February 7th was another Friday packed full of high school hoops action around the area. On 105-9 “The Beach” South Central Calhoun swept Manson NW Webster. The girls game was a back and forth affair that found SCC trailing by 3 at the half. They would trail by with under 20 seconds left in the game but would have one final chance late. The Titans would find Emma Mckinney as the clock was winding down and this would happen.
Brian Peters on the call of the Mckinney 3 that would lift South Central Cahloun to a 53-52 win. Riley Batta led SCC with 21, Mckinney added 9. In the boys game South Central Calhoun would get their 12th straight win and so so in convincing fashion. The Titans would come out strong and build a 44-21 halftime lead they would go on to win 79-51. Zane Neubaum led the way for SCC with a game high 26, Brennan Holder added 14. Austin Anliker led Manson NW Webster with 12. South Central Calhoun will host East Sac County Tuesday as they look to avenge a loss to the Raiders from back on December 6th.
In games heard on “92 Rock” Fort Dodge was swept in both games by Valley. The Dodger girls were much more competitive with Valley the 2nd time around compared to the 40 point loss on January 13th at Valley. The Dodger girls trailed by just 4 late in the fourth quarter but Valley would go on a 21-2 run to break the game open. They would go on to win 65-42. Dodgers with 3 players in double figures Aleaha Pommer led the way with 12, Tory Bennett and Cheyenne Miller-Hameed both had 11. Alex Honnold led Valley with a game high 24, Grace Plummer added 16. The Dodger boys would give Valley all they wanted for 3 quarters of the game and would tie it at 43 after 3. In the 4th quarter Valley would explode to outscore the Dodgers 24-4 and take the win 67-47. Jaheim Clayton with a career high 18 for the Dodgers, Ty Kershaw added 11 and Dayson Clayton with 10. Valley was led by Ty Walker with a game high 20 and Jake Auer added 15.
The St Edmond Gaels earned a split at home vs Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in games heard on “Sunny ” 99.7. The Gaels fell in the girls game 58-19. Morgan Middleton and Jayden Jondle led Clarion-Goldfield-Dows with 14 each. Leah Neverman led St. Edmond with 11. The Gaels boys would get their 2nd win in as many nights nipping Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 56-51. The Gales trailed 11-9 after the 1st but would outscore the Cowboys 23-13 in the 2nd. Gaels Head Coach Adolph Kochendorfer said the key to the 2nd quarter run was better ball movement on the offensive end. The Gaels would hold that lead the rest of the game. Drew Schaeffer had a game high 21 to led St. Edmond. Mateo Martinez, Coady Olson and Connor State all were in double figured for the Cowboys.