Sports, March 2nd

Girls’ State Basketball

The championship bouts for classes 1A and 2A are set with Class 4A competing today as well to finish out the season. Here’s a recap of yesterday’s games and the two champions already crowned. 

The Class 2A semifinal matchups tip-offed yesterday’s slate of games with #1 Dike-New Hartford defeating #4 Sioux Central 58-49. Payton Petersen played out of her mind collecting a 28 point, 19 rebound double-double to advance to the championship game. 

#2 Panorama experienced a scare as #3 Westwood had them on the ropes, but the Panthers would come out on top, winning 39-36. Tyme Boettcher led the way with a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 boards. #2 Panorama and #1 Dike-New Hartford will play today at 4:45 pm for the Class 2A championship.

#1 North Linn and #2 Newell-Fonda handled business in their semifinal round contests to advance as the Lynx won 60-37 and the Mustangs raced to a 60-35 win over Remsen St. Mary’s. Molly Boge’s 16 points led the way for North Linn, while Kierra Jungers collected a 14 point, 11 rebound double-double for the Mustangs. #1 North Linn and #2 Newell Fonda will round out the night with the game scheduled to start at 7 pm.

In an upset, #3 Solon defeated #1 Estherville-Lincoln Central 54-47 last night to claim the Class 3A championship. The Spartans were led by all-tournament honoree Callie Levin as she cashed in for 27 points. Levin was voted the Top Producer of the Game. Haylee Stokes was a wrecking ball for Estherville-Lincoln Central as she finished 10 for 10 from the free throw line to score 30 points. She was named captain of the all-tournament team. 

#1 Johnston avenged their loss from last year and remained undefeated after taking down #3 Dowling Catholic 48-36 for the Class 5A championship. Jenica Lewis was the top producer of the game with 20 points for the Dragons. Ava Zediker, who was named to the all-tournament team, scored 25 points for Dowling Catholic. 

For Class 4A, #1 Clear Creek-Amana will face off against fellow unbeaten #2 Waverly-Shell Rock today at 2:30 pm for the state championship.

Boys’ State Basketball

#4 Winfield-Mt. Union will take on #5 Lynnville-Sully on Monday, March 4th, at 12:15 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at noon.

#4 West Burlington will face off against #5 Treynor on March 4th at 7:15 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will be on the call with the pregame show at 7 pm.

College Basketball

The #6 Iowa women’s team will take on #2 Ohio State tomorrow, March 3rd, at home at noon.

The Iowa State women’s team will host Cincinnati today at 1 pm.

The #8 Iowa State men’s team will face off against UCF today at 3 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will face off against Northwestern this evening at 4:30 pm on the road.

This Day in Sports History

1962 – Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, most ever by an NBA player in a single game, in Warriors’ 169-147 win over NY Knicks in Hershey; 36-of-63 from field, 28-of-32 from free-throw line.

1995 – Joe Mullen becomes the second NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345.

2000 – The St. Louis Blues become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 10 straight games on the road, with a 5-2 victory in Atlanta; they tied the mark set by Buffalo 1983-84.