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Wednesday January 15th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO & — NIACC vs. Iowa Lakes — women 5:30, men 7:30



CLEAR LAKE — Nick Danielson hit a three-pointer with six seconds to go to lead Clear Lake past #3/3A Algona 53-51 last night in North Central Conference basketball, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Danielson also had a steal in the final seconds after Algona attempted a long inbounds pass. Carson Toebe had 22 points while Andrew Formanek added 11 to lead the Lions, who remain a perfect 6-0 in North Central Conference play and are 8-2 overall. The Bulldogs drop to 8-1 and 4-1 in the conference. The Lions travel to Waverly-Shell Rock on Thursday night. Their game against Hampton-Dumont-CAL scheduled for Friday has been moved to Monday February 3rd.



CLEAR LAKE — In the girls game, Algona jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes, but #5/3A Clear Lake went on a 17-0 run over the next six minutes on their way to a 56-35 win over the Bulldogs, as you also heard on KRIB. Chelsey Holck had 16 points while Zoe Fasbender added 10 for the Lions, who are now 10-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference. Clear Lake will travel to #12/3A Hampton-Dumont-CAL in a game that has been moved from Friday to Thursday. You can hear that game on KRIB starting at about 7:45 on Thursday night.



MASON CITY — Valley used a 14-5 run to start the second half on their way to a 57-30 win over Mason City in high school girls basketball last night in Mason City. Anna Deets had 10 points while Jada Williams added nine for the Mohawks, who drop to 7-6 overall. The Valley boys were also too much for the Mohawks, as the Tigers won 83-45. Austin Richardson had 11 points to lead Mason City, as the Mohawks fall to 3-7. Both Mohawk teams are scheduled to travel to Fort Dodge on Friday.


— high school girls scores from Tuesday
Osage 65, Newman 37
Bishop Garrigan 76, Belmond-Klemme 39
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 53, Southeast Valley 31
Clarksville 61, Riceville 45
Forest City 51, Eagle Grove 22
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 61, North Iowa 10
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 56, Nevada 50
New Hampton 72, Charles City 60
North Butler 35, Northwood-Kensett 34
Saint Ansgar 55, Central Springs 28
West Hancock 72, Lake Mills 31


— high school boys scores from Tuesday
Osage 74, Newman 64
Bishop Garrigan 76, Belmond-Klemme 44
Charles City 66, New Hampton 39
Forest City 62, Eagle Grove 18
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 65, North Iowa 49
Lake Mills 68, West Hancock 28
Northwood-Kensett 51, North Butler 48
Riceville 56, Clarksville 34



EVANSTON — Luka Garza scored 27 points as Iowa pulled away in the second half for a 75-62 win at Northwestern last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery.

The Hawkeyes got a lift from the return of freshman guard C.J. Fredrick who finished with 11 points and five assists after missing two games with a foot injury.

Fredrick says he started feeling better at the end of last week but did not expect to play 31 minutes.

Iowa hosts Michigan on Friday night, with the tipoff at 8 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO



WACO, TEXAS — A tough stretch begins for the Iowa State basketball team. Four of the Cyclones next five opponents are nationally ranked beginning with Wednesday night’s game at second ranked Baylor. ISU coach Steve Prohm says ball movement is the key against Baylor’s defense.

Under coach Scott Drew the Bears are 13-1.

Prohm wants sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton to be even more aggressive on offense. Haliburton is averaging nearly 17 points per game.

The Cyclones have lost six straight games in Waco but several have been close.

Tipoff in Waco is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight.



CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa takes a share of the Missouri Valley lead into Wednesday night’s game at home against Valparaiso. The Panthers are 3-1 in the Valley while the Crusaders are 2-2 after rallying for a home win over Drake.

That’s UNI coach Ben Jacobson says Valparaiso is more guard dominated this year.



IOWA CITY — Three Iowa Hawkeyes are leaving for the NFL Draft. Defensive end AJ Epenesa and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs announced Tuesday they will skip their senior season to enter the NFL draft after helping lead the Hawkeyes to a 10-3 record and a win over USC in the Holiday Bowl. Both are projected as middle to late first-round selections and they join junior safety Geno Stone who announced last week he will enter the draft



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press. The contract includes a club option for a fifth season that would bring the total value to $100 million. The 34-year-old third baseman returned after an injury-spoiled 2018 to bat .259 with 37 homers, 94 RBIs and a .900 OPS for the Atlanta Braves last season. He earned $23 million on a one-year deal. The Twins set a major league record with 307 home runs last season and won the AL Central. They were swept by the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series.

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