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Substate Basketball: #5 Hempstead Hosts Senior

February 26, 2021

In 4-A substate semi-final play tonight, the Hempstead Mustangs and Senior Rams match-up for a 3rd time this season when they meet at Moody Gym. The 5th ranked Mustangs (15-4) got the best of the Rams (10-8) in the two regular season contests; however the Rams haven’t lost since their last meeting on January 29th winning the last seven in a row. The Mustangs have played great as well winning 6 of their last 8 with the only losses coming to top ranked Cedar Falls and a Cedar Rapids Kennedy team who has won 10 of 11 with their only loss to Cedar Falls.

You can hear all the action tonight on AM 1370 KDTH with pregame at 6:45.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (2/25)

February 26, 2021

High School Basketball


Iowa 3A Substate Semi-Finals

  • Western Dubuque 58, Waverly-Shellrock 37

(Bobcats (17-4) meet Decorah (17-6) on Monday night in the final.

Wisconsin Sectional Semi-Finals


  • Darlington lost to St. John’s NW Acadamies 62-54


  • Cuba City 70, Randolph 66
  • Fennimore falls to the Prairie School 70-62

(Cuba City hosts the Prairie School in the Final on Saturday)


  • Shullsburg lost against Monticello 59-55


  • Galena 38, River Ridge/Scales Mound 34
  • East Dubuque 54, Warren 23

College Basketball

  • Clarke lost to Park University 78-41 in the Heart quarterfinals. The Pride finished their season at 10-12. The Clarke women’s team will host Benedictine tonight in the Heart women’s semi-finals.

Several Clarke Basketball Players Earn Heart Honors

February 26, 2021

The Heart of America Conference released their all conference teams this week. The Clarke men had three players receive honors including former Hempstead prep Keith Johnson named a first team pick for the 2nd year in a row, former Western Dubuque prep Jordan Lake was chosen to the 2nd team, also honored Josh Meier as honorable mention.

The 8th ranked Clarke women’s team had 6 players cited by the league led by senior Makenna Haase a first team choice for the fourth season in a row. Former Cascade prep Nicole McDermott and Tina Ubl were 2nd team selections. Former Bellevue preps Gianna Michels and Emma Kelchen along with former Western Dubuque prep Morgan Pitz were honorable mention choices.

Regional College Basketball: Iowa Men Fall to Michigan...Illinois Wins....Iowa Women Score Upset

February 26, 2021

No. 3 Michigan routs No. 9 Iowa 79-57

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson gave Luka Garza fits around the basket, and Franz Wagner scored 21 points to lead No. 3 Michigan to a 79-57 victory over No. 9 Iowa. The Wolverines passed yet another test against a highly ranked opponent after beating No. 4 Ohio State last weekend. Dickinson more than held his own against Garza in a much-anticipated matchup of two standout big men. Garza led the Hawkeyes with 16 points, but he shot 6 of 19 from the field. Dickinson scored 14 points.


No. 5 Illinois tops Nebraska 86-70

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 24 points, freshman Adam Miller added 18 and No. 5 Illinois beat Nebraska 86-70. Illinois played without star Ayo Dosunmu, who broke his nose against Michigan State on Tuesday and is expected to miss at least two more games


Womens Basketball

Iowa routs No. 12 Michigan women 89-67

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, plus nine assists and Iowa rolled past No. 12 Michigan 89-67 in a game delayed five hours. The game was originally scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., it ended after 10 o’clock

Nets extend streak...76ers still top East...Clippers clubbed

February 26, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 27 points and nine assists in the Brooklyn Nets’ eighth consecutive win, a 129-92 dismantling of Orlando. Landry Shamet added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who blew open the game with a 26-4 run spanning halftime. The NBA’s highest-scoring team reached 120 points for the 20th time, already tying a franchise record in only 34 games.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia continues to lead the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings by a half-game over Brooklyn. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) delivered 23 points and nine rebounds in the 76ers’ 111-97 victory against the Dallas Mavericks. Ben Simmons finished with 15 points and combined with Embiid to score 22 on 8 of 12 shooting in the second quarter.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyus Jones scored a career-high 20 points and Dillon Brooks added 19 in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 122-94 romp over the Los Angeles Clippers. Jonas Valanciunas and Ja Morant had 16 points each, with Valanciunas contributing 15 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard scored 17 points for the Clippers and Paul George had 13, although George was stymied by a 3-for-12 shooting night as part of the Clippers’ 41% showing.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry had 18 points and Michigan State bolstered its bid to make the NCAA Tournament by topping fourth-ranked Ohio State, 71-67. The Spartans rallied from a nine-point, second-half deficit, two days after beating fifth-ranked Illinois by nine points. Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell had 18 points on 4 of 13 shooting and Duane Washington scored 17 on 7 of 16 from the field.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (2/25)

