As time expired Tuesday night, Carson Parker wrapped up one of the greatest games in Dike-New Hartford basketball history with a game-winning tip-in and his 53rd point in a 79-77 North Iowa Cedar League thriller over West Marshall.
The buzzer-beater, propelled by a steal from Gabe Eicklenborg, was Dike-New Hartford's only lead of the game. Parker's 53 points came from 21 of 31 field goals, including 7 of 12 from beyond the 3-point line.
Dike-New Hartford's girls improved to 18-2 on the season with a 54-37 win over West Marshall. Brooke Morgan had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Olivia Verhulst added 14 points for the Wolverines.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck fought back from a 13-point deficit, but Aplington-Parkersburg held on for a 46-43 girls' triumph. Kaitlyn Mohwinkle led the Falcons with 10 points and seven rebounds.
The Rebels then used a 14-4 run over the final four minutes to fight off A-P in the boys' game, 63-53. G-R's Camden Kickbush and Zach Pierce had 15 points each, while the Falcons' Nick Waller took game-high honors with 20.
Nicole Burgin powered Oelwein to a 52-50 win over Decorah in a Northeast Iowa girls' battle that went down to the wire.
In an Upper Iowa boys' game, MFL/MarMac pulled away from Sumner-Fredericksburg in the second half for a 68-50 win. MFL/MarMac's Cody Mason had 28 points to outscore the Cougars' Jalen Tranbarger, who poured in 21.
Brady Driscol had a huge night for Union's boys as he poured in 31 points with nine 3-pointers to lead the Knights to a 72-46 non-conference win over North Tama. Bo Bader added 15 points while Paul Kaufmann led three Redhawks in double figures with 12 points.
In other non-league action, New Hampton bumped Sumner-Fredericksburg, 54-46 in a girls' contest. After winning 16 straight, The Cougars have lost three in a row. Megan Fitzgerald had 15 points for the Chickasaws, while Jessica Eekhoff led the Cougars (16-4) with 13 points.
Decorah won a non-conference defensive battle with Prairie du Chien (Wis.) 40-29. Chris Hartman led the Vikings with 14 points.
In high school wrestling, Independence picked up a pair of big dual wins, toppling Charles City 46-26 and West Delaware 32-30.