AREA BASKETBALL REPORT
JEWELL – Is everyone sure this kid is really a freshman?
Collin Hill, the aforementioned freshman, showed he plays basketball with ice water in his veins here last night, as he hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining to propel South Hamilton to a monumental rally and victory, 63-62, over Prairie City-Monroe on Coach Jim Marsh Court.
The Hawks (11-3, 10-2 HOIC) jumped to the top of the Heart of Iowa Conference standings, a half-game ahead of the Mustangs (10-3, 9-2), who have lost three straight games after opening the campaign with 10 consecutive wins.
PCM, ranked in the Class 2A top five before its recent skid, led 50-38 heading into the final quarter, but watched South Hamilton reel off a 25-12 run.
The Mustangs had one last gasp following Hill’s bomb, but Dillon Bruxvoort’s 15-foot jumper clanged off the rim in the waning seconds.
Hill was stellar all over the court with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Senior guard Trevor Ullestad rained in five of the Hawks’ 10 3-pointers and scored 19 points to go along with six assists. Matt Hislop added three 3s and 13 points, and Andrew Wintermote did damage inside with 11 points.
Logan Gilman went off for a game-high 22 points for PCM. Ryan Jennings and Zach Uhlenhopp both added 15.
GMG limits 1A scoring machine Seiser to 14 in win over Trojans
BLAIRSBURG – Following a 46-point outburst on Friday that put him near the top of the Class 1A scoring chart, Northeast Hamilton senior Logan Seiser drew quite a bit of attention in an Iowa Star Conference tilt against Green Mountain Garwin here last night.
GMG limited Seiser to 14 points and forced the Trojans into 24 turnovers in a 59-36 victory.
“It was probably the worst we’ve played all year. Just a bad night all around,” NEH head coach John Seiser said. “The turnovers were the killer. We weren’t even getting shot attempts.”
GMG (8-5, 5-5 ISC) led by 10 points, 17-7, after one quarter and doubled up the Trojans (4-6, 3-6 ISC), 20-10, over the next eight minutes to storm into the half ahead 37-17. NEH was never able to make a run after the intermission.
Seiser still managed a double-double; he collected 11 of his team’s 24 rebounds. Nick Jeffers canned three 3-pointers for nine points, and Hunter Dilley connected on two bombs for six points for the Trojans.
Bridger Claussen led the Wolverines with 12 points.
PCM explodes offensively, has no trouble disposing of SH girls
JEWELL – Prairie City-Monroe scored at will throughout the first three quarters here last night and disposed of South Hamilton, 73-23, in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ basketball contest.
“It was a very disappointing loss,” South Hamilton head coach Kathi Fisher said. “We competed with them down at their place, but we didn’t show up at our house.”
PCM (9-6, 8-4 HOIC) led 26-8 after one quarter, 46-12 at the half and 68-15 after three quarters.
Courtney VanHouweling, a 5-foot-10 junior, outscored the Hawks (1-14, 1-12 HOIC) all by herself; she drilled 11 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, and scored 32 points. Rachel Freland added 13.
Savana Stangeland posted nine points and eight rebounds for the Hawks. Diana Garcia scored five points, and Kaitlin Fisher added a bucket, six boards and five steals.
Trojets unable to hang with Wolverines in 45-15 ISC setback
BLAIRSBURG – Expecting to be competitive throughout, the Northeast Hamilton girls’ basketball team had trouble holding onto the ball and the result was another lopsided loss here last night.
Green Mountain Garwin took advantage of the Trojet miscues to roll to a 45-15 Iowa Star Conference victory. The Wolverines (3-11, 2-8 ISC) led 21-8 at the half and then outscored NEH (0-10, 0-9 ISC) 24-7 over the final 16 minutes.
“I thought this was one we could get; we took a step backwards,” NEH head coach Adam Vorrie said. “We just couldn’t stop turning the ball over and until we figure that out we’re not going to win.”
Olivia Barritt scored 13 points and Caitlin Appelgate dropped in 11 for the Wolverines.
Kaylee Massman and Lillian Chamness drained 3-pointers for NEH. Makayla Tapper joined the pair with three points.
The Trojets will be back at home on Friday to face CAL at 6:30 p.m.