Holy Cross (Ind.) 70, St. Ambrose 59: Despite shooting better than 50 percent from 3, the Bees couldn't muster enough offense Saturday to keep up with a balanced Holy Cross attack.

The Indiana school had five players score in double figures in beating St. Ambrose (9-9, 4-6).

Jalen Jones scored 12 to lead St. Ambrose, which trailed the rest of the game after Holy Cross (12-8, 6-4) scored on the opening possession. John Kerr added 11 points and led the team with six rebounds.

The Bees got as close as two in the second half and trailed by just three, 50-47, after a Greg Wagner 3-pointer with 9:38 remaining. However, Holy Cross went on a 10-2 from there to put the game away.

McHenry 66, Black Hawk 55: Despite 26 points from Connor Fuller, Black Hawk couldn't muster enough offense Saturday to top McHenry.

"It was a game where offensively, it felt like we were running in quicksand, we just never got into a rhythm," Black Hawk coach Darren Bizarri said. "For the year, we've shot 39 percent from the 3-point line. Today we were 4-24 against their zone. Very frustrating day for us."

No player hit more than one 3 for Black Hawk (5-11), and Jacob Pauley (10 points) was the only player other than Fuller to hit double digits.

Women's basketball

Iowa State 66, Texas Tech 54: Iowa State (8-9, 2-4) snapped a four-game losing skid with a win over Texas Tech on Saturday night.

Madison Wise led the Cyclones with 17 points, and Emily Durr and Bridget Carleton chipped in 15 and 12 respectively to help lead Iowa State's offensive charge.

The Cyclones used a 14-2 run in the first quarter to take control early. Iowa State led by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Defense helped lead the charge as Iowa State scored 16 points off 20 Texas Tech turnovers.

Carleton also extended the Cyclones' streak of hitting a 3-pointer to an NCAA-record 721-straight games on Iowa State's first basket of the game.

St. Ambrose 72, Holy Cross (Ind.) 62: Led by Reann McCarty's 24 points and nine rebounds, the Bees never trailed in a CCAC win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

Hailey Cook added 15 for St. Ambrose (7-13, 5-5).

The Bees built up a 14-point halftime lead and never lost control of the game. Even after Holy Cross cut the Bees' lead to six points after three quarters, St. Ambrose responded, with McCarty scoring the next seven points to build the advantage back up to 13. The lead never got below eight the rest of the game.

The Bees clamped down on Holy Cross defensively, limiting them to shooting just 32.4 percent from the field, including just 25 percent before halftime. The Bees also beat Holy Cross on the boards 49-41.

— Staff report

Augustana 89, Carroll 54: Izzy Anderson's value to the Augustana women's basketball team is apparent on so many levels.

On Saturday, the former Alleman standout used her tremendous athletic skills to score a game-high 24 points as well as help turn the tide early in Augie's 89-54 CCIW victory over Carroll at Carver Center.

Late in the first quarter, after the Vikings had squandered a nine-point lead and led by just one, the junior hit two free throws with :19.2 left after battling for an offensive rebound. She then stole the ensuing inbounds pass and as the clock wound down, worked for a baseline drive and bucket for a 20-15 lead.

That spree ignited a 17-3 run that led to Augie's 47-24 halftime lead over the young Pioneers, who have 10 freshmen on their 14-player roster.

The rest of the Vikings (10-5, 3-3 CCIW) were pretty good, too. Defensively, they forced the youthful Pioneers (5-10, 2-4 CCIW) into 26 turnovers. Augie also shared the ball well with 21 assists on 34 field goals — Scooter Lopez dishing out 11 of those helpers. The Vikings hit over half their 67 shots and were also 11-for-19 on 3s.

Meghan Stovall added 14 points for the Vikings and former Rock Island standout Justice Edell added 10. 

— Tom Johnston, Lee News Network


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