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Boys basketball

Tuesday's scores

Mississippi Athletic

North Scott 67, Clinton 28

Assumption 74, Alleman 50

Davenport North 51, Cedar Rapids Prairie 48

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 75, Davenport Central 65

Western Big Six

Assumption 74, Alleman 50

Iowa area

Maquoketa 51, Anamosa 38

Cascade 68, Bellevue 40

Midland 58, Cedar Valley Christian 39

Solon 56, Central DeWitt 43

Winfield-Mount Union 50, Columbus 33

Durant 51, West Liberty 48

Calamus-Wheatland at Easton Valley, late

Prince of Peace at Lisbon, late

Camanche 63, Monticello 52

Northeast 69, North Cedar 29

Tipton 57, West Branch 44

Wapello 61, Louisa-Muscatine 48

Illinois area

Riverdale 54, Orion 39

Fulton 61, Sherrard 54

Rockridge 49, Morrison 31

Bureau Valley 66, Kewanee 56

Prophetstown 51, St. Bede 46

Iowa AP poll

Class 4A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Iowa City West (13);10-0;130;1

2. Johnston;10-1;107;3

3. Sioux City East;9-1;98;5

4. Des Moines Hoover;10-1;87;6

5. Des Moines North;10-2;77;2

6. North Scott;10-1;68;7

7. Pleasant Valley;10-1;48;10

8. Waukee;9-2;33;4

9. Cedar Falls;8-3;27;NR

10. Dowling Catholic;8-3;17;NR

Others receiving votes: Dubuque Hempstead 13; Dubuque Senior 6; Ankeny Centennial 3; Linn-Mar 1.

Class 3A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Oskaloosa (6);12-1;118;1

2. Mount Pleasant (2);11-2;106;4

3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2);8-3;91;6

4. Norwalk (1);10-1;87;5

5. Sioux City Heelan (1);8-2;83;3

6. Glenwood (1);11-1;76;2

7. Charles City;11-1;48;8

8. Dubuque Wahlert;5-6;27;NR

T9. Harlan;9-2;23;7

T9. Spirit Lake;9-3;23;10

Others receiving votes: Winterset 12; Le Mars 8; Waverly-Shell Rock 5; Davenport Assumption 3; South Tama 3; Webster City 2.\u00a0

Class 2A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Western Christian (11);11-0;126;1

2. Van Meter (2);12-0;111;3

3. Aplington-Parkersburg;12-0;87;4

4. Cascade;13-0;78;5

5. Sheldon;12-1;73;6

6. Sioux Center;10-2;72;2

7. South Hamilton;13-0;57;7

8. Treynor;10-0;48;9

9. Northeast;12-1;29;8

10. East Marshall;12-0;16;NR

Others receiving votes: Wapello 8; Des Moines Christian 7; Forest City 2; Unity Christian 1.\u00a0

Class 1A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. North Linn (8);15-0;125;1

2. Grand View Christian (5);12-0;121;2

3. Remsen St. Mary's;12-0;97;3

4. Algona Garrigan;11-1;88;5

5. Dunkerton;11-0;45;T9

6. Lynnville-Sully;10-2;42;6

7. George-Little Rock;9-4;40;8

T8. Don Bosco;8-2;27;4

T8. South O'Brien;9-4;27;NR

10. New London;10-3;20;NR

Others receiving votes: Edgewood-Colesburg 14; Bedford 14; Boyer Valley 10; Council Bluffs St. Albert 9; Ankeny Christian Academy 8; Montezuma 6; Easton Valley 6; Iowa Mennonite 5; Burlington Notre Dame 4; Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3; Wapsie Valley 2; Lisbon 2.\u00a0

Davenport Assumption 74, Rock Island Alleman 50

Alleman (10-8) \u2014 Saurabh Patwal 4-13 0-1 10, Gaurav Patwal 3-6 3-4 9, Brendan Hird 1-2 0-0 2, Danye Hodge 1-3 2-2 4, Connor Fitch 0-0 1-2 1, Patrick Schmidt 1-1 0-0 2, Andrew Barrett 3-6 3-4 10, Chase VanDerGinst 2-3 0-0 4, Hunter Hodge 1-1 2-2 4, Will Mihm 1-3 1-2 3, Gannon Ethington 0-0 1-2 1, Corneille Logo 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-39 13-19 50.

Assumption (6-6) \u2014 Ray Kotula 0-3 6-6 6, Dylan Peeters 4-9 0-0 9, Nick Broggini 1-1 0-0 3, Adam Quested 0-1 0-0 0, Bret Kong 0-1 0-0 0, Michael Hammer 0-0 0-0 0, Logan Klemme 1-2 0-0 2, Anthony Valainis 0-2 0-0 0, Trent Fitzpatrick 4-6 4-5 16, Sean Peeters 13-13 5-7 31, Ray Thrapp 3-7 1-2 7, Daniel Powers 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-45 16-20 74.

Alleman;12;12;12;14;\u2014;50

Assumption;15;14;22;23;\u2014;74

3-point goals -- Alleman 3-12 (S. Patwal 2-7, Barrett 1-2, G. Patwal 0-1, Hird 0-1, Hodge 0-1); Assumption 6-10 (Fitzpatrick 4-5, D. Peeters 1-1, Broggini 1-1, Thrapp 0-2, Kotula 0-1). Rebounds -- Alleman 19 (Hodge 4), Assumption 20 (S. Peeters 7). Turnovers -- Alleman 13, Assumption 7. Total fouls -- Alleman 17, Assumption 19

Sophomores: Assumption 54, Alleman 51.

Davenport North 51, Cedar Rapids Prairie 48

Prairie (7-5) - Keegan Murray 2 0-0 6, Kris Murray 6 2-2 17, Griff Clark 5 1-2 13, Logan Burg 2 1-1 5, Harrison Cook 2 0-0 4, Mason Hook 0 0-0 0, Matt Walter 1 0-0 3, Aaron Longwell 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 4-5 48.

North (8-4) - Keenan Hollingshed 4 2-4 11, TJ Vesey 1 2-2 4, Max Taylor 3 5-6 12, Lacey Watson 3 4-4 11, Payton Henderson 0 0-0 0, VJ Wilmington 2 1-2 6, Jared Beck 3 1-2 7, Corey Prather 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 15-20 51.

Prairie;15;6;9;18;--;48

North;14;9;12;16;--;51

Three-point field goals -- Prairie 8 (Kris Murray 3, Keegan Murray 2, Griff Clark 2, Walter); North 4 (Hollingshed, Taylor, Watson, Wilmington). Rebounds -- North 26 (Watson 7); Prairie 17 (Kris Murray 4, Cook 4). Total Fouls -- Prairie 16, North 8. Fouled out - None. Turnovers - Prairie 13, North 12.

North Scott 67, Clinton 28

CLINTON (1-10, 1-8) --\u00a0Brandon Williams 4-7 0-0 8, Devonte McGee 0-4 0-0 0, Bret Myli 1-3 0-0 2, Brennen Lemke 0-5 0-0 0, Ricky Clay 1-5 0-0 2, Frederick Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Jared Simpson 0-1 1-2 1, Ty McGruder 1-5 0-0 2, De Trevor Foley 2-6 0-0 6, Hunter Brashaw 0-1 0-0 0, Riley Burgland 1-1 0-0 3, Camden Pennock 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-43 1-2 28.

NORTH SCOTT (11-1, 9-0) --\u00a0Cortaviaus Seales 1-4 0-0 2, Corvon Seales 8-11 5-5 24, Sam Kilburg 3-8 0-0 6, Reece Sommers 3-5 2-2 9, Ty Anderson 3-7 4-8 10, Gary Morgan 3-4 0-0 9, Carson Rollinger 1-3 0-0 3, Nile McLaughlin 0-0 0-0 0, Spencer Newman 0-3 0-0 0, Trent Allard 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks Sunny 1-2 0-0 2, Austin Helton 1-1 0-0 2, Nicholas Stanton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-50 11-15 67.

