February 28, 2024

C-M boys end season with wins over Tri-County, Twin Cedars

Tigerhawks can’t hold early lead in loss to West Central Valley

Harrison Rhone

THORNBURG — Three Tigerhawks scored in double figures, Joe Earles put in a season best for points, Brandon Kite grabbed 10 rebounds and the Colfax-Mingo boys’ basketball team blocked eight shots during a 67-38 road win over Tri-County on Tuesday.

Colfax-Mingo shot 59 percent from the floor and committed only nine turnovers during the South Iowa Cedar League game.

Harrison Rhone led the Tigerhawks with 19 points, five rebounds, six steals and two blocks, Earles added 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks and Cael Bracewell collected 13 points, five boards, seven assists, four steals and two blocks.

The Tigerhawks (7-16, 5-11 in the conference) made 6-of-10 from 3-point range and buried 9-of-13 from the free-throw line.

Brandon Kite registered nine points, 10 rebounds and two assists, Konner Dalton scored seven points and Kaden Dalton grabbed three rebounds. Colfax-Mingo swiped 14 steals.

The Trojans (1-22, 0-16) shot 26 percent from the floor, made 3-of-18 from 3 and turned the ball over 22 times. They connected on 13-of-18 from the foul line.

Levi Molyneux led Tri-County with 15 points, four rebounds and four steals and Brighton Wear grabbed 17 rebounds.

Colfax-Mingo won seven games this winter after winning eight combined the three previous seasons.

Cael Bracewell

Colfax-Mingo 85, Twin Cedars 41

COLFAX — A career night from Bracewell, 11 made 3-pointers and a 30-piece from Rhone powered the Tigerhawks to an 85-41 non-conference home win over Twin Cedars on Friday.

Colfax-Mingo led 22-10 after one quarter and outscored the Sabers 33-9 in the second before cruising in the final two quarters.

Bracewell led the hosts with a career-high 26 points and he added 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals and Rhone chipped in 32 points, three rebounds, two assists and seven steals.

Kite tallied 12 points, two rebounds and three assists, Earles registered six points, three boards, three steals and four blocks and Konner Dalton finished with six points, three rebounds and four steals. Austin Lane scored three points.

The Tigerhawks shot 56.7 percent from the floor, made 11-of-21 from 3 and connected on 6-of-9 from the foul line. They also swiped 20 steals and committed only seven turnovers.

Twin Cedars (6-11) was outscored 30-22 in the second half.

West Central Valley 59, Colfax-Mingo 46

COLFAX — The Tigerhawks couldn’t hold a first-quarter lead, got out-rebounded and turned the ball over 17 times during a 59-46 non-conference home loss to West Central Valley on Thursday.

Colfax-Mingo led 16-5 after one but was outscored 22-13 in the second and 18-5 in the fourth.

Rhone led the Tigerhawks with 22 points, three rebounds and four steals, while Bracewell tallied 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Earles collected eight points, three boards and two assists, Kite grabbed 10 rebounds and Konner Dalton registered three points and three rebounds.

Colfax-Mingo shot 45 percent from the floor, made 5-of-17 from 3 and connected on 3-of-7 from the foul line. The Tigerhawks lost the rebounding battle 28-23.

Landon Osberg led the Wildcats with 31 points and seven boards and Nate Gerling grabbed 11 rebounds. West Central Valley (10-13) made 11-of-14 from the foul line and turned the ball over 10 times.