By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
In high school girls basketball last night North Linn won the battle of the #1 in 2A Lynx versus the top team in 1A Springville 64-47. After a back and forth start that featured 7 lead changes and 2 ties the Lynx pulled away and never looked back as they built a 16-point halftime and stayed consistent to outscore the Orioles in the second half. Lynx 14th-year head coach Brian Wheatley talked about his teams quality effort against a great Tri-Rivers Conference opponent and 2-time defending Class 1A state champions:
Senior Ashley Tull led the way with 17 points, Kylie Kurt came off the bench to score 16, Grace Flanagan and Anna Legrand scored 9, Abby Flanagan had 8 and Emma Ware added 4. The Lynx improved to 18-0 overall and 16-0 in the TRC putting them in a favorable position for another conference championship with only three games remaining.
Cascade 54, Camanche 47
Center Point-Urbana 71, Independence 14
Western Dubuque 54, Central DeWitt 38
Maquoketa Valley 77, Central City 44
Monticello 58, North Cedar 57
North Linn 64, Springville 47
West Delaware 67, Maquoketa 65
The Alburnett Pirates pulled off a minor upset at home over Ed-Co, 57-41.
The West Delaware Hawks dropped a difficult overtime contest to Maquoketa 52-51 at Seedorff
Cascade 65, Camanche 58
Central City 55, Maquoketa Valley 41
Western Dubuque 67, Central DeWitt 50
Monticello 67, North Cedar 47
North Linn 99, Springville 35
Solon 59, Anamosa 57
Ed-Co beat Alburnett 57-23, Oelwein 48-36 and Postville 59-18. Anamosa had 3 wins as well, taking down Belle Plaine 45-9, Tipton 48-18 and Davenport West 43-24. Beckman had three victories, 48-28 over North Fayette-Valley, 72-0 win past Central Elkader and defeated Starmont 58-6. The Stars beat Central Elkader 40-0 and also fell to North Fayette Valley 39-36.