MONDAY RESULTS – December 19
(G) River Valley 60 Remsen-Union 41
(B) Remsen-Union 56 River Valley 42
(B) (#8-1A)Harris-Lake Park 37 Spirit Lake 22
(B) (#4-1A)Boyden-Hull 66 Okoboji 47
(G) George-Little Rock 57 Adrian (MN) 54
(B) George-Little Rock 67 Adrian (MN) 52
(G) Sioux City North 62 Siouxland Christian 37
(B) Sioux City North 45 Lewis Central 40
TUESDAY RESULTS – December 20
(REMSEN) – The fifth-ranked Gehlen Catholic girls hit the Christmas holiday break with a perfect 8-and-0 record Tuesday night with a 47-29 War Eagle Conference victory over Remsen St. Mary’s. The Lady Jays closed the first half on a 9-3 run to take a ten-point lead at 21-11 and just steadily pulled away after halftime, leading by 18 after three quarters and eventually going ahead by 22 early in the fourth quarter. Gehlen has now won 14-of-the-last 15 from the Hawks. Emily Holtgrewe led a balanced attack for Gehlen with eleven points. Amber Timmins and Steph Rohe had ten each and Katelin Langel added nine. Lyndsie Schorg led St. Mary’s with twelve. The Hawks fall to 2-and-7 for the season and 0-and-4 in the War Eagle Conference. Gehlen is 5-and-0 in the league.
In the boys half of the doubleheader in Remsen Tuesday night, Trevor Bouma ran off nine straight points in the middle of the first half to erase a 9-8 deficit and Gehlen Catholic steadily pulled away from that point to win 68-37 over Remsen St. Mary’s. Bouma finished with a game-high 23 points. Michael Whitehead had 18 for the Jays. Beau Pick finished with 15 for the Hawks and Tyler Delperdang added 12. The win was the seventh in a row for Gehlen and sent the Jays to the holiday break with a 7-and-1 record and 5-and-0 in the War Eagle Conference race. The Hawks fall to 4-and-5 and 0-and-4 in league play.
Gehlen returns from the holiday break to host Akron-Westfield January 3rd.
(LE MARS) – Shane Graves hit a three-point play with two seconds left in overtime after a Paul Jacobson steal and pass and number-five Bishop Heelan handed number-seven Le Mars their first loss of the season, 59-56. The outcome leaves the Bulldogs with a 6-and-1 record at the holiday break while Heelan improves to 5-and-1. Graves finished with 25 points to match Le Mars’ standout Austin Homan’s 25 points for game-high scoring honors. Jordan Eisma had 14 for the Bulldogs and Cameron Farrell added 13 for the Crusaders. The two were tied at 52-all at the end of regulation play. Homan’s basketball with two-tenths of a second left sent the game into overtime.
In the girls game, number-six Bishop Heelan remained unbeaten with a 77-50 win over Le Mars. The Crusaders built a nine-point lead by halftime and steadily pulled away after intermission. Madison Yohe led Heelan with 19 points and Natalie Vondrak added 16. Mary Kate Eckstaine had ten for Le Mars and Emily Ellefson tossed in nine. Bishop Heelan is 7-and-0 at the holiday break and Le Mars slips to 3-and-6.
Le Mars returns from the holiday break to play at Cherokee on January 3rd.
WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) (#5-1A)Gehlen Catholic (8-0/5-0) 47 at Remsen St. Mary’s (2-7/0-4) 29*
(B) Gehlen Catholic (7-1/5-0) 68 Remsen St. Mary’s (4-5/0-4) 37*
(G) South O’Brien 68 Remsen-Union 47*
(B) South O’Brien 70 Remsen-Union 46*
(G) (#15-1A)Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 60 Spalding Catholic 41*
(B) Spalding Catholic 67 Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn 59*
(G) Unity Christian 43 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 41*
(B) Unity Christian 66 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 51*
(G) (#7-1A)West Sioux 47 Akron-Westfield 43
(B) Akron-Westfield 56 West Sioux 36
(G) (#8-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 60 (#15-2A)Hinton 45
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 60 Hinton 52
(G) (#6-3A)Bishop Heelan 77 Le Mars (3-6) 50
(B) (#5-3A)Bishop Heelan 59 (#7-3A)Le Mars (6-1) 56, overtime
(B) (#5-4A)Sioux City East 90 Storm Lake 54
(G) (#10-2A)Western Christian 83 Sioux City North 35
(G) (#12-1A)Central Lyon 66 Sibley-Ocheyedan 46
(B) Central Lyon 63 Sibley-Ocheyedan 44
(G) George-Little Rock 73 West Lyon 38
(B) West Lyon 67 George-Little Rock 57
(G) (#4-3A)M-O-C/Floyd Valley 82 Rock Valley 47
(B) (#2-3A)M-O-C/Floyd Valley 91 Rock Valley 62
MISSOURI RIVER ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE
(G) South Sioux City 71 Sioux City West 48
THURSDAY RESULTS – December 22
(G) Emmetsburg 46 Okoboji 33
(B) Emmetsburg 68 Okoboji 51
(G) Council Bluffs A-L 51 Sioux City East 37
(B) (#5-4A)Sioux City East 67 Council Bluffs A-L 23
(G) (#6-3A)Bishop Heelan 78 Sioux Center 40
(B) (#5-3A)Bishop Heelan 71 (#6-2A)Sioux Center 53
(B) West Lyon 47 Viborg/Hurley (S.D.) 38