Clinton;4;4;7;13;--;28

North Scott;20;21;13;13;--;67

Three-point goals -- Clinton 3-16 (Foley 2-5, Burgland 1-1, Lemke 0-5, McGee 0-1, F. Williams 0-1, McGruder 0-1, Brashaw 0-1); North Scott 8-19 (Corv. Seales 3-4, Morgan 3-4, Rollinger 1-3, Sommers 1-2, Kilburg 0-3, Cort. Seales 0-1, Newman 0-1, Sunny 0-1). Rebounds -- Clinton 25 (Lemke 4, Myli 4); North Scott 26 (Anderson 7, Cort. Seales 7). Team fouls -- Clinton 14, North Scott 8. Fouled out -- none. Technical foul -- Clinton (Myli).

Camanche 63, Monticello 52

CAMANCHE -- Seeser 3 2-2 10, Delzell 2 1-2 7, Lawrence 6 2-3 14, Patel 3 6-11 12, Soenksen 3 4-7 11, White 1 0-0 3, Hall 1 0-0 2, Ottens 1 2-2 4. Totals 20 17-27 63

MONTICELLO -- Maternad 6 1-4 13, Lambert 1 0-0 2, Morkusa 2 1-2 6, Recker 2 1-2 6, Nealson 5 3-4 13, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Spalage 4 2-2 12, Matened 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-14 52

Camanche;12;16;15;20;--;63

Monticello;8;11;17;14;--;52

3-point goals -- Camanche 6 (Seeser 2, Delzell 2, Soenksen, White); Monticello 4 (Spalage 2, Maternad, Necker). Team fouls -- Camanche 17; Monticello 19. Fouled out -- Camanche (none); Monticello (Spalage).

Riverdale 54, Orion 39

Riverdale \u2013 Antolik 0 1-2 1, Wainwright 6 5-6 22, Murphy 5 1-2 12, Bussert 1 0-0 3, Carson 4 0-1 8, Young 2 0-0 4, Hughes 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 7-11 54

Orion \u2013 Schroeder 3 1-2 7, Johnson 3 0-0 7, Stropes 2 1-2 6, Anderson 2 0-0 4, Sam West 0 4-4 4, Minas 4 0-0 9, Kane 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 6-8 39

Riverdale;15;15;17;7;--;54

Orion;11;14;8;6;--;39

Three point goals \u2013 Riverdale 7 (Wainwright 5, Murphy, Bussert); Orion 3 (Johnson, Stropes, Minas). Team Fouls \u2013 Riverdale 7, Orion 9.

Rockridge 49, Morrison 31

Morrison -- Ottens 4 0-0 10, Lindstrom 1 0-0 3, Slater 1 0-0 2, Brackenmyer 1 0-2 2, Medenblik 3 0-0 7, Schlegel 0 0-2 0, Deter 1 0-0 2, G. DuBois 0 1-2 1, J. DuBois 1 0-0 2, Abell 1 0-2 2. Totals 13 1-8 31

Rockridge \u2013 Whiteman 2 0-0 6, Rusk 8 1-2 22, Williams 0 0-2 0, Griffin 2 3-4 8, Wolf 2 0-0 4, Buckrop 1 0-0 2, Fetterer 1 2-2 4, Rusk 1 1-2 3. Totals 17 7-12 49

Morrison;11;9;6;5;--;31

Rockridge;19;7;16;7;--;49

Three point goals \u2013 Morrison 4 (Ottens 2, Lindstom, Medenblik); Rockridge 8 (Rusk 5, Whiteman 2, Griffin). Team Fouls \u2013 Morrison 14, Rockridge 12

Girls basketball

Tuesday's scores

Mississippi Athletic

Pleasant Valley 55, Linn-Mar 27

Dubuque Senior 55, Davenport West 16

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 75, Davenport Central 60

Western Big Six

United Township 46, Alleman 30

Iowa area

Anamosa 55, Maquoketa 46

Bellevue 46, Cascade 43

Midland at Cedar Valley Christian, late

Central DeWitt at Solon, late

Winfield-Mount Union 47, Columbus 43

Durant 60, West Liberty 39

Calamus-Wheatland at Easton Valley, late

Lisbon 58, Prince of Peace 34

Monticello 54, Camanche 50

North Cedar 49, Northeast 33

West Branch 60, Tipton 41

Louisa-Muscatine 49, Wapello 47

Pleasant Valley 55, Linn-Mar 27

PLEASANT VALLEY -- A. Arthofer 2 0-0 4, C. Spelhaug 2 0-0 5, Hunter 0 0-0 0, Donahue 2 0-0 5, Gau 0 0-0 0, Lafeuer 0 0-0 0, Necker 0 0-0 0, K. Arthofer 4 0-2 10, Beinbern 0 1-2 0-0, Griffin 0 0-0 0, Budde 1 0-0 2, Riordan 0 0-0 0, E. Spelhaug 10 4-6 28. Totals 21 5-10 55

LINN-MAR -- Krejca 0 4-4 4, Hoskins 0 0-0 0, Miller 1 0-0 2, Printy 0 0-0 0, Brunson 0 0-0 0, Johnson 1 3-4 6, Von Lehmden 2 0 0-0 6, Feldman 1 0-0 3, Presler 0 0-0 0, Murphy 2 0-0 6, Peak 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 7-9 27

Pleasant Valley;7;17;14;17;--;55

Linn-Mar;5;8;2;12;--;27

3-point goals -- Pleasant Valley 8 (E. Spelhaug 4, K. Arthofer 2, C. Spelhaug, Donahue); Linn-Mar 6 (Murphy 2, Von Lehmden 2, Johnson, Feldman). Team fouls -- Pleasant Valley 12; Linn-Mar 9. Fouled out -- none.

Dubuque Senior 55, Davenport West 16

Davenport West \u2013 Chalupa 1 0-0 2, Willers 1 0-0 2, Thomas 4 2-2 10, Townley 0 2-2 2

Dubuque Senior \u2013 Biehl 2 2-3 6, Edminster 0 2-2 2, Doepke 1 0-1 2, Weber 1 0-0 3, Alvarenga 4 2-3 10, Noel 2 0-3 4, Udelhofen 4 9-13 17, Bakey 0 1-2 1, Mott 4 2-2 10.

Senior;25;12;10;8;--;55

West;9;2;2;3;--;16

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 75, Central 60

CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON -- Sir 0 0-0 0, Walker 0 0-0 0, Donner 3 2-4 8, Griffith 4 0-0 10, Hawkins 1 1-2 3, Culver 2 3-4 7, Oler 11 7-15 30, Kuba 3 2-2 9, Hodges 2 0-0 4, Jellisoh 1 2-3 4. Totals 27 17-30 75

CENTRAL -- King 5 0-0 13, Puck 1 0-0 2, Georger 1 0-0 2, Baker 2 0-3 4, Moore 1 0-0 3, Lard 5 0-0 14, Collins 5 0-0 10, Brown-Taylor 0 0-0 0, Gardner 3 2-2 8, Lohf 2 1-2 6, Robinsen 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 3-7 60

Cedar Rapids Jefferson;14;22;13;26;--;75

Central;15;21;9;15;--;60

3-point goals -- Cedar Rapids Jefferson 4 (Griffith 2, Oler, Kuba); Central 9 (Lard 4, King 3, Moore, Lohf). Team fouls -- Cedar Rapids Jefferson 7; Central 21. Fouled out -- none.

