It was high drama on the local high school hardwood scene on Tuesday night. Tuesday featured one team getting a girls & boys sweep over a local rival in dramatic fashion. It produced another nail biter in girls basketball as well and produced a dominant performance from another girls team.
On 105-9 “The Beach” South Central Calhoun was able to get a sweep over local rival Southeast Valley. The Titan girls used lock down defense to limit Southeast Valley to just 12 points in the 2nd half. SCC would outscore them 21-12 after the break, to win it 49-33. Riley Batta had another tremendous performance puring in a game high 24 to lead South Central Calhoun. Emily Hemmestead had a team high 12 for SE Valley.
The Boys game was a back and forth thrill ride that came down to the wire. Titans took a 4 point lead into the fourth. SE Valley had a late push and standout Kolson Kruse went to the line to shoot 3, with just seconds left and his team down 48-47 . Kruse would hit all 3 to put SEV up 50-48. Coach Clive Clark would call a timeout and the Titans would have final chance.
Brian Peters on the call of the Joe Clark three point buzzer beater to win it 51-50 for SCC. Cole Corey led SC Calhoun with 13, Josh Dietrich had 12. Kolson Kruse led SEV with a game high 16, Aaron Graves and Sam Hanson had 12 each. Titan Boys have won 4 in a row and 6 of their last 7.
On “Sunny” 99.7 it was another high drama affair as St. Edmond edged Webster City in the Girls game. The lead would change hands 7 times in the fourth. Mya Mclain would get a lay up late to seal the deal, as St. Edmond would win 48-45. Mclain would finish with 10, Kacey Kruthoff would lead St. Edmond with 11. Kelly Stokes led Webster City with 15. It’s the first season sweep of an opponent in the Coach C.J. Tracy era at St. Edmond.
Webster City’s boys would earn a split of the seasons series as they would take the win on Tuesday. They had a 19-5 run in the 1st half to take control. St. Edmond fought back in the 2nd half, a late Gaels tun cut the lead to 7. However, that was as close as St. Edmond would get, as Webster City would win it 55-43. Three Gaels in double figures, Quinten Mccarville had 13, Jackson palmer 12 and Hayden Mayer added 10. Travis Ecklund led Webster City with a game high 21.
On “92 Rock”, Fort Dodge would get a split in the capital city. The Dodger girls rolled Des Moines-Lincoln 67-28. Dodgers started taking a 23 point lead into the halftime locker room. They would keep the momentum outscoring Lincoln 28-11 in the 2nd half. Dodgers forced over 20 turnovers in the game and convert those in transition buckets. Aleaha Pommer had a game high 20, that’s no 73 points combined for her in the last four games. Tory Bennett had 14 and Jalen Adams had 9.
The Dodger Boys fell 83-48. Dodgers started slow and trailed 42-23 at the break. Lincoln would get hot shooting the deep ball as they hit 13 3’s on the night, 8 coming in the 2nd half. Averey Martin had a game high 15 for Fort Dodge and Alex Underwood had a career high 11. Doders are back it Thursday on the road against Southeast Polk.