February 26, 2021

Final Philadelphia 111 Dallas 97
Final Brooklyn 129 Orlando 92
Final New York 140 Sacramento 121
Final Memphis 122 L.A. Clippers 94
Final Washington 112 Denver 110
Final Milwaukee 129 New Orleans 125
Vegas at San Jose 10:30 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Chicago 2 Columbus 0
Final Ottawa 6 Calgary 1
Final N-Y Islanders 7 Boston 2
Final Washington 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final OT New Jersey 4 Buffalo 3
Final Florida 3 Dallas 2
Final Tampa Bay 3 Carolina 1
Final Detroit 5 Nashville 2
Final Winnipeg 6 Montreal 3
Final Edmonton 3 Vancouver 0
Final (1)Gonzaga 89 Santa Clara 75
Final (3)Michigan 79 (9)Iowa 57
Final Michigan St. 71 (4)Ohio St. 67
Final (5)Illinois 86 Nebraska 70
Final (12)Houston 81 W. Kentucky 57
Final Colorado 80 (19)Southern Cal 62
Final (22)San Diego St. 78 Boise St. 66

Area/Regional Scoreboard from Wednesday (2/24)

February 25, 2021

High School Basketball


Iowa Regional Play

Both Bellevue and Dyersville Beckman came up short of state tournament berths last night in Class 2A Regional Final play.  6th ranked Bellevue was defeated by 5th ranked North Linn 54-36 while Dyersville Beckman’s season came to a close with a 43-37 loss to top ranked Maquoketa Valley.


  • East Dubuque 47, Stockton 27 (Warriors 9-0)
  • Galena 65, Warren 42

The Iowa Class 3A substate semi-finals are tonight: Western Dubuque hosts Waverly-Shellrock.

The Wisconsin sectional semi-finals take place this evening:

  • D-3: Darlington at St. John’s Northwest Academies
  • D-4: Cuba City hosts Randolph and Fennimore at The Prairie School
  • D-5: Shullsburg at Monticello

College Basketball


  • Loras 89, Concordia-Chicago 68
  • UW La Crosse 65, UW Platteville 57


  • Clarke 66, Evangel 49 (Heart Tournament Quarterfinal)
  • Loras 60, Luther 52
  • UW Platteville 68, UW LaCrosse 58


  • Iowa State 85, # 18 West Virginia 68
  • Wisconsin 77, Indiana 49
  • Drake 77, UNI 56

Fighting Saints top Youngstown

February 25, 2021

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints were in need of a big win, and got one in resounding style. The Saints outshot the Youngstown Phantoms 38-15, and never trailed en route to a convincing 5-2 win at the Mystique Community Ice Center last night.

The home stand will continue with games on Saturday night against Des Moines and Sunday afternoon against the USA U-18 squad.

Woods crash "purely an accident"...Bucs could extend Brady

February 25, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff is characterizing the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident.” Sheriff Alex Villanueva appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating. Deputies did not see any evidence that the golf star was impaired by drugs or alcohol after Tuesday’s rollover wreck on a downhill stretch of road known for crashes.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are open to giving seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady a contract extension. General manager Jason Licht reiterated today that the reigning champs would like to keep the 43-year-old quarterback in uniform for as long as Brady wants to play. Licht declined to characterize any conversations the team’s had about that prospect.

NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been selected to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis on the Western Conference team for the March 7 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. Booker is averaging 24.7 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds while shooting a career-high 50.1% from the field. Davis is sidelined by a strained right calf.

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens were off to a good start this season, but their current struggles have led to the dismissals of head coach Claude Julien  and associate coach Kirk Muller. Assistant coach Dominique Ducharme was appointed interim coach with the team and former NHL forward Alex Burros was added to the coaching staff. Ducharme inherits a team that has dropped three straight and six of eight since a 7-1-2 start.

UNDATED (AP) — Reigning American League MVP José Abreu has tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain away from the Chicago White Sox for at least the next few days. General manager Rick Hahn says the Cuban slugger is “completely asymptomatic.” Hahn says testing also showed the presence of COVID antibodies and Abreu believes he had a mild case of the coronavirus in January.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (2/24)

February 25, 2021

Final Cleveland 112 Houston 96
Final Atlanta 127 Boston 112
Final Golden State 111 Indiana 107
Final Oklahoma City 102 San Antonio 99
Final New Orleans 128 Detroit 118
Final OT Chicago 133 Minnesota 126
Final Miami 116 Toronto 108
Final Charlotte 124 Phoenix 121
Final Utah 114 L.A. Lakers 89

Final Tampa Bay 3 Carolina 0
Final Dallas 3 Florida 0
Final OT Toronto 2 Calgary 1
Final Philadelphia 4 N-Y Rangers 3
Final Minnesota 6 Colorado 2
Final SO Arizona 4 Anaheim 3
Final Los Angeles 2 St. Louis 1

Final (20)Arkansas 81 (6)Alabama 66
Final (11)Florida St. 88 Miami 71
Final (13)Creighton 77 DePaul 53
Final NC State 68 (15)Virginia 61
Final (25)Tennessee 70 Vanderbilt 58