Bellevue 46, Cascade 43

BELLEVUE -- Miller 0 0-0 0, Rubel 0 0-0 0, Banowetz 3 0-0 7, Paulsen 1 0-0 2, Reeg 4 2-3 13, Schroeder 1 0-0 2, Laughlin 0 0-0 0, Michels 2 3-7 9, Kelchen 5 2-2 13. Totals 16 7-12 46

CASCADE -- McDermott 4 5-7 13, Dolphin 2 0-0 5, Z. Ryan 0 0-0 0, A. Ryan 4 0-0 10, Simon 1 0-2 2, Trumm 3 1-5 7, Ruggeberg 1 4-4 6, Weiter 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 10-18 43

Bellevue;9;12;6;19;--;46

Cascade;16;5;8;14;--;43

3-point goals -- Bellevue 7 (Reeg 3, Michels 2, Banowetz, Kelchen); Cascade 3 (A. Ryan 2, Dolphin). Team fouls -- Bellevue 13; Cascade 16. Fouled out -- none.

United Township 46, Alleman 30

Alleman (6-14, 0-7) -- Annalise Connolly 2-8 0-0 6, Lydia Dorsety 0-2 4-6 4, Gabbi Loiz 4-10 1-2 9, Mackenzie Larsen 1-7 0-0 3, Bailey Gorgal 1-1 1-2 3, Kiah O\u2019Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Natica Woods 1-1 1-1 3, Parker Georlett 0-1 0-0, Samantha Coleman 0-0 2-2 2, Megan Tanghe 0-0 0-0 0, Julia DeSmet 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 9-30 8-11 30.

United Township (10-10, 3-3) -- Calie Walker 0-2 0-0 0, Izabella Sims 2-2 0-0 4, Ryleigh O\u2019Brien 9-11 2-2 20, Jasmine Bell 7-13 1-1 15, Brandi LaFountaine 2-8 3-4 7, Davi Morgan 0-4 0-0 0, Dasyanique Cartwright 0-0 0-0 0, Dareyana Patterson 0-1 0-0 0, Jade Hunter 0-1 0-0 0, Madison Meldrum 0-0 0-0 0, Aubrey Sherrod-Butler 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 20-44 6-7 46.

Alleman;9;3;11;7;--;30

UTHS;11;6;14;15;--;46

3-pointers: Alleman 4-11 (Connolly 2-7, Loiz 1-2, Larsen 1-2); UT 0-5 (Walker 0-2, Bell 0-2, Morgan 0-1). Rebounds: Alleman 16 (Loiz 4), UT 30 (O\u2019Brien 15). Turnovers: UT 14, Alleman 19; Total fouls: Alleman 8, UT 8. Fouled out: None. Technicals: UT (Sims).

Sophomores: United Township 46, Alleman 30.

Rockridge 48, Morrison 34

Rockridge \u2013 Riley 2 1-3 3, Henry 0 2-4 2, Hersch 2 0-0 4, Stice 6 4-4 16, Peterson 1 0-0 2, Letts 9 3-5 21. Totals 19 10-16 48.

Morrison \u2013 M. Steines 1 0-0 2, Coons 3 0-0 7, G. Steines 1 0-0 3, Petkus 0 1-2 1, Tegeler 6 5-6 17, Linder 2 0-0 4. Totals 11 6-8 34.

Rockridge;11;13;14;10;--;48

Morrison;10;5;11;8;--;34

Three point goals \u2013 Rockrdige 0, Morrison 2 (Coons, G. Steines). Team Fouls \u2013 Rockridge 10, Morrison 19

Girls bowling

Davenport Central 2345, Davenport West 1972\u00a0

West -- Brooklyn Newman 349, Skylar Bowrey 266, Erica Henderson 257, Danielel Thiessen 228, Taylor Thompson 202

Baker games: 142, 124, 122, 127, 153\u00a0

Central -- Grace Herington 333, Donna Diggs 318, Amber Brewer 316, Maddie Smith 301, Delaney Walsh 287, Keiara Weese 238

Baker games: 153, 173, 147, 178, 139

Rock Island 2522, Moline 2381

Rock Island -- Heather Mctley 158-139-168--465, Sarah Stevanovic 155-190-166--511, Amanda Nunson 133-166-163--462, Caroline Hanwardsen 211-185-193--589, Lynzee Quade 167-170-158--495.

Moline -- Kalli Hann 142-121-159--422, Courtney Declerca 185-112-144--441, Regyn Buffington 131-151-194--476, Alissa Silversmet 145-134-163--442, Destiny Rottman 204-203-193--600

Boys Swimming

United Township 104, Davenport Central 78

200 medley relay \u2013 1. DC (Will Rolfstad, Andrew Shie, Wyatt Land, Will Reemtsma), 1:48.08; 2. UTHS (Jacob Johnson, Steven Pyevich, Jakob Lybarger, Jacob Sommer), 1:48.55; 3. UTHS (Ethan Hergert, Aaron Flemming, Daniel Lopez, Cole Stevens), 2:00.61

200 freestyle \u2013 1. Seth Land (DC), 1:52.49; 2. Kade Morse (UTHS), 2:05.59; 3. Aiden Zoller (UTHS), 2:10.45

200 IM \u2013 1. Jacob Finley (UTHS), 2:26.67; 2. Steven Pyevich (UTHS), 2:28.35; 3. Jared Weese (UTHS), 2:33.64

50 freestyle \u2013 1. Andrew Shie (DC), 22.12; 2. Jacob Johnson (UTHS), 24.18; 3. Jacob Sommer (UTHS), 24.47

1 meter diving \u2013 1. Keith Richardson (UTHS), 176; 2. Elliot Witherspoon (UTHS), 114.80; 3. Cameron Greenwood (UTHS), 114.10

100 buttefly \u2013 1. Wyatt Land (DC), 1:00.74; 2. Jakob Lybarger (UTHS), 1:01.24; 3. Daniel Lopez (UTHS), 1:08.55

100 freestyle \u2013 1. Seth Land (DC), 49.88; 2. Will Rolfstad (DC), 54.51; 3. Ethan Filby (UTHS), 57.39

500 freestyle \u2013 1. Bobby Solis (DC), 5:49.68; 2. Jacob Sommer (UTHS), 5:51.36; 3. Aiden Zoller (UTHS), 6:01.31

200 freestyle relay \u2013 1. DC (Andrew Shie, Wyatt Land, Will Reemtsma, Seth Land), 1:35.97; 2. UTHS (Kade Morse, Ethan Filby, Cole Stevens, Cody Popejoy), 1:46.00; 3. UTHS (Christian Tygart, Ryan Hannah, Isaac Mojica, Tyler Williams), 1:51.75

100 backstroke \u2013 Jacob Johnson (UTHS), 58.34; 2. Will Rolfstad (DC), 1:01.91; 3. Wyatt Land (DC), 1:03.00

100 breaststroke \u2013 1. Andrew Shie (DC), 1:01.42; 2. Aaron Flemming (UTHS), 1:11.21; 3. Steven Pyevich (UTHS), 1:12.13

400 freestyle relay \u2013 1. DC (Bobby Solis, Jack Bevans, Will Rolfstad, Seth Land), 3:45.49; 2. UTHS (Jakob Lybarger, Kade Morse, Jacob Sommer, Jacob Johnson), 3:45.68; 3. UTHS (Ryan Hannah, Ethan Filby, Aiden Zoller, Jared Weese), 4:02.50

Wrestling

Cascade 45, Bellevue 36

132 -- Connor Conlin (CASC) pinned Gentry Owen, 1:40; 138 -- Cody Kremer (CASC) pinned Brandon Bowman, 1:13; 145 -- Ethan Nemmers (BELL) pinned Ted Weber, 0:48; 152 -- Brady Graff (CASC) pinned Cade Smith, 0:47; 160 -- Angel Nunez (CASC) by forfeit; 170 -- Hunter Clasen (BELL) pinned Zach Ries, 0:00; 182 -- Lucas Knief (BELL) by forfeit; 195 -- Shayne Fite (BELL) pinned Alex Del Rio Rodriguez, 0:46; 220 -- Kane Krabbenhoft (BELL) by forfeit; 285 -- Quentin Recker (CASC) by forfeit; 106 -- Aidan Noonan (CASC) pinned Ryan Kilburg, 1:01; 113 -- Carson Staner (CASC) dec. Zach Roeder, 5-3; 120 -- Austin Michels (BELL) by forfeit; 126 -- Nolan Noonan (CASC) pinned Dustyn Talbot, 1:08

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Davenport Assumption\u2019s Sean Peeters couldn\u2019t miss. And he didn\u2019t.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore didn\u2019t miss a single shot in Tuesday\u2019s game against visiting Rock Island Alleman, going 13-for-13 from the floor and scoring a career-high 31 points to lead the Knights to a 74-50 non-conference victory.

