By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
In area basketball last night
Class 3A 7th-ranked Western Dubuque stayed undefeated in the WaMaC northeast division and improved their overall record to 14-3 with a 67-57 win in Anamosa last night. Three Junior Bobcats were in double digits for points; Nolan Baumhover led the Bobcats with 24 while Spencer Haldeman had 20 and Tyler Johnson added 14. Western Dubuque, who took the lead for good in the second quarter then settled in for the second half defensively to hold the Blue Raiders in check. Veteran Bobcat head coach Dennis Geraghty was happy with how his players responded from a tough lost Saturday against 6th-rated Waverly Shell-Rock at Loras College:
Anamosa fell to 6-9, losing their 8th game in a row. They were led by Junior Gavin Timp with 11 points.
Beckman 84, Independence 32
Cascade 56 Iowa City Regina 44
MFL MarMac 65, Ed-Co 34
North-Linn 43, Maquoketa Valley 34
Class 2A 15th-ranked Maquoketa Valley had the upset of the night at home in Delhi revenging a loss to No. 3 North Linn last Thursday night by 14 points. Last night MV won by 15, 47-32, to end North Linn’s unbeaten season for the 2nd year in a row. The Wildcats improved to 18-2 with one regular season game remaining this week. MV head coach Scot Moenck talks about the keys to the win for his squad:
Coach Moenck responded with an expected answer when asked about the possibility of a re-match with the Lynx coming later on this month in a Regional semifinal:
North Linn’s all-state Junior guard Nicole Miller fouled out with 7 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, head coach Brian Wheatley says his team will need to learn from that experience and talks about what their mindset needs to be following their first loss:
The Lynx are now 19-1 with one more game to go as well, both teams are favored in their remaining games and if that holds true it would mean a tie for the Tri-Rivers conference title.
Elsewhere last night;
Ed-Co beat MFL-MarMac 64-45 in a home game, junior shooting guard Kari Fitzpatrick reached a milestone, scoring the 1,000 point in her varsity basketball playing career.
Cascade 60, Iowa City Regina 34
Western Dubuque 49, Anamosa 41