== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 4A substate semifinal — Mason City High at Des Moines North — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Indiana — coverage joined in progress after MCHS
== SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC vs. DMACC — women at 1:00, men at 3:00
== SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — NCAA men’s basketball — Michigan State at Michigan — 2:30
CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake finished the game on an 11-2 run as the top-ranked Lions edged Algona 53-49 in a Class 3A boys basketball substate semifinal played in Clear Lake last night and heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Algona used 8-of-10 three-point shooting in the second half to take the lead, but the Lions battled back, being led by Tate Storbeck, who had 10 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says his team stayed focused down the stretch.
Clear Lake advances to the substate championship game against Charles City on Monday. The Lions easily handled the Comets 87-60 back on December 3rd, but Ainley expects Monday night’s game to be a challenge.
Charles City beat Webster City 70-45 on Thursday in the other substate semifinal. For one of the two teams, it will break a long drought of making a state tournament appearance. For Clear Lake, it’s been 40 years since their last trip in 1979. For Charles City, they haven’t been to the boys state basketball tournament since 1956. You can hear the Clear Lake-Charles City game on Monday on KRIB starting with the pre-game at about 6:45, with tipoff scheduled for 7 o’clock from the Mason City High School gymnasium.
=== 1A Substate 2 district championship games last night
District 4 at New Hampton — Janesville 75, Rockford 45
District 3 at Garner — Bishop Garrigan 71, St. Edmond 53
–Substate championship game in Clear Lake on Saturday evening at 7:00 PM
=== 1A District 10 championship game last night in Parkersburg
Grundy Center 79, West Fork 63
=== 4A Substate 2 semifinals tonight
7:00 — Mason City (8-13) at Des Moines North (17-4)
7:00 — Des Moines Lincoln (11-11) at Ames (15-4)
ESTHERVILLE – Freshman Mandy Willems scored 32 points to lead No. 2 NIACC to a 98-74 victory over Iowa Lakes Thursday in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest.
Willems connected on seven 3-point goals as the Lady Trojans won their ninth straight contest.
Also for NIACC (21-5 overall), sophomore Tahya Campbell scored 23 points and freshman Jada Buford scored 16 points.
NIACC (12-1 in the conference) returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC in an ICCAC contest. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC gym, where the Lady Trojans are 10-0 this season.
In other games in the conference on Thursday, Kirkwood beat DMACC 76-63; Southeastern beat Southwestern 89-84 and Iowa Central beat Little Priest Tribal College 73-59.
ESTHERVILLE – The No. 7 NIACC men’s basketball team completed the season sweep of Iowa Lakes with a 107-94 victory Thursday night in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest.
NIACC, which topped the Lakers 119-110 earlier this season, received 29 points, including six three-point goals, from freshman Deundra Roberson.
Also for the Trojans, James Harris scored 23 points and Wendell Matthews scored 22 points.
It was the first win for the NIACC men at Iowa Lakes since the 2005-06 season. The win by the Trojans snapped a 13-game losing streak at Iowa Lakes.
It is also the first time since the 2001-02 season that the NIACC men have swept the regular season series against Iowa Lakes.
NIACC, which has won 10 straight games, improved to 22-3 overall and 11-1 in the conference. The 22 wins is the most since 2006-07 when the Trojans were 23-9 under head coach Bryan Martin.
The 10-game win streak is tied for the fifth longest in school history. Earlier this season, the Trojans won 11 straight contests.
NIACC returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC. Game time is slated for 3 p.m.
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — The 10th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women were knocked out of first place in the Big Ten race. Indiana rallied from 16 points down to stun the Hawkeyes 75-73, as you heard last night on KGLO.
That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.
The Hawkeyes fall to 21-6 overall and 12-4 in the Big Ten. Megan Gustafson led the way with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played 34 minutes, scoring seven points and handing out four assists.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes try to bounce back from a loss to Maryland tonight when they host Indiana. The Hawks are 9-6 in the Big Ten after a 66-65 loss to the Terrapins, the third straight game that came down to the final possession.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who expects a tough test from a Hoosier squad that is 4-11 in the league race after a two point loss to Purdue.
Iowa beat Indiana two weeks ago in Bloomington. McCaffery was not happy with sophomore center Luka Garza publicly accepting blame for the loss to Maryland. Garza finished with five points on one of seven shooting.
Tipoff is scheduled for 8:15 tonight. You can hear the game on KGLO after coverage of the Mason City High-Des Moines North 4A substate boys basketball game.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers. Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon also scored and Jordan Greenway added an empty-netter. Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves for the Wild, who earned their first victory since Feb. 9 at New Jersey. Despite their recent struggles, the Wild are still in the race for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.