Slow start plagues C-M boys in losses to Colo-NESCO, Keota

Jan. 16—COLO — A tough shooting night and a slow start doomed the Colfax-Mingo boys basketball team on Thursday night.

The Tigerhawks fell behind early and never recovered during a 60-38 road loss in non-conference play.

Harrison Rhone scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds and swiped two steals to lead the Tigerhawks, but Colfax-Mingo trailed 26-6 after one quarter.

The visitors won the second quarter 8-2 but were outscored 32-24 in the second half.

Colfax-Mingo shot 25 percent from the floor, connected on 4-of-20 from 3-point range and made 10-of-18 from the free-throw line. The Tigerhawks turned the ball over 22 times.

Elias Hostetter finished with six points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals, Cael Bracewell tallied six points and three assists and Kale Wilwerding chipped in four points and four rebounds.

Jared Lewis scored six points and swiped two steals, Konner Dalton grabbed three rebounds and Kaden Dalton, Mason Edwards and Brandon Kite all pulled down two boards.

Lucas Frohwein led the Royals with 21 points, 16 rebounds and four assists. Breckin Clatt had 15 points and seven steals.

Colo-NESCO (6-7) out-rebounded the Tigerhawks 45-33 and the Royals turned the ball over 24 times.

Keota 84, Colfax-Mingo 43

COLFAX — Bracewell put in a season-best 17 points, but Colfax-Mingo turned the ball over 25 times and couldn't overcome a slow start at home during an 84-43 loss to Keota.

The Eagles led the South Iowa Cedar League game 43-24 at halftime and outscored their hosts 25-7 in the third.

Bracewell led the Tigerhawks with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals and Rhone added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Hostetter scored seven points and grabbed three boards, Wilwerding put in five points, Gibson and Konner Dalton each grabbed four rebounds, Kite corralled three boards and Lewis had two rebounds.

The Tigerhawks (0-12 overall, 0-9 in the SICL) shot 35 percent from the floor and made 7-of-19 from 3.

Evan Vittetoe led the Eagles with 20 points and nine rebounds, Sawyer Stout put in 17 points and Billie Kindred added 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Keota (12-3, 9-2) shot 54 percent from the floor, made eight treys and committed only seven turnovers.