ACKLEY - West Marshall put the pressure on, and AGWSR couldn't handle it.
The Trojans jumped out to an 18-5 lead after the first quarter and stayed out of reach of AGWSR in a 59-44 victory over the host Cougars in Tuesday's NICL West Division showdown.
West Marshall (8-3, 5-1) led by as many as 20 going into the fourth quarter, separating the Trojans from the Cougars for second place in the conference standings.
McKenna Hotopp scored a season-high 21 points and tallied eight assists, six steals and five rebounds in the win. Whitney Benson had 12 points, six steals and five assists, Jennifer Davis had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Sydney Beals added 10 points for the Trojans.
AGWSR (5-4, 4-2) was led by Kristen Zacharias with 11 points and Jayne Wiarda with 10. The Cougars host Jesup in cross-NICL play Thursday, while West Marshall is off until after the holiday break.
Colo-NESCO 59, Clarksville 42
CLARKSVILLE - The Class 1A No. 15-ranked Colo-NESCO girls used a fast start and a strong finish to end Clarksville's three-game winning streak with a 59-42 victory over the host Indians Tuesday in Iowa Star Conference action.
Colo-NESCO scored the game's first 10 points and then outscored Clarksville 20-13 in the fourth period.
Madison Eley scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Royals (8-2, 6-1) while also racking up seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Shayla Dean matched her season-high with 15 points to go with six rebounds and six steals, while Caitlyn Riese had 13 points and eight boards.
Hannah Poppe led Clarksville (7-2, 5-2) with 15 points.
Colo-NESCO hosts Northeast Hamilton on Friday night in Colo.
North Tama 49, Tripoli 44
TRIPOLI - Allison Zobel had 13 points, five blocked shots and four assists as North Tama overcame a slow start to stop Tripoli, 49-44, in Tuesday's Iowa Star Conference contest.
The Redhawks (3-6, 3-3) ended a three-game road trip with a win after rallying back from a 12-3 first-quarter deficit. North Tama trailed by two at the half and one after three periods before outscoring the Panthers 19-13 in the fourth.
Aryn Isenhower matched her career high with 12 points to go with six steals and five rebounds. Abi Watson had eight points, Josie Youel had six points and a team-high nine rebounds, and Emma Knoop chipped in four points and eight boards.
Tripoli (3-5, 2-5) was led by Ashlen Damm's 15 points, and McKayla Meyer had 11.
North Tama is slated to host Dunkerton on Thursday night.
Janesville 66, GMG 16
JANESVILLE - Janesville led 20-6 after the first quarter and held GMG to just two points after halftime in a 66-16 win Tuesday in Iowa Star Conference play.
Victoria Leyh led the Wildcats (9-1, 7-0) with 13 points, Allison Hesse had 10, and both Rachel Nuhn and Kendyl Sorge had nine.
GMG (0-10, 0-7) got four points apiece from Sara Hinson and Autumn Rosacker. Hinson led the way with six rebounds and Mikaella Koster had four steals.
The Wolverines host CAL in league play Friday.