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A-P boys lock up share of NICL title
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A-P boys lock up share of NICL title

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DENVER — Eighth-ranked Aplington-Parkersburg was up to the challenge Friday as the Falcons went to Denver and secured at least a share of the North Iowa Cedar League East title.

Denver and A-P entered the contest with 12-2 league records, but the Falcons are alone at the top for now after their 75-59 victory.

A-P saw its 32-22 halftime lead shrink to 50-43, but outscored the Cyclones 15-16 in the final period of play.

Owen Thomas made five 3-point goals on the way to 23 points for A-P (18-2, 13-2), but Christian Haugstead’s contributions were equally important as he scored 11 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.

Kyler Matthias had 17 points for Denver (13-6, 12-3).

DON BOSCO 54, DUNKERTON 40: Don Bosco had three players score in double figures and kept Dunkerton’s offense in check for an Iowa Star Conference win.

The Dons (15-4, 10-1) led 26-13 at halftime, then fought off a Dunkerton comeback that saw the Raiders (10-11, 5-7) get within 38-35 with about five minutes remaining. Don Bosco made 10 fourth-quarter free throws to help seal the win.

Lewis Havel and Zach Huff had 14 points each for Don Bosco, while Jake Kennedy’s 13 topped Dunkerton.

RICEVILLE 49, CLARKSVILLE 35: Riceville jumped out to 16-1 lead to open the game and then fought off Clarksville’s comeback attempt.

Sullivan Fair led Riceville with 23 points as his team improved to 4-8 and 7-12 while the Indians are now 3-17 and 1-0.

HUDSON 65, JANESVILLE 36: Hudson raced out to a 30-15 lead over Janesville and cruised to a non-conference victory. The Pirates improved to 9-8 while Janesville fell to 17-4.

WAPSIE VALLEY 57, SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG 49: Wapsie Valley finished strong to hold off Sumner-Fredericksburg in North Iowa Cedar League action.

Sumner-Fredericksburg (7-13, 4-11) got out to a 19-10 first-quarter lead, but the Warriors (10-7, 8-6) recovered and took a two-point lead into halftime. The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter.

Kiks Rosengarten scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Kobe Risse had 15 points and 11 assists for Wapsie Valley.

AGWSR 50, GLADBROOK-REINBECK 45: AGWSR surged past Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the fourth quarter for an NICL win.

G-R (13-6, 8-4) led 27-20 at halftime and was still ahead by six points heading into the final eight minutes when AGWSR (6-13, 4-8) went on a 20-9 run for the win.

William Kiburis had 14 points for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, but the Rebels were just 18 of 50 for the night.

Girls’ basketball

DUNKERTON 48, DON BOSCO 14: Dunkerton wrapped up regular-season play with a big Iowa Star win over Don Bosco.

Maeson Wolff totaled 18 points as the Raiders end conference play at 7-5 and stand 10-11 overall.

APLINGTON-PARKERSBURG 53, DENVER 41: Aplington-Parkersburg climbed back to .500 (10-10) with a win over Denver.

The Falcons never trailed in the second half.

The Cyclones’ Grace Hennessey was the game’s leading scorer with 14 points while A-P (10-10, 8-7) was led by Karson DeGroote with 10 points. Denver fell to 13-8 and 10-6 overall.

SUMNER-FREDERICKSBURG 51, WAPSIE VALLEY 32: Sumner-Fredericksburg had 10 players contribute points as the Cougars cruised past Wapsie Valley in an NICL matchup.

S-F (12-10, 7-9) cruised to a 45-22 lead through three quarters. Cassidy Pagel led the Cougars with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK 55, CRESTWOOD 31: Waverly-Shell Rock shut down Crestwood in a Northeast Iowa Conference matchup of Top 10 girls’ teams with the league title on the line.

The Go-Hawks (16-2, 11-0) ranked sixth in Class 4A, built a 29-18 halftime lead and stretched it to 45-24 after three quarters.

Crestwood, the No. 5 team in Class 3A, fell to 15-4 overall and 8-2 in the conference.

Preps to Watch: 2019-2020

Each of The Courier's Preps to Watch for the 2019-2020 school year:

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Standouts from Hudson, Charles City, Waterloo Columbus, Cedar Falls, Denver and Decorah are this week's Preps to Watch.

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This week's Preps to Watch represent Cedar Falls, Dike-New Hartford, Waverly-Shell Rock, Waterloo Columbus and Don Bosco high schools.

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Three student-athletes from the metro area and three from the surrounding communities are this week's Preps to Watch.

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Three metro standouts join leaders from Grundy Center, Janesville and Waverly-Shell Rock as this week's Preps to Watch.

Summaries

Boys’ basketball

DON BOSCO 54, DUNKERTON 40

DUNKERTON (10-11, 5-7) — Jake Kennedy 13, Brody Rygel 4, Jacob Brandt 6, Preston Gillespie 7, Casey Gardner 6, Riley Tisue 4.

DON BOSCO (15-4, 10-1) — Gabe Fernandez 4, Peyton Pecenka 3, Lewis Havel 14, Zach Huff 14, Luke Staebell 3, Ty Purdy 3, Mason Denton 11, Carter Weber 2.

RICEVILLE 49, CLARKSVILLE 35

CLARKSVILLE (3-17, 1-9) — Kaden Becker 6, Alek Kellogg 3, Kelton Kluiter 3, Ethan Schmidt 16, Jacob Stauffer 3, Corbin Engel 4.

RICEVILLE (7-12, 4-8) — Isaac Kuhn 1, Theo Klaes 4, Brody Koenigs 6, Tanner Swenson 10, Charlie Ring 3, Sullivan Fair 23, Kevin Jordan 2.

APL.-PARKERSBURG 75 DENVER 59

APLINGTON-PARKERSBURG (18-2, 13-2) — Riley Oberhauser 9, Garrett Hempen 11, Josh Haan 9, Jayden Mackie 12, Owen Thomas 23, Christian Haugstad 11.

DENVER (13-6, 12-3) — Isaac Besh 12, Bryce Phelps 14, Kyler Matthias 17, Will Curtis 3, Mitchell DeVries 3, Caylor Hoffer 10.

DUNKERTON 48, DON BOSCO 14

DUNKERTON (10-11, 7-5) — Bethany Christians 11, Ashlynn Shimp 5, Kayla Rathe 3, Maeson Wolff 18, Bailey VanLengen 4, Lily Fettkether 6, Mallory Tisue 1.

DON BOSCO (1-17, 0-12) — Reese Schares 2, Kennedi Purdy 2, Julia Thiry 2, Jenna Brown 8.

APL.-PARKERSBURG 53, DENVER 41

APLINGTON-PARKERSBURG (10-10, 8-7) — Sophia Jungling 8, Karson DeGroote 10, Megan Johnson 6, Sommer Stotler 2, Ellen Waller 5, Emalee Price 5, Ellie Etjen 8. Ainsley Brungard 9.

DENVER (13-8, 10-6) — Jaden McMahon 5, Emma Hennessey 6, Grace Hennessey 14, Reese Johnson 6, Rachel Hennessey 7, Sydney Eggena 3.

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