NEW SHARON — Seniors Jarod Nichols and Jonathan Jacobs both had double-doubles and the Colfax-Mingo boys’ basketball team blasted North Mahaska in its final South Iowa Cedar League game of the season on Jan. 30.
Nichols had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jacobs finished with 11 points, 10 assists and four steals and the Tigerhawks defeated North Mahaska 51-26 on the road.
The Tigerhawks’ SICL record was capped at 11-5. North Mahaska dropped to 2-14 and 2-14 in league play.
Colfax-Mingo (14-5) led 15-5 after one quarter and outscored the Redhawks 18-7 in the second.
Nichols added two steals and two blocks to his double-double. Senior Reegan Van Dyke tallied nine points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three assists.
The Tigerhawks hosted Baxter on Feb. 5. They stay at home against Southeast Warren at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8.
Colfax-Mingo opens Class 2A postseason action against PCM at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 in Monroe.
Colfax-Mingo 75, Melcher-Dallas 48
Colfax-Mingo picked up its third straight win on Feb. 1 during an easy non-conference win over Melcher-Dallas.
Nichols and Van Dyke both had double-doubles, sophomore Brady Berkey filled up the box score and Jacobs dished out 10 assists during a 75-48 triumph.
The Tigerhawks led 18-8 after one quarter and then outscored the Saints (10-5) 21-10 in the second quarter. Colfax-Mingo had a 36-30 advantage in the second half.
Nichols finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds. He now has a double-double in 18 of the team’s 19 games.
The 23 points by Nichols moved him past Jeff Lindsay for fourth on the school’s all-time scoring list. Nichols now has 1,091 points in his career.
Van Dyke tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and two blocks and Berkey added 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Junior Holister Koenig scored 12 points and Jacobs dished out 10 assists and collected four steals.