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Sports

Hawk men split

Halk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Iowa Hawkeye men’s team won a blowout at home and lost a heartbreaker at Iowa State last week.
The first game was a 92-59 big win against Fairleigh Dickenson.
You start out with five players in double-figures, the Iowa bench outscoring the starters and the Hawks controlling the boards, 54-32.
Melsahn Basabe, Jarrod Uthoff and Gabe Olaseni had double-doubles.
Mel had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Jarrod had 10 and 10, while Gabe totaled 14 points and 10 boards.

Hawk women fall to Iowa State

It was too many turnovers, too many missed layups and too much home cooking as the Cyclones knocked off the Hawkeyes Thursday at Hilton Coliseum, 83-70.
Eighteen turnovers, including 13 in the first half, plus Samantha Logic getting an elbow in the forehead which started bleeding and took her out with less than seven minutes left in the first half.
Iowa State was leading 24-13 at the time and increased that to 41-28 at half.
Samantha came back and played the whole second half and led the Hawks with 18 points and seven rebounds.
You want to talk about home cooking?

SHUTDOWN

UI wrestlers blank Buffalo 46-0

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Hawkeye wrestlers took every match last week at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Buffalo, winning 46-0. That included two pins, six majors and two technical falls.
“That’s how it should be,” said Iowa head coach Tom Brands. “It doesn’t matter who the opponent is. You may not get a shutout every time, but you strive for it. We still have weights where we have to be ready to go the entire match.”
That should be a good warm-up for top-ranked Penn State this Saturday at Carver.

Overtime

Spartans overcome double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter against Mid-Prairie

SOLON– It was an instant classic.
After several seasons where the Mid-Prairie/Solon doubleheader has been tipped to Solon’s advantage, the Golden Hawks gave the Spartans all they could handle Saturday.
Solon escaped with a 63-62 overtime win, but only after overcoming a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter.
“It was an exciting game,” said head coach Brad Randall. “It was good to come away with a win.”

Lady Spartans pick apart Mid-Prairie

Defense, 18 steals lead to second win of the season

SOLON– Defense was the key.
The Lady Spartans picked up their second win of the season over the weekend with a 50-37 victory over Mid-Prairie, part of a girls/boys doubleheader Saturday in Solon.
The Lady Spartans turned up the heat on Mid-Prairie, coming away with 18 steals and some transition opportunities.
“Our game plan against Mid-Prairie was to pressure their guards,” said Solon head coach Tony Nicol. “I thought Rylee Smith did a tremendous job of frustrating Mid Prairie’s point guard.”

Wrestlers take fourth place at Oelwein tournament

OELWEIN– Solon’s Trevor Nelson remained undefeated and captured his first tournament championship (152 pounds) as the Spartan wrestling crew placed fourth at the 10-team Oelwein Invitational Saturday.
Crestwood took the team title with 278 points, but the Spartans grabbed a solid fourth place behind host Oelwein with a score of 147 and two champions. Logan Linderbaum also placed first in the tournament at 285 pounds.
Louis Gnida (120) and Cole Fritz (138) took home second place, while Trevor Yahr (126) and Nick Bailey (170) captured fourth place finishes.