Friday January 10th is jam packed with high school basketball action across the Alpha Media stations. Below is the broadcast schedule for January 10th and a preview of each game.
105.9 “The Beach” (5:45 PM scheduled start time for the pregame show)- South Central Calhoun at Storm Lake- St. Mary’s
Both The South Central Calhoun Girls and Boys teams are riding momentum having won their 2 games back from the holidays. Friday marks the 3rd game in 5 nights for South Central Calhoun. They look to pull of a sweep of the week as both the girls and boys teams won against MVAOCOU and OABCIG earlier in the week. For the SCC Girls they will look for the “law firm” of Mckinney, Korleski and Batta to continue to play at a high level as all 3 have been in double figures in both games this week. In the boys game South Central Calhoun looks to keep the momentum and complete a sweep of the week. Zane Neubaum has been key this week as he has a combined 46 points in their last 2 games.
“Sunny” 99.7 ( 6 PM scheduled start for the pregame show) St. Edmond at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
In the girls game it is a tale of two teams on different paths thus far in the season. Coach Adam Vorrie has Clarion playing at a high level and they look to continue that Friday night. Clarion has wins this week over Webster City 53-38 and Belmond-Klemme 53-39 on Thursday night. The St. Edmond girls are still searching for their 1st win of the season but they have shown improvement and had stretches where they played well against Humboldt before falling last Friday. In the boys game Clarion-Goldfield-Dows will be playing their 3rd game in 5 nights. The Gaels have not played this week so they will be fresh and have had some extra time to prepare. Clarion split their 2 games earlier this week falling to Webster City 59-55 and beat Belmond-Klemme 62-38 Thursday night. The Cowboys are 4-3 on the season but 2 of those losses came by a combined 8 points. The Gaels are looking for their 1st win since Dec. 6th. Cowboys Coach Brandon Lantzky likes to use various types of full court pressure and given this is their 3rd game in 5 nights fatigue could come to play. St. Edmond Coach Adolph Kochendorfer is a highly respected veteran coach and he’s had some extra time to prepare so it will be interesting to see if that plays a factor.
“92 Rock” ( 6 PM scheduled start for the pregame show) Fort Dodge at West Des Moines- Valley
The Dodger girls team has lost it’s last 3 games in a row by double digits having played a gauntlet of quality opponents. That is the reality of the schedule in the CIML, which is regarded around the state as Iowa’s premier conference for girls basketball. The Dodgers lost 72-43 at Roosevelt on Tuesday which was their 3rd game in 5 nights. Roosevelt’s quickness really became a factor on both ends of the floor as the game worn, as they forced over 20 Dodger turnovers and were able to score in transition as a result. The Valley girls team won the Iowa state championship last year and is what could be considered a bit of a transitional year for them. However, Valley is playing their best basketball of the year having won their last 2 in a row. On the boys side the Dodgers lost a heart breaker at Roosevelt 56-54 on Tuesday, the Dodgers led by as many as 10 in the 4th quarter in the game but Roosevelt came storming back and got a bucket with 3 seconds left to win it. The Dodgers will have to put the memory of that one behind them and focus on a quality Valley team. Valley is 5-3 and has won their last 2 in a row beating Marshalltown and Hoover since returning from the holiday break. The Dodgers will have to contain Valley Guards Jake Auer and Ty Walker who average over 30 PPG combined. The Dodgers will get off of a 9 game losing skid .