Sunday, February 14, 2016
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL: Omaha 4, RoughRiders 1 ... MEN'S BASKETBALL: Kirkwood 86, Southwestern 55 ... Mount Mercy 101, Governors State 89 ... Coe 87, Simpson 66 ... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Kirkwood 87, Southwestern 42 ... Mount Mercy 87, Governors State 64 ... Simpson 77, Coe 68 ... BOYS BASKETBALL: Linn-Mar 77, Ankeny Centennial 52 ... Cedar Falls 66, Washington 63 ... MEN'S TENNIS: Coe 9, Cornell 0 ... COLLEGE BASEBALL: Mount Mercy 5, Bluefield 4 ... Mount Mercy 1, Shawnee State 0 ...
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No. 8 Lions top Hawks for 8th in row

Jaime Printy Brandt and her husband Danny are expecting their first child in July, but she's having too much fun as the Linn-Mar girls basketball coach to step aside next season.

Brandt plans to return for her third year as head coach next season despite becoming a new mother.

"I do. Yup. No worries," she said Friday night with a smile. "I'm going to stick around. That's the plan.

"My husband will bring our baby to the games, I guess. It will be a gym rat, just like me."

Brandt and the eighth-ranked Lions defeated Cedar Rapids Prairie, 50-35, in a Mississippi Valley Conference game to finish the regular season with an eight-game winning streak Friday.


Mount Mercy baseball team set for action

It might be a little chilly in Georgia this weekend, but that's okay with the Mount Mercy University baseball team.

The Mustangs are ready to play ball.

Mount Mercy will participate in the Perfect Game College Spring Swing event at the new LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center in Emerson, Ga., with two games Friday and two more Saturday.

The weather forecast for Friday is for a high temperate of 55 degrees. Saturday's forecast calls for 36 degrees, but it's supposed to be dry and sunny.

"We're ready. We need to play," Mount Mercy coach Jack Dahm said before the Mustangs hopped on a bus Thursday for the 12-hour ride to Georgia. "There's only so much you can get done inside.

"We're at that point where we need to play someone else and get outside and see where we're at with things. We've got a long ways to go as a team and a program, but it will be nice to be outside."


Prairie saves day for Metro grapplers

Thank goodness for Prairie.

The Prairie Hawks won their regional dual meet tournament Wednesday night with a convincing 51-21 victory over North Scott, but none of the other Metro wrestling teams qualified for the state tournament.

The seventh-ranked Kennedy Cougars got punched by No. 13 Clinton, 44-26, in the regional finals at Kennedy.

The ninth-ranked Jefferson J-Hawks were stunned by No. 24 Dowling Catholic in the regional semifinals at Johnston and never got a chance to wrestle for a regional title.

The 18th-ranked Linn-Mar Lions lost to No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead, 49-27, in the regional finals after sticking No. 16 Bettendorf in the semifinals, 45-24.

The sixth-ranked Prairie Hawks (19-3) will face fifth-ranked Johnston (21-2) in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state dual meet tournament next Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.


Bohannon breaks Metro 3-point record

Could it be that the last of the Bohannon boys is the best of the bunch?

Linn-Mar senior Jordan Bohannon, the youngest of the four basketball brothers, scored the Lions’ game-ending nine straight points Tuesday night to preserve an 82-76 win over Xavier in a barn-burner of a battle in the Saints' gym.

He tallied 13 of his game-high 33 points (11 for 19 from the field) in the fourth quarter as the short-handed but gritty Saints made a mad-dash pull of a late comeback.

After Xavier sophomore Jackson Joens nailed a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to bring his team within two points, Bohannon calmly shut the door by swishing four free throws in a row.


Cougars beat J-Hawks in final second

There have been some tough losses, some ill-advised shots and some long meetings after games, but the Kennedy Cougars vow they won't quit and they won't back down from anyone.

It showed Tuesday night.

Drake Brewster muscled in a basket with 0.9 seconds left Tuesday to give Kennedy a 60-59 victory over Jefferson in a Mississippi Valley Conference tussle at the Jefferson gym.

The J-Hawks led by eight points entering the fourth period and led by four points with 37 seconds left in the game, but the Cougars kept battling and beat the J-Hawks for the ninth straight time.

