MONDAY RESULTS – December 13
(G) Akron-Westfield 60 Dakota Valley 45
(B) not available
(G) Lawton-Bronson 69 Remsen-Union 30
(B) Lawton-Bronson 69 Remsen-Union 59, two overtimes
TUESDAY RESULTS – December 14
(G) Le Mars (3-3/2-1) 51 Emmetsburg 35
(B) Emmetsburg 46 Le Mars (3-1/2-1) 39
(G) Hinton 52 Gehlen Catholic (2-2/1-1) 28
(B) Gehlen Catholic (3-1/2-0) 58 Hinton 50
(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 53 Akron-Westfield 35
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 71 Akron-Westfield 57
(G) Marcus/Meridan-Cleghorn 43 Remsen St. Mary’s 39
(B) Remsen St. Mary's 48 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 45
(G) West Sioux 53 Remsen-Union 44
(B) Remsen-Union 65 West Sioux 39
(EMMETSBURG) -- The Le Mars girls overcame a slow start Tuesday night at Emmetsburg to lead by 14 at the half and went onto beat the E-Hawks 51-35 in Lakes Conference play. Emmetsburg led 6-4 after the first quarter but the Lady Bulldogs surged to a 27-13 lead by the halftime break. Emily Anderson led Le Mars with 20 points. In the boys half of the doubleheader, Emmetsburg handed Le Mars their first loss of the season, 46-39. The Bulldogs led 24-17 at halftime but the E-Hawks rallied to win by seven. The Bulldogs trailed by one with 40-seconds to play before free throws stretched the winning margin. Austin Homan had 15 for Le Mars and Paxton Strub added 13. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 3-and-1 for the season and 2-and-1 in the Lakes Conference. The Lady Bulldogs are 3-and-3 for the season and 2-and-1 in the league.
(HINTON) -- Ashton Moody keyed a 20-0 run in the first half for the 11th-rated Hinton and the Blackhawks went onto post a 52-28 victory over Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night in War Eagle Conference basketball action at Hinton. Moody finished with a game-high 13 points, ten coming in the second quarter when Hinton went from trailing 6-1 three minutes into the game to leading by 20 at the halftime break. Emily Holtgrewe led Gehlen with 10 points. The Hinton girls improve to 5-and-1 for the season and 3-and-0 in the War Eagle Conference race while Gehlen falls to 2-and-2 for the season and 1-and-1 in the conference. The Gehlen boys held off a fiesty Hinton boys team to win 58-50. The Jays won despite missing 17 free throw shots. Yet Gehlen hit enough down the stretch to fend off a Blackhawk charge. The Jays had four double-figure performances. Taylor Wurth led the way with 12 points, Trevor Bouma and Eric Loutch added eleven each and Zach Wurth had 10. Brock Babcock had 16 points for Hinton to lead all scorers and Craig Brown added 14. The Jays improve to 3-and-1 for the season and 2-and-0 in the W-E-C while Hinton falls to 0-and-5 with an 0-and-3 War Eagle Conference record.
THURSDAY RESULTS – December 16
Spirit Lake 57 Le Mars (0-5/0-3) 21 (Bulldog winners: Mason Cook won by forfeit at 119#, C.J. Singer won by a fall at 125#, Zach Reed won a 7-2 decision at 145# & Chris Stevenson won by a fall at 285#)
Le Mars (1-5/1-3) 42 Cherokee 29 (Bulldog winners: Mason Cook won by a forfeit at 119#, C.J. Singer won by a fall at 125#, Quinton Vore won by a forfeit at 130#, Luke DeBoer won by a forfeit at 135#, Zach Reed won by an 8-2 decision at 145#, Brandon Kellen won by a forfeit at 160#, J.D. Steen won by a fall at 215# & Chris Stevenson by by a 6-3 decision at 285#)
The Le Mars girls topped a three-team field at Sweet Sixteen Lanes in Le Mars with a 2370. Sioux City East was second with a 2116 and Sergeant Bluff-Luton rolled a 2037. Autumn Murphy of East had the top series score of 361. Le Mars' Erin Heffner took second with a 354 and Kayla Crippan was fifth with a 324.
Sergeant Bluff-Luton won the boys triangular, rolling a 2857. Le Mars finished second with a 2689 and East finished with a 2539. Eric Christianson of Sergeant Bluff-Luton had the top series score with a 442. Le Mars' Cody Wurth, Mason Prieksat and Dom Castle finished third, fourth and fifth with a 398, a 390 and a 380 respectively. Ryan Kuiken was seventh with a 369.