\u201cYou kind of get into a groove sometimes and every time you get the ball you think, \u2018I can score this ball every single time.\u2019 That\u2019s kind of how I felt tonight,\u201d Peeters said. \u201cIt\u2019s a good feeling.\u201d

Peeters\u2019 career game helped Assumption (6-6) defeat Alleman for the sixth straight time to retain the traveling trophy that was on the line.

\u201cSo far we haven\u2019t lost the A trophy, so every year we kind of come in with that chip on our shoulder thinking we have to keep this trophy and keep that streak alive,\u201d Peeters said.

Assumption held a five-point lead at halftime. But the Knights out-scored the Pioneers 22-12 in the third quarter \u2014 with Peeters scoring 14 points in the period \u2014 to blow the game open.

\u201cThey started to figure out where to get the ball inside against the zone, and Peeters started having his way,\u201d Alleman head coach Kyle Murray said. \u201cSo we tried to go man-to-man, and we couldn\u2019t match up man-to-man on them. That\u2019s when they kind of opened it up against us. We just had a tough time offensively. It was kind of a bad combination \u2014 they weren\u2019t missing and we couldn\u2019t get anything going.\u201d

The Knights outscored Alleman 45-26 after the break.

\u201cWe created energy defensively, and when we had a little better energy defensively, it created good offense for us,\u201d Assumption head coach Matt Fitzpatrick said. \u201cIn the second half we just had more energy. We just played a little bit harder, and that was the difference in the second half.\u201d

Trent Fitzpatrick went 4-for-5 from 3-point range and added 16 points for Assumption. Saurabh Patwal and Andrew Barrett scored 10 points to lead the Pioneers (10-8).

Assumption\u2019s length bothered the Alleman, as the Knights came up with 10 steals on the night. Dylan Peeters and Anthony Valainis had three steals apiece for Assumption.

\u201cThey had four guys starting bigger than anybody we had on the floor,\u201d Murray said. \u201cBoth Peeters\u2019 length affected us. They did a nice job inside. We didn\u2019t have an answer for Sean tonight. He played really well.\u201d

Peeters scored all of his points at the rim or from the free-throw line, but showed amazing touch as he finished inside time and time again.

\u201cSean\u2019s a special athlete, and he hasn\u2019t even scratched the surface of how good he\u2019s going to be,\u201d Matt Fitzpatrick said. \u201cI don\u2019t even think he knows quite how good he is. He\u2019s shown flashes of that all year for us. When he\u2019s aggressive, good things happen for us.\u201d

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Girls basketball

Pleasant Valley 55, Linn-Mar 27:\u00a0For the second consecutive game, Pleasant Valley's Ellie Spelhaug outscored the opponent.

The 5-foot-10 senior poured in a career-high 28 points to lead the Class 5A fourth-ranked Spartans to a lopsided road win. Spelhaug nailed four 3-pointers in the contest as PV led by 11 at halftime and extended the margin to 23 points after three.\u00a0

PV (14-0) has yet to allow more than 40 points in a game this season.\u00a0

CR Jefferson 75, Davenport Central 60: Erica Oler scored 30 points to lead Jefferson to a victory in Davenport.

Acorianna Lard scored 14 points to lead three scorers in double figures for Central. Jadyn King added 13 points and K'Breonna Collins scored 10.

Dubuque Senior 55, Davenport West 16: Navaeh Thomas scored 10 points to lead the Falcons.

Boys basketball

CR Jefferson 75, Davenport Central 65: The Blue Devils (3-9) were outdone at the foul line as Jefferson went 25 of 27 from the free throw line in the game.

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Davenport North boys basketball coach Joe Ewen has a defensive ceiling for his team every game in relation to points allowed.

\"Our goal is 42 points a game,\" Ewen said.

While his Wildcats did not quite hit that mark, North grounded a high-scoring Cedar Rapids Prairie offense enough to pull out a solid 51-48 win in non-conference action Tuesday night in the Wildcats' den.

The victory is North's third in a row as the Wildcats improved to 8-4 overall. The win also might come in handy in the upcoming seeding meeting. Prairie (7-5) is the only team to defeat North Scott this season and the Lancers are currently ranked sixth in Class 4A.

Ewen said his team has really worked on improving its defense since the holiday break and it showed in all facets against the Hawks. Prairie's average points per game this season is in the mid-60s according to coach Jeremy Rickertsen. The Hawks can also light it up from 3-point range and while Prairie did finish with eight 3-pointers, it took 23 attempts to reach that number.

The Wildcats outrebounded the Hawks, 26-17, forced 13 turnovers and committed only eight fouls during the game. Most impressive was the way North helped out on defense. When the quick Prairie guards beat a North defender off the dribble, there was another teammate right there to shut off the driving lane or challenge the shot.

\"They did a good job of rotating and picking each other up,\" Ewen said of the help on defense. \"Our guys really took ownership of playing defense and you saw that tonight. We really challenged our guys and in the first half of the year, we did not have a championship caliber defense. The last three games, we've really stepped it up and grabbed three quality wins (Davenport Assumption, Bettendorf, Prairie).\"

North also showed some nerve at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter of a close game. North led 35-30 at the end of the third quarter but Prairie's Kris Murray and Griff Clark led an 8-0 scoring burst that put the visitors ahead 38-35 with 5 minutes left in the contest. But the Wildcats showed patience on offense and took the ball strong to the basket.

It resulted in fouls and free-throw attempts. North got the free-throw line 12 times in the final quarter and made eight of those attempts.

The biggest of the game came with six seconds left and North holding onto a 49-48 lead. Keenan Hollingshed rattled home two free throws that hit every part of the rim and backboard before falling.

A minute earlier, Hollingshed had a missed a chance to give his team the lead when he missed two opportunties that left North down 45-44. But Hollingshed and North's defense forced three straight turnovers from the Hawks. Max Taylor drained three of his four foul shot attempts to give the hosts a 47-45 edge with 28 seconds remaining.

Prairie called timeout but an excellent double team from Lacey Watson and Taylor forced a turnover from Clark. Watson hit two free throws before Clark was able to claw his team back to 49-48 with a 3-pointer from the corner. That just gave Hollingshed the chance at redemption he needed.

\"I just had to hit them, they were big free throws,\" Hollingshed said. \"Just fall was all I was thinking.\"

Hollingshed scored 11 points, all in the second half, for the Wildcats. Taylor finished with 12 points and Watson added another 11 points and seven rebounds for the winners. Murray paced Prairie with 17 points and Clark finished with 13 points.

\"We just had to lock in and play together as a team and we did that,\" Hollingshed said. \"This is a big win for us and we need to keep it going.\"

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ELDRIDGE\u00a0\u2014 It would have been easy for North Scott to look past Tuesday night.

Coming off a game over the weekend at the Wisconsin Dells and with a matchup against Iowa commit Joe Wieskamp and Muscatine looming Friday, a Tuesday make-up game with Clinton could have slipped past the Class 4A sixth-ranked Lancers' attention.

Instead, North Scott showed laser focus, making its first six shots and cruising to a 67-28 win over the River Kings at The Pit.

\"I think overall we're pretty disciplined with that,\" junior Reece Sommers said. \"We come out every game knowing it's important, every game in the MAC is going to be tough and as far as substate goes, we know these next few games are huge for us.\"

Sommers made the first two shots of the game as the Lancers opened up a 14-0 lead before Ricky Clay put Clinton on the board with two minutes, 25 seconds left in the first quarter. The Lancers (11-1, 9-0 MAC) led 20-4 after the first quarter and didn't stop there, opening up a 41-8 lead at halftime.

