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Local Sports

Tigerhawk teams fall in conference play

EDDYVILLE — Colfax-Mingo’s boys continue to battle hard, working to get a win for the 2013-14 basketball season. The Tigerhawks came up short again Monday, losing 78-60 to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.

Colfax-Mingo’s girls ended their regular season with a 64-16 loss to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Monday. They trailed 29-0 after one quarter and it was 44-5 at halftime.

“Kayla VanDusseldorp had a great game last night, leading us with six points,” Colfax-Mingo girls’ coach Michelle Grant said. “Our turnovers continue to be our focus as we head into districts this weekend.”

There were no available statistics for the boys’ game.

The Tigerhawk teams were swept in Heart of Iowa Conference play Saturday at Saydel. The girls lost 52-30 and the boys dropped a 55-42 decision.

Cofax-Mingo’s girls end the season at 1-20 overall and 1-18 in HOIC play. They open Class 2A Region 6 play Saturday at Pella Christian.

Colfax-Mingo’s boys have two more games remaining. The Tigerhawks (0-20) go to Gilbert tonight and wrap up the season at Pleasantville Thursday.

Against Saydel’s Eagles Saturday, the Tigerhawk girls fell behind early and weren’t able to keep pace. The Eagles led 33-8 at the break.

Colfax-Mingo got six points each from Jessica Albright and Jade Lewis. Lewis also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked two shots. McKenzie Cogley pulled down eight rebounds and made two steals.

Cogley, Jena Teed and Brianna Cooper each had four points for the Tigerhawks. Amy Russell added three while Dakota Hostetter scored two points. and Breawna Schroeder had one.

James Stoecker had a season-high 13 points for the Tigerhawk boys against Saydel Saturday. Colfax-Mingo was in the game until the final period. The teams were tied 9-9 going into the seocond quarter, when Saydel outscored Cofax-Mingo 16-9.

The Tigerhawks rallied in the third quarter on a 16-10 run, closing the gap to 35-31.  They got to within one point, 35-34, with seven minutes left. The Eagles went on a 20-5 surge to end the contest.

“Our guys gave a tremendous effort. That was perhaps our best three quarters-plus of play this season.  Our turnovers led to an 8-0 run by Saydel early in the fourth quarter,” Tigerhawk boys’ head coach John Borts said.

Jared Myers added 10 points. Borts said Myers played extremely hard at both ends of the floor. Jacob Lietz scored eight points, followed by Colin Lourens with five, Nate Smith with four and Blake Summy with two.

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