Saturday’s Prep Basketball Briefs

No. 11 Gilbert rallies past WCHS girls, McKinney inches closer to scoring record

WEBSTER CITY — No. 11-ranked (Class 4A) Gilbert found a fourth-quarter offensive spark in freshman Ava Hawthorne, as she scored eight of her 11 points during the frame to help push the Tigers in front of Webster City for a 52-45 non-conference victory Saturday afternoon.

WCHS (4-12) led 25-21 at the half and 33-31 after three quarters, but Gilbert (12-5) outscored the Lynx 21-12 over the final eight minutes.

Thea Rotto led the Tigers with 17 points, while Nessa Johnson and Emma Bulman pitched in 10 each.

The Tigers outscored WCHS 17-10 at the free throw line.

Lynx guard Taylor McKinney led all scorers with 22 points, 15 of which came in the first half. She now needs just 16 points to tie Kayleigh Epps’ WCHS all-time (5-player) scoring record and 17 to surpass the mark that has been held since 2004.

Adalie Schwandt added seven points in the loss. Grace Hoversten and Kelly Stoakes had five each.

Gilbert 52, Webster City 45

Saturday at Webster City

Gilbert (12-5) — Ava Hawthorne 3 3-4 11, Hannah Thatcher 0 0-2 0, Nessa Johnson 3 4-6 10, Ellie Bulman 0 0-0 0, Emma Kruse 0 0-0 0, Emma Bulman 3 3-6 10, Katie Currans 2 0-0 4, Thea Rotto 5 7-10 17, Jordyn Milhous 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 17-28 52.

Webster City (4-12) — Tatum Goings 0 0-0 0, Taylor McKinney 7 5-6 22, Atlanta Hopp 0 0-0 0, Zoey Woodle 1 0-2 3, Jenna Miller 1 0-0 3, Leah Kasch 0 0-0 0, Kelly Stoakes 1 2-2 5, Grace Hoversten 2 0-0 5, Adalie Schwandt 2 3-7 7. Totals: 14 10-17 45.

Gilbert 16 5 10 21 — 52

Webster City 15 10 8 12 — 45

3-point field goals — GIL 3 (Hawthorne 2, Em. Bulman); WC 7 (McKinney 3, Woodle, Miller, Stoakes, Hoversten). Team fouls — GIL 17, WC 17. Fouled out — WC: Hoversten.

Lynx boys hang with No. 7 Tigers for one half, not two

WEBSTER CITY — Seventh-ranked (Class 3A) Gilbert outscored Webster City 35-21 in the second half to pull away for a non-conference boys’ basketball win here Saturday afternoon.

Five 3-pointers helped the Tigers’ cause, as they took care of the Lynx, 54-39.

Matt Barragy dropped in 14 points for Gilbert (13-3) and Tanner Henningsen added 10 more. Eight different players contributed to the offensive output.

WCHS (9-6) led after one quarter and trailed by one point, 19-18, at the break.

Tyler Olson paced the Lynx for the second straight game with 11 points and Henry Hoversten pumped in 10 more. Dylan Steen tallied seven, Carter Neuroth six and Drake Doering five.

Gilbert 54, Webster City 39

Saturday at Webster City

Gilbert (13-3) — Matt Ockey 4 0-0 9, Ben Simodynes 0 0-0 0, Matt Barragy 5 3-7 14, Will Turner 2 0-0 5, Jack Anderson 1 0-0 2, Tony Terrones 3 1-1 7, Tanner Henningsen 4 0-0 10, Jeff Rudman 1 0-0 2, Mason Tharp 0 0-0 0, Jack Dresser 2 1-1 5. Totals: 22 5-9 54.

Webster City (9-6) — Dylan Steen 2 2-2 7, Drake Doering 1 2-2 5, Nathan Ferrell 0 0-0 0, Tavis Eklund 0 0-0 0, Tyler Olson 4 3-4 11, Carter Neuroth 2 1-3 6, Henry Hoversten 4 2-4 10. Totals: 13 10-15 39.

