COLO — The No. 5 Colo-Nesco boys’ basketball team avenged its only regular season loss of last season with a 62-39 trouncing of Roland-Story Saturday in Colo.

The Royals jumped all over the Norsemen in the first half to put the game away early. Colo-Nesco led 38-17 at the break and was never threatened the rest of the way, improving to 18-1.

Colo-Nesco held Roland-Story to just 25-percent shooting from the field. One day after Roland-Story hit 16 3-pointers against Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, the Norsemen were held to a 9 of 26 shooting effort from downtown by the Royals.

Colo-Nesco also held a 36-27 rebounding advantage and had 14 steals on defense. The Royals shot 47 percent from the field and made 7 of 10 free throws.

Grant Tiarks posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Tanner Clatt hit four 3-pointers and totaled 15 points and four steals for Colo-Nesco in the win. Brady Stoeffler added 13 points and nine assists; Christian Reischauer had eight points, five rebounds and four assists and Garret Tiarks put up six points and seven rebounds for the Royals.

Roland-Story fell to 11-8 with the loss. Colin Greene had 11 points, Austin Hobbs netted nine and John Barclay put up five points and six rebounds for the Norsemen.

Colo-Nesco 62,
Roland-Story 39

RS 6 11 13 9 - 39

CN 18 20 10 14 - 62

Roland-Story (39) - Alex Tieg 0-5 1-2 1, Josh Evde 0-0 0-0 0, John Barclay 0-8 5-6 5, Austin Hobbs 3-4 0-0 9, Patrick Marlow 0-2 0-1 0, Colten Arnold 2-2 0-0 5, Colin Greene 4-8 0-0 11, Tyler Hovick 1-7 0-0 3, Aren Halleland 1-1 2-3 5, Brandon McCoy 0-3 0-0 0, Matthew Weaver 0-1 0-0 0, Will McGraw 0-2 0-0 0, Mitchell Shorkey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 11-44 8-12 39. 3-point field goals (9): Hobbs 3, Greene 3, Arnold, Hovick, Halleland. Rebounds (27): Barclay 6. Assists (10): Hovick 5. Steals (4): Teig, Barclay, Hovick, McCoy. Blocks (2): Hovick, McCoy.

Colo-Nesco (62) - Christian Montgomery 1-3 0-0 2, Brady Stoeffler 4-10 4-4 13, Philip Bower 0-0 0-0 0, Steven Cutler 0-0 0-0 0, Garret Tiarks 3-6 0-0 6, Matthew Hill 1-2 0-0 2, Tanner Clatt 5-14 1-2 15, Christian Reischauer 4-7 0-0 8, Caleb Cobbs 0-0 0-0 0, Grant Tiarks 7-11 2-4 16. Totals: 25-53 7-10 62. 3-point field goals (5): Clatt 4, Stoeffler. Rebounds (36): Gr. Tiarks 12. Assists (19): Stoeffler 9. Steals (14): Clatt 4. Blocks (2): Stoeffler, Reischauer.

JANESVILLE — Strong shooting and aggressive rebounding and defense lifted Colo-Nesco past Janesville, 71-51, in a battle between the two division leaders in the Iowa Star Conference Friday at Janesville.

The game was decided in the second half. The Royals outscored the Wildcats 43-27 over the final two quarters.

Colo-Nesco shot 51 percent from the field, outrebounded Janesville by a 34-19 margin and came away with 17 steals. That helped the Royals, leaders of the ISC South Division, pull away for an impressive victory to remain perfect in the conference at 15-0.

Janesville - the ISC North Division leader - fell to 15-2 in conference play.

Several players made big contributions for Colo-Nesco in the win. Five different players scored in double figures for the Royals.

Tanner Clatt led the way with 18 points as he hit four 3-pointers on the night. Christian Reischauer posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds and he added five assists for the Royals.

Grant Tiarks and Brady Stoeffler both just missed a double-double. Tiarks tallied 14 points and nine rebounds and Stoeffler contributed 10 points, nine assists and five steals.

Matthew Hill added 10 points and five rebounds off the bench for the Royals. Garret Tiarks chipped in four points and steals apiece.

Jake Thode had 15 points and three steals and Spencer Hoff finished with 14 points for Janesville. Isaiah Carlson added 12 points and Danny Amile had six rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Wildcats.

Colo-Nesco 71, Janesville 51

CN 15 13 22 21 - 71

J 9 15 13 14 - 51

Colo-Nesco (71) - Christian Montgomery 0-2 0-0 0, Parker Eley 0-1 0-0 0, Brady Stoeffler 4-11 0-0 10, Philip Bower 0-0 0-0 0, Steven Cutler 0-0 0-0 0, Garret Tiarks 2-4 0-0 4, Matthew Hill 5-6 0-0 10, Tanner Clatt 6-12 2-2 18, Christian Reischauer 7-15 1-2 15, Grant Tiarks 7-10 0-1 14. Totals: 31-61 3-5 71. 3-point field goals (6): Clatt 4, Stoeffler 2. Rebounds (34): Reischauer 12. Assists (19): Stoeffler 9. Steals (17): Stoeffler 5. Blocks (2): Reischauer, Gr. Tiarks.

Janesville (51) - Jack Mauer 1-1 0-0 3, Noah Dodd 1-5 0-0 2, Jack Thode 6-10 3-4 15, Isaiah Carlson 5-8 2-4 12, Jacob Ruth 1-1 0-0 2, Spencer Hoff 4-5 3-4 14, Danny Amlie 0-8 0-0 0, Alex Visokey 0-1 0-0 0, Josiah Hovenga 1-2 1-2 3, Brady Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 19-42 9-14 51. 3-point field goals (4): Hoff 3, Mauer. Rebounds (19): Amlie 6. Assists (9): Amlie 3. Steals (10): Thode 3, Amlie 3. Blocks (2): Carlson, Amlie.