Tuesday, February 09, 2016
TUESDAY'S SCOREBOARD: BOYS BASKETBALL: Linn-Mar 82, Xavier 76 ... Kennedy 69, Jefferson 59 ... Marion 43, Clear Creek Amana 41 ... GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kennedy 56, Jefferson 43 ... Linn-Mar 67, Xavier 61 ... Washington 60, Prairie 52 ... Marion 65, Clear Creek Amana 28 ...
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No. 9 Eagles take care of Ellsworth

Bryan Petersen left Johnson Hall Wednesday night pleased, but far from satisfied.

Petersen's Kirkwood basketball team won its third straight game, downing ICCAC foe Ellsworth, 82-61, keeping the No. 9 Eagles (18-3, 4-1) hot on the trail of Southwestern in the conference standings.

The Eagles didn't play their best game in an 85-74 loss to Southwestern on Jan. 16 in Creston. Now they have rebounded with three solid wins.

"Even with the three wins we still have a long way to go," Petersen said. "Tonight, I don't think we played extremely well, but I think our guys have learned (from the Southwestern loss) and have bounced back at the same time. You have to do that in conference play.

"Obviously, we were frustrated by that loss down there at Southwestern," he continued. "We've still got a long way to go and the guys have done a good job of getting things back together."


Wood paces No. 4 Kirkwood women

Madison Wood collected 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots Wednesday night as the fourth-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team spanked Ellsworth, 61-34, in an ICCAC conference game at Johnson Hall.

Caitlin Sudduth popped in four 3-pointers and contributed 15 points for the Eagles (19-4, 6-0). Abbie Oberman hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points. Casey Miles furnished five assists and Mesha Wheatly came up with five steals.

Antoinette Williams scored nine points for Ellsworth (3-17, 0-7).


Ya gotta believe! Saints whip Lions

If you did not believe in the Xavier Saints before they played at Linn-Mar on Tuesday night, it's time to start.

The Saints put on a sterling performance and whipped the Lions for the third straight year at Linn-Mar, this time 68-63 in the Metro Game of the Year so far.

Xavier is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A by the Associated Press and Linn-Mar is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, but this game belonged to the gritty Saints who have taken dead aim on the first Mississippi Valley Conference title in school history.


No. 12 Lions hold off Xavier

Just a few short years ago, Tom Lilly battled against Jamie Printy when she was a star player for the Linn-Mar Lions.

Now Lilly is battling against Jamie (Printy) Brandt in her new role as the young girls basketball coach of the Lions, continuing their rivalry and friendship on a different level.

Brandt and the Lions won their latest confrontation with Lilly and the Xavier Saints, 47-41, in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Friday night at Linn-Mar.

When it was over, Lilly congratulated Brandt on a job well done and they both left the floor with smiles.

Lilly has won more than 500 games and four state titles at Xavier, and now he's competing against a new generation of coaches like Brandt, who comes from a successful basketball family.


Xavier boys climb to No. 2 in rankings

These are heady times for the Xavier boys basketball team.

The Saints climbed to No. 2 in the Class 3A rankings by the Associated Press Monday after collecting two more wins last week.

The Saints (11-2) were ranked No. 3 a week ago, but they jumped ahead of Dubuque Wahlert this week after the Golden Eagles lost to Linn-Mar Friday night.

Pella (12-1) is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and received 15 first-place votes. Xavier and Wahlert both received one vote for first place from the state-wide panel.

Linn-Mar (9-3) jumped two spots to No. 6 in the Class 4A poll on the strength of its big victories last week over Ankeny and Wahlert. All-state guard Jordan Bohannon put on a show in both of those games, netting 37 points in the overtime victory at Ankeny and 35 points against Wahlert.

Xavier enjoyed the best season in school history last year when it finished third at the state tournament with an 18-9 record, but the Saints graduated 76.7 percent of their points and 83.4 percent of their rebounds and expectations were fairly low this season with four new starters.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 12
No events scheduled USHL: Waterloo at RoughRiders, 7 p.m.