Corvon Seales scored 20 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, going 8 of 11 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free-throw line. Nine Lancers scored on the night, with Seales complemented by Ty Anderson, who added 10 points and seven rebounds.

\"We really tried to focus on the defensive end and let the offense come to us. When we play like that and play together, we're really good,\" Seales said. \"We got into a nice rhythm and nice flow of the game and it was fun.\"

Clinton (1-10, 1-8) was without starting guard LJ Henderson, who suffered a hand injury on Saturday in a loss to Maquoketa. Henderson is the team's second-leading scorer and is the main ball-handler for the River Kings. His absence was evident as Clinton committed 18 turnovers in the game.

Clinton head coach Chris Powers said Henderson would likely be out at least two weeks with the injury.

\"He's the one that does all the ball-handling and that got exposed tonight,\" Powers said. \"If we get LJ back, which I hope we do, great, but if we don't then these guys need to step up and figure it out.\"

North Scott now gets to turn its attention to Muscatine and Wieskamp, who is averaging 34.4 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. North Scott head coach Shamus Budde almost welcomed the timing of the make-up game, breaking up the monotony of a week's worth of practice leading into Friday.

\"I think all the kids really look forward to playing him so it's going to be one of those games where you don't have to motivate your kids by any means,\" he said. \"You could tell (Tuesday) our guys came out with good energy and I think our experienced players have had good energy all years and they've showed that tonight and the rest of the guys followed.\"

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United Township\u2019s Ryleigh O\u2019Brien came ready to play Tuesday at the UTHS girls gym.

O\u2019Brien, the Panthers\u2019 6-foot senior, scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, leading UT to a relatively easy 46-30 Western Big Six win over Alleman. The game was postponed last Thursday due to cold, icy weather.

O\u2019Brien scored 10 points in each half Tuesday. At times, she simply reached over the smaller Pioneers to grab rebounds. Several were followed by successful putbacks.

\u201cIt was definitely fun to be out here,\u201d O\u2019Brien said. \u201cIt was my last Big Six (game) playing Alleman. You have to give it all you got when you are a senior. You\u2019ve got to show them: This is our home court, and we are not playing to lose on it this season.

\u201cThat\u2019s been our whole team\u2019s mindset. We only have eight games all together on this court,\u201d O\u2019Brien added. \u201cAnd this was, I think, our third. So coming out here and knowing we are actually allowed to play on our home court, gives us that extra drive to win.\u201d

Other than O\u2019Brien, UT coach Carie Walker had no trouble admitting it was far from the Panthers\u2019 finest hour.

\u201cThere\u2019s a couple of quarters we would like to forget about tonight,\u201d she said, when asked about the Panthers\u2019 six points in the second quarter. They still outscored Alleman 6-3 in the period for a 17-12 halftime lead. \u201cBut we just managed to make plays and make things happen when we needed to. It was not a pretty ballgame, but I am proud of them, the way they finished. They played with a lot of heart. They played through some situations where we couldn\u2019t hit shots.\u201d

But then she also had O\u2019Brien.

\u201cRyleigh had a huge game for us, but then she comes to play every night,\u201d Walker said. \u201cRyleigh, we know we are going to have that consistent offense and defense out of her.\u201d

The Panthers\u00a0(10-10, 3-3 Big Six) had 14 turnovers, including five in the second quarter. Alleman\u00a0(6-14, 0-7) actually led 9-3 and was moving the ball well in the opening quarter before turnovers set in, five in the latter part of the period, which UT ended with an 8-0 run for an 11-9 lead. The run reached 12-0 early in the second period on the last of three straight O\u2019Brien buckets and the Panthers led 15-9.

Alleman never got closer than three (25-22) after that. That came following a technical on a UT player in the third period for protesting a call. But O\u2019Brien made two foul shots and Bell (15 points) scored seven straight giving UT an 11-1 run for a 36-23 lead.

\u201cIt\u2019s frustrating,\u201d said Alleman coach Megan McCracken after watching the Pioneers miss several layups in the first half that could have made a difference. \u201cBut I do credit our kids effort. We played pretty well defensively. We just didn\u2019t capitalize on some of the mistakes UT made.

\"But give (UT) a lot of credit. They played hard \u2018til the end. They executed. They really took us out of our comfort zone defensively and really spread out their zone. We had trouble passing at times.\u201d

Alleman was led by Gabbi Loiz\u2019s nine points, five in the first quarter.

Walker believed UT's defense got the game more to a Panther tempo after the slow start.

\u201cWe picked up the tempo of our defense,\u201d she said. \u201cWe couldn\u2019t get the game tempo where we wanted it early on.\u201d

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LINCOLN, Neb.\u00a0\u2014 Megan Gustafson's NCAA-leading 18th double-double of the season wasn't enough as the No. 20 Iowa women's basketball team fell 74-65 at Nebraska on Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Gustafson recorded game highs of 29 points and 18 rebounds while Amanda Ollinger added a career-high 12 points and eight boards off the bench in the loss. While Gustafson and Ollinger combined to shoot 19-for-31 from the field, the rest of the Hawkeyes (15-4, 3-3 Big Ten) were ice cold.

The four Hawkeye starters besides Gustafson combined for just 18 points on 6-of-28 shooting. Iowa shot 39 percent as a team, including 0-for-7 from 3-point range to drop to .500 in Big Ten play with their second straight loss following a 76-70 home setback against Purdue on Saturday.

Maddie Simon scored 19 points and Hannah Whitish added 18 to lead the Cornhuskers (13-6, 4-2), who bounced back from an overtime loss at Michigan to win for the fourth time in five games.

Taylor Kissinger added 12 points and eight rebounds for Nebraska, which ended a five-game skid in the series dating to 2014-15. Kate Cain, who entered ranked fifth nationally in blocked shots at 3.5 per game, had five blocks and six points for the Huskers.

Nebraska built a nine-point lead at the half with a big second quarter, outscoring the Hawks 23-14 to lead 37-28 at the break. Iowa trailed by as many as 15 in the third quarter before it pulled within six at 53-47 entering the fourth quarter.

Iowa got to within four at 67-63 with 1:26 to play on a basket by Kathleen Doyle.

Jasmine Cincore's three-point play on a fast break extended Nebraska's lead to 70-63 with 1:21 to go. Hannah Stewart scored at the other end but Iowa went scoreless from there.

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Though she's just 13, Taylor Pannell already has a big life decision in the rearview mirror.

The Washington Junior High eighth-grader committed to play softball at Auburn University last week, ending a fall and winter filled with recruiting visits and phone calls.

\"A couple years ago I never would have thought I'd be committed in eighth grade, it's crazy to think about,\" Pannell said. \"I was excited to see the process over with and go to my dream school.\"

Pannell started playing softball at the age of 8, first with the Heartland Havoc before joining the Beverly Bandits as an 11-year-old. The Bandits are one of the top national travel teams based in Chicago and one of Pannell's 14U teammates is listed as committing to the University of Florida.

Since joining the Bandits, Pannell's game has steadily grown every year.

This past fall with the Bandits, Pannell hit .419 with a .462 on-base percentage and led her team with four home runs. She also had 17 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples and 20 stolen bases.

\"She's a great kid, she comes with a very strong work ethic. She has passion for everything she does and hard work pays off,\" said Ramsey Harkness, coach of Pannell's 14U team with the Bandits. \"She has the potential to be, if she's not already, one of the best kids in the area and country. She has the tools ... she has to work hard to maintain where she's at.\"

Pannell was first approached last summer by the University of Missouri and the recruiting roller coaster took off from there. She received interest from schools around the country and said she had narrowed it down to Michigan, Northwestern and Auburn.

The Tigers have a new coach in Mickey Dean but have been successful in years past, making the Women's College World Series in two of the last three years and making the postseason in 13 of the last 16 years.\u00a0

\"That was the biggest dream of mine since I was little and the coaches were wonderful and the weather down there, I wanted to be able to play outside all year,\" Pannell said. \"The campus and all their resources, they were nice and I felt at home there.\"

After a visit in late December, Pannell committed on Jan. 8.

