COLFAX — Games were decided quickly Friday night at Colfax-Mingo. Unfortunately for the home crowd, the decisions did not go the Tigerhawks’ ways.
Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raider girls dispatched Colfax-Mingo, 58-20, in Heart of Iowa Conference play. The Raiders led by 10 after on quarter. They extended their 27-8 halftime lead with a 22-5 third-quarter surge.
The boys’ contest followed much the same pattern. CMB posted an 18-6 first-quarter lead on its way to a 62-32 win over Colfax-Mingo. The Raiders were in front 32-13 at the break.
“Our kids played hard. We did a decent job defensively, but still allowed too many good looks from three-point range,” Tigerhawk boys’ head coach John Borts said. “We got shots out of our sets but couldn’t knock down enough of them.”
The Raider boys drained nine 3-pointers in the game. Joey Nissen hit four of those, finishing with 14 points. Bryce Kemp scored 13 points and had assists for CMB. Zach Samson 10 rebounds.
The Tigerhawk boys got 10 points from Nate Smith and eight from Jacob Lietz. Borts said he was pleased to see Smith and fellow senior Juan Gonzales hit a couple of 3-pointers each in the second half.
CMB improved to 14-5 overall and 11-5 in conference play. The Raiders go to Roland-Story Tuesday.
CMB’S GIRLS controlled the conference contest from the opening tip against Colfax-Mingo. The Raiders shot 47 percent, 24-of-51, from the field and the Tigerhawk girls shot a chilly 12.5 percent, 6-of-48. CMB owned a 44-26 rebounding margin.
Abbie Haupert powered the Raider offense with 27 points, hitting 11-of-16 from the field and downing all five free throw attempts. Haupert pulled down 14 rebounds, blocked seven shots and made three steals.
Lexi Breon scored 10 points and dished out 10 assists for CMB. Mackenzie Schmitz and Bridget Hurley each had four assists. Mikayla Eslinger had 10 rebounds.
Jena Teed drilled two 3-pointers for the Tigerhawks. Teed finished with seven points, plus had six rebounds and two assists. Jessica Albright scored five points. McKenzie Cogley handled seven rebounds and two steals.
The CMB girls are 6-15 overall. They play their final game tonight at home against Prairie City-Monroe.