4-4 from 3-point range and Iowa winning the rebound battle, 21-11.
Iowa also had a 20-12 advantage on points in the paint, shot 51 percent from the floor and 50 percent from behind the arc.

Hawkeye women so close

Hawk Talk

The Iowa women lost their first game last week, with 11th-ranked Florida State knocking off the Hawks, 94-93.
When I go to a men’s or women’s basketball game, I like to go a little early to watch them warm up. When I went to the women’s game last week, I was impressed with how good the Hawkeyes’ shooters were.
The team was shooting lights out in warm-ups making eight in a row, then 10 in a row and then seven straight.
I know that doesn’t always show up in a game, but it sure did last Wednesday.
The Hawks were 14-15 in the first quarter and made 15 straight going into the second quarter.

Alumni Basketball Tournament, Dec. 30

ment will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30. Tip off is scheduled for 9 a.m. with games held at the high school and new middle school. The tournament is double elimination with a cost of $20 per participant.

Buzzer-beater moves Solon to 2-0

Krutzfeldt 3-pointer gives Solon the 55-54 win over Marion

SOLON– Ben Krutzfeldt’s 3-pointer at the buzzer won it for the Spartans.
Down by two in the closing seconds to Marion, The Spartans inbounded at the far end of the court to A.J. Coons who drove the ball and dished it off to Krutzfeldt for a deep three that swished the net.
Solon, down by seven points to start the fourth quarter, scored 22 points in the final period to steal away a 55-54 victory over the Indians Dec. 1 in Solon.
“Ben hit a great shot,” Solon Head Coach Jason Pershing noted. “That was set up by A.J. Coons.”