The Maquoketa Cardinals girls basketball team fell to 3-6 after the Marion Wolves came back using the three-point line to their advantage Dec. 21.

The Wolves downed the Cardinals 58-48 in the Cardinals’ last game before the holiday break 

The Cardinals got off to a quick start against Marion by scoring the first seven points of the game. After one quarter the Cardinals led 14-10. 

The Cardinals held Marion scoreless for more than 6 minutes, building a 19-10 lead at the 7:30 mark in the second quarter. The Cardinals would not score again until 1:20 left in the second quarter. By that time the Wolves took their first lead of the game 20-19 with 1:29 left in the second. The score was deadlocked at 21 going to halftime.

That’s when the Wolves took over. With 4:52 left in the third quarter, the Wolves extended their lead 32-23. 

The Wolves scored four three-point baskets, four two-point baskets, and three free throws for 23 points, while the Cards made only six two-point baskets and no three-pointers or free throws to put 12 total points on the board. This gave the Wolves a commanding 44-33 lead after three quarters. The Cardinals would get no closer in the fourth quarter, losing 58-48.

In the last 16 meetings between the two schools, the Cardinals have won only 2 times while losing 14.  

A couple of glaring stats for the game: the Cardinals committed 24 fouls which led to Marion shooting 34 free throws and connecting for 19. The Cardinals went to the line only 13 times and made five free throws. The Wolves were whistled for 17 fouls. The Cardinals made three three-point baskets while the Wolves made seven.

The twin towers of Jackie Miller and Carley Davis led the Cardinals in scoring, as Miller had 16 points and Davis chipped in with 12. Tenley Cavanagh had eight assists while Reese Kuhlman recorded four steals.

The Cardinals start the new year at home against Mount Vernon Tuesday, Jan. 4, then West Delaware travels to Maquoketa Friday, Jan. 7.

MARION 58

MAQUOKETA 48

Mar (5-3) 10  11  23  14 — 58

Maq (3-6) 14  7    12  15 — 48

Points — Jackie Miller 16; Carley Davis 12; Carley Cavanagh 8; CJ Yeager 7; Tenley Cavanagh 3; Emma Chapin 2. Rebounds — Davis 9; T. Cavanagh 7; Miller 6; Chapin 6; Yeager 4; Kuhlman 3; C. Cavanagh 3. Assists — T. Cavanagh 8; Yeager 2; Davis 2; Miller 1; C. Cavanagh 1; Chapin 1. Steals — Kuhlman 4; Yeager 2; T. Cavanagh 2; Miller 1; Davis 1. Blocks — Davis 4; Miller 1. Fouls — Davis 5; C. Cavanagh 5; Yeager 3; Kuhlman 3; T. Cavanagh 3; Miller 3; Chapin 2. FG — 20-58. 3PT — 3-15. FT — 5-13. 

 

EV reduces turnovers but loses to Irish

The Easton Valley River Hawks girls basketball team ended December on a sour note as conference foe Prince of Peace handed them a 78-69 loss. The 2-8 River Hawks will use the extended break to try to turn their season around.

For the first time this season, the River Hawks had four girls score in double figures: Renee Hartung 15, Kaitlyn Kuhl 14, Josie Wood 13, and Jaysie Wood 12. Kuhl recorded a double-double as she pulled down a team-high 17 rebounds. Right behind Kuhl was Emmah Johnson with 15 rebounds. Hartung came close to recording double figures in rebounds by pulling down 9.

The River Hawks put up a season-high 86 shots making 25 for 29.1%. The River Hawks also recorded a season-high 49 rebounds and had a season-low 11 turnovers in the loss to the Irish. The River Hawks average 21.5 turnovers a game. 

The River Hawks open the second half of the season on the road at Lisbon Friday, Jan. 7.

PRINCE OF PEACE 78

EASTON VALLEY 69

PoP (3-4) 10  24  23  21 — 78

EV (2-8)   16  22  13  18 — 69

Points — Renee Hartung 15; Kaitlyn Kuhl 14; Josie Wood 13; Jaysie Wood 12; Hadley Farrell 5; Emma Johnson 5; Charly Holdgrafer 4. Rebounds — Kuhl 17; Johnson 15; Hartung 9; Farrell 3; Jaysie Wood 2; Josie Wood 2; Holdgrafer 1. Assists — Hartung 5; Kuhl 3; Farrell 2; Holdgrafer 2; Jaysie Wood 1; Johnson 1; Rissa Yaddof 1. Steals — Josie Wood 4; Kuhl 3; Hartung 3; Holdgrafer 2; Farrell 1. Blocks — Farrell 1. Fouls — Farrell 4; Johnson 4; Kuhl 4; Jaysie Wood 3; Hartung 3; Holdgrafer 3; Josie Wood 3. FG — 25-86. 3PT — 6-34. FT — 12-23. 

 

• Boys

Third-quarter play still a trial for Cardinal boys

The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball team fell to 3-5 after travelling to Marion Dec. 21 and losing 63-55. 

Again, the third quarter seemed to be the difference as the Cardinals scored only four points in that quarter, putting them in hole that was just to big to dig out of. 

At halftime the Cardinals were down by six, but after the third quarter the Cardinals found themselves down 33-45. 

The Cards tried to fight back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Wolves 22-18, but came up eight points short.

The Cardinals start the new year on the road at Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Then, West Delaware comes to Maquoketa Friday, Jan. 7.

MARION 63

MAQUOKETA 55

Maq (3-5) 10  19   4   22 — 55

Mar (7-2) 14   20  11 18 — 63

Stats not available at press time.

 

EV boys drop PoP 75-33

The Class 1A No. 3-ranked Easton Valley River Hawks had just one game on its schedule last week leading into the holiday break. They defeated Prince of Peace 75-33.

Four EV players reached double figures with Cayden Deardorff leading the way with 14, Dylon Dyson chipped in 13, and Conor Gruver and Charlie Sandholdt each added 10.

The River Hawks used their size and experience to dominate the young Irish. Their defense held the Irish to just two points in the first quarter and just six points in the first half, giving the River Hawks a halftime lead of 40-6. 

The steady Carson Fuegen led the River Hawks with five assists and three steals.

Easton Valley opens the second half of the season on the road against Lisbon at 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

EASTON VALLEY 75

PRINCE OF PEACE 33

P (1-5)   2     4   15   12 — 33

EV (8-0) 22  18  19  16 — 75

Stats not available at press time.