Saturday, January 31, 2015
FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL- RoughRiders 6, Youngstown 1 ... BOYS BASKETBALL - Linn-Mar 79, Jefferson 43 ... Iowa City West 64, Kennedy 54 ... Clear Creek-Amana 61, Marion 51 ... Prairie 53, Iowa City High 45 ... Washington 69, Xavier 63 ... GIRLS BASKETBALL - Linn-Mar 46, Jefferson 34 ... Kennedy 60, Iowa City West 54 ... Marion 62, Clear Creek-Amana 54 ... Prairie 67, Iowa City High 46 ... Xavier 66, Washington 50 ...
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No. 15 Indians knock off S. Tama

TAMA - Freshman Chloe Rice poured in 27 points Friday as the Marion Indians celebrated their climb into the state rankings with a 66-44 conquest of South Tama in a Wamac Conference game on the road.

Marion jumped into the 15th spot in Class 4A this week.


Wenger helps Prairie pin Linn-Mar

Josh Wenger has enjoyed an extraordinary week with the Cedar Rapids Prairie wrestling team.

It began this past Saturday, when Wenger broke the school record for victories and helped the Hawks capture the Geneseo Invitational in Illinois.

On Monday, he visited Grand View University in Des Moines and accepted an offer to wrestle for the three-time defending NAIA champions next year as a freshman in college.

On Thursday night, he collected a technical fall to help the fourth-ranked Hawks flatten No. 16 Linn-Mar, 52-22, in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet in the Linn-Mar gym.

That's a pretty good six-day stretch for someone who is devoted to his sport.


Boonstoppel hits 8 straight 3's for Mustangs

James Boonstoppel was un-Stoppel-ble for the Mount Mercy men's basketball team Wednesday night.

Boonstoppel made eight straight 3-pointers before he finally missed as the 16th-ranked Mustangs mauled St. Ambrose, 93-54, in a Midwest Collegiate Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Boonstoppel, a senior from Adelaide, Australia, finished 8-for-9 from long distance for 24 points. He missed his final 3-pointer with 10:08 left in the game and did not shoot again.

Boonstoppel has been a 3-point marksman for the Mustangs all season with 53 of 118 in 19 games for 44.9 percent.


Muhl nets 750th win as Kirkwood coach

IOWA FALLS - Kim Muhl collected his 750th victory as the head coach of the Kirkwood women's basketball program Wednesday night with a 74-39 romp past Ellsworth in an ICCAC conference game in Iowa Falls.

Muhl has compiled a flashy 750-139 record with six NJCAA Division II national titles in 26 years. His winning percentage is a gaudy 84.4 percent during that time.

True to his nature, Muhl downplayed the milestone. "It makes you feel a little older," he joked during the bus ride home.

Muhl cast doubt on whether he'll keep coaching until he hits 1,000 wins. "I doubt it. I don't think I'll be around for 250 more wins," he said.

He did not rule it out, however. "'I don't know' is a better answer," he said.


Coe women climb into tie for 1st

The Coe women's basketball team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit and trimmed Wartburg, 61-59, in an Iowa Conference game at Eby Fieldhouse Wednesday night.

The victory lifted the Kohawks into a three-way tie for first place in the conference with Luther and Dubuque, all with 4-1 records. Luther suffered its first Iowa Conference loss Wednesday to Simpson.

Senior Megan Hayes scored 16 points for Coe and became the eighth player in school history with 1,000 career points. She now has 1,011 for her career.

Aleena Hobbs hit a 3-pointer to give the Kohawks a 58-56 lead with 2:21 remaining, then Mickey Hansche hit another triple to give Coe a 61-56 edge with 1:08 left to play.


