Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout Game Recaps
In this article:
10:30 am: Central City 70, Columbus 44 The Klostermann brothers proved to be too much for Columbus to overcome on Saturday morning, as Central City ran away in the second half behind the tandem en route to a 70-44 win…
10:30 am: Central City 70, Columbus 44
The Klostermann brothers proved to be too much for Columbus to overcome on Saturday morning, as Central City ran away in the second half behind the tandem en route to a 70-44 win to open up the 5th annual Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout.
A tight game throughout most of the first quarter was opened up in the second quarter with a 10-2 Central City run that opened up a 24-10 lead. Columbus was able to close back to within 5 points early in the third quarter, but then the Klostermanns took over, combining to score 17 points in the third quarter, opening up a 51-34 lead after three.
Central City improves to 3-9 with the win. The Wildcats were led by Aiden Klostermann, who had 24 points in the win on 9-14 shooting. Matthew Klostermann added 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists, and Mekhi Benton chipped in 10 in the win.
Columbus drops to 3-8 with the loss. The Wildcats were led by Daniel Martinez who had a team-high 15 points, including three straight 3-pointers to open up the third quarter. Timothy Hills chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks for the ’Cats.
Central City: Aiden Klostermann 24, Matthew Klostermann 18, Mekhi Benton 10, Jayden Hansen 5, Brayden Rickels 4, Jason Rose 3, Lucas Greif 2, Daiton Price 2
Columbus: Daniel Martinez 15, Timothy Hills 13, Grant Watson 8, Marco Martinez 4, Jeff Hoback 2, Julian Jimenez 2, Oscar Alcala 1
12:00 pm: Cascade 61, Durant 41
A highly efficient start to the contest helped spur Cascade to a 61-41 win over Durant on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars shot 9-12 from the floor in the first quarter en route to a 21-14 lead, then locked in on the defensive end to outscore the Wildcats 15-6 in the second frame for a 36-20 halftime lead.
Durant started the second half on a 10-2 run to get back to within eight points, but Cascade closed the third on a 12-2 spurt of their own to blow the game back open, then kept the ’Cats at arms length throughout the fourth quarter to cruise to a cross-divisional River Valley Conference win.
Cascade improves to 4-7 with the win, and is a team that is improving rapidly on both ends of the floor. This is a group that teams won’t want to see in their district grouping when those are announced in a few weeks. The Cougars were led by Cole McDermott, who had a game-high 18 points and 7 rebounds. Gavin Manternach had 14 points, and freshman Jackson Lieurance provided a spark off the bench with 10 points.
Durant falls to 2-8 with the loss. The Wildcats were led by Garrett Hollenback, who had 16 points and 5 rebounds.and Drake Shelangoski each had 9 points in the loss.
Durant: Garrett Hollenback 16,
Cascade: Cole McDermott 18, Gavin Manternach 14, Jackson Lieurance 10, Cass Hoffman 8, Justin Roling 4, Nathan Schockemoehl 4, Brady White 2, Isaac Nava 1
1:30 pm: Dunkerton 50, Alburnett 38
Dunkerton has become a known commodity around the state because of their high-powered offense, but it was the defense that was on full display in the Raiders win over Alburnett on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders held the Pirates scoreless for over 10 minutes in the second and third quarters en route to a 50-38 win.
Alburnett held a 20-11 lead after an Adam Neighbor 3-pointer with 5:14 to play in the second quarter. Dunkerton called a timeout, ramped up the defense, and closed the half on a 10-0 run to take a 21-20 lead into the locker room. They held Alburnett scoreless for the first five minutes of the third quarter, putting together a 20-0 run to take a 31-20 lead. The scoreless drought was finally broken by a pull-up jumper from Jordan Caton and a coast-to-coast steal and layup from Andrew Ossman. Alburnett closed the quarter on a 6-0 run to climb back to within five heading into the final period.
Alas, the Pirates ran out of gas and couldn’t complete the comeback. After exerting a ton of energy in a win over #4 Edgewood-Colesburg last night (they trailed by 18 points in that one), the quick turnaround proved to be too much for them to keep pace with the high-powered Raiders over 32 minutes.
Dunkerton improves to 10-1 with the win and may find themselves in next week’s 1A rankings. The Raiders were led by Preston Gillespie, who had a game-high 15 points.had 13 points and 7 assists, and added 11 points in the win.
Alburnett drops to 7-3 with the loss. Andrew Ossman was the lone Pirate in double-figures, finishing with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Alburnett: Andrew Ossman 13, Anthony Yamilkoski 8, Adam Neighbor 5, Mason Neighbor 5, Tytan Bowers 3, Jordan Caton 2, Braydon Osborn 2
Dunkerton: Preston Gillespie 15, 13, 11, Kyler Rich 5, Jayden Downs 4, Braiden Van Lengen 2
3:00 pm: Solon 50, Fairfield 44 (OT)
It was rarely pretty, but Solon found a way to scratch and claw to the final 50 meters of this race, then sprint to the finish line in a 50-44 overtime win over Fairfield early on Saturday evening.