Both clubs have only seven wins this year -- Kennedy is 7-11 and Jefferson is 7-12 -- and they were evenly matched Tuesday.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 12
No events scheduled USHL: RoughRiders 4, Waterloo 1

GBB: Linn-Mar 50, Prairie 35
Monday, Feb. 8 GBB: Washington 64, Jefferson 63
GBB: Marion 45, Vinton-Shellsburg 20 GBB: Dubuque Hempstead 50, Kennedy 43
GBB: Cedar Valley Christian 66, Prince of Peace 36 GBB: Xavier 73, Waterloo East 21
BBB: Prince of Peace 74, Cedar Valley Christian 40 GBB: Marion 37, West Delaware 25
BBOWL: Western Dubuque 2,916, Marion 2,805 BBB: Linn-Mar 81, Prairie 63
GBOWL: Western Dubuque 2,765, Marion 2,505 BBB: Jefferson 62, Washington 58
WBB: Mount Mercy at Waldorf, ppd BBB: Kennedy 57, Dubuque Hempstead 50

BBB: Waterloo East 66, Xavier 44
Tuesday, Feb. 9 BBB: Alburnett 59, Cedar Valley Christian 21
GBB: Kennedy 56, Jefferson 43 GBOWL: Linn-Mar 2,488, Jefferson 2,464
GBB: Washington 60, Prairie 52 GBOWL: Cedar Falls 2,415, Kennedy 2,261
GBB: Linn-Mar 67, Xavier 61 (OT) GBOWL: Xavier 2,234, Washington 2,124
GBB: Marion 65, Clear Creek Amana 28 GBOWL: Prairie 3,126, Waterloo West 2,575
BBB: Kennedy 60, Jefferson 59 BBOWL: Linn-Mar 3,143, Jefferson 3,097
BBB: Prairie 78, Washington 65 BBOWL: Cedar Falls 3,118, Kennedy 3,030
BBB: Linn-Mar 82, Xavier 76 BBOWL: Xavier 2,936, Washington 2,719
BBB: Marion 43, Clear Creek Amana 41 BBOWL: Waterloo West 3,055, Prairie 2,892

M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 M/WTRK:  Mount Mercy at Heart of America meet, at Crete, Neb.

CBSB: Mount Mercy 2, Bluefield 1; Judson 4, Mount Mercy 1

Clinton 44, Kennedy 26 CSB: Mount Mercy vs Ashford, at UNI-Dome
Linn-Mar 45, Bettendorf 24; Dubuque Hempstead 49, Linn-Mar 27
WDM Dowling 39, Jefferson 33 Saturday, Feb. 13
Prairie 51, North Scott 21 USHL: Omaha 4, RoughRiders 1
WBB: Mount Mercy 74, Clarke 65 BBB:  Linn-Mar 77, Ankeny Centennial 52
WBB: Kirkwood 71, DMACC 66 BBB: Cedar Falls 66, Washington 63
WBB: Dubuque 94, Coe 89 HSWRST: Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Marion, Washington in 3A District at Jefferson
MBB: Mount Mercy 72, Clarke 49 HSWRST: Prairie, Xavier in 3A District at Waverly-Shell Rock
MBB: Kirkwood 83, DMACC 80 BSWM: State Meet at Marshalltown YMCA
MBB: Dubuque 82, Coe 75 WBB: Kirkwood 87, Southwestern 42
M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill. WBB: Simpson 77, Coe 68

WBB: Mount Mercy 87, Governors State 64
Thursday, Feb. 11 MBB: Kirkwood 86, Southwestern 55
GBB: 1A Regional: Cedar Valley Christian 55, Iowa Valley 47 MBB: Coe 87, Simpson 66
CWRST: Coe 22, Dubuque 16 MBB: Mount Mercy 101, Governors State 89
M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill. M/WSWM: Coe at Liberal Arts Meet, Elsah, Ill.

M/WTRK: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville Invitational

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

CBSB: Mount Mercy 5, Bluefield 4; Mount Mercy 1, Shawnee State 0

MTEN: Coe 9, Cornell 0, Simpson at Coe

Sunday, Feb. 14

No events scheduled



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