Balanced Royals too much for Trojans in ISC showdown

BLAIRSBURG – Colo-NESCO denied and hounded Northeast Hamilton leading scorer Logan Seiser and then used its balanced offense to earn a 60-42 Iowa Star Conference victory over the Trojans here on Friday.

Seiser still got his; he knocked down 7 of 11 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, en route to a game-high 21 points. He also snagged 11 rebounds.

But NEH (3-4, 2-4 ISC) had no one else score in double figures while the Royals (6-4, 5-2 ISC) had three double-digit scorers in Christian Reischauer (17), Cole Osbun (12) and Grant Tiarks (10).

“I was actually pretty impressed with them; they played well together as a team,” NEH head coach John Seiser said. “Defensively they basically had a guy deny the ball at all times to (Logan Seiser) and they rotated three guys on him. When he did get the ball it was instantly a double-team.”

Austin Smith contributed eight points and eight caroms, and Tyler Smith also scored eight points in the loss.

Colo-NESCO jumped out to a 15-6 lead after one quarter. The Royals put the game away with an 18-9 run in the third quarter.

NEH will travel to Gilbertville on Tuesday to take on Don Bosco.

On Friday, the Trojans will host North Tama; a day later they’ll travel east to face Waterloo Christian in a make-up game.