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GIRLS BASKETBALL: West Marshall survives scare in battle between Trojans

December 8, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

STATE CENTER - Jennifer Davis matched her career-high with 23 points in leading the West Marshall girls' basketball team to a come-from-behind win over South Tama, 63-58, in Friday's NICL West Division clash.

Sydney Beals had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, Rachel Freland poured in 13 points, and Davis added eight boards to help West Marshall win a back-and-forth battle. McKenna Hotopp contributed seven points, five assists and four steals, while Victoria Pothast had six points for the Trojans (5-1, 2-1).

Kaleigh Sieck and Jade Rohach paced South Tama with 14 points apiece. Shelbie Bradley added nine points, Megan Wanatee had eight and Erin Clayton six for the Trojans (1-4, 1-2).

West Marshall hosts Colo-NESCO tonight in non-conference play, while South Tama returns to the court Tuesday when it hosts South Hardin.

Grundy Center 69, East Marshall 39

LE GRAND - Class 1A No. 6-ranked Grundy Center pulled away from a close game early, keeping East Marshall winless with a 69-39 victory in NICL West play.

Sam Meyers led a balanced Spartan attack with 14 points. Heather Hook and Katie Lindeman added 12 points apiece, while Riley Ackerman and Sydnie Gutosky both scored seven for Grundy Center (4-1, 3-0).

Katie Roseland scored a season-high 12 points to lead East Marshall (0-6, 0-3). Ashley Allen had eight points and eight rebounds, Taylor Fricke had seven points and 13 boards, and Meriel Leavy added six points.

East Marshall hosts BGM today while Grundy Center plays its third game in as many days with a trip to North Tama.

Colo-NESCO 65, GMG 13

GARWIN - Caitlyn Riese scored a career-high 16 points and Shayla Dean matched hers with 15 more as the Class 1A No. 15-ranked Colo-NESCO girls gobbled up GMG, 65-13, in Friday's Iowa Star Conference pairing.

The Royals (5-1, 4-0) also got 12 points from Madison Eley in a lopsided victory. Colo-NESCO scored the first 13 points of the game and led 30-2 after the first quarter. Riese led the team with six rebounds, while Dean had eight assists and six steals.

Olivia Barritt had four points and 10 rebounds to lead GMG (0-6, 0-4). Autumn Rosacker chipped in three points while Lexie Dubberke, Sara Hinson and Cody Groth each scored two.

Colo-NESCO gets another shot at West Marshall tonight in State Center, trying to avenge their season-opening loss. GMG hosts North Tama on Tuesday night.

North Tama 50, Waterloo Christian 33

WATERLOO - Sam Zobel put up a career-high 18 points and the North Tama girls' basketball team got its first win of the season, stopping Waterloo Christian 50-33 in Iowa Star Conference play.

Josie Youel had nine points and 14 rebounds, and Allison Zobel also had nine points for the Redhawks (1-4, 1-2). Emma Knoop chipped in five points and nine boards as well for North Tama, which hosts 1A No. 6 Grundy Center tonight in non-conference action.

Katlin Armbrecht led Waterloo Christian (1-3, 1-3) with 11 points.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 63, BCLUW 57

CONRAD - Olivia Callaway scored a career-high 25 points on 12-of-19 shooting but the BCLUW girls suffered their fifth straight loss, 63-57, at the hands of NICL West opponent Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

Reeba Box added 12 points for BCLUW (1-5, 0-3), and both players had 15 rebounds. Sarah McCoy had nine points and seven rebounds, while Kendall Scurr had six points, seven assists and five rebounds.

The win was the first in league play for Gladbrook-Reinbeck (2-4, 1-2), ending a four-game losing streak.



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