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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Spartans succumb to another ranked foe

December 16, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

GRUNDY CENTER - The Class 1A No. 6-ranked Grundy Center girls' basketball team scored more than 2A No. 14 Hudson had allowed in a game this season.

Yet the Pirates scored more.

Hope Petry and Lindsey Koch scored 20 points apiece to help Hudson remain unbeaten with a 69-59 victory over the host Spartans on Saturday.

Amanda Cartney added nine points, Casey Miles had eight and Abby Hillmer seven for the Pirates (8-0), who trailed by four at the half but outscored their hosts 42-28 after the break.

"They were unconscious," said Spartan head coach Al Jones. "They made seven three-pointers in the second half alone."

Sam Meyers scored a game-high 23 points to lead Grundy Center (7-2), while Heather Hook added a season-best 17.

The Spartans' two losses have come against two ranked 2A teams (No. 3 Aplington-Parkersburg) with a combined record of 17-0.

Katie Lindeman chipped in with 10 points for Grundy Center, which returns to NICL West Division play Tuesday at South Hardin.

North Polk 57, West Marshall 34

STATE CENTER - Miranda Murphy scored a game-high 19 points and Megan Murphy netted a season-best 18 to lead the 3A No. 12-ranked North Polk girls' basketball team past West Marshall, 57-34, in non-conference play Saturday.

Maggie Zimmerman pitched in eight points for North Polk (7-2), which outscored its host 32-16 in the second half.

Whitney Benson scored 12 points to lead West Marshall (7-3). Sydney Beals had eight points and four rebounds, while Jenn Davis had six rebounds and nine boards.

The Trojans take to the road Tuesday for an NICL West clash with AGWSR.

Montezuma 54, GMG 48

MONTEZUMA - Three players scored in double figures for Montezuma as the Braves (3-6) rallied past GMG, 54-48, to deny the Wolverines their first win of the season.

Olivia Barritt scored a career-high 22 points to go with eight rebounds and four steals for GMG (0-9), which led 26-18 at the half before getting outscored 15-4 in the third quarter. Cheyenne Wurr added 10 points and Sara Hinson six for the Wolverines, who amassed their highest single-game scoring output of the season despite committing 36 turnovers.

Mackenzie James scored a career-high 18 points to pace Montezuma. Clara Johnson added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Katie Maschmann added 10 points for the Braves, who shot 24-for-38 from the free-throw line.

GMG heads into the holiday break with two games this week. The Wolverines go to Janesville on Tuesday before hosting CAL on Friday.


Colo-NESCO 47, Tripoli 35

TRIPOLI - Madison Eley and Shelby Anthony combined to make six 3-pointers, none bigger than back-to-back treys that propeled the Class 1A No. 15 Colo-NESCO girls' basketball team to a double-digit lead and a 47-35 win over Tripoli in Friday's Iowa Star Conference contest.

Both Eley and Anthony made three 3-pointers, scoring 15 and 11 points respectively, to lead the Royals (7-2, 5-1) to victory. Madison Farren had eight points, seven rebounds and six steals, while Shayla Dean chipped in five points, seven assists, six rebounds and six steals.

Ashlen Damm scored a game-high 18 points to lead Tripoli (3-4, 2-4).

South Tama 71, BCLUW 19

CONRAD - Kaleigh Sieck scored a game-high 17 points and Jade Rohach had 12 as the South Tama girls toppled BCLUW in NICL West Division play Friday night.

Sieck made three 3-pointers and had six steals to lead the Trojans (3-4, 3-2). Megan Wanatee chipped in nine points, Erin Clayton had eight points and seven rebounds, and Sam Holtz also scored eight points.

BCLUW (1-7, 0-5) was led by Sarah McCoy's 10 points and three steals. Mallory Vawter added four points and five boards.

The Comets host Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Tuesday night, while BCLUW plays at East Marshall in the Coaches vs. Cancer game in Le Grand.



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