The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals scored 30 points in the 2nd quarter of a 79-33 win over Saint Ansgar in Class 2A district basketball action Monday, advancing to play 2nd ranked New Hampton Thursday night. In a game heard on B103.1, Joel Toppin led the way with 20 points, which put him over 1,000 points for his career.  Braden Meints added 13, Jake Wolf 12, and Spencer Shaw 10. 

The Newman Knights defeated North Iowa in the 1A district tournament 60-56 Monday night in Buffalo Center.  In a game heard on KIOW, Tate Corporon had 19, Derek Yegge 18, and Taylor Ostermann 12 for North Iowa, while Jack Fitzgerald and Joey Verstegen had 16 apiece for the Knights.  Other boys tournament scores:

Osage 71, Central Springs 50

Hampton-Dumont 57, Aplington-Parkersburg 40

North Union 69, CWL 48

Clarion-Goldfield 68, Woodward Academy 59

Eagle Grove 84, Ogden 79 OT

Hudson 66, Iowa Falls-Alden 60


Tonight, the North Iowa Lady Bison travel to Northwood to take on the Vikings of Northwood-Kensett in 1A Regional action. Join AJ Taylor for the live play by play from Northwood, with pregame at 6:55, and tip off at 7 pm on KIOW and  On B103.1, the Belmond-Klemme Broncos take on Manson-Northwest Webster in 2A regional action. Karl Wooldridge will have the play by play from Manson, with pregame at 6:55, and tipoff at 7 pm.  Girls tournament basketball tonight on KIOW,, and B103.1.

Tomorrow, we have State Dual Team tournament action, as the Clear Lake Lions wrestle Creston/Orient-Macksburg in the opening round 2A dual action. Meet time is 11 AM.  Karl Wooldridge will have the live hold by hold coverage starting at 11 am.  The Lions will also wrestle at 1 pm, and either 4:30 or 6:30 pm.  The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinals will take on Clear Lake in 3A Regional Semifinal action at 7 pm Wednesday night. Join Orin Harris for the live play by play from Clear Lake High School, with pregame at 6:50, and tipoff at 7 pm.  Cardinal basketball tomorrow night on KIOW and