Basketball

• Boys

The Easton Valley River Hawks won two tournament games last week to keep the team’s state tournament dream alive. They defeated North Cedar 63-43 on Feb. 15, then turned around and won against Prince of Peace for the third time this season. 

Kaleb Cornilsen led the River Hawks in scoring and rebounding, recording a double-double with 28 points and 14 rebounds against North Cedar. Cayden Deardorff finished with 13, and Porter Fuegen chipped in 11 points. 

Last Thursday the River Hawks took on Prince of Peace. Halfway in the first quarter with the score tied at 4-4, the River Hawks grabbed control of the game. By the end of the first quarter EV had a 10-point lead at 16-6 and never looked back, winning 75-35. 

Again, Cornilsen scored 24 points to lead the team, while P. Fuegen collected 14 points and Deardorff chipped in with 10.

Easton Valley continued its run to state Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.  against Wapello at Clinton High School in Clinton.

Easton Valley 63

North Cedar 43

NC (7-16)   6    7    19  11 — 43

EV (19-0)  11  25   21   6 — 63

Points — Kaleb Cornilsen 28; Cayden Deardorff 13; Porter Fuegen 11; Conor Gruver 6; Carson Fuegen 2; Keaton Wilson 2; Aiden Gruver 1. Rebounds — Cornilsen 14; Deardorff 5; P. Fuegen 4; C. Gruver 3; C. Fuegen 2; Wilson 2; A. Gruver 1. Assists — C. Fuegen 6; P. Fuegen 5; A. Gruver 3; Cornilsen 2; C. Gruver 2; Deardorff 1. Steals — C. Fuegen 4; Cornilsen 3; P. Fuegen 2; A. Gruver 1; C. Gruver 1. Blocks — none. FG — 26-48. FT — 7-12. 3PT — 4-15. 

Easton Valley 75

Prince of Peace 35

PoP(13-8)   6     5    12   12 — 35

EV (20-0)   16   22   19   17 — 75

Points — Kaleb Cornilsen 24; Porter Fuegen 14; Cayden Deardorff 10; Conor Gruver 7; Keaton Wilson 7; Aidan Gruver 6; Carson Fuegen 5; Dylon Dyson 2. Rebounds — Cornilsen 8; C. Gruver 5; Deardorff 4; C. Fuegen 3; Dyson 3; P. Fuegen 2; Wilson 1. Assists — C. Fuegen 8; P. Fuegen 6; Cornilsen 4; C. Gruver 2. Steals — Cornilsen 6; C. Gruver 4; C. Fuegen 3; P. Fuegen 1; A. Gruver 1; Wilson1. Blocks — Deardorff 1; Wilson 1; Charlie Sandholdt 1. FG — 30-50. FT — 12-15. 3PT — 3-8.

Cardinals defeat West Delaware in first round play

INDEPENDENCE — The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball team came home with a victory in their only game last week, travelling to Independence and defeating the Mustangs 78-74 Feb. 16. 

It was a good tune-up for the Cardinals before they opened district play Monday night.

Caiden Atienza led the team in scoring and rebounds with 24 points and 9 boards. Atienza has led the Cards in scoring and rebounds most of the season. 

Connor Becker scored 15, and Brady Digmann and Max Keller chipped in with 11 each. 

Since 2007 the Cards have beat the Mustangs 10 times and lost

only twice.

The Cardinals then won the first round of district play Monday, Feb. 22, defeating West Delaware.

Maquoketa 78

Independence 74

M (7-13)   17   24   21   16 — 78

In (8-13)  11   16   21   26 — 74

Points — Caiden Atienza 24; Connor Becker 15; Brady Digmann 11; Max Keller 11; Mitchell Roeder 6; Kaleb Whaley 5; Cale Widel 4; Ethan Combs 2. Rebounds — Atienza 9; Combs 5; Digmann 4; Widel 2; Roeder 1; Whaley 1; Kasey Coakley 1; Tai Streets 1. Assists — Roeder 6; Digmann 4; Becker 2; Keller 2; Whaley 2; Combs 2; Tye Hardin 1. Steals — Digmann 2; Becker 1; Coakley 1; Whaley 1. Blocks — Combs 3; Whaley 17. FG — 25-46. FT — 19-27. 3PT — 9-24.

 

Bowling

• Boys

2020-21 seasons end for bowlers

The Maquoketa Cardinals bowling teams did not qualify for the boys or girls state meet this season. 

The Maquoketa boys placed 6th in their substate meet in Muscatine Feb. 18. It marked one of a few times all season in which the boys did not bowl at least one 400 series in a meet.

The boys team loses two seniors this year but has plenty of underclassmen returning for the next few years. 

The Maquoketa girls bowling team finished in 3rd place in its substate meet in Camanche. Alex Thomas paced the Cardinals with a 362, but as was the case with the boys team, no one had a standout performance. 

The girls lose four seniors. They have no juniors or sophomores on the rooster, but they have five freshmen who have improved and should be tough contenders in years to come. 

Maquoketa 2806

Kaden Biedler —218179397

Lucas Ihrig —184202386

Steven Mask —159206365

Dalton Davis —192173365

Kyler Biedler —207155362

Jacob Riecks —159181340

Bakers Games — 194, 161, 153, 201, 222 = 931

• Girls

Maquoketa 2573

Alex Thomas168194362

Eliza Linden193141334

Morgan Brown178152330

Sara Andersen164162326

Allyson Coates119191313

Faith Zabran135161296

Bakers Games — 189, 191, 147, 168, 213 = 908