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, Jan. 25 Friday, Jan. 30
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders 6, Youngstown 1

BBB: Linn-Mar 79, Jefferson 43
Monday, Jan. 26 BBB: Iowa City West 64, Kennedy 54
GBB: Alburnett 51, Cedar Valley Christian 20 BBB: Clear Creek-Amana 61, Marion 51
BBB: Alburnett 66, Cedar Valley Christian 22 BBB: Prairie 53, Iowa City High 45
CBSB: Southeastern U 6-9, Mount Mercy 5-6, 1st 8 inn BBB: Washington 69, Xavier 63

GBB: Linn-Mar 46, Jefferson 34
Tuesday, Jan. 27 GBB: Kennedy 60, Iowa City West 54
BBB: Dubuque Wahlert 68, Jefferson 41 GBB: Marion 62, Clear Creek-Amana 54
BBB: Kennedy 78, Dubuque Senior 74 GBB: Prairie 67, Iowa City High 46
BBB: Linn-Mar 66, Xavier 57 GBB: Xavier 66, Washington 50
BBB: Marion 53, Vinton-Shellsburg 38 BBOWL: Jefferson  2,916, Cedar Falls 2,874

BBB: Dubuque Hempstead 63, Prairie 48

BBOWL: Marion, Denver at Tripoli
BBB: Washington 64, Waterloo East 50 BBOWL: Prairie 2,946, Washington 2,902
BBB: Cal-Wheatland 57, Cedar Valley Christian 34 BBOWL: Waterloo West 2,935, Xavier 2,902
GBB: Dubuque Wahlert 52, Jefferson 45 GBOWL: Jefferson  2,598, Cedar Falls 2,286
GBB: Kennedy 61, Dubuque Senior 37 GBOWL: Marion, Denver at Tripoli
GBB: Xavier 38, Linn-Mar 36 GBOWL: Prairie 2,774, Washington 2,407
GBB: Marion 69, Vinton-Shellsburg 34 GBOWL: Waterloo West 2,943, Xavier 2,389
GBB: Dubuque Hempstead 51, Prairie 37 CWRST: Wartburg 35, Coe 3

GBB: Washington 79, Waterloo East 15

CSWM: Northern Iowa 188, Coe 77
GBB: Cal-Wheatland 56, Cedar Valley Christian 18
HSWRST: Waterloo West, Xavier at Prairie Saturday, Jan. 31

CBSB: Southeastern U 8, Mount Mercy 3

USHL: RoughRiders at Youngstown, 7:05 p.m.

GBB: Clinton at Jefferson, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 GBB: Mount Vernon at Prairie, 6:30 p.m.
WBB: Kirkwood 76, DMACC 52 GBB: Muscatine at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
WBB: Dubuque 77, Coe 72 HSWRST: MVC Tournament at Dubuque Wahlert, 10 a.m.
WBB: Grand View 63, Mount Mercy 53 HSWRST: Wamac Tourney at Western Dubuque, 10 a.m.
MBB: DMACC 88, Kirkwood 87 (OT) WBB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central, 1 p.m.
MBB: Coe 69, Dubuque 63 WBB: Luther at Coe, 2 p.m.
MBB: Mount Mercy 103, Grand View 100 (2 OTs) MBB: Kirkwood at Iowa Central, 3 p.m.

CBSB: Southeastern U 9, Mount Mercy 2

MBB: Ashford at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.

MBB: Luther at Coe, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29 CWRST: Coe at Duhawk Open (Dubuque)
GBB: Midland 59, Cedar Valley Christian 36 M/WTRK: Coe at Pioneer Open (Platteville, Wis.)
BBB: Midland 67, Cedar Valley Christian 44 M/WSWM: Coe at Grinnell, 1 p.m.

HSWRST: Linn-Mar 51, Cedar Falls 17; Linn-Mar 32, Kennedy 31

MTEN: Chicago at Coe, 10 a.m.
HSWRST: DeWitt Central 49, Marion 30
GBOWL: Linn-Mar 2,505, Kennedy 2,415 Sunday, Feb. 1
BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,202, Kennedy 3,120 No events scheduled




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