Maquoketa Cardinal Nell Sybesma

Maquoketa Cardinal Nell Sybesma drives to the basket for two of her 15 points as DeWitt’s Talbot Kinney tries to defend Feb. 4 in Maquoketa.

Central DeWitt 48

Maquoketa 44

The Maquoketa Cardinals Girls basketball team played two close, exciting games last week. They came up just short of upsetting the Central DeWitt Sabers Feb 4, falling 48-44, but held off the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers on the road 58-56 Friday, Feb. 7.

Nell Sybesma led the Cardinals in scoring and rebounds last week. She recorded another double-double Tuesday, scoring 15 and grabbing 12 rebounds. She poured in 23 against the Clippers Friday. 

Tenley Cavanagh and Autumn Dykstra both chipped in on the scoring against the Clippers by netting double figures with 11 and 10, respectively.

The Cardinals have only one regular-season game this week at home against Solon Tuesday, Feb 11, before they start tournament play Wednesday, Feb. 19. 

C (15-1)1716  4 11 — 48

M (14-5)111112 10 — 44

Points — Nell Sybesma 15; Autumn Dykstra 11; Abbi Strathman 7; Tenley Cavanagh 5; Madilyn Lemke 5; Cari Pickup 1. Rebounds — Sybesma 12; Strathman 6; Dykstra 5; Cavanagh 1; Lemke 1; Addi Bowman 1. Assists — Bowman 3; Sybesma 2; Strathman 2; Pickup 1; Dykstra 1. Steals — Sybesma 4; Cavanagh 1; Pickup 1. Blocks — Pickup 1; Strathman 1. FG — 13-36. FT — 14-20. 3PT — 4-11. 

Maquoketa 58

Clear Creek-Amana 56

M (15-5)101217 19 — 58

C (14-4)  81019 19 — 56

Points — Nell Sybesma 23; Tenley Cavanagh 11; Autumn Dykstra 10; Cari Pickup 9; Abbi Strathman 5. Rebounds — Sybesma 9; Strathman 4; Autumn Dykstra 4; Cavanagh 3; Pickup 2; Addi Bowman 2. Assists — Pickup 5; Sybesma 4; Cavanagh 3; Dykstra 2; Strathman 1; Bowman 1. Steals — Sybesma 2; Strathman 1. Blocks — Strathman 2; Sybesma 1; Pickup 1. FG — 19-38. FT — 17-25. 3PT — 3-9. 

Prince of Peace 46 

Easton Valley 44

The Easton Valley River Hawks ended the busy week winning two games and losing one. 

The River Hawks lost a tough game on the road Tuesday, Feb 4, according to Coach Chad Gruver. 

“We gave the game away by not playing four quarters, letting the game slip away in the second half,” Gruver said. 

But, the River Hawks rebounded and won the next two games handily at home on Thursday against an under-matched Rivermont Collegiate then against the Midland Eagles girls team 52-41. 

Gruver said he thinks “the girls are playing some of their best basketball towards the end of the season, which is a good thing.”

The River Hawks have only one game left of the regular season, playing Tuesday, Feb. 11, at home. They start post-season play Thursday, Feb. 13, at Clinton against Prince of Peace.

EV (8-8)101610   8 — 44

P (11-8)12  915 10 — 46

Points — Sydney McNeil 16; Sydney Stoll 14; Sarah Driscoll 7; RaeAnn Carlson 4; Calli Beck 3. Rebounds — McNeil 6; Carlson 5; Kierra Messerich 5; Beck 4; Liviah Johnson 3; Stoll 2; Driscoll 1. Assists — Driscoll 4; McNeil 1; Messerich 1; Johnson 1; Carlson 1; Beck 1. Steals — Driscoll 3; Stoll 1; Messerich 1; Carlson 1. Blocks — None. FG — 14-42. FT — 10-11. 3PT — 6-19. 

Easton Valley 66

Rivermont Collegiate 12

(At home Feb. 6)

RC   2  4  4   2 — 12

EV (9-8)181812 18 — 66

Points — Rae Carlson 11; Maddi Klemme 10; Sydney McNeil 6; Sydney Stoll 6; Liviah Johnson 6; Sam Petersen 5; Paige Thines 5; Calli Beck 4; Renee Hartung 3; Rissa Yaddof 2; Jaysie Wood 2; Maisy Johnson 2; Kierra Messerich 2; Sarah Driscoll 2. Rebounds — L. Johnson 7; Yaddof 5; Klemme 5; Carlson 4; Wood 3; Thines 3; Beck 3; Petersen 2; Messerich 2; McNeil 1; Driscoll 1. Assists — Petersen 3; Beck 3; Wood 2; Messerich 2; Driscoll 2; Klemme 2; McNeil 1; Hartung 1; Stoll 1. Steals — Beck 2; Klemme 2; Yaddof 1; Petersen 1; Messerich 1; Thines 1; L. Johnson 1; Driscoll 1; Carlson 1. Blocks — L. Johnson 2; Klemme 1. FG — 30-54. FT — 2-7. 3PT — 4-8. 

Easton Valley 52

Midland 41

(At Wyoming Feb. 7)

E (10-8)111217 12 — 52

M (3-16)  813  5 15 — 41

Points — RaeAnn Carlson 17; Sarah Driscoll 11; Kierra Messerich 7; Sydney McNeil 6; Sydney Stoll 6; Calli Beck 4; Liviah Johnson 1.

Other stats not available at press time.