Wednesday February 22nd Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women at Indiana — 5:45


SHEFFIELD — St. Ansgar outscored Newman 26-21 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 58-52 win in a Class 1A District 4 semifinal round contest last night in Sheffield, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Cole Willert scored 23 points while Ben Boerjan added 15 to lead the Saints to the district final. Newman was led by Chris Andrews who had 12, as the Knights finish their season with a 15-8 record.


SHEFFIELD — St. Ansgar will face West Fork in the district title game tomorrow night as the Warhawks beat Lake Mills 66-48 in the other district semifinal. West Fork jumped out to a 20-9 lead after one quarter and led 40-15 at halftime. Zach Martinek had 18 while Rylan Fleshner added 12 to lead West Fork. You can hear Thursday night’s 1A district final in Garner between St. Ansgar and West Fork on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 7 o’clock.



BRITT — In 1A District 3 semifinal games played in Britt, West Hancock advanced with a 54-36 win over North Union. Seth Weiland had 20 points and 14 rebounds while Dylan Eckles had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles, who will face Newell-Fonda in the 1A District 3 championship game on Thursday night in Humboldt. Newell-Fonda needed double overtime to beat Bishop Garrigan of Algona 73-68.


FOREST CITY — 5th-ranked Garner-Hayfield-Ventura and 7th-ranked Osage won 2A district championship games on Tuesday night to set up a meeting between the two Top of Iowa Conference teams in a substate final on Saturday night. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura used a 24-9 third quarter to beat Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 67-48 in a district final played in Forest City. Ryan Meyers had 20 points while James Betz added 16 to lead the Cardinals.



CHARLES CITY — Lucas Schwamman had 20 points to lead Osage past New Hampton 51-42 last night in a district final played in Charles City. Drew Olson added 13 points for the Green Devils. Osage and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura will meet in the substate final on Saturday at Mason City High School at 7 o’clock. The Green Devils beat the Cardinals 54-52 on December 3rd, and also beat Garner-Hayfield-Ventura in the substate final round last year.



IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Senior Peter Jok scored 35 points as Iowa rallied from 13 down to beat Indiana 96-90 in overtime on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Jok made a program record 22 free throws for the Hawkeyes (15-13, 7-8 Big Ten), which made 39 free throws to Indiana’s 16. Jok hit a pair of free throws and two more off a subsequent steal, putting Iowa ahead 84-81 with 2:14 left in OT. The Hawkeyes then forced another turnover, and Jok made it six straight free throws and an 86-81 Hawkeyes lead. Tyler Cook’s dunk with 59 seconds left sealed it for Iowa, which came back from a 17-4 deficit to start play. Iowa took its first lead, 73-71, on a Cook 3-point play with 2:10 left in regulation, but Josh Newkirk’s free throws with 25.6 seconds to go brought the Hoosiers even at 75-all. Cook missed a jumper at the buzzer to push the game into overtime. Robert Johnson scored 19 points with seven assists and Thomas Bryant finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana (15-13, 5-10), which committed 22 turnovers in losing its fifth straight.


CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa Panthers open the final week of the regular season in third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings heading into Wednesday night’s game at Indiana State. The Panthers need just one win or one loss by Southern Illinois to clinch the third seed in the conference tournament. UNI is 9-7 after a 73-44 loss at Valley co-leader Wichita State. The Panthers will close out the season at home on Saturday against the other co-leader Illinois State. Indiana State is at the bottom of the Valley standings with a record of 4-12.


AUSTIN, TEXAS — Meredith Burkhall led five Iowa State players in double figures with 20 points and added eight rebounds as the Cyclones cruised to a 90-75 victory at Texas. Seanna Johnson added 18 points and nine boards as the Cyclones won their third straight game to move to 7-9 in the league race. Mason City High alum Jadda Buckley added 14 points and handed out six assists. Iowa State is 16-11 overall and next up visits sixth ranked Texas on Friday.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks. Toews notched his fourth career hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:02 left to stave off a spirited rally by the Wild, who began a franchise-record eight-game homestand on Feb. 8 with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Toews had a goal and two assists in that one and has 37 points in 35 career games against Minnesota. Chicago’s captain has been chewing up almost everyone else, too, with 20 points in his last 12 games. Toews’ wing men Nick Schmaltz and Richard Panik had the other goals, giving the Blackhawks 34 goals in their last eight games. Their first line totaled nine points. Mikael Granlund’s second power-play goal for the Wild brought them within 4-3, before Ryan Suter hit the crossbar with a shot that nearly tied it.

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