MONDAY RESULTS - February 7
(girls) Le Mars 1620 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 1272 (HIGH SERIES: Le Mars' Kaya Crippen with a 373)
(boys) Le Mars 1717 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 1434 (HIGH SERIES: Le Mars' Nick Rolfes with a 362)
(G) Gehlen Catholic (13-5) 52 Kingsley-Pierson (1-18) 34
(B) Kingsley-Pierson (15-4) 61 Gehlen Catholic (12-6) 51
(G) Hinton 86 Spalding Catholic 36
(B) Spalding Catholic 67 Hinton 49
(B) Lawton-Bronson 62 Remsen St. Mary's 32
(B) Woodbury Central 67 Remsen-Union 52
(KINGSLEY) -- Gehlen divided a basketball doubleheader with Kingsley-Pierson Monday night, winning the girls game 52-34 but dropping the boys game 61-51. The twinbill was a make-up from January 10th. In the girls game, Gehlen used a 16-1 run in the third quarter to break away from a 40-33 lead to a 22-point advantage and an eventual 18-point victory. Katelin Langel had 15 points to pace the Lady Jays to their fifth straight victory. Amber Timmins added 11. Rachel Bird had 11 for the Panthers. Gehlen takes a 13-and-5 record and 8-and-1 War Eagle Conference mark into Tuesday night's regular season finale at home against Akron-Westfield. Kingsley-Pierson closed out their regular season Monday night and will take a 1-and-18 record into their tournament opener Thursday night in Kingsley against Remsen St. Mary's. Gehlen opens tournament play Saturday at the Gehlen gym against the winner of Thursday's game in Kingsley.
In the boys game, sophomore Colin Henrich scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as Kingsley-Pierson broke away from a 40-all tie after three quarters to beat Gehlen by ten. The Panthers were 14-of-18 from the free throw line in the final quarter and Henrich connected on 8 of his 10 foul shots. He also added a key three-point, tie-breaking shot with 5:02 to play that put K-P in front to stay at 46-43. Tate Rohde added 13 for the Panthers, who improve to 15-and-4 heading into their regular season finale Friday night at Marcus. Gehlen was led by Trevor Bouma's 14 points and Zach Wurth's 10. The Jays fall to 12-and-6 for the season and close out regular season play at home against Akron-Westfield Tuesday and South O'Brien Friday.
TUESDAY RESULTS - February 8
Denison-Schleswig 36 Le Mars (3-14) 36 (Bulldog winners: Mason Cook at 119# by a fall, Clint DeLarm at at 125# by a forfeit, Quinton Vore at 135# by a fall, Skyler Gries at 140# by a decision, Zach Reed at 145# by a fall, Armando Morales at 160# by a fall & Chris Stevenson at 285# by a decision)
Le Mars (4-14) 39 Sioux City West 36 (Bulldog winners: Mason Cook at 119# by a fall, Clint DeLarm at 125# by a forfeit, Quinton Vore at 135# by a fall, Zach Reed at 145# by a fall, Brandon Kellen at 152# by a forfeit, Armando Morales at 160# by a fall & Chris Stevenson at 285# by a decision)
1A Regional Dual Team Tournament at Mapleton -- Logan-Magnolia 78 Akron-Westfield 4
(G) Estherville/Lincoln Central 48 Le Mars (6-14/4-9) 21
(B) Le Mars (14-4/11-2) 68 Estherville/Lincoln Central 39
(G) Gehlen Catholic (14-5/9-1) 38 Akron-Westfield 31
(B) Gehlen Catholic (13-6/8-2) 68 Akron-Westfield 59
(G) Hinton 50 West Sioux 37
(B) West Sioux 41 Hinton 37
(G) Unity Christian 48 Remsen St. Mary's 43
(B) Unity Christian 75 Remsen St. Mary's 35
(B) Remsen-Union 84 River Valley 55
(ESTHERVILLE) – Estherville/Lincoln Central claimed the Lakes Conference girls title Tuesday night with a 48-21 victory over Le Mars in Estherville. The Midgets turned an eight-point third quarter lead into a 21-point advantage thanks to a 13-0 run. E-L-C wins the Lakes championship with a 13-and-1 mark and will take a 17-and-4 record into their 2A Regional opener Saturday night against Emmetsburg. Alyssa Johnson had 15 points for the Midgets, all after halftime, and Allie Sievert added 13. Erica Westhoff led Le Mars with seven. The 21 points was the fewest in a game this season by the Lady Bulldogs, who fall to 6-and-14 for the season and 4-and-9 in the Lakes Conference. Le Mars looks to snap a seven-game losing streak Friday in their regular season finale at Spencer.
