Friday Nights in fall are synonymous with Friday nights under the lights in football stadiums, when fall becomes winter that shifts to inside the gyms across Iowa. Friday Dec. 4th was a big night for various local programs. Friday saw a home sweep from one local program and a split from another, it provided opportunities for some to remain unbeaten and others to bounce back.
On 105-9 “The Beach” South Central Calhoun got a home sweep over East Sac County. The Titan girls have thus far lived up to the lofty preseason expectations coming in ranked in the top 5. They had another win downing ESC 63-51. Titans led nearly the entire game they were up 39-25 at half and 51-43 after 3. They would use a 12-8 4th quarter to seal the win. Riley Batta and Kylee Schleisman had 12 each for South Central Calhoun, they move to 4-0 on the season.
The Titan boys would bounce back after a loss Tuesday at South Hamilton. Titans led 38-30 at the half, they would get a monster 2nd half effort outscoring East Sac 45-26 after the break. Titans would win it going away 83-56. SC Calhoun hit 10 3’s in the game, a season high. Brennan Holder with 24 Josh Dietrich with 21 and Cole Corey added 11. Camden Schroeder had 23 to lead East Sac County. Titans now 2-1 on the season.
On “Snowy” 99.7, St. Edmond got a split on the road at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. The Gaels fell in the girls game 52-17. St. Edmond would open a 5-0 run but CGD would go on a 26-4 tear to lead 26-9 at half. Raven Kinnetz would get 14 of her 19 points in the 1st half. Morgan Middleton would add 15. Mya Mcclain led St. Edmond with 8.
In The Boys game, St. Edmond got a hard fought road win 62-57. It was back and forth all night, Gaels led 17-14 after the 1st and 27-26 at half. A 20 point 3rd quarter would give them a 5 point advantage heading into the 4th. Good offensive balance for St. Edmond with 4 players in double figures. Hayden Mayer led the way with 17, Anthony Lacina with 16. Quinten McCarville with a “baker’s dozen” , 7 of those came in the 4th and Jackson Palmer added 12 in his 1st varsity start. Cowboys were led Connor State with 18 and Mateo Martinez added 14. Gaels even their record at 1-1.
#1 Newell-Fonda routed Sioux Central 76-25
Southeast Valley over West Bend-Mallard 40-32.
Pocahontas Area 59-42 over Manson NW Webster.
West Hancock all over Eagle Grove 74-28
Pocahontas Area downed Manson NW Webster 69-40.
Southeast Valley routed West Bend-Mallard 70-33 behind 30 from Kolson Kruse.
Newell-Fonda no trouble with Sioux Central 77-46.
Eagle Grove fell 69-30 to West Hancock.