HS Basketball: Friday Night Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The final Friday night of January brings a full lineup of area games tonight in the world of high school basketball.

Our featured game from KMCH Sports is the 8-8 West Delaware boys hosting 10-6 Beckman inside Seedorff Gymnasium. Besides being a highway 20 rivalry contest, both teams are 5-5 in the WaMaC East division good for a 4th place 3-way tie with Mount Vernon.  The Blazers have won 3 of its’ last 6 games while the Hawks have won 4 in their last 6 outings. West Delaware won the first meeting back on December 16th, 67-51 in Dyersville. All the coverage will start around 7:30pm live on KMCH and KMCH.com with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Bill Logan.

In other boys’ games-

Western Dubuque @ Anamosa
North-Linn @ Central City
Cascade @ Durant
Maquoketa Valley @ East Buchanan
South Winneshiek @ Edgewood-Colesburg
South Tama @ Independence
Postville @ Starmont
Monticello @ Wilton

In girls play-

West Delaware travels to take on Beckman in Dyersville

Anamosa @ Western Dubuque
Cascade @ Durant                                                                                                                                                                                        Independence @ South Tama
Maquoketa Valley @ East Buchanan
Monticello @ Wilton
Postville @ Starmont
South Winneshiek @ Edgewood-Colesburg
The class 2A 3rd-ranked 17-1 North Linn Lynx will be in Central City in a game that could involve an historic performance. Senior guard Nicole Miller needs 20 points to become the 17th five-player girls’ basketball player in Iowa to reach 2,000 in a career. Miller is a Drake University signee and a strong candidate for Miss Iowa Basketball 2015. As a four-year varsity player she scored 335 points as a freshman, 499 as a sophomore and 657 as a junior. This season, 489 points has her averaging 27.2 points a contest and ranks her third most in the state. Miller recorded the first triple-double of her career Tuesday night with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over East Buchanan. Last Friday night she continued to hold the single game scoring record in Lynx girls’ basketball history, scoring 39 points in a win over Bellevue Marquette 4 more than she has ever scored in a game before. Lynx head coach Brian Wheatley talks about the amazing play of his teams’ leader and the impact she provides:

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Miller and the Lynx were class 2A semifinalists last year and are closing in on their third straight Tri-Rivers Conference title with no league losses and 3 games to play.