Trailing by four, 40-36, with 24.5 seconds to play, Jacob Timmons got a steal and was fouled in transition. He knocked down both free throws to trim the deficit down to 2. On the ensuing inbounds, Solon trapped and was able to get a steal. Jake Benzing knocked down a jumper from the right elbow to tie the game with 6.7 seconds left. Fairfield called a timeout and turned it over on their possession, leaving 0.5 for Solon to win it in regulation. The Spartans were unable to get a shot off and headed to overtime tied at 40.
In the extra period, it was the Spartans’ bench pieces that came alive, as Brady Mullen knocked down a big 3-pointer, followed by a Sean Stahle drive and layup. In all, Mullen and Stahle scored nine of the Spartans’ 10 overtime points as they outlasted Fairfield.
Neither team shot it particularly well, and the game was marred by turnovers, but an ugly win is still a win.
Solon improves to 7-4 with the win. The Spartans were led by Jake Benzing, who had 17 points. Kinnick Pusteoska added 9 points and Jacob Timmons had 8.
Fairfield drops to 3-6 with the loss. The Trojans were led by, who had 23 points and 16 rebounds in the loss. chipped in 12 points.
Solon: Jake Benzing 17, Kinnick Pusteoska 9, Jacob Timmons 8, Sean Stahle 6, Brady Mullen 5, Gehrig Turner 3, Logan Sieverding 2
Fairfield: 23, 12, Evan Haines 4, Sam Wheaton 3, Ryan Higgins 2
4:30 pm: 3A #7 Washington 77, 3A #3 Ballard 68
A high-powered first quarter helped propel Class 3A #7 Washington to a win over Saturday evening over 3A #3 Ballard, 77-68. The Demons put up 26 points on 10-14 shooting in the first eight minutes to race out to a 10-point lead, and kept their lead at a minimum of two possessions the rest of the way behind a balanced attack and tough defense against Ballard star.
Washington took full advantage of Ballard playing without big man, an Iowa football commit who was in Ames today wrestling. Krogh is the Bombers’ enforcer in the paint on both ends of the floor, a physical presence who makes a major impact. The Demons (unofficially) held a +10 edge on the glass and racked up countless second-chance points in the win.
Washington improves to 8-1 on the year with the win. Their balanced attack was led by Travis Leyden and Lucas Kroll, who each had 19 points in the win. Kroll also had 13 rebounds.added 18 points. The Demons shot 17-22 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to ice away the game.
Ballard drops to 8-3 with the loss. The Bombers were led by star, who had a game-high 33 points, but Washington really made him work to get them, limiting him to 11-27 shooting. chipped in 12 points on 4-9 shooting from the arc.
Washington: Travis Leyden 19, Lucas Kroll 19, 18, Aden Six 8, Lance Sobaski 7, 6
6:00 pm: 2A #10 Monticello 63, Regina 51
Playing against Monticello is akin to battling a boa constrictor. Slowly, methodically, they’re going to wear you down with their efficient offense, and then they’ll use their smothering defense to choke you out and put the game away. The Panthers did just that again on Saturday evening en route to a 63-51 win over Regina in a River Valley Conference cross-divisional matchup.
After a tight first quarter that saw Monticello hold a 17-15 edge after eight minutes, the Panthers started to methodically add to their advantage, holding a 32-23 lead at the half, and a 45-34 advantage after three quarters, keeping the Regals at arms length for the final 24 minutes of the contest.
Monticello improves to 11-0 with the win, with nine of those wins coming by double digits. The Panthers were led by, who had a game-high 21 points. had 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Trey Kuper added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the win.
Regina drops to 2-9 with the loss. The Regals were led by, who had 15 points. Carter Leick added 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Regina: 15, Carter Leick 12, John Devery 8, Cameron Lehman 7, Michael Martin 6, Eddie Petersen 2, Carson Jensen 1
7:30 pm: Liberty 49, Linn-Mar 36
The nightcap of the Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout wasn’t always pretty, but Liberty will take it, as the Lightning used a strong defensive effort, and just enough on the offensive end, to grab their second win of the season, 49-36, over Linn-Mar.
Playing without leading scorer, who averages 15 points a game, Linn-Mar struggled to find consistent offense against a stingy, athletic Liberty defense. The Lions never scored more than 11 points in a single quarter, and were held in single digits in three of the four periods.
Liberty used a late spurt in the first quarter to grab a 13-7 lead, and extended their advantage to 26-16 at the half. Linn-Mar opened the second half on an 8-0 run, but Liberty quickly answered and pushed their edge back to multiple possessions and were able to keep the Lions at bay the rest of the way.
Liberty improves to 2-6 on the year with the win. Lightning star guardwas the best player on the floor, and was the difference maker in this one. He had a game-high 19 points in the win.
Linn-Mar drops to 5-3 with the loss. The Lions were led by Davis Kern, who had 9 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.
Linn-Mar: Davis Kern 9, Jack Robertson 7, 6, 4, Ian Bettis 4, Jayden Hill 3, Henry Read 3