The Le Mars boys scored the first ten points of the game and then opened the second half on a 15-2 run to win easily over the last place Estherville/Lincoln Central Midgets 68-39 Tuesday night. The third quarter run turned a 14-point halftime lead into a 27-point cushion four minutes into the second half. The lead ballooned to 36 points in the fourth quarter. Paxton Strub had 20 points for Le Mars to lead all scorers while Austin Homan added 17 and Jordan Eisma 13. The Bulldogs improve to 14-and-4 for the season and 11-and-2 in the Lakes Conference. Le Mars travels to Spencer Friday night for a Lakes Conference make-up twinbill with the Tigers and then travel to Sioux City North Saturday night. Le Mars closes out the regular season next Tuesday at home against number-five (4A) Sioux City East. They’ll open 3A District play February 21 at home against Denison-Schleswig.
(LE MARS) – The Gehlen girls halted a 20-game losing streak against Akron-Westfield that dated back to January of 2001, beating the Westerners 38-31 in War Eagle Conference action Tuesday night at the Gehlen gym. The Lady Jays built a 16-9 lead by halftime and extended the advantage to 30-16 after three quarters before holding off a fourth quarter Westerners rally. Katelin Langel led Gehlen with 15 points and Amber Timmins contributed 11. Brandi Davis had 18 for A-W. Gehlen finishes the regular season on a seven-game winning streak and takes a 14-and-5 record into their tournament opener Saturday night. The Lady Jays finished second in the W-E-C race with a 9-and-1 record.
In the boys game, Gehlen finished off a season sweep of their series against Akron-Westfield with a 68-59 War Eagle Conference victory. Gehlen led by just three at the half but by the end of the third quarter had pushed the advantage to ten. Trevor Bouma led a balanced Gehlen scoring attack with 17 with Taylor Wurth and Michael Whitehead scoring 13 each and Eric Loutsch and Zach Wurth adding 10 apiece. Zach Tindall had 21 for Akron-Westfield to lead all scorers. Michael Harris added 14 and David Berkes contributed ten for the Westerners. Gehlen takes a 13-and-6 record into their regular season finale Friday night in a home match-up with South O’Brien. The Jays finished with an 8-and-2 War Eagle Conference mark, good for a second place tie with Remsen-Union and South O’Brien.
THURSDAY RESULTS - February 10
(girls) OA/BCIG 1615 Le Mars 1493 (TOP SERIES SCORES: Erica Thompson of OA/BCIG with a 348 and Erin Heffner of Le Mars with a 328)
(boys) OA/BCIG 1765 Le Mars 1650 (TOP SERIES SCORES: Cory Luke of OA/BCIG with a 408 and Cody Wurth of Le Mars with a 371)
CLASS 1A GIRLS REGIONALS
Gehlen Catholic had a bye
Akron-Westfield 51 Woodbury Central 38
West Sioux 56 Remsen-Union 34
River Valley 52 Whiting 21
Remsen St. Mary's 42 Kingsley-Pierson 27
Charter Oak-Ute 70 West Harrison 37
Boyer Valley 55 Woodbine 37
Southeast Webster-Grand 65 Paton-Churdan 23
#2-Ar-We-Va 85 Glidden-Ralston 19
Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 67 Spalding Catholic 39
Ruthven-Ayrshire 47 Clay Central-Everly 43
George-Little Rock 52 Boyden-Hull 40
#12-Central Lyon 59 Trinity Christian 29
FRIDAY RESULTS - February 11
(G) Le Mars (7-14/5-9) 47 Spencer 41
(B) Le Mars (15-4/12-2) 74 Spencer 61
(B) Gehlen Catholic (14-6) 55 South O'Brien 46
(B) Akron-Westfield 50 West Sioux 30
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 63 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 42
(SPENCER) -- Emily Anderson knocked down four three-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Le Mars to a 47-41 upset of Spencer Friday night in the regular season finale for both teams. The Lady Bulldogs opened the second quarter with a 14-0 run to turn a 13-11 first quarter defict into a 25-13 lead. A 10-for-12 free throw shooting night helped the Lady Bulldogs hold off a couple second half runs by the Tigers. Spencer hit on just 7-of-19 foul shots. The Le Mars victory ends a nine-game losing streak to Spencer dating back to the 2005-2006 season. Spencer was the only team to hand Lakes Conference champion Estherville/Lincoln Central a league loss this season. The win also snapped a seven-game losing streak for Le Mars and sends them into a 3A Regional Tournament opener next Wednesday against unbeaten and number-three rated M-O-C/Floyd Valley with a little momentum. Wednesday's game will be in Orange City.
