TUESDAY RESULTS – November 22
Le Mars finished third in both the girls and boys five-team meet at Lewis Bowl in Sioux City Tuesday afternoon. Sioux City East won the girls team title and Sioux City North topped the boys field. For Le Mars, Danielle Hystad had the top score on the day with a 290, Susie Haack had a 277, Colleen Zenk finished with a 272 and Marce Kolker had a 257. For the Le Mars boys, Cody Wurth rolled a 391, Brock Hofland a 374, Dom Castle had a 336 and Austin DuBrall finished at 315 for the day.
(LE MARS) -- Molly Renken's three-pointer with 48-seconds to play helped secure a 33-31 opening night win for the Le Mars Lady Bulldogs over Unity Christian Tuesday night at Carey gym. Renken's shot extended a 29-28 lead to 32-28. Carolyn Ahlers added a free throw with 23-seconds left to give Le Mars a 33-28 advantage before Karissa DeJong knocked down a three-pointer for the Knights to close the gap to two as the buzzer sounded to end the game. The Lady Bulldogs won despite a three minute-46 second scoring drought in the fourth quarter. Unity Christian managed only three points during that stretch to close a 28-24 Le Mars' lead to 28-27 with 1:49 to play. Both teams suffered through a cold shooting night, hitting just 24% of their field goal attempts while at the free throw line, Le Mars connected on just 5-of-15 and Unity was a dismal 4-for-14 from the charity stripe. Carolyn Ahlers led the Le Mars scoring attack with 12 points while Molly Renken added ten. Karissa DeJong had nine for Unity. Le Mars hosts the Hy-Vee Holiday Tournament Friday and Saturday with Rock Valley, Sioux City East and Hinton joining Le Mars in the field. Le Mars plays Hinton Friday night in the semifinals.
(G) Le Mars (1-0) 33 Unity Christian 31
(G) West Sioux 56 Akron-Westfield 34
(G) Ruthven-Ayrshire 65 Spalding Catholic 43
(G) South O'Brien 50 Alta-Aurelia 33
(G) Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 61 Storm Lake St. Mary's 28
(G) Sioux Rapids 46 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 19
(G) River Valley 64 Kingsley-Pierson 19
(G) Ridge View 70 West Monona 43
(G) Westwood 46 West Harrison 18
(G) OA-BCIG 77 Storm Lake 15
(G) Spencer 48 Newell-Fonda 42
(G) Okoboji 39 Sibley-Ocheyedan 37
(G) M-O-C/Floyd Valley 68 Sioux Center 35
(G) Lewis Central 51 Sioux City North 33
(G) Sioux City West 73 Woodbury Central 57
(W) Morningside 68 Northwestern 52
(M) Morningside 102 Northwestern 88
(W) Briar Cliff 90 Doane 69
(M) Doane 89 Briar Cliff 75
(W) Mounty Marty 69 Dordt 63
(M) Dordt 85 Mount Marty 70
(M) Iowa State 90 Northern Colorado 82
(M) U-N-I 59 Western Carolina 39
FRIDAY RESULTS – November 25
Nebraska 20 Iowa 7
HY-VEE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT at Carey gym
(G) Sioux City East 67 Rock Valley 33
(G) Hinton (1-0) 74 Le Mars (1-1) 42
(LE MARS) -- Hinton and Sioux City East advanced to the championship game of the Le Mars Hy-Vee Holiday basketball tournament with wins Friday night at Carey gym. Sioux City East opened the semifinal round with a 67-33 win over Rock Valley as Cassie Geopfert led a balanced Black Raider attack with 17 points with Tara Schaderer adding 14 and Harlee Baumann 12. Josi Godfredsen had seven for the Rockets.
Hinton scored the first six points of the game against Le Mars and never trailed as the Blackhawks opened their season with a 74-42 romp over the Lady Bulldogs. Molly Renken cut the 6-0 lead in half with a three-pointer for Le Mars before Hinton ran off the final 16 points of the first quarter for a 22-3 lead after the first eight minutes. The lead grew to 23 by halftime. Alex Yoerger led the Blackhawks with 20 points off the bench while Lauren Hedlund added 18 and Sadie Shuck ten. Molly Renken and Emily Pick had eight each to pace Le Mars while Emily Ellefson and Carolyn Ahlers had seven each. The loss drops Le Mars to 1-and-1 heading into their consolation round match-up with Rock Valley Saturday night. The championship game will start at about 7:15.
BISHOP HEELAN TOURNAMENT
(G) Estherville/Lincoln Central 58 Lawton-Bronson 55
(G) Bishop Heelan 100 Sioux City North 38
(G) Waukon 66 Spirit Lake 60
SATURDAY SCHEDULE – November 26
(12)Oklahoma 26 Iowa State 6
HY-VEE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT at Carey gym
(G) Le Mars JV 34 Hinton JV 31
(LM- Britney Thompson 9, Holly Schneider 8 /
HIN-Tori Clausen 8)
(G) (consolation game) Le Mars (2-1) 59 Rock Valley 35
(G) (championship game) Hinton 72 Sioux City East 54
(LE MARS) – The Hinton girls won the Le Mars Hy-Vee Holiday basketball tournament title for the seventh time in the twelve-year history of the tournament, beating Sioux City East 72-54 in the championship game Saturday night at Carey gym. Shaeler Lund poured in 24 points for the Blackhawks with Lauren Hedlund adding 20 and Sadie Shuck 12. Hedlund and Shuck were named to the all-tournament team. Harlee Bauman led East with 17 and Tara Schwaderer, another all-tournament pick, adding 16 points. Hinton is off to a 2-and-0 start.
In the consolation game, Le Mars improved to 2-and-1 with a 59-35 win over Rock Valley. Emily Ellefson canned three three-pointers and had eleven points to pace the Le Mars attack. All-tournament selection Carolyn Ahlers also chipped in with eleven with Ashley Phelan and Jess Arnold collecting eight points each. Joanna Heemstra led the Rockets with ten. Josie Godfredsen was named all-tournament for Rock Valley.
All indications are that this was the final tournament, which originally started as the Highway 75 tournament in 1998 before it became the Hy-Vee Holiday Tournament in 2000 and Le Mars became the permanent host school.
BISHOP HEELAN TIP-OFF CLASSIC
(G) (#2-2A)Estherville/L-C 86 Sioux City North 24
(G) (#10—3A)Bishop Heelan 80 (#10-2A)Lawton-Bronson 67
BRYAN, MINNESOTA TOURNAMENT
(G) Sioux Center 51 Bryan 41