We had two of our area high school basketball teams in action Thursday night in makeup games from the past several weeks.
The Eagle Grove Eagles hosted Bishop Garrigan Catholic of Algona Thursday night for a Top of Iowa Conference West Division Doubleheader that was rescheduled from January 18th. . It was all Golden Bears as Garrigan dominated 65-27 in the opener before the Eagles boys were trounced 68-26 in the nightcap. The Eagles girls sit at just 2 wins while the boys are stuck at one for the season. Both teams will be back in action tonight with very winnable games as the Eagles host North Iowa in matchup that can be heard live on KQWC.
An exciting affair took place at Webster City Competition Gymnasium Thursday night with a North Central Conference rivalry that was made up from Tuesday night. The Clarion Goldfield Dows Basketball teams made their way to visit the Lynx for the final time this season and the action was thrilling right from the start. The Cowgirls were looking to move above the .500 mark for the 1st time this year as they entered the game with a 9-9 record. A 4-win Lynx team stood in their way and made it obvious right from the start that they didn’t intend to be swept in the season series.
Solid rebounding and disciplined care for the basketball put the Lynx up 26-17 after the 1st half but an even bigger story would take over midway through the 3rd. That’s when Lynx junior Taylor McKinney cut to the lane and laid a short runner over the front of the rim for her 18th point. In doing so, McKinney moved to 905 career points and surpassed the previous Webster City career scoring record set by Kayleigh Epps back in 2004. McKinney would go on to score 26 points as the Lynx pulled away 50-37 in what was undoubtedly their best complete team effort of the season.
Be sure to tune into KQWC 95.7FM Saturday morning at 9AM for the Chalk Talk with the Coaches Show where I’ll be talking to both Kayleigh Epps and Taylor McKinney about the Webster City Lynx Girls Basketball Record Book.
Webster City now sits at 5 and 12 ahead of tonight’s matchup at Iowa Falls-Alden. That game can be heard live on KQWC with pregame beginning just after 6PM.
In the nightcap, it really never got that exhilarating, the Cowboys would enter the game with just 3 wins and to make matters worse they were without their point guard and leading scorer in Sophomore Mateo Martinez who sat with a broken toe. The Lynx would jump out early and often with an 18-4 run to start the game. At half the lead was 26 for WC and they’d play the entire 4th quarter under running time for a 67-33 victory. Senior Dylan Steen had 15 as did Junior Carter Neuroth to set his career high. The Lynx now sit at 10 and 6 this season ahead of tonight’s huge matchup at Iowa Falls-Alden, a team that has played extremely well since getting Sophomore phenom Karson Sharar back in the lineup. Both Webster city Lynx basketball games in Iowa Falls will be aired live on KZWC 92.9FM and AM 1570.