April 24, 2024

Bracewell powers C-M boys to win over HLV

Tigerhawks can’t overcome slow starts against Montezuma, North Mahaska

Cael Bracewell

VICTOR — Career high scoring nights from Cael Bracewell and Konner Dalton guided the Colfax-Mingo boys’ basketball team to a road win over HLV on Monday.

The Tigerhawks trailed by one after one quarter but a scoring surge in the second quarter gave the visitors the lead and they carried it to the finish line during a 59-51 victory in South Iowa Cedar League play.

Colfax-Mingo won the second quarter 26-13 and outscored the Warriors 15-8 in the fourth. HLV won the third 17-6.

Bracewell finished with a career-high 21 points and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals. He was 6-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Mike Hunsberger

Dalton made 4-of-6 from 3-point range and score a career-best 13 points and Harrison Rhone added 12 points, six rebounds and two assists.

Joe Earles had seven points, five rebounds and two assists, Brandon Kite tallied four points and eight rebounds and Kaden Dalton tallied three rebounds and two assists.

The Tigerhawks (5-13, 4-11 in the SICL) shot 38 percent from the floor, made 10-of-27 from 3 and buried 11-of-16 from the foul line.

Colfax-Mingo also overcome a 40-point night from HLV’s Peyton Roth. Ethan Licht added 10 rebounds and six assists.

The Warriors (4-13, 4-12) shot 30.6 percent from the floor, connected on 7-of-33 from 3 and sunk 14-of-19 from the foul line.

North Mahaska 81, Colfax-Mingo 41

NEW SHARON — A 23-point night from Rhone was not enough as the Tigerhawks turned the ball over 20 times and struggled from the floor during an 81-41 road loss on Tuesday.

Colfax-Mingo trailed 18-11 after one and was outscored 29-10 in the second and 34-20 in the final two periods in the SICL contest.

Rhone added four rebounds and six steals to his 23 points. Earles had eight points and four boards, Bracewell chipped in five points, three rebounds and two assists and Konner Dalton had three points and two rebounds.

Kite swiped three steals and Xavier Woods grabbed two rebounds.

Colfax-Mingo shot 27.7 percent from the floor, made 6-of-21 from 3 and connected on 9-of-11 from the foul line.

North Mahaska (13-5, 11-4) made 11 treys and out-rebounded the Tigerhawks 43-18.

Gabe Hora led four Warhawks in double figures and Nolan Anderson had 11 points and nine boards. North Mahaska shot 51.6 percent from the floor.

Harrison Rhone

Montezuma 50, Colfax-Mingo 20

COLFAX — A slow start and a tough shooting night plagued the Tigerhawks on Jan. 26 during a 50-20 home loss to Montezuma.

The Tigerhawks fell behind early and never recovered during SICL action. Colfax-Mingo trailed 13-3 after one and was outscored 19-2 in the second. The Tigerhawks won the fourth 11-2, but it wasn’t enough.

Earles led Colfax-Mingo with 13 points and five rebounds. Kaden Dalton grabbed seven boards, Woods corralled six rebounds and Rhone had three rebounds and two assists.

Kite, Isaiah Lewis and Konner Dalton all grabbed three rebounds and Austin Lane had two boards.

The Tigerhawks shot 14.6 percent from the floor, made 2-of-15 from 3 and buried 4-of-12 from the foul line.

Brady Boulton led Montezuma (12-6, 10-5) with 18 points and five rebounds, while Kohen Holland chipped in 17 points and five boards.

The Braves shot 41 percent from the floor despite making only 3-of-25 from 3.