HS SPORTS; Thursday Night 1-30 Results/Friday Night Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

In wrestling from last night, the class 2A 5th-ranked West Delaware Hawks could not hold off No. 10 Independence. The Mustangs rallied back after being down 28-14, scoring 24 unanswered points to secure the 38-28 mild upset victory. Indee takes the highway 20 rival Del-Buc trophy from the Hawks who have had it the last few years. Top ranked Wartburg took down fifth rated Coe 24-10 in the nightcap special High School/College doubleheader wrestling meet at Independence High School.  Wartburg won its 51st straight and 172nd over Iowa Conference competition.

Also last night:
Maquoketa Valley def. Cascade 60-10 and North Cedar 54-28
Beckman def. cascade 51-27
Cascade def. North Cedar 48-36

In boys basketball:

The West Delaware Hawks came so close to ending their losing streak last night in Maquoketa but in the end the Cardinals prevailed 45-44. It was a defensive low-scoring back and forth contest from the beginning with Maquoketa having the largest lead of 7 points late in the first half. The Hawks trailed by 5 at halftime then outscored Maquoketa 27-23 in the second half but ran out of time with an interesting ending to the game that saw the Cardinals hanging on by a point. Ty Cassutt led the way with 9 points, John Nagel and Thomas Trainer added 8. The Hawks dropped to 4-12 with their 8th straight loss. They will return home and host an Anamosa team who comes in with a six-game losing skid. Bill Logan will have live updates from Seedorff Gymnasium during our coverage of the girls game.

Also last night;

Beckman 55, Solon 35
Benton Community 57, Anamosa 44
North-Linn 46, Maquoketa Valley 42

Other games tonight;

Durant @ Cascade
Independence @ Western Dubuque
East Buchanan @ Maquoketa Valley
Wilton @ Monticello
Central City @ North-Linn
Starmont @ Sumner-Fredericksburg

In girls basketball;

A battle of top-15 area class 2A teams took place in Troy Mills last night as North Linn surpassed Maquoketa Valley 39-25 to improve to 18-0 and stayed undefeated in Tri-Rivers Conference play. Class 2A #3 North Linn has the state’s best scoring defense only allowing 27 points per game, they kept the Wildcats under that by pressuring them into 26 turnovers. The 14-point win was the second closest for the Lynx, who haven’t had a game decided by single digits yet this season. North Linn’s Nicole Miller had a game high of 23 points while Brooke Wooten led Maquoketa Valley with 8. The two rivals will meet again in four days to decide the TRC West division title Tuesday night in Delhi.

Other scores from last night;

Class 4A 12th-ranked West Delaware improved their record to 14-3 with a 46-37 win against Maquoketa at home. The Hawks travel to Anamosa tonight, taking on an Lady Raider team that is 4-11. Hawks head coach Harold Shepherd knows especially on the road in conference play it doesn’t matter who has the better record if the better team doesn’t come ready to play:

SHEP1 1-31

Sports Director Jon Swisher and Corey Coates will have all the action tonight from Anamosa starting around 7:30pm live on KMCH and KMCH.com.

Also last night;
Vinton-Shellsburg 49, Anamosa 40

Other games tonight;

Durant-Bennett @ Cascade, Western Dubuque
East Buchanan @ Maquoketa Valley
Western Dubuque @ Independence
Starmont @ Sumner-Fredericksburg
Wilton @ Monticello                                                                                                                                                                                                           Central City @ North Linn


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