January 17, 2021

Tigerhawk hoops cruise past Tri-County

Steenhoek, Earles post career-highs in C-M boys’ win over Trojans

THORNBURG — Zach Steenhoek scored a career-high 20 points, Jake Nichols grabbed 25 rebounds and the Colfax-Mingo boys’ basketball team cruised to an easy win over Tri-County during South Iowa Cedar League action on Tuesday.

The Tigerhawks led 15-0 after one quarter and never trailed during a 68-29 road win.

Steenhoek scored his 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Nichols added a double-double with 11 points and 25 boards.

The 25 rebounds is the second most in Colfax-Mingo history. Nichols grabbed 30 rebounds in a game last week.

Joe Earles also posted a career-high with 15 points and grabbed five rebounds. Curtis Horras added six points, five rebounds and six assists, Cole Bracewell chipped in four points and four rebounds and Carter Gibson tallied four points and three rebounds.

Jason Rhinehart scored four points, A.J. Gibson grabbed four boards, Cael Bracewell dished out four assists and Trey Hockemeier pulled down three rebounds.

The Tigerhawks (2-9 overall, 2-8 in the SICL) shot 40 percent from the floor, didn’t make a 3-pointer and were 16-of-28 from the foul line. They out-rebounded Tri-County (0-11, 0-10) 58-27.

GIRLS

Colfax-Mingo 47, Tri-County 27

The Tigerhawks broke open a close game with big second and third quarters during a 47-27 SICL road win.

Colfax-Mingo outscored the Trojans 14-5 in the second and 15-7 in the third. It was the second win for the Tigerhawks in their past three games.

Carlee Underwood had 18 points and five rebounds, Abi Rawlins added 14 points, six rebounds and three steals and Kyra Lester scored four points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds.

The Tigerhawks (4-7, 4-6) shot 29 percent from the floor, hit 3-of-18 from 3-point range and made 12-of-16 from the line.

Colfax-Mingo turned the ball over 25 times but won the rebounding battle 49-34.

Brennan Rhone collected five points and six rebounds, Kira Warrick pulled down six boards and Caylee Cunningham scored four points.

Tri-County (0-12, 0-9) shot 20 percent from the floor, made 1-of-15 from 3-point range and hit 4-of-16 from the line. The Trojans turned the ball over 22 times.