Webster City basketball splits doubleheader with Iowa Falls-Alden

The Webster City Lynx basketball teams hit the road on Thursday night, to face off with North Central Conference foe Iowa Falls-Alden in Iowa Falls. The game was moved up to Thursday due to Friday’s winter storm. The Cadet girls entered 3-9, while the Cadet boys entered 9-3.

Webster City’s girls entered looking to win their 4th game out of the last 5, but Iowa Falls-Alden had other ideas, as the Cadets jumped out to a 16-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. By halftime, the lead had been extended to 32-10 as Ella Sharar was the catalyst. Sharar would finish with 19 as Iowa Falls-Alden picked up a 54-31 win over the Lynx. Kelly Stoakes led Webster City with 12 points.

The Lynx boys followed with a key game in conference play as both Iowa Falls-Alden and Webster City sat at 3-2 in the conference and near the top of the standings. The game, in its entirety, was a grind for both sides, with Webster City holding a 14-8 lead at the end of the 1st, and just a 28-23 lead at halftime. The Cadets continuously crept closer, trailing 37-34 at the end of the 3rd and held a lead late in the 4th quarter, before the clutch free throw shooting of Ty McKinney put the game on ice in a 48-45 win for Webster City.

Next action for the Lynx will be on Tuesday, when they travel to Humboldt to take on the Wildcats.