= AM-1300 KGLO — 4A substate boys quarterfinal — Mason City High vs. Waterloo East — 6:45
= AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — 2A girls regional final at Parkersburg — Rockford vs. North Linn — 6:45
DES MOINES — Six area wrestlers won championships on Saturday night at the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines, as you heard on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and AM-1300 KGLO.
=== Ryan Leisure became Clear Lake’s only three-time champion and four-time finalist as Leisure had no problems beating PCM’s Xavier Miller 5-0 in the Class 2A 145 pound match. Leisure capped his senior year with a 39-0 record which also included wins over the 1A and 3A state champions. Leisure ends his high school career with a record of 170-6 and becomes Clear Lake’s all-time wins leader.
=== Cullan Schriever became Mason City High School’s first-ever freshman to win a state title as he beat Ankeny Centennial’s Ben Monroe 9-5 in the Class 3A 106-pound championship match. Later on Saturday night, his teammate Isaac Bartel also became a state champion. Bartel needed an escape in the ultimate tiebreaker to beat Dowling’s Kaden Sauer 5-4 to win the Class 3A 195-pound championship. It’s the first time since 1982 that Mason City High School had multiple state champions, and the pair are the 27th and 28th title winners in school history.
=== Osage’s Brock Jennings capped off his career with a pin in one minute-43 seconds of Southeast Valley’s Kyler Fisher in the Class 2A 170 pound championship match. Jennings placed in all four of his state tournament appearances and is Osage’s 54th all-time individual champion.
=== For the fourth straight week, Lake Mills’ Slade Sifuentes and West Hancock’s Hunter Hagen faced off. After posting wins at the Top of Iowa Conference Tournament as well as in the sectional and district meets, the top-ranked Sifuentes scored a 16-0 technical fall over the second-ranked Hagen to win the Class 1A 195-pound title. Sifuentes ends his career with two state titles and 113 straight victories.
=== Riceville had their first title winner in 20 years as junior Chance Throndson won the Class 1A 132-pouind title with a 9-2 win over Southeast Warren’s Blake Bauer. Throndson ends his junior year with a 45-1 record.
=== West Fork’s Jarel Arbegast fell in his championship match on Saturday night, dropping the Class 1A 170-pound bout to Taylan Entriken of Hudson 8-4.
CLARION — The Clear Lake girls basketball team will make their third state tournament appearance in four years as the Lions beat North Polk 47-32 in a Class 3A regional final played in Clarion Saturday night, as you heard on KRIB. Freshman Sara Faber scored 24 points to lead Clear Lake, as the Lions outscored North Polk 33- 23 in the second half after leading by a 14-9 margin at halftime. Clear Lake is now 21-3 on the season and will face 2nd-ranked Pocahontas in next Tuesday’s Class 3A state quarterfinal round at 5:00 PM.
SPENCER — In another 3A regional final, Forest City fell to top-ranked Sioux Center 72-50 in the 3A Region 1 championship game played in Spencer. Forest City ends their year with a record of 17-7.
CARLISLE — There will be a new Class 4A girls basketball state champion this season as Mason City High fell at 11th-ranked Carlisle 67-56 on Saturday night in a 4A regional semifinal, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Megan Meyer led Mason City with 17 points while Anna Deets added 14 as the Mohawks end their season with an 11-12 record.
PARKERSBURG — Class 1A and 2A have regional championship games tonight. The 2A Region 5 championship game at Parkersburg will pit Rockford against 5th-ranked North Linn. Rockford beat West Fork 49-34 to make the regional final, while North Linn breezed past Grundy Center 68-37. You can hear the Rockford-North Linn game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB starting at 7 o’clock tonight.
