TDs for Boerm, Norgaard, but U.S. stars fall in Mexico
PUEBLA, MEXICO - Central College receiver Brendon Boerm and tight end Jack Norgaard each caught TD passes but Team Stars and Stripes was outscored by a squad of Mexican football all-stars 31-17 Saturday in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars).
The Iowa Lakes Lakers will host the Marshalltown Tigers in men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday night, Dec. 17. The tip for the women’s game is at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Iowa Lakes men enter Wednesday night’s game with an overall record of 7-3, while posting a 5-1 record at home this season. The Lakers are currently riding a three game win streak. In their last outing on Dec. 9, Iowa Lakes traveled to Minnesota West where they beat the Bluejays by a score of 63-55. The Lakers are led in scoring by Fort Dodge native Blake Wilder who is averaging 16.3 ppg. Also averaging double figures for Iowa Lakes is Rachard Moody (13.1 ppg) and Justin Sloter (10.6 ppg). Iowa Lakes has a quick turnaround as they will return to their home floor again Thursday night to take on Pure Prep. That tip time is 7:30 p.m.
Marshalltown brings a high scoring offense into Laker Gymnasium Wednesday night. The Tigers are averaging over 86 points per game and are led by the top two scorers in the ICCAC in Mike Rodriguez and Terence Shelby Jr. Rodriguez, a 5’10” sophomore guard from Boston, Mass., is putting up 24.3 points per contest. According to verbalcommits.com, Rodriguez has received offers from four Division I schools, including UNI. Shelby is a 6’3” freshman guard from Peoria, Ill., who is averaging 18.2 points a night. Marshalltown comes into the game with an overall record of 14-3 and they are currently riding an eight game win streak. The Tigers are coached by Iowa Lakes alum Brynjar Brynjarsson who was a two year starter on the basketball team for the Lakers.
The Marshalltown Community College women enter the contest with a record of 7-5 while the Laker women bring a 5-8 record into the game. The Laker women have two players averaging in double figures. Aliyah Gipson, a 6’0” sophomore from Milwaukee, Wis., is averaging 13.9 ppg while fellow sophomore Natasha Kindred is scoring at a 12.4 ppg clip. Kindred hails from San Antonio, Texas, and also leads the team in rebounds grabbing 8.1 rpg. Spencer native Kirsten Martindale is second high in rebounding, grabbing 6 boards per game. Iowa Lakes is looking to snap a 5 game losing streak.
The Tigers are led in scoring by Jasmin Howe at 15.3 ppg. She is a sophomore from Millicent, Australia. Also averaging double figures is Jamerka Martin, a sophomore from Milwaukee, Wis., who is scoring 14.3 points a night. Courtney Williams-Perry is the leading rebounder for the Tigers at 9.8 rpg.
Marshalltown head men’s coach and Iowa Lakes alum Brynjar Brynjarsson
No. 13 Iowa State Cruises Past Drake, 83-54
AMES, Iowa - No. 13 Iowa State won in dominant fashion over Drake this afternoon at Des Moines' Wells Fargo Arena by a score of 83-54. The Cyclones shot 54 percent from the field, assisting on 25 of 32 field goals (78.1%) en route to their third-consecutive Big 4 Classic victory.
The Iowa Lakes Swimming and Diving team was well represented at the Fina World Swimming Championships (25M) held in Doha, Qatar, December 3-6. There were 209 countries represented at the championships which many refer to as the “Super Bowl of Swimming.”
Giordan (pronounced Jordan) Harris, a sophomore sprint freestyler and butterflyer for the Lakers, qualified for the World Championships by being the fastest male from the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands is a U.S. Trust Territory located in the Pacific.
Iowa Lakes Head Coach Johnathan Jordan was named the World Championship Head Coach for the Marshall Islands team which consisted of three swimmers.
Harris competed in the 100 Free, the 50 Free, the 50 Back, the 100 Fly, the 100 IM, and the 50 Fly. His highest placing was 76th in the 100 Fly.
This is the first time an Iowa Lakes swimmer has ever qualified for the World Championships.
“This was a tremendous opportunity for Giordan and for Iowa Lakes as very few people ever get the chance to compete at the World Championships,” commented Jordan. “Giordan had an excellent meet dropping a combined 15 seconds for all six of his events. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to compete and coach in such an elite event.”
Storm hold off St. Thomas for eighth straight win
Rachel Kaale posted her first career double-double and Megan Lankford converted a three-point play with 36 seconds left to seal the win as the Simpson women's basketball team held off St. Thomas (Fla.) 51-46 at the Cruzin' Classic on Thursday afternoon.