Colfax-Mingo senior Vaughn Wilson scored 24 points and the Tigerhawks (2-6, 1-6) snapped their four-game losing streak and earned their first Heart of Iowa Conference victory Tuesday night with a 71-67 defeat of Saydel in Des Moines.
Wilson wasn’t the only Tigerhawk in double figures, however. Fellow senior Connor Hainer contributed 14 to the cause, senior Austin Yoakum finished with 11 and junior Nate Smith record 10. Rounding out the Tigerhawks’ scorers were senior Byron Johnson (six points), senior Trent Pease (four) and freshman Jared Myers (two).
Colfax-Mingo has now had a 20-point scorer in every game but one this season. The Tigerhawks will host county foe Collins-Maxwell-Baxter on Friday in both teams’ final game before the break.
PCM basketball splits
with North Polk
The Prairie City-Monroe boys basketball team survived a road test to stay undefeated Tuesday night, while the girls had a three-game win streak snapped by North Polk in Alleman.
After a somewhat low-scoring first half in which the Mustang boys (9-0, 7-0 Heart of Iowa Conference) led 22-17, the second half featured a 37-30 explosion in scoring that landed in PCM’s favor in the end, 59-47.
Senior Alex DeWitte led the Mustangs on the night with 19 points and eight rebounds. Senior Ethan Kain also finished in double figures with 12. Freshman Logan Gilman and senior Nate Vande Wall, playing in his second game this season after recovering from a football injury, each scored seven off the bench. Junior Dillon Bruxvoort finished the game with six points and eight rebounds, senior Michael Neff scored five and junior Zach Uhlenhopp rounded out PCM’s scoring with three.
PCM’s girls (5-5, 4-4) fell victim to a slow start and big North Polk run in the second half. The Mustangs recovered in the second to trail just 31-25 at halftime, but the conference-leading Comets managed a 26-11 second half that effectively put PCM away.
Both PCM squads will host Saydel on Friday in their final games before break.
CMB girls defeat South Hamilton, boys fall
The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls basketball team is on its first win streak of the season after defeating South Hamilton 46-20 Tuesday night in Maxwell.
After starting the season with six losses, the Raiders have now won three of their last five and have moved their record to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in Heart of Iowa Conference play.
The Raider boys (2-7, 1-6) weren’t as lucky on Tuesday, however, as they fell 71-55 to South Hamilton. Sophomore Bryce Kemp turned in an impressive showing of 19 points, but CMB couldn’t keep pace with the Hawks. CMB sophomore Tommy Galloway finished with nine points while juniors Zach Samson and Austin Moorman had eight and seven, respectively.
Both CMB teams will travel to Ankeny Christian Academy on Thursday before hitting the road again on Friday to take on Colfax-Mingo.