Newton’s Cardinals were on the road at Grinnell and lost both games in conference action. Lynnville-Sully won at home over Sigourney. The CMB boys net one-point win and the girls lost at home. The opposite was true for Pella Christian with the girls winning and boys losing.
PCM games at home against Nevada were moved from Friday to Monday because of inclement weather. The Colfax-Mingo home games against Gilbert were postponed to Jan. 30.
Grinnell boys 63, Newton boys 44
GRINNELL — Friday’s Little Hawkeye Conference game got away from Newton’s Cardinal boys in the second half. The Cardinals stayed ahead of their hosts, the Grinnell Tigers, in the first half, leading 24-23 at the break.
Newton trailed by six going into the final period. The Tigers pulled away for a 63-44 win to stay undefeated in conference play (5-0). The Cardinals dropped to 2-3 in LHC play and 3-7 overall.
Tyler Wood hit four 3-pointers for the Cardinals, finishing with 14 points, while the Tigers’ Sam Allen nailed four treys also for 12 points. Newton got 11 points from Chandler Sturtz and nine from Connor Gholson.
Grinnell’s Eli Dunne had a game-high 15 points. Denton York and Nate Vosburg each scored 10 points.
Grinnell girls 58, Newton girls 29
GRINNELL — Facing their third straight ranked team in as many games, Newton’s Cardinal girls came out on the short end of a 58-29 decision Friday at Grinnell.
The Cardinals dropped their fourth game in a row and are 2-9 overall. With the loss to the Tigers Friday, they are 2-3 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. The Class 4A No. 14th Tigers are 9-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
Newton never recovered from a 16-2 first-quarter deficit. Newton head coach Brandon Sharp said the Cardinals “played extremely tight the entire game.”
Sophomore point guard Sydney Jenkins led the Cardinals with nine points. Grinnell’s Deja Jackson poured in 27 points.
Lynnville-Sully teams sweep Sigourney
SULLY — Defense keyed home victories for Lynnville-Sully’s Hawk basketball teams Friday night. The Class 1A fourth-ranked Hawk girls downed Sigourney 49-34 then the Hawk boys posted a 60-42 win over the Savages.
It was a sweep of a South Iowa Cedar League doubleheader.
Cassie Cullen paced the Hawk girls (11-1) with 22 points. Lysandra James had 13 points and nine rebounds. Sigourney was led by Sierra Davis with 12 points.
The Hawk boys (7-3) got 22 points from T.J. Cunningham and 11 rebounds from Darin Hofer. Blaine Gretter scored 10 points for Sigourney.
The Hawk teams go to Iowa Valley, Marengo, in SICL play Monday.
CMB wins close one; Roland-Story beats girls
MAXWELL — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raider boys edged out visiting Roland-Story 61-60 Friday at Maxwell. The Roland-Story girls dominated in a 71-37 win over the CMB girls in Heart of Iowa play.
A 3-pointer by Austin Moorman with 18 seconds remaining in the game put the Raiders back on top, 61-60. Bryce Kemp pulled a defensive rebound at the final buzzer to seal with win.
Kemp finished with 11 rebounds, 10 off the defensive glass, and 17 points. Moorman fired in 15 points and Seth Balke had 12 points.
The Raider girls’ four-game win streak was halted by Roland-Story. Roland-Story did the damage early with a 24-6 run in the first quarter. No individual statistics were available.
Pella Christian girls win, boys lose
PELLA — Pella Christian’s girls took control of the Little Hawkeye Conference game with a 15-6 surge in the second quarter. They led visiting Norwalk, 27-17, at halftime on their way to a 46-37 win.
The PC boys dropped a 62-55 decision to Norwalk.
No individual statistics were available.