It's an early decision but one that takes a lot of pressure off moving forward.

Division I college softball coaches proposed a change to the NCAA last week asking that all recruiting contact not start until Sept. 1 of a prospective student-athlete\u2019s junior year.

The proposal is to be voted on in April and is expected to pass and take effect on Aug. 1, which would mean Pannell would have had to wait nearly three more years for the opportunity to start thinking about her college future again.

\"That was a big factor in deciding but if she wasn't comfortable with it we would have been good with waiting until her junior year,\" Taylor's father, Brandon, said. \"But she's done so much to get to this point with all the visits and all the phone calls and the relationships with the coaches, it would have been tough for her not to have a decision before April. She would have probably felt like she was going backwards.\"

Brandon admitted the distance between Illinois and Alabama, where Auburn is located, will be difficult but he and his wife Stephanie didn't try and sway Taylor's decision.

\"Her heart was set to go to Auburn,\" he said. \"Mom and Dad let her make that decision. We didn't want to push her anywhere she didn't want to go so that was where her heart was wanting to go and that's where she chose.\"

While Pannell\u2019s favorite positions are third base and shortstop, Harkness says he thinks her speed could make her a valuable asset in the outfield.

For now, it\u2019s all about building on the foundation she\u2019s already laid and getting ready for high school. She'll attend Rock Island and play for the Rocks.

\"I'm very excited,\" Taylor said, \"to see what happens next.\"\u00a0

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MELBOURNE, Australia \u2014 It wasn't Maria Sharapova's choice to miss the last Australian Open. That decision was taken out of her hands because of a doping ban following a failed test on her previous visit to Melbourne Park.

The five-time major champion said it was her choice to return, though, and she relished every moment of it in Tuesday's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Tatjana Maria.

\"With that choice I know that I face difficulties and challenges on the court, and that I start from no ranking and that I might start on some outside courts, and I understand that and that's part of the process,\" said Sharapova, who was a contentious choice to represent the women's champions last week at the official draw.

She was banned for 15 months after testing positive for meldonium, not long after the medication was added to the list of banned substances, when she was in Australia in 2016.

So when Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open, Sharapova was sick in bed and watching on TV.

She returned in April and, because of her slide down the rankings, needed some wild-card entries to enter tournaments. She made her return to the majors at the U.S. Open, and finished the year ranked No. 60.

\"I learned what it feels like to be on the ground and seeing life from the ground, and I'm not shying away from any part of that,\" she said. \"I love what I do. I'm a competitor and that's why I continue to do it.\"

Rock Island's Madison Keys reversed a trend, becoming the only one of the four American women who contested the U.S. Open semifinals four months ago to reach the second round in Australia.

The 17th-seeded Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang and will be one of four American women who made it through the opening two days.

There were all kinds of comebacks on Tuesday. Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka returned from injuries that had sidelined them since Wimbledon, top-ranked Simona Halep recovered from 5-2 down in her first set and a tumble in the second, and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber continued her amazing return to form.

Defending champion Roger Federer just picked up where he left off, beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title in Melbourne last year.

The 19-time major champion has been met on court after previous wins by tennis greats Laver, John McEnroe and Jim Courier.

On Tuesday night, he got something different. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy, conducted the post-match interview.

As usual, the 36-year-old Federer stayed classy.

Djokovic tweaked his service motion while recovering from an injured right elbow, and used it to good effect in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Donald Young.

Djokovic lost in the second round last year, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles. This time, he has four-time champion Andre Agassi in his corner.

\"Obviously I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have,\" Djokovic said. \"I played perfect tennis, like I never stopped.\"

Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, No. 5 Dominic Thiem, No. 7 David Goffin, No. 12 Juan Martin del Potro and No. 19 Tomas Berdych all advanced, but No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut lost to Fernando Verdasco and former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic lost to Lukas Lacko.

No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the U.S. men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez.

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Athletes of the week

Easton Botkins

School:\u00a0Durant

Sport:\u00a0Basketball

Year:\u00a0Junior

The 5-foot-11 guard was 12 of 24 from the field and 8 of 11 at the line en route to a career-high 34 points last Friday in a win against Wilton. Botkins also pulled down six rebounds, had five steals and dished out three assists. Botkins is averaging a team-high 12.6 points per game for 9-5 Durant.\u00a0

Paige Bradford

School:\u00a0Davenport North

Sport:\u00a0Basketball

Year:\u00a0Senior

The reigning Mississippi Athletic Conference player of the year averaged 22.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games last week. The post had a season-high 27 points in Friday's 72-57 win over Class 3A seventh-ranked Assumption. Bradford is averaging 14.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.\u00a0

Abraham Michel

School:\u00a0Maquoketa

Sport:\u00a0Wrestling

Year:\u00a0Sophomore

The 152-pounder recorded a 10-6 victory to hand top-ranked Trey Brisker of Wilton his first loss of the season in the finals of the Loyd Shaffer Invitational in Marion last Saturday. Michel (24-6) also had a pin, major decision and injury default victory in collecting his first tournament title of the season.\u00a0

Teams of the week

Louisa-Muscatine girls basketball

Last week:\u00a0defeated then-No. 8 Mediapolis

Louisa-Muscatine went on the road and dealt state-ranked Mediapolis its first loss of the season last Tuesday. The Falcons, in fact, have matched their longest win streak of the year at four games. Freshman Kylee Sanders had 21 points versus Mediapolis and followed with 16 points, nine assists and eight steals in a win over Lone Tree.\u00a0

Pleasant Valley boys basketball

Last week:\u00a0defeated Davenport Central, Muscatine

The Spartans, ranked seventh in this week's Associated Press Class 4A poll, knocked off Davenport Central (60-47) and prevailed at Muscatine (59-50). Winners of seven straight, PV was 24 of 27 from the foul line in the two victories. Brian Dayman, Carter Duwa and Hunter Snyder all averaged at least 14 points in the wins to keep PV a game back in the MAC race.

Wethersfield boys basketball

Last week:\u00a0defeated West Central

After five straight losses to start the season, Wethersfield has run off nine consecutive wins. Coltin Quagliano poured in 20 points while Jacob Schwerbrock and Nolan Hicks had 19 and 18 points, respectively, in the squad's 77-55 road conference win over West Central. Wethersfield captured the Cliff Warkins Memorial Classic in Erie in late December.\u00a0

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IOWA AT RUTGERS

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: The RAC, Piscataway, N.J.

TV: BTN

RADIO: WOC (1420 AM), WMT (600 AM)

STORYLINES

\u2022 This is the third consecutive road game for Iowa. The Hawkeyes claimed their first Big Ten win last Thursday with a 104-97 victory on the road at Illinois. Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points, Tyler Cook had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Luka Garza added 19 points and 11 rebounds as Iowa reached its highest Big Ten point total in 23 years.

\u2022 Although Rutgers is 1-5 in the Big Ten, four of those losses have come against ranked teams. The Scarlet Knights have lost to Michigan State twice by a combined margin of 14 points. They lead the Big Ten in scoring defense, allowing only 61.2 points per game, but they are last in scoring offense.

\u2022 This is the fifth meeting between Iowa and Rutgers since the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten and the teams also met in the 1989 NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes have won all five previous meetings, including an 83-63 victory last season in Piscataway.

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

Iowa (10-9, 1-5)

Tyler Cook;6-9;so.;15.1

Nicholas Baer;6-7;jr.;5.9

Luka Garza;6-11;fr.;10.6

Isaiah Moss;6-5;so.;12.1

Jordan Bohannon;6-0;so.;13.0

Rutgers (11-8, 1-5)

Mamadou Doucoure;6-9;fr.;3.6

DeShawn Freeman;6-7;sr.;11.5

Issa Thiam;6-10;so.;7.5

Geo Baker;6-4;fr.;11.4

Corey Sanders;6-2;jr.;14.2

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Iowa football players begin working toward the 2018 season today, the first day of offseason work for the Hawkeyes.

