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Mount Mercy women sail into finals

DES MOINES - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team dumped Grand View, 71-51, in the semifinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference tournament Saturday and is now one victory away from reaching the NAIA Division II national tournament.

The surging Mustangs (19-13) will host Clarke (19-12) in the MCC tournament finals Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Mount Mercy knocked off the No. 2 seed Saturday when it whipped Grand View by 20 points. Now the Mustangs - seeded No. 3 for the tournament - will be facing the No. 4 seed in Clarke for the title.

Abby Herb poured in 22 points for Mount Mercy against Grand View. Alisa Weiland and Paige Last scored 10 points apiece. Christa Oldham had eight points and eight rebounds. Makenzie Zeitler provided six points and seven rebounds.


5 Coe wrestlers make national tourney

DUBUQUE - Five members of the Coe wrestling team have earned spots in the NCAA Division III national tournament that will be held in Pennsylvania March 13-14.

Farai Sewera (165) and Ryan Sheldon (184) placed second for the Kohawks at the Central Regional tournament at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque Saturday. Jan Rosenberg (125), Ryan Harrington (174) and Donnie Horner (197) finished third and advanced to nationals.

Sewara lost to Andrew Steiert of Wartburg, 5-3, in overtime for the regional title at 165 pounds. Sheldon lost to Devin Peterson of Wartburg, 4-0, in the finals at 184 pounds.

Wartburg captured the team championship with 167.5 points with Luther second at 127.5 markers. Coe won a tight battle with Cornell and Loras for third place in the 13-team tournament.


RoughRiders skating on thin ice

MUSKEGON, Mich. - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders lost to Muskegon, 4-1, Saturday night before 4,086 fans at L.C. Walker Arena and are clinging to a one-point lead in the Eastern Conference of the USHL standings.

The RoughRiders have a 32-16-0 record for 64 points with 12 games left in their regular season. Youngstown is sitting at 29-13-5 for 63 points with 13 games remaining, giving them a game in hand over Cedar Rapids in the battle for first place.

Muskegon scored two goals in the first period and tacked on two more goals in the second period for a 4-0 lead. The RoughRiders got their only goal in the third period from Jiri Fronk.

Ryan Larkin stopped 30 of 34 shots in goal for Cedar Rapids.


Bohannon nets 30 as No. 6 Lions roll along

When it comes to defensive schemes, Linn-Mar's slick tandem of Jordan Bohannon and Nic Uhlir have seen just about all of them.

The Lion sharpshooters got a variety of defensive looks from Waterloo West in Friday night's Class 4A substate semifinal at Linn-Mar.

None of them proved successful.

Bohannon torched the Wahawks for 30 points, including six 3-point baskets, and Uhlir finished with 17 as the No. 6 Lions (18-4) rolled to a 66-45 victory.

That sets up the much-anticipated rematch with Kennedy in the substate final Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center. The Cougars advanced with a 71-55 win over Cedar Falls in their substate semifinal at Kennedy.

West dropped a 60-50 decision to the Lions in the regular-season finale last Thursday in Waterloo as both teams stuck to the basics in anticipation of Friday's tournament contest.


No.9 Cougars roll by Tigers

Kennedy Coach Jon McKowen has preached to his team all year about the importance of playing their best basketball at the end of the season when it really counts.

The Cougars are getting pretty darn close.

Kennedy rode two different 13-0 streaks Friday night to an impressive 71-55 conquest of Cedar Falls in the Class 4A substate semifinals at Kennedy.

Now comes the showdown that Metro fans have craved with the ninth-ranked Cougars (17-5) facing the sixth-ranked Linn-Mar Lions (18-4) in the substate finals Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Center for a berth in the state tournament.

Cole Murdock and Zach Daniels picked Cedar Falls apart with their sharp passing Friday night, the Cougars attacked the backboards with reckless abandon and Brendon Manning got the place jumping with a rebound dunk with the game just 20 seconds old.


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, March 1 Friday, March 6
MBB: MCC Tournament Final: Mount Mercy 93, William Penn 76 USHL: Madison at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
CBSB: Kirkwood at Southwestern Illinois (2), cancelled BTRK: Linn-Mar at Cornell College Meet, 3 p.m.
CBSB: Mount Mercy at Tabor College (2), cancelled CSB: Kirkwood vs. Marshalltown, 8 a.m.; Kirkwood at Illinois Central, 10 a.m.
CBSB: Coe at Washington U (St. Louis) (2), cancelled CSB: Mount Mercy vs. Bethany, 12 p.m.; Mount Mercy vs. Graceland, 2 p.m.; Mount Mercy vs. Baker, 6 p.m. (All games at Wichita, Kan.)

Monday, March 2 Saturday, March 7
BBB: Class A Substate final: Xavier vs. Mount Vernon at U.S. Cellular Center, 8 p.m. USHL: Green Bay at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
WBB: MCC Tournament final: Clarke at Mount Mercy, 7 p.m. GBB: Girls State Tournament, TBA


WBB: Region XI Tournament, TBA
Tuesday, March 3 MBB: Region XI Tournament, TBA
GBB: Class 4A State Quarterfinals: Xavier vs. Harlan at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, 8:30 p.m. CSB: Coe vs. Saint Scholastica, 11:15 a.m.; Coe vs. Albion, 1:30 p.m. (Both games in Winter Haven, Fla.)
BBB: Class 4A Substate Final: Washington vs. Iowa City West at U.S. Cellular Center, 6:30 p.m. CSB: Mount Mercy vs. Kansas Wesleyan, 10 a.m.; Mount Mercy vs. Bethel, 12 p.m. (Both games at Wichita, Kan.)
BBB: Class 4A Substate Final: Kennedy vs. Linn-Mar at U.S. Cellular Center, 8 p.m. CBSB: Coe vs. Milwaukee Engineering at Auburndale, Fla., 8 a.m.
BTRK: Jefferson at Wartburg College Meet, 2:30 p.m. CBSB: Mount Mercy vs. Sterling at Lamoni, 2 p.m.; Mount Mercy at Graceland, 4:30 p.m.
GTRK: Prairie at Wartburg College Meet, 2:30 p.m. MTEN: Coe vs. Valparaiso, 10 a.m.; Coe vs. Northwestern College, 2 p.m. (Both matches in Orlando, Fla.)
GTRK: Prairie at Demon Invitational at University of Iowa, 5 p.m.
WBB: Region XI Tournament: Ellsworth at Kirkwood, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8
MBB: Region XI Tournament: Iowa Lakes at Kirkwood, 7:30 p.m. CSB: Coe vs. Illinois Wesleyan, 12:30 p.m.; Coe vs. Carroll, 5 p.m. (Both games in Winter Haven, Fla.)

CBSB: Coe vs. Roger Williams (2) at Winter Haven, Fla., 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4

CBSB: Mount Mercy at Graceland (2), 1 p.m.
No events scheduled MTEN: Coe vs. Oglethorpe at Altamonte Springs, Fla., 1 p.m.

WTEN: Coe vs. Oglethorpe at Altamonte Springs, Fla., 1 p.m.; Coe vs. St. Mary's at Orlando, Fla., 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 5

GBB: 4A Girls State Tournament, TBA
GTRK: Linn-Mar at Cornell College Meet, 3 p.m.
BTRK: Linn-Mar, Kennedy at Demon Invitational at University of Iowa
WBB: Region XI Tournament, TBA
MBB: Region XI Tournament, TBA
CSB: Kirkwood vs. Indian Hills, 10 a.m.; Kirkwood vs. Dakota Tech, 12 p.m. (Both games in Rosemont, Minn.)






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