Boyden hull and Sioux Center Headed for State Tournament

 

The Boyden Hull Comets and the Sioux Center Warriors are Boys State Basketball Tournament bound following Substate wins Saturday night at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City.

The Comets are in the Class 1A State Tournament following a 51-43 win over the Panthers of Kingsley Pierson while Sioux Center advanced with a 62-51 win over Western Christian.

In the first game of the night the Comets took a 19-13 lead behind a 12 point quarter from Bryce Moss. At halftime the lead was 32-23. Kingsley Pierson went on an 8-0 run to start the second half to take the lead and went ahead 39-37 on a three pointer from Colin Henrich. Henrich scored 11 of his game high 22 points in the third quarter. At the end of the third it was all tied up at 39-39. The fourth quarter belonged to the Comets as they outscored Kingsley Pierson 12-4 in the final eight minutes. Brandt Van Roekel led the way with 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Boyden Hull was led by Moss with 20 points followed by Van Roekel with 18. Henrich had a game high 22 points as the only Panther in double figures.

With the win Boyden Hull improves to 23-2 on the season while Kingsley Pierson ends the season at 20-5.

In the Class 2A Substate game that followed Sioux Center led at all the breaks as they opened a 12-9 first quarter lead and were up by 10 at halftime 31-21. Freshman Steven Kragt hit his only field goal of the night as time expired in the first half. Western stormed back outscoring the Warriors 11-3 in the third quarter to get back to within 34-32 to start the fourth quarter. The game stayed close until the final minutes when Western was forced to put Sioux Center at the free throw line. The Warriors went 13-of-21 at the line in the final eight minutes as they outscored the Wolfpack 28-19 in the fourth quarter to make the final margin 62-51 and move on to the State 2A Boys Tournament.

Sioux Center had three players in double figures led by 18 points from TJ Buyert. Andrew O’Donnell added 17 and Micah Lassen pumped in 13 points.

Western Christian had three players in double figures as well. Mading Thok hit for a team high 17 points. Michael Den Herder hit for a dozen and Brady Bootsma pumped in 10 points.

With the win Sioux Center improves to 18-6 for the season while the Wolfpack end the year at 16-8.

Boyden Hull at 23-2 is the 3 seed in the 1A State Tournament and will open play Monday afternoon March 5th at 2pm against 6 seed Iowa Mennonite who comes to Des Moines with a 22-4 record.

Sioux Center at 18-6 is the 8 seed in the 2A field and will open play Monday evening March 5th at 6:35 as they meet top seed MFL MAR-MAC who enters the Tournament at 23-1.


Sports Schedule For Friday

    Sports schedule for Friday 2/24/12

    Boys Basketball District Finals 7pm tip offs

    Class 3A District 3 at Sioux Center at Dordt College

    MOC Floyd Valley vs LeMars

    Class 3A District 4 at Fort Dodge

    Webster City vs Storm Lake

    Winners meet Monday 2/27 at Buena Vista in Storm Lake for trip to State

    Class 1A District 4 at Western Christian Gym

    Boyden Hull vs Central Lyon
    Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45 tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at www.kiwaradio.com

    Class 1A District 3 at Cherokee

    Kingsley Pierson vs LeMars Gehlen

    Winners meet Saturday at 6:30 at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City for trip to State

    Class 1A District 5 at Emmetsburg

    Harris Lake Park vs Storm Lake St Mary’s

    Winner will meet winner of District 6 Finals between Guthrie Center and East Grand Junction at Fort Dodge Saturday for trip to State


Comets to Play for State Tournament Berth

 

The Boyden Hull Comets will play for a spot in the Class 1A Boys Basketball Tournament following a 63-43 win over Central Lyon Friday night in the District 4 final played at the Western Christian Gym.

The Comets will meet Kingsley Pierson who posted a 66-55 win over LeMars Gehlen Friday night in the District 4 final at Cherokee. Tip off for the Substate game will be at 6:30 Saturday night at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City.

The Comets opened with a 22-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and rode that momentum to a 41-13 lead. Boyden Hull held off a Central Lyon run to open the second half and answered with a couple of threes as they held a 52-30 advantage after three quarters before going on to win it 63-43.

Boyden Hull had three players in double figure led by Brandt Van Roekel with 14 points. Taylor Francis added 13 and Bryce Moss hit for 11. All told 9 Comets found their way into the score book.

Ross Ackerman had a game high 15 to lead Central Lyon. He was joined by Jaren Schrick with 10 points.

With the win Boyden Hull improves to 22-2 on the season while the Lions end the year at 11-13.