GBB: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 8 GBB: Jefferson at Washington, 6 p.m.
GBB: Marion 45, Vinton-Shellsburg 20 GBB: Dubuque Hempstead at Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.
GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 66, Prince of Peace 36 GBB: Xavier at Waterloo East, 7:30 p.m.
BBB: Prince of Peace 74, Cedar Valley Christian 40 GBB: West Delaware at Marion, 7:30 p.m.
BBOWL: Western Dubuque 2,916, Marion 2,805 BBB: Linn-Mar at Prairie, 7:30 p.m.
GBOWL: Western Dubuque 2,765, Marion 2,505 BBB: Jefferson at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
WBB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf, ppd BBB: Kennedy at Dubuque Hempstead, 7:30 p.m.

BBB: Waterloo East at Xavier, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 BBB: Cedar Valley Christian at Alburnett, 7:45 p.m.
GBB: Kennedy 56, Jefferson 43 GBOWL: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 3:30 p.m.
GBB: Washington 60, Prairie 52 GBOWL: Kennedy at Cedar Falls, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Linn-Mar 67, Xavier 52 GBOWL: Washington at Xavier, 3:45 p.m.
GBB: Marion 65, Clear Creek Amana 28 GBOWL: Waterloo West at Prairie, 4 p.m.
BBB: Kennedy 60, Jefferson 59 BBOWL: Jefferson at Linn-Mar, 3:30 p.m.
BBB: Washington at Prairie, 7:30 p.m. BBOWL: Kennedy at Cedar Falls, 3:45 p.m.
BBB: Linn-Mar 82, Xavier 76 BBOWL: Washington at Xavier, 3:45 p.m.
BBB: Marion 43, Clear Creek Amana 41 BBOWL: Waterloo West at Prairie, 4 p.m.

M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 M/WTRK:  Mount Mercy at Heart of America meet, at Crete, Neb.
3A WRESTLING REGIONAL TEAM DUALS CBSB: Mount Mercy vs Emerson, at Lakepoint, Ga., 10:30 a.m.; Mount Mercy vs Judson, at Lakepoint, Ga., 2 p.m.
Clinton/Iowa City High at Kennedy, 6 p.m. CSB: Mount Mercy vs Ashford, at UNI-Dome, 9:30 p.m.
Linn-Mar vs. Bettendorf, at Dubuque Hempstead, 6 p.m.
Jefferson vs. WDM Dowling, at Johnston, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
North Scott/Ottumwa at Prairie, 6 p.m. USHL: RoughRiders at Omaha, 7:05 p.m.
WBB: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 5:30 p.m. BBB: Ankeny Centennial at Linn-Mar, 4:30 p.m.
WBB: Kirkwood at DMACC, 5:30 p.m. BBB: Washington at Cedar Falls, 6:30 p.m.
WBB: Coe at Dubuque, 6 p.m. HSWRST: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Washington in 3A District at Jefferson, 12 p.m.
MBB: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 7:30 p.m. HSWRST: Prairie, Xavier in 3A District at Waverly-Shell Rock, 12
MBB: Kirkwood at DMACC, 7:30 p.m. BSWM: State Meet at Marshalltown YMCA, 12:30 p.m.
MBB: Coe at Dubuque, 8 p.m. WBB: Southwestern at Kirkwood, 1 p.m.
M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 7 p.m. WBB: Coe at Simpson, 2 p.m.

WBB: Governors State at Mount Mercy, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11 MBB: Southwestern at Kirkwood, 3 p.m.
GBB: 1A Regional: Cedar Valley Christian at Iowa Valley, 7 p.m. MBB: Coe at Simpson, 4 p.m.
CWRST: Coe at Dubuque, 7 p.m. MBB: Governors State at Mount Mercy, 4 p.m.
M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 7 p.m. M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill., 10 a.m.

M/WTRK: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville Invitational, 11 a.m.

M/WTRK: Mount Mercy at Heart of America Meet, at Crete, Neb.

CBSB: Mount Mercy vs Taylor, at Lakepoint, Ga., 11 a.m., Mount Mercy vs Shawnee State, at Lakepoint, Ga., 2:30 p.m.

MTEN: Cornell at Coe, 9 a.m., Simpson at Coe, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14

No events scheduled



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