— Classes 3A and 4A boys basketball teams start their tournament trail tonight with district semifinal games in Class 3A and substate quarterfinals in Class 4A:
=== 4A Substate 3
Waterloo East at Mason City High (7:00 KGLO — winner plays at CR Kennedy Friday)
Marshalltown at Cedar Falls (winner at CR Prairie Friday)
=== 3A District 6 at Charles City
6:30 — Forest City vs. Independence
8:00 — Charles City vs. Crestwood
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Malcom Hill scored 21 points and hauled down eight rebounds and Illinois held on for a 70-66 win over Iowa on Saturday. Michael Finke, Jalen Coleman-Lands and Te’Jon Lucas each scored 12 points for the Illini (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten). Lucas blocked Jordan Bohannon’s go-ahead layup attempt in the final two minutes and then Coleman-Lands hit a corner 3-pointer with 1:32 left to help Illinois win its second true road game of the season. Peter Jok had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Iowa (14-13, 6-8). The Hawkeyes have lost three straight. Iowa had plenty of chances late. The Hawkeyes missed five of their six shots in the final 1:45 and had a nearly seven-minute stretch without a field goal earlier in the second half. Tyler Cook had 14 points and Bohannon added 11 for Iowa.
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.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Landry Shamet and Darral Willis Jr. scored 14 points apiece and Wichita State throttled Northern Iowa 77-43 on Saturday to run its winning streak to 10. Markis McDuffie added 12 points for the Shockers (25-5, 15-1 Missouri Valley), who reached 25 wins for the eighth year in a row. Shamet hit four 3-pointers and Wills grabbed 11 rebounds to help Wichita State dominate the boards 48-23. Spencer Haldeman had 13 points for the Panthers (14-13, 9-7), who had won four straight and nine of 10. Northern Iowa had to make two of its last three shots to finish at 27.5 percent (14 of 51) and avoid its worst shooting game of the season and lowest point total (42). Wichita State, which has had 10-game winning streaks 10 times dating back to the 1920-21 season, took control early with a 9-0 run. The Shockers led 38-26 at the half and, after the Panthers scored the first six points of the second half, a 14-2 run broke it open. Only twice all game did Northern Iowa make baskets on consecutive possessions.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Alize Johnson scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds to lead Missouri State over Drake 76-73 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak. It was Johnson’s 15th double-double of the season. Dequon Miller added 16 points for Missouri State (16-13, 7-9 Missouri Valley). Graham Woodward and Reed Timmer scored 15 points apiece to lead Drake (7-21, 5-11). Miller made a pair of free throws to give the Bears a 73-72 lead with 29 seconds left. Obediah Church blocked Billy Wampler’s layup and grabbed the rebound on Drake’s next possession. Jarred Dixon’s free throws stretched the Bears’ lead to 75-72. De’Antae McMurray made a free throw and intentionally missed the second attempt to pull Drake to 75-73. Johnson grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled with three seconds left, and made 1 of 2 free throws. Following a Missouri State timeout, Woodward shot a deep 3-pointer but it hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Iowa’s pursuit of a second Big Ten Conference women’s basketball road victory was put on hold by a massive Purdue comeback at Mackey Arena on Sunday. The Hawkeyes (16-11 overall, 7-7 Big Ten) used two 9-0 runs in the first half and had a 10-point cushion at halftime, 35-25. But a nightmare final 20 minutes saw the Boilermakers (17-11, 8-6) go on a 47-17 tear and win, 72-52. Sophomore Megan Gustafson led Iowa with 20 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:22 remaining and the Hawkeyes trailing by 19. She also had five blocked shots and three steals. Freshman Makenzie Meyer from Mason City scored 10 points and made 2-of-5 3-point field goals.
AMES, Iowa – A couple of second-half surges saw Iowa State run away to a 68-53 victory over West Virginia Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones completed their first season sweep of the Mountaineers since WVU joined the Big 12 to improve to 15-11 on the year, 6-9 in Big 12 play. Mason City High alum Jadda Buckley led the Iowa State effort with 20 points and eight assists. With nearly 40 friends and family in attendance from Canada, Bridget Carleton posted 16 points, six rebounds and tied a career high with four blocks. Seanna Johnson also had 16 points.
CHICAGO (AP) – Lizzy Wendell rebounded from a sub-par outing to score 19 points with seven assists and lead Number 25 Drake to an 86-42 victory over Loyola-Chicago 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.