Saturday, December 20, 2014
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL - Madison 5, RoughRiders 1 ... BOYS BASKETBALL - Xavier 71, Jefferson 45 ... Kennedy 83, Hempstead 76 ... Linn-Mar 66, Prairie 54 ... Marion 52, Vinton-Shellsburg 32 ... Iowa City West 68, Washington 46 ... Calamus-Wheatland 75, Cedar Valley Christian 47 ... GIRLS BASKETBALL - Linn-Mar 60, Prairie 35 ... Xavier 50, Jefferson 22 ... Kennedy 53, Dubuque Hempstead 44 ... Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 33 ... Iowa City West 67, Washington 21 ... Cedar Valley 54, Cal-Wheatland 42 ... WRESTLING - Linn-Mar, Prairie at Battle of Waterloo ... BOYS BOWLING - Jefferson 3,391, Waterloo East 2,731 ... Kennedy 2,857, Iowa City High 2,463 ... Linn-Mar 3,099, Waterloo West 2,935 ... Prairie 2,688, Dubuque Wahlert 2,435 ... Cedar Falls 3,005, Washington 2,904 ... GIRLS BOWLING - Waterloo East 2,736, Jefferson 2,430 ... Iowa City High 2,507, Kennedy 2,122 ... Waterloo West 2,979, Linn-Mar 2,631 ... Prairie 2,477, Dubuque Wahlert 1,822 ... Washington 2,340, Cedar Falls 2,191... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Mount Mercy 77, St. Francis (Ill.) 74 ...
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RoughRiders trimmed by Sioux City

SIOUX CITY - The Sioux City Musketeers scored three unanswered goals in the third period Saturday night and tripped the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, 3-1, before 4,014 fans at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City.

The Musketeers lead the Western Conference of the USHL with a 16-6-1 record for 33 points. The RoughRiders lead the Eastern Conference with a 20-4 mark for 40 points.

Casey Jerry gave the RoughRiders a 1-0 lead early in the second period with an assist from Hugh McGing, but that was all the scoring for the visitors.

Robert Carpenter tied the game for Sioux City with a power-play goal in the third period. Max Kalter gave the Musketeers a 2-1 lead. The third goal came with 29 seconds left into an empty net.

RoughRiders     0  1  0 - 1
Sioux City      0  0  3 - 3

RR - Casey Jerry (Hugh McGing)
SC - Robert Carpenter (power play) (Joel Janatuinen, Adam Johnson)
SC - Max Kalter (Alexandre Payusov)
SC - Avni Berisha (empty net) (unassisted)


Akers accepts offer from ISU football

Landen Akers of Cedar Rapids Washington has joined the parade of Metro football players to the Iowa State Cyclones.

Akers has accepted an offer to join the Cyclones as a grayshirt for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year and will not be a member of the ISU team this fall under the current plan, but that could change if Coach Paul Rhoads decides to give Akers a scholarship from the beginning.

"They're not sure yet," Akers said Saturday night.

Julian Good-Jones of Washington and Bryce Meeker of Cedar Rapids Prairie have accepted scholarships from Iowa State and will join the Cyclones this summer. Good-Jones and Meeker are both offensive linemen.

Akers and Good-Jones are good friends as well as high school teammates. "We've been friends since middle school," he said. "We hang out quit a bit."

Akers played AAU basketball with Meeker and is friends with him as well.


Cougars clamp down on Saints, 72-44

The Kennedy Cougars played a tricky defense Friday night that combined the best principles of a matchup zone and a switching man-to-man.

It's a little hard to describe on paper, and it's even harder to solve on a basketball court.

"That's what everybody asks," said Kennedy guard Cole Murdock. "Is it a zone? Is it a man? That's what we like. Keep them guessing and they don't know what's coming next."

The Cougars smothered the Xavier Saints with their tricky defense Friday and rolled to an impressive 72-44 victory in a Mississippi Valley Conference game at the Kennedy gym.

"I'd probably call it more of a zone than a man," said Kennedy Coach Jon McKowen. "We just want to have general basketball knowledge, that the ball is a lot more important than anybody else on the floor.


Lions ride their defense by Warriors

In a rough and rugged game between two rivals, defense usually ends up deciding which team wins.

That was the case for Linn-Mar in its Mississippi Valley Conference opener Friday night against rival Washington at Linn-Mar.

The Lions used a harassing man-to-man defense and some strong foul shooting down the stretch from guards Nic Uhlir and Jordan Bohannon to down the Warriors, 53-41.

Linn-Mar Coach Chris Robertson couldn't say enough about the way his team defended against a much taller Washington squad.

"Them going and winning at Bettendorf (in Washington's season opener last Saturday) was impressive and I think that got our guys' attention," Robertson said. "I thought our guys were really locked in on defensive match-ups, making (Jared) Printy work hard coming off screens.

"They have a really nice inside-outside combination," continued the Lions' coach. "I just liked the way we locked down on them defensively."


Linn-Mar girls trim Warriors

In the end, it was a game of hot-potato.