The team met for the first time since winning the Pinstripe Bowl on Tuesday, the first day of spring semester classes at Iowa and the starting point for a group that already includes four members of the Hawkeyes\u2019 2018 recruiting class.

Iowa traditionally does not add a number of mid-year enrollees to its roster but two mid-year high school graduates, a prep school signee and a sophomore junior college transfer are expected to be part of the Hawkeyes\u2019 roster this spring.

Linebacker Dillon Doyle and quarterback Spencer Petras, both mid-year high school graduates, are among those players expected to go through their first offseason drills today.

The group also includes receiver Nico Ragaini, joining the program after spending the fall with the prep school program at Old Avon Farms in Connecticut, and defensive lineman Daviyon Nixon, who spent the fall semester at Iowa Western Community College.

Collectively, the four form the largest group of mid-year enrollees Iowa has had in the 20 seasons Kirk Ferentz has led the program.

By comparison, Ohio State expects nine newcomers to join its program this spring, Michigan State will add seven and Michigan, which had 11 early enrollees a year ago, expects to add just three this year.

The four newest Hawkeyes arrive with different expectations.

Having completed needed coursework at the high school level, Doyle and Petras are simply looking to get acclimated to the college game and expectations during the spring semester.

Doyle, an Iowa City West graduate and the son of Iowa strength and conditioning coordinator Chris Doyle, grew up around the Hawkeye program but is expected to work toward making strength and weight gains on his 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame.

Petras, a 6-5, 225-pound native of Greenbrae, California, sees it as an opportunity to immerse himself in the program and its playbook after flipping his verbal commitment from Oregon State to Iowa in December.

\u201cI see more and more quarterbacks doing it, enrolling early to give themselves a jump on getting to know the playbook and the coaches,\u2019\u2019 Petras said. \u201cIt\u2019s something I started talking about with my high school coaches more than a year ago. It makes a lot of sense to me.\u2019\u2019

With Nate Stanley returning for his junior season at quarterback, Petras doesn\u2019t arrive with expectations beyond acclimating himself to the college game this season.

\u201cMostly, it\u2019s going to be a chance for me to get settled in, figure out how things are done and then participate in spring ball,\u2019\u2019 Petras said. \u201cI\u2019m going in with the mindset that I have a lot to learn.\u2019\u2019

Ragaini, a record-setting high school receiver from West Haven, Connecticut, spent last fall at the prep school level looking for an opportunity that came last week when Iowa offered him a scholarship on Sunday.

He committed the following day and arrived in Iowa City last Thursday, prepared to begin practices this week after accomplishing all he could at the prep school level.

\u201cI\u2019m coming out there with the idea that I\u2019m going to be ready to work and put myself in a position to help the team in the fall,\u2019\u2019 Ragaini said. \u201cI want to accomplish that if possible.\u2019\u2019

Nixon arrives with the same objectives after spending the fall semester at Iowa Western. The 6-4, 285-pound Kenosha, Wisconsin, native signed with Iowa a year ago, but did not qualify academically.

He received a waiver from the NCAA that allowed him to join the Hawkeyes program now after completing academic work in the fall at the junior college level.

One of only a handful of players to enroll early with the Iowa program, James Daniels believes benefits for the four players who are enrolling early this year extend beyond the confines of the Iowa football facility.

Daniels talked about his own experience before he announced plans earlier this month to forego his senior season of eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

He arrived at Iowa in the spring of 2015, the 17-year-old younger brother of then-Hawkeye running back LeShun Daniels but those family ties didn\u2019t lead to the biggest benefit Daniels realized during that spring semester.

\u201cMostly, the biggest thing was just getting used to the academic end of it and being away from home,\u2019\u2019 Daniels said. \u201cBy that fall, I not only already knew my way around the football program pretty well but I had a handle on the academics and the campus.\u2019\u2019

Daniels believes that did put him in a position to compete earlier in his career.

\u201cI think it gave me a bit of a head start over the guys who came in during the summer,\u2019\u2019 Daniels said. \u201cI had already been through spring practice and meetings. That gave me an understanding of what the expectations were and how things worked.\u2019\u2019

He even had a chance to return to his family\u2019s Ohio home and attend his senior prom.

\u201cI didn\u2019t miss out. I was able to get to that, too. It worked out for me. For some guys, it probably wouldn\u2019t,\u2019\u2019 Daniels said. \u201cBut for me, it was all good. I think it helped position me to make an impact earlier in my career. It\u2019s probably not for everyone, but for me I feel like it was beneficial.\u2019\u2019

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Now that it finally has won a game in the Big Ten, the Iowa basketball team would like to string together a few victories in a row and get back up into the middle of the pack.

And with the next game being against a team that has gone 7-53 during its brief time in the Big Ten, that seems very possible.

Fran McCaffery knows it won\u2019t be that easy. Even though his team shredded Rutgers on a visit to Piscataway, New Jersey, last season, he know tonight\u2019s 6 p.m. visit to play the Scarlet Knights will be a challenge. Probably a big one.

\u201cI think it will be a different game,\u2019\u2019 McCaffery said. \u201cWe jumped them last year, primarily with our 3-point shooting. We made a ton of 3s early. That\u2019s a game-changer for anybody.

\u201cThey have been playing really well \u2026 You know you\u2019re going to get an incredible fight, especially there.\u2019\u2019

The one thing that has not changed about Rutgers is that the Scarlet Knights are offensively challenged. They are last in the Big Ten in scoring offense, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, 3-point percentage, 3-pointers made and assists.

But second-year coach Steve Pikiell\u2019s team also is first in scoring defense, allowing only 62.1 points per game. That number is good for ninth in the entire country.

It also is sixth in the country in rebounds and offensive rebounds.

\u201cI think it starts with they really play hard,\u2019\u2019 McCaffery said. \u201cSteve\u2019s got them playing hard, they\u2019re competing. They do have size and length and they\u2019ve got some quickness and some athletic power, and they\u2019re committed to it. It\u2019s a change that right when he got there that was made that was noticeable and it\u2019s continued to improve.\u2019\u2019

Although the Scarlet Knights are 1-5 in the Big Ten, just like the Hawkeyes, four of those losses have come against ranked teams. They have lost to Michigan State twice by a combined margin of 14 points and in the most recent meeting, a week ago tonight in East Lansing, they took the Spartans into overtime before losing 76-72.

Their other conference losses are to Purdue and Ohio State, which currently are tied for first place, and to Minnesota, which was ranked 12th in the country when the teams played in early December.

Rutgers will be a bit shorthanded tonight as senior guard Mike Williams has been sidelined by an ankle injury he suffered in practice over the weekend. Williams is the team captain, the Knights\u2019 No. 4 scorer and the only backcourt player on the roster who has seen substantial playing time this season.

But that just means the Hawkeyes may see a little more of junior Corey Sanders, who is by far the Knights\u2019 most effective offensive weapon.

\u201cHe\u2019s really fast and he\u2019s a tremendous finisher,\u2019\u2019 McCaffery said of Sanders. \u201cHe\u2019s got a phenomenal pullup game. He\u2019s obviously capable from 3, but he\u2019s better attacking you and he\u2019s really good at ball screens. He\u2019s also a guy that when he gets going, he becomes almost unstoppable so you\u2019ve got to really focus on him when you get ready for Rutgers.\u2019\u2019

McCaffery said he gave his players a little time off over the weekend to rest up following their break-through 104-97 victory at Illinois last Thursday. But he said they can\u2019t afford to let up tonight.

\u201cTo get a win from a confidence standpoint, it gets you feeling better about yourself,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cYou feel like all the incredible work you\u2019re putting in is paying off, but it\u2019s one win in this league and they\u2019re hard to come by, especially on the road.\u2019\u2019

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Throughout the adversity that surrounded a 13-game losing streak, Quad-City Mallards head coach Phil Axtell learned a lot about his team.