Gilbert 7 12 17 18 — 54

Webster City 8 10 9 12 — 39

3-point field goals — GIL 5 (Henningsen 2, Turner, Barragy, Ockey); WC 3 (Steen, Doering, Neuroth). Team fouls — GIL 16, WC 9. Fouled out — none.

No. 6 Hawks put South Hardin away in first, third quarters; improve to 15-1

JEWELL — A third game in as many nights was no problem for sixth-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton Saturday night, as the Hawks put together nice runs at the start of both halves and cruised by South Hardin, 73-50, on Coach Jim Marsh Court.

The Hawks (15-1) outscored South Hardin (10-6) 19-10 in the opening quarter and then 23-11 in the third to pull away for good.

Balance was again key for South Hamilton, as four players scored in double figures. Cole Berg was the top producer with 17 points, both Logan Peters and Cade Balvanz poured in 16, and Conner Hill finished with 11.

South Hardin’s Cade Spieker led all scorers with 19 points.

South Hamilton 73, South Hardin 50

Saturday at Jewell

South Hardin (10-6) — Jacob Vander Wilt 0 0-0 0, Kael Carr 0 0-0 0, Kaleb Roling 2 2-2 6, Dante Dolash 4 2-2 11, Tyrell Todd 2 1-2 5, Garrison Tripp 0 2-2 2, Gavin Ridout 1 0-0 2, Jesse Roe 0 0-0 0, Cade Spieker 9 0-4 19, Christian Penning 1 3-4 5. Totals: 19 10-16 50.

South Hamilton (15-1) — Brock Galetich 0 0-0 0, Aaron Hegland 1 0-0 2, Carter Hewitt 1 0-1 2, Cole Berg 5 7-7 17, Sam Lewis 2 0-2 4, Doran Lutjen 0 0-0 0, Logan Peters 5 5-7 16, Quinton Grove 2 0-0 5, Freddie Lewis 0 0-0 0, Kyler Hodnefield 0 0-0 0, Conner Hill 5 0-2 11, Cade Balvanz 7 2-4 16, Cade Flaugh 0 0-0 0. Totals: 28 14-23 73.

South Hardin 10 17 11 12 — 50

South Hamilton 19 17 23 14 — 73

3-point field goals — SHar 2 (Spieker, Dolash); SHam (3 (Peters, Grove, Hill). Team fouls — SHar 21, SHam 19. Fouled out — SHar Penning.

SH girls make it three straight wins, Woodall scores 12 against South Hardin

JEWELL — Aneesa Balderas drained a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers to help rally South Hamilton for a 46-40 non-conference victory over South Hardin on Coach Jim Marsh Court Saturday evening.

Winners of three straight contests, the Hawks trailed 31-29 entering the fourth quarter and then outscored South Hardin (0-16) 17-9 over the final eight minutes.

Balderas finished with 10 points, two off the team-high of 12 held by Rylee Woodall. Breanne Diersen chipped in nine points, Emma Lewis had eight and Sydney Friest seven for South Hamilton (6-11).

Cora Frohwein and Sarah England paced the Tigers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

South Hamilton 46, South Hardin 40

Saturday at Jewell

South Hardin (0-16) — Cyrena Werner 0 0-0 0, Kiera Anderson 3 1-3 7, Ellie Cook 0 0-0 0, Emma Spieker 0 0-0 0, Cora Frohwein 3 5-6 11, Sarah England 5 0-0 10, Kassidy Winter 2 1-4 5, Josie Raska 0 0-2 0, Morgen Havens 1 0-0 2, Maddie Maifield 2 0-0 5. Totals: 16 7-15 40.

South Hamilton (6-11) — Rylee Woodall 4 4-7 12, Emma Lewis 3 1-2 8, Breanne Diersen 3 0-0 9, Brookelyn George 0 0-0 0, Aneesa Balderas 4 0-0 10, Hailey Diersen 0 0-0 0, Sydney Friest 3 1-1 7, Caleigh Hewitt 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 6-10 45.

South Hardin 10 13 8 9 — 40

South Hamilton 8 15 6 17 — 46

3-point field goals — SHar 1 (Maifield); SHam 6 (B. Diersen 3, Balderas 2, Lewis). Team fouls — SHar 13, SHam 18. Fouled out — SHar: Anderson.

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