By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
In coverage area basketball from last night-
The West Delaware Girls and Boys were beat by Mount Vernon at Seedorff Gymnasium. The WD girls battled back to tie it up at halftime after being down 10-0 early. The Mustangs struck back and outscored the Hawks 24-10 in the second half for a 45-31 victory. The Hawk boys got off to a nice start and led for most of the game but Mount Vernon was able to chip away and come all the way back to tie it up and force overtime. Both teams only scored three points in the first overtime to set up a 6th period. The Mustangs pulled away and hung on for a 62-59 double OT win, Blake DeMoss had a 30-foot shot hit the front of the rim as the buzzer sounded to deny the Hawks of forcing a 3rd overtime.
In other Girls games-
Independence lost to Solon 82-21
Western Dubuque was beaten by Waterloo West 66-29
Maquoketa Valley topped Central City
East Buchanan was nipped by Springville 56-55
North Linn took care of Ed-Co 84-43
In Boys play-
Ed-Co had the upset of the night around the state as they stunned No. 1 North Linn 52-47 to improve to 7-0. It was the first win for the Vikings over the Lynx since January 26th of 2007. North Linn had won 25 games in a row.
East Buchanan lost to Springville 76-48
Starmont was defeated by Alburnett 80-23
Maquoketa Valley beat Central City 65-37
Monticello surpassed Durant 69-42
Cascade beat West Liberty 68-34
Anamosa fell to Wilton 69-47
Anamosa had wins over Clayton Ridge 66-9/Midland 48-26/Postville 48-33
East Buchanan lost to MFL-MarMac 52-22 and beat River Ridge/Cassville 63-12
Independence thumped BCLUW-SH 72-12 and Sumner-Fredricksburg 63-16
In West Delaware Bowling-
The Hawk boys won 2762 to 2530 over. They featured a great Bakers round of 1017, averaging 203 which is their highest Baker round of the year.