Lynx, Hawks Basketball Roundup
LYNX GIRLS COLLECT BIGGEST WIN OF SEASON: The Webster City girls’ basketball team went on the road and brought home its most significant win of the season Friday night in Clarion.
A rousing start led to a 13-3 lead after one quarter and the Lynx poured it on in the second half to dismantle the Cowgirls, 44-22.
CGD (6-9, 3-6 NCC) won the first meeting in Webster City, 41-40 on Dec. 10, but it had no answers in the rematch. WCHS (4-11, 2-7 NCC) took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter and then outscored the Cowgirls 19-6 over the final eight minutes.
The Lynx ended a two-game slide and senior guard Kelly Stoakes was a big reason why. She reached double figures for the third consecutive contest with a team-high 12 points. Adeline Tesdahl and Reese Casey both finished with six points, and a total of 10 players reached the scoring column.
Delia Swanson led CGD with seven points. Lexie Lane, who entered the contest averaging 15.5 points per game, had only four.
LYNX BOYS STRUGGLE ON BACK-TO-BACK DAYS: The emotional drain that came from a 46-45 loss to third-ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt last Tuesday night lingered through the end of the week for the Webster City boys’ basketball team, as it dropped back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday.
North Central Conference rival Clarion-Goldfield-Dows handled WCHS, 56-43, on Friday in Clarion. Less than 24 hours later, Gilbert ended an eight-game losing streak at the Lynx expense, 63-52, in Gilbert.
CGD (12-1, 8-1 NCC) led wire-to-wire on Friday, opening up a double-digit lead at the half and extending it to as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter against WCHS (7-6, 4-4 NCC).
The Lynx had no answer for the Cowboys’ Connor State, who poured in a game-high 23 points.
Ty McKinney had 13 points and Jaime Grossoehme 12 for WCHS. Jayce Neuroth chipped in seven points, Jamin Stuhr six.
Similarly, Gilbert (3-10) jumped on WCHS early on Saturday and opened up a 10-point halftime lead. The Lynx got as close as seven in the fourth quarter.
Grossoehme cashed in on five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 18 points, while McKinney (14) and Stuhr (10) combined for 24 more.
Gilbert’s Justin Terry led all scorers with 20 points.
GALETICH ERUPTS, HAWKS WIN 6TH STRAIGHT: Sophomore point guard Makena Galetich reeled off 25 points and the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team rolled to its sixth straight victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night in Jewell.
Galetich scored 15 of her points from behind the 3-point arc in the Hawks’ 55-29 rout of Madrid. South Hamilton (12-3) outscored Madrid (1-13) 17-3 in the second quarter to take control.
Caleigh Hewitt added eight points in the win, while Ashlyn Erickson and Grace Neuberger contributed six each. Hallee Feaker finished with four points.
Madrid received 10 points from Ellie Smith.
TIGERS PUT SH BOYS AWAY EARLY: Madrid outscored South Hamilton 19-6 in the first quarter and 19-7 in the second quarter to put an early end to the Hawks’ hopes of a non-conference boys basketball win on Coach Jim Marsh Court Friday night in Jewell.
Madrid (10-4) rolled to a 65-39 win.
“Madrid is a good team and they have some good guards that can score the ball,” South Hamilton head coach Matt Juber said. “But we did not do a good job of making anything difficult for them.”
Nic Flaugh was the only player to score in double figures for South Hamilton (3-11), as he finished with 10 points. Ryland Ubben chipped in seven and Teagan Trask had four.
Jackson Newell (18 points), Toryn Severson (17) and Kadyn Severson (15) combined for 50 of Madrid’s points.