PREP BRIEFS: Hawks basketball, Dylan Steen

HAWKS WIN EXHIBITION: A 23-15 fourth-quarter run and plenty of production from its key returners helped the South Hamilton boys’ basketball team knock off Bishop Garrigan, 62-58, in a Hall of Pride exhibition game Saturday night in Algona.

The Hawks played without senior Cole Berg, a returning starter who is expected to miss several weeks after undergoing a procedure on his knee. Garrigan, meanwhile, brought back its entire roster from last winter’s 19-5 group.

Conner Hill led South Hamilton with 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Logan Peters added 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Cade Balvanz produced 13 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out late.

TJ Schnurr (17 points) and Angelo Winkel (16 points) paced Garrigan.

South Hamilton will officially begin its season at home on Tuesday against South Central Calhoun.

South Hamilton 62, Bishop Garrigan 58

Hall of Pride Exhibition

Saturday at Algona

South Hamilton (0-0) — Aaron Hegland 1 0-0 2, Carter Hewitt 0 0-0 0, Sam Lewis 1 1-2 3, Doran Lutjen 0 2-2 2, Logan Peters 6 2-4 16, Quinton Grove 1 2-2 4, Conner Hill 7 6-7 22, Cade Balvanz 4 5-6 13. Totals: 20 18-23 62.

Bishop Garrigan (0-0) — Cade Winkel 2 3-4 7, Brad Capesius 3 0-1 6, Tristan Ferguson 2 0-0 4, Kurt Condoleon 0 0-0 0, John Joyce 2 2-2 6, TJ Schnurr 6 5-7 17, John Capesius 1 0-0 2, Angelo Winkel 5 5-9 16, Marcus Plathe 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 15-23 58.

South Hamilton 17 13 9 23 — 62

Bishop Garrigan 17 13 13 15 — 58

3-point field goals — SH 4 (Peters 2, Hill 2); BG 1 (Winkel). Rebounds — SH 37 (Balvanz 10, Lewis 7, Peters 7, Hill 7). Steals — SH 11 (Hill 3). Assists — SH 13 (Hill 6, Peters 4, Grove 3). Turnovers — SH 9, BG 16. Team fouls — SH 23, BG 20. Fouled out — SH: Balvanz.

NEBRASKA WINS RIVER BATTLE BOWL: Team Nebraska evened the series, 2-2, with a 35-20 victory over Team Iowa in the River Battle Bowl Saturday inside Wickersham Stadium in Council Bluffs.

Webster City senior all-state free safety Dylan Steen played for Team Iowa.

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson’s Cameron Baker, a Northern Iowa recruit, and Ray J Crawford of Ankeny were named the defensive and offensive Most Valuable Players, respectively, for Iowa.

Omaha Skutt running back Jared Epperson rushed for 172 yards and scored four touchdowns — three on the ground and one receiving — for Team Nebraska.

Steen, a three-year starter for WCHS, finished his prep career this fall No. 3 on the state’s all-time 11-player interceptions leaderboard with 22. He also rushed for 1,900 yards, the 15th most in Lynx history.

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