CONRAD - East Marshall saw a double-digit lead disappear in the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs finally regained the upper hand on BCLUW in overtime, scoring the game's final nine points for a 49-44 victory in Tuesday's NICL West Division showdown.
The win was the third straight for the Mustangs (4-8, 4-3), who led 32-19 entering the fourth period before getting outscored 21-8.
BCLUW sophomore Olivia Callaway scored a three-point play at the end of regulation to tie the game, then converted a four-point play to open the overtime period to give the Comets (3-6, 1-5) their first lead since the first quarter.
East Marshall got the final nine points, including four straight from Taylor Fricke, to take the victory.
Ashley Allen led East Marshall with a game-high 18 points to go with eight rebounds, and Fricke finished with 16 points and eight boards. Maci Fritz chipped in with six points and Meriel Leavy had five more.
Callaway netted 17 to lead the Comets, who lost their third in a row. Samantha Ubben tallied 12 points and five steals, while Nicole Montgomery paced BCLUW with nine rebounds. Mallory Vawter added seven points and Kendall Scurr had five.
The Comets were undone by 4-for-17 free-throw shooting.
South Tama 42, West Marshall 21
STATE CENTER - The South Tama girls remained unbeaten in NICL West Division play, doubling up West Marshall 42-21 on Tuesday night.
Tieranny Keahna led the visiting STC Trojans (6-2, 5-0) with a game-high 13 points, while Regina Balderas and Madie Bacon both piled on nine points. Trisha Walz added six in the team's fifth consecutive win.
Gabby Reyerson's six points and seven rebounds led West Marshall (5-9, 3-5). Madie Streeter had four points and seven boards, while Madde Green and Mackenzie Coberley also added four points.
North Tama 49, Clarksville 36
TRAER - Sam Zobel scored a season-high 18 points in leading North Tama to an Iowa Star Conference victory over Clarksville.
Josie Youel added 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Redhawks (6-4, 6-2), who led 24-8 at the half. Anna Kvidera racked up eight points and a team-leading nine rebounds.
Brittney Litterer led Clarksville (3-8, 1-6) with eight points. Leading scorer Tayler Maiers was limited to six points.
Tripoli 72, GMG 34
GARWIN - McKayla Meyer scored a season-high 20 points in leading Tripoli past GMG, 72-34, in an Iowa Star Conference contest.
Heather Heine added 11 points, Kaitlin Westendorf scored 10, while Paige Bermann and Miranda Quigley added eight points apiece for the visiting Panthers (6-2, 4-2).
Olivia Barritt led GMG with 11 points, Caitlin Appelgate had eight and Katie Airey six. The Wolverines (1-10, 0-7) were coming off their first win of the year.