GIRLS’ BASKETBALL


Ballard cruises past Norwalk


Ballard defeated Norwalk, 56-25, on Tuesday night.


The Bombers led 17-2 after the first quarter and never looked back.


Josie Fleischmann had 12 points and two rebounds while Brooke Loewe had 11 points and seven assists. Molly Ihle had eight assists, nine steals and six points.


Mason City defeats Ames


Mason City defeated Ames, 74-65, on Friday night in a road game for the Little Cyclones, who return home Friday night.


Tigers top Toreadors


Gilbert defeated Boone, 66-45, on Tuesday.


The Tigers (3-1) led 20-0 to start the game, ultimately getting 17 points from Ava Hawthorne, 14 from Nessa Johnson, 13 from Emma Bulman and 10 from Katie Currans.


Gilbert plays at North Polk on Friday.


BOYS’ BASKETBALL


Gilbert defeats Boone


Gilbert scored a victory against Boone, 63-51, on Tuesday in its season opener.


Jack Dresser had 16 points while Easton Johnson had 11 rebounds.


Tucker Hanson had eight points while Tony Terrones and Tanner Henningsen both had seven points. Terrones added four steals.