In the boys game Friday night, Le Mars survived another shaky free throw shooting performance to turn back an upset bid by Spencer 74-61 as the two teams wrapped up Lakes Conference play for the year. The Bulldogs hit just 15-for-29 from the foul line but Austin Homan's 27 points helped off-set the 14 misses from the charity stripe. Paxton Strub had 13 points for Le Mars and Jordan Eisma added 10. Sophomore Matthew Klemme kept 4-and-15 Spencer in the game with 18 points. Le Mars improves to 15-and-4 for the season and finishes second in the Lakes Conference with a 12-and-2 mark. The Bulldogs wrap up their regular season road trips at Sioux City North Saturday.
(LE MARS) -- Gehlen Catholic rallied from a 28-25 halftime deficit to beat South O'Brien 55-46 Friday night in a non-league match-up at the Jays' nest. The win avenged a four-point loss at Paullina to the Wolverines about two weeks ago. Gehlen outscored South O'Brien 30-18 after halftime, led by junior Trevor Bouma. Bouma scored 16 of his career-high 28 points in the second half. Michael Whitehead added 12 off the bench for the Jays. Adam Paulsen had 21 points for South O'Brien. The Wolverines hit 13 three-pointers in the first meeting two weeks ago but connected on just four baskets behind the arch Friday night. Gehlen takes a 14-and-6 record into their 1A District Tournament opener Thursday night against West Sioux at the Gehlen gym.
SATURDAY RESULTS - February 12
Le Mars finished eighth at the 3A District meet at Spencer Saturday and qualified one wrestler for State. Chris Stevenson finished second at 285# and will make his first State meet appearance. Mason City won the team title with Spencer finishing second.
Graettinger-Terril won the team title Saturday at the 1A District meet at Sibley. Akron-Westfield finished fifth and Kingsley-Pierson was eleventh. Hinton failed to score. Akron-Westfield will send three wrestlers to the State meet in Des Moines ... Daniel Dirks was second at 125#, Chet Utesch finished first at 130# and Chet Willer was runner-up at 189# for the Westerners. Kingsley-Pierson sends Matt Steffen to Des Moines after a runner-up finish at 140# Saturday.
Spirit Lake Park and Sergeant Bluff-Luton claimed the top two spots at the Class 2A Districts Sheldon Saturday. Spirit Lake Park qualified five wrestlers for the State meet and SB-L four.
(B) Le Mars (16-4) 39 Sioux City North 38
(SIOUX CITY) -- Le Mars improved to 16-and-4 on the season with a hard-fought 39-38 boys basketball win over Sioux City North Satrurday night in Sioux City. The Bulldogs led 20-16 at halftime. Austin Homan led the Dogs with 14 points and Paxton Strub had 10. Jared Evers had 16 for the Stars. The 39 points was the fewest scored in a game this year by Le Mars and was about 25 points below their season scoring average of 64 points per game.
CLASS 1A GIRLS REGIONALS
Gehlen Catholic (15-5) 45 Remsen St. Mary's (13-10) 36
(LE MARS) -- 14th-ranked Gehlen Catholic closed the game with an 11-2 run to break away from a 34-all tie early in the fourth quarter and the Lady Jays beat Remsen St. Mary's 45-36 in girls 1A Regional basketball action Saturday night at the Gehlen gym. Amber Timmins led a balanced scoring attack for Gehlen with 14 points with Steph Rohe adding 11 and Emily Holtgrewe 10. Emma Krier closed out her basketball career at St. Mary's with a game-best 15-point performance with Brielle Biezuns adding 13. The Hawks close out a 13-and-10 season while Gehlen rides an eight-game winning streak and 15-and-5 record into the 1A quarterfinals Tuesday night against River Valley at the Gehlen gym.
CLASS 2A GIRLS REGIONALS
Sheldon 59 Unity Christian 45
Sioux Center 48 Sibley-Ocheyedan 31
Western Christian 67 West Lyon 36
#6-Hinton (18-3) 87 Rock Valley 17
Alta-Aurelia 53 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 38
Sioux Central 48 Okoboji 27
Ridge View 58 South O'Brien 38
#1-OA/BCIG 106 Cherokee 41
Estherville/Lincoln Central 47 Emmetsburg 26
Lawton-Bronson 56 Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 40
Westwood 48 West Monona 36