After a mad scramble in the closing seconds with the ball changing hands several times, Linn-Mar sophomore Lexi Frese was the last one to touch it with 1.5 seconds to go.

She then sank one of two free throws and with it sank Washington’s last hope of a desperation homecourt comeback from a disastrous 15-point first quarter deficit.

“In my head, I knew they were not going to go away,” said Linn-Mar Coach Jaime (Printy) Brandt, cool as a cucumber after the 41-39 squeaker for her team. “I’m just proud of my girls for finishing it out.”

She admitted, though, that it was a real nail-biter right to the end.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 19
MBB: Coe 85, Northland 81 USHL: Madison 5, RoughRiders 1
Monday Dec. 15 BBB: Xavier 71, Jefferson 45
BBOWL: Xavier 2,996, Dubuque Wahlert 2,347 BBB: Kennedy 83, Dubuque Hempstead 76
GBOWL: Xavier 2,066, Dubuque Wahlert 1,889 BBB: Linn-Mar 66, Prairie 54

BBB: Marion 52, Vinton-Shellsburg 32
Tuesday, Dec. 16 BBB: Iowa City West 68, Washington 46
BBB: Waterloo West 67, Jefferson 57 BBB: Calamus-Wheatland 75, Cedar Valley Christian 47
BBB: Kennedy 63, Washington 57 GBB: Xavier 50, Jefferson 22
BBB: Linn-Mar 69, Iowa City HIgh 45 GBB: Kennedy 53, Dubuque Hempstead 44
BBB: Marion 58, Clear Creek-Amana 49 GBB: Linn-Mar 60, Prairie 35
BBB: Dubuque Wahlert 75, Prairie 62 GBB: Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 33
BBB: Dubuque Senior 62, Xavier 46 GBB: Iowa City West 67, Washington 21
GBB: Jefferson 59, Waterloo West 36 GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 54, Calamus-Wheatland 42
GBB: Washington 53, Kennedy 46 HSWRST: Linn-Mar, Prairie at Battle of Waterloo
GBB: Iowa City High 48, Linn-Mar 42 BBOWL: Jefferson 3,391, Waterloo East 2,731
GBB: Clear Creek-Amana 58, Marion 56 BBOWL: Kennedy 2,857, Iowa City High 2,463
GBB: Dubuque Wahlert 51, Prairie 36 BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,099, Waterloo West 2,935
GBB: Xavier 80, Dubuque Senior 42 BBOWL: Prairie 2,688, Dubuque Wahlert 2,435
BSWM: Dubuque Senior 111, Jefferson 59 BBOWL: Cedar Falls 3,005, Washington 2,904
BSWM: Iowa City West 96, Kennedy 74 GBOWL: Waterloo East 2,736, Jefferson 2,430
BSWM: Linn-Mar, Iowa City High at Waterloo East GBOWL: Iowa City High 2,507, Kennedy 2,122
BSWM: Washington 91,Bettendorf 79 GBOWL: Waterloo West 2,979, Linn-Mar 2,631

GBOWL: Prairie 2,477, Dubuque Wahlert 1,822
Wednesday, Dec. 17 GBOWL: Washington 2,340, Cedar Falls 2,191
No events scheduled WBB: Mount Mercy 77, St. Francis (Ill.) 74

Thursday, Dec. 18 Saturday, Dec. 20
USHL: Madison 5, RoughRiders 2 BBB: Solon at Kennedy, 6:30 p.m.
HSWRST: Jefferson 34, Prairie 28 BBB: Lisbon vs. Cedar Valley Christian at Springville, 5:45 p.m.
HSWRST: Kennedy 60, Washington 17 GBB: Lisbon vs. Cedar Valley Christian at Springville, 4 p.m.
HSWRST: Linn-Mar 48, Waterloo East 18 HSWRST: Jefferson at Southeast Polk Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSWRST: South Tama 60,Marion 18; Clear Creek-Amana 43, Marion 33 HSWRST: Kennedy at Fort Madison Tournament, 10 a.m.
HSWRST: Dubuque Wahlert 47, Xavier 24 HSWRST: Prairie, Linn-Mar at Battle of Waterloo, 9 a.m.
GBOWL: Marion 2,212, Independence 1,979 HSWRST: Xavier Tournament
BBOWL: Marion 2,849, Independence 2,285 HSWRST: Washington at DeWitt Central Tournament, 9 a.m.
BSWM: Dubuque Senior 85, Washington 84 BBOWL: Prairie Invitational, 1 p.m.
WBB: Little Priest Tribal College at Kirkwood, canceled BSWM: Linn-Mar at Clinton Invitational, 10 a.m.
WBB: Coe 67, Redlands (Calif.) 60 WBB: Coe at Chapman (Calif.), 9 a.m.
WBB: Mount Mercy at Roosevelt (Ill.) Tournament
MBB: Washington at Coe, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21

CWRST: Coe at Desert Duals, Las Vegas, 10 a.m.



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