FRIDAY RESULTS– December 17
(G) Western Christian 69 Le Mars (3-4/2-2) 40
(B) Le Mars (4-1/3-1) 55 (#1-2A) Western Christian 52
(G) Gehlen Catholic (3-2/2-1) 55 Remsen St. Mary’s 43
(B) Gehlen Catholic (4-1/3-0) 50 Remsen St. Mary's 47
(G) Akron-Westfield 53 Spalding Catholic 31
(B) Akron-Westfield 56 Spalding Catholic 43
(G) Hinton 57 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 42
(B) Hinton 55 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 47
(G) Unity Christian 60 Remsen-Union 39
(B) Unity Christian 62 Remsen-Union 48
(G) River Valley 47 Kingsley-Pierson 23
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 69 River Valley 38
(LE MARS) -- Free throws by Paxton Strub and Kyan Ludwig in the final seconds of play broke a 52-all tie and sent the Le Mars Bulldogs to a surprising 55-52 win over the defending 2A State Champion Western Christian Wolfpack in Lakes Conference basketball at Carey gym Friday night. The win was the just the seond in the last twelve meetings with Western. Strub's free throw with 1:01 to play gave Le Mars a 53-52 lead. After the Wolfpack suffered two turnovers in the final seconds of play without getting a shot away, Kyan Ludwig hit a pair of free throws with 2.8 seconds left to extend the lead to three. A desperation three-point shot from half court at the buzzer by J.D. Boer missed the mark and sent the Bulldog fans pouring onto the court in celebration as the current 2A top-rated Wolfpack suffered their first loss in five games. Le Mars improves to 4-and-1 for the season and 3-and-1 in league play. Paxton Strub and Austin Homan had 16 points each to lead the Le Mars scoring attack. Tyler Wolterstorff led all scorers with 26 for Western. Ludwig stole the ball from Wolterstorff in the lane as the final seconds were ticking away before Ludwig was fouled. The Bulldogs have a rare opportunity now to knock off a pair of defending State Champions in back-to-back games. Le Mars travels to 'The Pit' Tuesday night to play Bishop Heelan, the 3A champions last spring.
In the girls game, Western pulled away after halftime to hammer Le Mars 69-40 behind a 20-point performance by Kayla Gesink. Elissa Jansma added 13 for the Wolfpack, who improve to 5-and-1 for the season and 4-and-1 in the Lakes Conference. Jess Arnold had eight points for Le Mars, who trailed by just eleven at halftime before being outscored 37-19 in the second half. Le Mars hits the holiday break at 3-and-4 for the season and 2-and-2 in league play.
(LE MARS) -- Gehlen swept a War Eagle Conference basketball twinbill from arch-rival Remsen St. Mary's Friday night at the Gehlen gym. In the girls game, Amber Timmins and Steph Rohe combined for 34 points to lead the Lady Jays to a 55-43 win over the Hawks. Timmins had 18 to lead all scorers and Rohe added 16. Katelin Langel had 11 for Gehlen. Emma Krier led St. Mary's with 12 and Paige Harpenau added ten. Gehlen led by just one at the half before pulling away in the final quarter. The Lady Jays improve to 3-and-2 for the season and 2-and-1 in league play.
In the boys game, Gehlen won 50-47 over St. Mary's with Trevor Bouma leading the Jays to a 3-and-0 conference record with 15 points. The Jays are tied with Unity Christian and South O'Brien for the W-E-C lead. Zach Wurth added 11 for Gehlen. Cody Colling had 15 for for the Hawks with Beau Pick adding 13 and Tyler Delperdang 12. Gehlen improves to 4-and-1 for the season.
Gehlen closes out their pre-Christmas schedule Tuesday at home with West Sioux in War Eagle Conference girl/boy doubleheader.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE – December 18
Le Mars tied for third in the Spencer Invitational. Spencer won the team title with Rock Valley/Boyden-Hull finishing second. Le Mars shared third place with Estherville/Lincoln Central. Kingsley-Pierson tied with West Lyon for seventh in the eleven-team field. Zach Reed won the 145-pound title for Le Mars and the Bulldogs got a pair of second place finishes from Chris Stevenson at 285 pounds and Quinton Vore at 130. Mason Cook was third at 119.
(G) Hinton 72 Woodbury Central 42
(B) Woodbury Central 65 Hinton 50