BAXTER — A 14-6 run in the third quarter boosted the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter girls to a 41-28 win at home over South Hamilton. The win broke a seven-game losing skid by the Raider girls.
CMB’s boys led most of the way in Thursday’s Heart of Iowa Conference showdown with the South Hamilton Hawks.
The conference-leading Hawks hit five of their 12 3-pointer field goals in the fourth quarter and cashed in 8-of-9 attempts from the throw-line in the final minute to rally for a a 75-69 win.
The Raider boys were up 34-27 at halftime and maintained a lead in the third quarter. They led the Hawks 53-47 going into the final eight minutes. A 3-pointer by Trevor Ullestad tied the game a 59-59 with 5:26 to play.
Ullestad netted four of his eight threes in the fourth quarter to lead the Hawks to the come-from-behind win. He had 24 points for the game. Matt Hislop had 18 points and Collin Hilt added 15 points. The Hawks hit 17-of-25 from the line in the contest.
CMB downed 20-of-29 free throw attempts but came up shot on a couple trips to the line late in the game. The Raiders were led by Bryce Kemp with 23 points and Austin Moorman had 16 points.
Zach Samson had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Tommy Galloway handed out six assists.
Patrick Girard had five points for the Raiders while Joey Nissen and Seth Balke each had four points. Galloway scored two points.
IN THE GIRLS’ CONTEST, the Raider girls broke out of a long losing streak. The Raiders and Hawks were tied, 18-18, at the break. They outscored the Hawks 23-10 in the second half.
Abbie Haupert poured in 17 points for the Raiders, controlled 16 rebounds and made four steals. Lexi Breon had seven assists and Mackenzie Schmitz made five steals.
Breon and Sydney Ziesman each tallied seven points for the Raiders. Schmitz and Bridget Hurley had four points apiece. Megan Ritter had two points.
The CMB girls have two more games remaining in their season. CMB’s boys have four games left on their regular-season slate.
Tonight, the Raider teams are at Colfax-Mingo. On Monday, the CMB girls host Prairie City-Monroe and the boys go to Roland-Story on Tuesday.