\"I learned we have a group of guys here that are extremely passionate about each other and about the organization and the game,\" Axtell said. \"I learned we have a good, passionate group of guys here that want to get better and they want to win.\"

Winning hasn't come easy for the Mallards this season as the team sits at the bottom of the league standings with just nine wins and 21 points heading into Friday's game with Kalamazoo.

It's been a tough few weeks for the Mallards, the struggles going beyond the ice. Axtell didn't make a road trip with the team two weeks ago and owner Jordan Melville spent last week talking to everyone in the organization about the future of his team.

It worked for one night as the Mallards snapped their losing streak with a win over the Indy Fuel last Friday. Though the team couldn't build on that victory, falling to the Fuel the next day, all that happened over the last two weeks gave the team a much-needed jolt.

\"If you came to a practice two weeks ago, you would have fallen asleep watching it,\" defenseman Kyle Follmer said. \"I think everyone needed a kick in the (butt). Phil needed to wake up, (assistant coach Mike Leone) needed to wake up, guys needed to wake up. It wasn't one person, we all needed to wake up.\"

The Mallards did look more awake over the weekend, rallying from multiple deficits in the win and, outside of a three-minute stretch in which they allowed three goals, outplayed the Fuel on Saturday in the loss.

Every season has ups and downs for every team. Though this valley might be too deep for the Mallards to dig out of, the players feel like there's still a lot to play for.

\"I think the adversity was a good thing, maybe it happened too late in the season with a 13-game skid,\" Follmer said. \"I wish it would have happened sooner but if we play like (we did this weekend), there's no reason we can't make a push for that eight-spot (in the playoffs).\"

Perennially optimistic and ambitious, the Mallards would have to put together one of the more impressive second halves to reach that goal.\u00a0

Since the Mallards joined the ECHL, the lowest point total to reach the playoffs was 76 by Wheeling in 2015. For the Mallards to reach that total, they'd have to go 27-10-1.

The average point total of playoff teams over the last three seasons is 90. For the Mallards to reach that point total, they'd have to go 34-3-1. So it's safe to assume that for the Mallards to make the playoffs, they have to win somewhere around 30 of their remaining 38 games.

It's a tall task but that doesn't mean they're not going to try, and after a brief respite during the all-star break, they feel refreshed enough to put forth their best effort.

\"We've been through a ton as a team, there's been a ton of stuff that's been going on and we've battled as a team. A ton of adversity, a ton of trials and we've come out a stronger team, we've come out a better team,\" forward Alex Globke said. \"I think, as a team we all needed a little rest, a little relaxation, a little time away from the rink I think just to clear our heads, get our heads right and come back.

\"I think we've shown the team we can be and if we come back with the same mentality next weekend, we'll definitely see good results.\"

Mallards switch goalies: Goaltender Jake Paterson was recalled from the Mallards by the Milwaukee Admirals on Monday while goaltender Matt O'Connor was reassigned to the Mallards from Milwaukee.

Paterson made 28 saves in a 4-3 loss to Indy on Saturday, his only action with the Mallards this season. O'Connor has gone 0-4-2 with a .512 goals against average and a .853 save percentage in six games with the Mallards this season.

All-star details announced: One day after the 2018 all-star weekend came to a close, the ECHL announced the details for the 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic.

The event will take place in Toledo at the Huntington Center on Jan. 21, 2019 and will again feature a 3-on-3 tournament between four teams, similar to Monday's event.

Next year, however, two of the four teams will consist of players from the Walleye and they will take on two teams featuring players from the Eastern and Western Conference.

The first round will be round-robin style, with each team competing in six consecutive eight-minute running clock games. All four teams will advance to the second round and will be re-seeded on total score, then play two eight-minute running clock games to decide the final.

This week: The Mallards host the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday at 7 p.m. The Mallards will be wearing special edition Captain America jerseys during the game as part of the league-wide Marvel Night promotion that goes throughout the season. The jerseys will go up for bid in an online auction later this season. Friday is also $2 Dogs/$2 Beers presented by 97X.\u00a0

Saturday the Mallards travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to take on the Wings at 6 p.m. The Mallards are 0-2-0 against the Wings this season.

Sunday the Mallards return to the TaxSlayer Center to host the Cincinnati Cyclones at 4 p.m. Sodas are $1 at concession stands and there will be a postgame skate with the team. The Mallards are 0-4-1 this season against the Cyclones.

Saturday and Sunday's games can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 1230 AM.

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Boys basketball

Iowa AP poll

Class 4A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Iowa City West (13);10-0;130;1

2. Johnston;10-1;107;3

3. Sioux City East;9-1;98;5

4. Des Moines Hoover;10-1;87;6

5. Des Moines North;10-2;77;2

6. North Scott;10-1;68;7

7. Pleasant Valley;10-1;48;10

8. Waukee;9-2;33;4

9. Cedar Falls;8-3;27;NR

10. Dowling Catholic;8-3;17;NR

Others receiving votes: Dubuque Hempstead 13; Dubuque Senior 6; Ankeny Centennial 3; Linn-Mar 1.

Class 3A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Oskaloosa (6);12-1;118;1

2. Mount Pleasant (2);11-2;106;4

3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2);8-3;91;6

4. Norwalk (1);10-1;87;5

5. Sioux City Heelan (1);8-2;83;3

6. Glenwood (1);11-1;76;2

7. Charles City;11-1;48;8

8. Dubuque Wahlert;5-6;27;NR

T9. Harlan;9-2;23;7

T9. Spirit Lake;9-3;23;10

Others receiving votes: Winterset 12; Le Mars 8; Waverly-Shell Rock 5; Davenport Assumption 3; South Tama 3; Webster City 2.\u00a0

Class 2A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. Western Christian (11);11-0;126;1

2. Van Meter (2);12-0;111;3

3. Aplington-Parkersburg;12-0;87;4

4. Cascade;13-0;78;5

5. Sheldon;12-1;73;6

6. Sioux Center;10-2;72;2

7. South Hamilton;13-0;57;7

8. Treynor;10-0;48;9

9. Northeast;12-1;29;8

10. East Marshall;12-0;16;NR

Others receiving votes: Wapello 8; Des Moines Christian 7; Forest City 2; Unity Christian 1.\u00a0

Class 1A

Team;Record;Pts;LW

1. North Linn (8);15-0;125;1

2. Grand View Christian (5);12-0;121;2

3. Remsen St. Mary's;12-0;97;3

4. Algona Garrigan;11-1;88;5

5. Dunkerton;11-0;45;T9

6. Lynnville-Sully;10-2;42;6

7. George-Little Rock;9-4;40;8

T8. Don Bosco;8-2;27;4

T8. South O'Brien;9-4;27;NR

10. New London;10-3;20;NR

Others receiving votes: Edgewood-Colesburg 14; Bedford 14; Boyer Valley 10; Council Bluffs St. Albert 9; Ankeny Christian Academy 8; Montezuma 6; Easton Valley 6; Iowa Mennonite 5; Burlington Notre Dame 4; Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3; Wapsie Valley 2; Lisbon 2.\u00a0

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MELBOURNE, Australia \u2014 With many of her fellow U.S. women\u2019s players falling by the wayside, Rock Island\u2019s Madison Keys has moved into the second round of the Australian Open.

Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up and a former semifinalist at Melbourne Park, claimed a 6-1, 7-5 win over China's Wang Qiang in the opening round.

She rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the second set by winning six of the next seven games to close out the match. She hit her fourth ace on match point.

The 17th-seeded American missed last year's Australian Open after undergoing surgery on her left wrist. After losing the U.S. Open final to fellow American Sloane Stephens in September, Keys played just one more match before ending her season to let her wrist fully heal.

Keys picked up the second win for the U.S. women on Tuesday, following Bernarda Pera's victory earlier in the day. The American women went 1 for 9 in first-round matches on Monday.

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