February 28, 2024

Bolts, Tigerhawks end seasons after regional losses

Area squads struggle to score in road defeats

Kendall Brummel

ACKLEY — A season-low for points, 31 turnovers and a tough shooting night plagued the Baxter girls’ basketball team during a Class 1A Region 2 contest on Thursday.

The Bolts trailed by just four after one quarter but scored only eight points the rest of the way during a 35-14 road loss to AGWSR.

The Cougars led 10-6 after one and outscored the Bolts 8-0 in the second, 10-4 in the third and 7-4 in the fourth to advance.

Emie Tuhn led the Bolts with six points, while Hannah Huffaker and Denver Sulzle each had three points and two rebounds.

Emie Tuhn

Karlee Koehler grabbed five boards, Kendall Brummel finished with two rebounds and six steals, Rilynn Titus collected four rebounds and Avery Wonders corralled three boards.

The Bolts (3-16) shot 11.5 percent from the floor, made 3-of-16 from 3-point range and buried 5-of-11 from the free-throw line.

AGWSR got 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals from Trevyn Smith. It was the Cougars’ third straight win.

AGWSR shot 23.4 percent from the floor, missed all 18 attempts from 3 and connected on 13-of-24 from the foul line.

The Cougars (12-9) turned the ball over 23 times but swiped 21 steals and out-rebounded Baxter 38-20.

Next up for AGWSR is former conference rival BCLUW, which hosts the regional quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Conrad.

Karlee Koehler

Interstate 35 61, Colfax-Mingo 13

TRURO — The Colfax-Mingo girls’ basketball team ended its season on Saturday following a 61-13 road loss to Interstate 35 during a 2A Region 8 contest.

The Tigerhawks got six points, four rebounds and two steals from Dakota Allen, but C-M was plagued by 34 turnovers and a 14 percent shooting night.

Katelyn Steenhoek also tallied five points, three rebounds and two steals, Brooklyn Yanske grabbed four boards, Mallory Sipma had two rebounds and Macie Porter swiped two steals.

The Tigerhawks (0-22) made 1-of-8 from 3 and buried 6-of-9 from the foul line.

Interstate 35 (7-12) advanced to the regional quarterfinals where it will face 2A No. 8 Nodaway Valley (18-3) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Greenfield.

Dakota Allen