Listen for the broadcast of Boyden Hull’s Substate matchup with Kingsley Pierson. Pregame gets underway at 6:15 on KIWA FM 105.3. We’ll stream from the website as well at www.kiwaradio.com. It’s the first of a Substate doubleheader as we’ll bring you the 2A game that follows between Western Christian and Sioux Center. That one is set to tip off at 8pm.


Latest Northwest Iowa Fishing Report Out

    Big Spirit Lake
    Walleye season is closed. Crappie: Fair – Some nice sized crappie have been caught in Little Angler’s Bay. Yellow Perch: Slow – Most anglers are striking out on perch on Big Spirit, with a few anglers bringing in 5-10 off of Cottonwood Point, Buffalo Run, and Marble Beach.

    West Okoboji Lake
    Walleye season is closed. Bluegill: Good – Bluegill action has been good on the north end and Emerson Bay. Bluegills are tending to be very finicky and spooky. Use light line and be extremely quiet on the ice. Anglers using these techniques are catching nice fish. Northern Pike: Good – Some nice northern pike fishing has been reported using tip-ups and large minnows or chubs. Fish are ranging from 18-38 inches. Try fishing in Emerson Bay on the edge of the weeds. Yellow Perch: Fair – There have been a few nice yellow perch caught in slightly deeper water near Gull Point and Eagle Point.

    Lost Island Lake
    Walleye: Good – Walleye fishing has been good around the new underwater rock reef on the north side of the lake. Walleyes are mainly 10-14 inches long.

    Recent warm weather is starting to melt snow on the ice of area lakes which will weaken the ice, especially around the shorelines. Use caution and good judgment when venturing onto the ice. Besides the lakes listed individually, some shallow lakes in the district have been producing nice yellow perch. These catches have been hit or miss. A few anglers fishing Trumbull Lake, Iowa Lake and Marble Lake recently have reported a few nice perch. For more information on fishing in northwest Iowa, call the Spirit Lake fish hatchery at 712-336-1840.

    Lake Smith
    Ice thickness is 11 to 14 inches. Anglers have been catching bluegills up to eight inches but a lot of sorting is involved. Best bite is from mid afternoon on.


Sports Schedule for Thursday

    Sports schedule for Thursday 2/23/12

    Boys Basketball District Finals 7pm tip offs

    Class 3A District 3 at Sioux Center ppd to Friday now at Dordt College

    MOC Floyd Valley vs LeMars

    Class 3A District 4 at Fort Dodge ppd to Friday

    Webster City vs Storm Lake

    Winners meet Monday 2/27 at Buena Vista in Storm Lake for trip to State

    Class 1A District 4 at Western Christian Gym ppd to Friday

    Boyden Hull vs Central Lyon

    Class 1A District 3 at Cherokee

    Kingsley Pierson vs LeMars Gehlen

    Winners meet Saturday at 6:30 at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City for trip to State

    Class 1A District 5 at Emmetsburg ppd to Friday

    Harris Lake Park vs Storm Lake St Mary’s

    Class 1A District 6 at Boone

    Guthrie Center vs East Grand Junction

    Winners meet Saturday at Fort Dodge for trip to State


MOC Floyd Valley Lady Dutch Headed Back to State Tournament

    The MOC Floyd Valley Lady Dutch are headed back to the 3A Girls State Basketball Tournament following a 51-42 win over Spirit Lake in the Region 1 title game Tuesday night at Spencer.

    The undefeated Lady Dutch ranked second in the state found themselves down 12-8 at the end of the first quarter. They erased the four point deficit in the second quarter and pulled into halftime with a 25-23 lead. The third quarter proved to be the difference as MOC Floyd Valley outscored the Indians 13-5 in the quarter to take a 38-28 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Dutch held off a fourth quarter rally by Spirit Lake and then hit some key free throws down the stretch to get the win 51-42.

    Sophomore Alexis Conaway had a double-double hitting for 23 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. She also blocked 6 shots.

    K.J. Veldman who came in as the leading scorer in the state hit for a game high 24 points.

    With the win MOC Floyd Valley improves to 25-0 on the season and will open State Tournament play in the upper bracket on Tuesday afternoon. They’ll tip off at 5pm going against Bondurant Farrar who come in with a record of 22-2.

    The winner will square off in the semi finals Thursday night march 1st against the winner of the other upper bracket quarterfinal that matches Dubuque Wahlert at 20-4 against Sioux City Heelan who takes a 23-1 record to the State Tournament.

    You can hear the broadcast of the tournament opener Tuesday afternoon at 5pm on KIWA FM 105.3.