HS Basketball: Tuesday Night Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The first Tuesday night of the new month brings a full slate of high school basketball games around the area tonight. The West Delaware girls are 13-5 after a Saturday night 59-46 loss to 4A 5th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock. The Hawks play their 3rd to last regular season game tonight against 4-13 Maquoketa, a team they beat back on Jan. 13th at home 34-22. As a 2nd place team in the East division of the WaMaC conference, Hawks veteran head coach Harold Shepherd knows his team just has to focus on each game by playing the best they can and not taking any steps backwards:

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We’ll have all the coverage starting around 5:55pm with a 6pm slated tip from KMCH Sports in Maquoketa with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Corey Coates.

In other girls games-

Beckman @ Anamosa
Cascade @ Iowa City Regina
Central DeWitt @ Western Dubuque
Clayton Ridge @ Starmont
East Buchanan @ Alburnett
Edgewood-Colesburg @ Postville
Independence @ Marion
Maquoketa Valley @ North Linn
Monticello @ Mid-Prairie

On the boys side-

The 9-8 West Delaware Hawks play in the 2nd game of our featured doubleheader on KMCH in Maquoketa. The Hawks, who have won 3 in a row, are 6-5 in the East side of the WaMaC tied for 4th place with Mount Vernon. Head coach Matt Uthoff likes the consistent play from his team and he knows they can have a very positive end to the regular season:

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The Hawks won the first meeting on Jan. 13th, 61-38 at home. The Cardinals are 0-16 but have lost 5 games by 6 points or less. Coach Uthoff, who was the Cardinals head coach from 2010-2013 will be looking for his first win in Maquoketa against his former program:

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Coverage of the boys game will follow the girls game after a 20 minute break.

Elsewhere-

East Buchanan, Winthrop @ Alburnett
Anamosa @ Beckman

Western Dubuque @ Central DeWitt                                                                                                                                                     Marion @ Independence
Maquoketa Valley @ North-Linn
Edgewood-Colesburg @ Postville
Cascade @ Iowa City Regina
Clayton Ridge @ Starmont