GRUNDY CENTER - Nevada was on point in the first half in an 81-50 thrashing of Grundy Center Feb. 6 at Grundy Center.


The Cubs outscored the Spartans 47-23 in the first half to put the game away early. The victory evened Nevada’s record at 10-10.


An active defense sparked the Cub rout. Nevada racked up 25 steals on the night and held Grundy Center to 33-percent shooting.


Nevada shot 42 percent from the field. The Cubs made eight 3-pointers and totaled 14 offensive rebounds.


Trent Stahl scored 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting from the field and he added five steals for Nevada. Om’Unique Wilkerson put up 20 points, four steals and one block and Luke Merfeld 11 points, six rebounds and one block.


Tyler Sansgaard hit three 3-pointers and scored nine points and Jakob Strottman netted eight points and canned two shots from long range for the Cubs. Kody Kruschwitz added four points and four steals and Jack Cahill delivered four points and rebounds apiece.


Grundy Center fell to 2-18. Joe Johnson led the Spartans with 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks and Sage Klar also scored four points.


Nevada 81, Grundy Center 50


N 23 24 13 21 - 81


GC 12 11 15 12 - 50


Nevada (81) - Jacob Sanders 0-1 0-2 0, Chase Lycke 1-2 0-0 2, Trent Stahl 9-13 2-2 21, Devin See 1-6 0-0 2, Kody Kruschwitz 2-7 0-0 4, Jack Higgins 0-4 0-0 0, Tyler Sansgaard 3-8 0-0 9, Luke Merfeld 4-9 3-5 11, Jakob Strottman 3-5 0-0 8, Om’Unique Wilkerson 9-17 0-2 20, Ayden Rhodes 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas Crawford 0-0 0-0 0, Brayden Bottorf 0-1 0-0 0, Jack Cahill 1-4 2-2 4, Jarrett Fredin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 33-78 7-13 81. 3-point field goals (8): Sansgaard 3, Strottman 2, Wilkerson 2, Stahl. Rebounds (33): Merfeld 6. Assists (19): See 4. Steals (25): Stahl 5. Blocks (5): Higgins 2. Fouls: 18.


Grundy Center (50) - Drew Rathe 3-12 2-3 9, Cale Hendricks 0-1 0-0 0, Travis Kuester 1-5 2-2 5, Sage Klar 4-10 2-3 12, Caleb Kuiper 0-0 0-0 0, Brady Jacobsen 0-1 0-0 0, Mitchell Munson 0-1 0-0 0, Derek Ciddio 1-1 0-2 2, Jos Kuiper 2-5 2-3 6, Joe Johnson 5-11 2-3 12, Tanner Appel 1-4 0-0 2, Matthew Sternhagen 0-1 0-0 0, Landon Graham 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 18-54 10-16 50. 3-point field goals (4): Klar 2, Rathe, Kuester. Rebounds (41): Johnson 9. Assists (9): Kuester 2. Steals: None. Blocks (5): Johnson 2. Fouls: 15.