AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Purdue — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00
ALGONA — Clear Lake saw their nine-game winning streak snapped, falling for the first time in North Central Conference play this season with a 48-45 loss at Algona last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Algona led for the entire first half, but the Lions outscored the Bulldogs 17-14 in the third quarter to take a 38-36 lead. The teams traded the lead several times in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs outscored Clear Lake 12-7 in the final frame for the win. Sara Faber had 10 while Darby Dodd added eight to lead Clear Lake, as the Lions drop to 16-2 overall and 11-1 in the conference. The Lions host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Thursday night in non-conference play, followed by hosting Humboldt in conference play on Friday.
WEST DES MOINES — Dowling swept Mason City in a CIML basketball doubleheader last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Dowling girls handled Mason City 79-38. Anna Deets had 16 to lead the Mohawks while Sami Miller added eight. The Dowling boys raced out to a 24-8 lead on their way to a 92-41 win over Mason City. Jeff Skogen led Mason City with 12 points. The Mohawks drop to 5-10 on the season and will travel to Marshalltown on Saturday.
— girls basketball last night
Newman 46, Central Springs 36
Bishop Garrigan 79, Forest City 56
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 50, Webster City 42
Crestwood 72, Charles City 51
Hampton-Dumont-CAL 51, Iowa Falls-Alden 27
Lake Mills 56, North Iowa 29
Osage 84, Rockford 18
Saint Ansgar 65, Northwood-Kensett 30
West Fork 56, North Butler 40
West Hancock 61, Belmond-Klemme 31
— boys basketball
Newman 61, Central Springs 35
Bishop Garrigan 58, Forest City 51
Iowa Falls-Alden 64, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 60
Lake Mills 86, North Iowa 50
Osage 61, Rockford 31
Saint Ansgar 42, Northwood-Kensett 36
West Fork 58, North Butler 22
West Hancock 65, Belmond-Klemme 42
MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Autam Mendez was selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2.
Mendez, who is from St. Paul, Minn., scored 22 points, including four 3-point goals, in the Lady Trojans’ win over then No. 1 Kirkwood last Wednesday. She also scored 25 points with 10 rebounds in a win over DMACC last Saturday.
It is the second time in her career that Mendez has earned the conference player of the week honor. She also won the award in the 2018-19 season for the week of Jan. 21-27.
It is the second time this season that a NIACC women’s player earned the league’s player of the week honor. Freshman Sierra Morrow earned the award for the week of Nov. 1-10.
Mendez averages 15.3 points per game, which ranks third in the conference. She is second on the Lady Trojans with 47 3-point goals and second on the team with 147 rebounds.
Mendez ranks 10th on NIACC’s career scoring list with 863 points, ranks fifth with 130 career 3-point goals and ranks eighth with 440 career rebounds.
No. 1 NIACC (23-1 overall, 10-0 in the ICCAC) returns to action tonight in a conference game at Iowa Lakes.
IOWA CITY — The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes face a tough challenge tonight against a Purdue team that has been tough to beat at home. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says among the challenges is the play of Purdue guard Jahaad Proctor. The senior has averaged 14 points and shot nearly 50 percent from three point range the last two games.
Iowa junior center Luka Garza is coming off a career-high four three pointers in a win over Illinois and McCaffery says that has always been a part of his arsenal.
Sophomore guard Joe Weiskamp has become a more complete player this season. Weiskamp is ninth in the Big Ten in scoring and 15th in rebounding.
Iowa has lost nine of ten in Mackey Arena. You can hear the Iowa-Purdue game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 5 o’clock with tipoff slated for 6 o’clock.
AMES — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm is not concerned about criticism of the program affecting his players. The Cyclones are 9-12 overall and just 2-6 in the Big 12 heading into tonight’s game at West Virginia.
Tonight’s game ends a tough stretch for the Cyclones that has seen them lose three straight.
Prohm says two keys against the Mountaineers are handling their press and rebounding.
Tipoff in Morgantown is scheduled for 6 o’clock tonight
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa takes the Missouri Valley Conference lead on the road tonight to Valparaiso. The Panthers won the first meeting in Cedar Falls but Valpo senior Ryan Fazekas has returned from injury and is averaging over 10 points and shooting over 47 percent from three point range.
That’s Panther coach Ben Jacobson who says Fazekas helps open up the offense.
The Crusaders are 5-5 in the Valley but 8-1 at home this season.
DES MOINES — Drake looks to regain its winning form tonight by hosting Bradley. The Bulldogs are 5-5 in Missouri Valley play.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries who says they need to be more patient on offense than they were in a loss to the Braves in Peoria.
Bradley is 6-4 in the Valley.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Matt Dumba scored with 2:39 remaining in overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Kevin Fiala scored twice for Minnesota and Alex Stalock made 27 saves. Dumba snapped a 33-game goal-scoring drought with his fourth of the season as the Wild won for the second time in three games.Adam Boqvist and Olli Maatta scored in the third period for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 31 saves for the Blackhawks, who had won six of their previous seven games.