What we learned from Nevada's decisive sweep of Greene County: Cub basketball teams rout Rams

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Ty Dittmer

The Nevada basketball teams took care of business in their final game before Christmas break Dec. 21.

The Cubs traveled to Jefferson and swept Greene County.

The Nevada boys posted a lopsided 84-53 victory. The win was the fourth straight for the boys and it put them at 6-2 overall an 5-1 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.

The Cub girls also coasted to a decisive victory. The girls won by a 53-22 score to improve to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the HOIC.

It was the second win a row for the girls.

Here is what we learned from the two dominant Nevada victories over the Rams:

Boys win rebounding, turnover battles

The Nevada boys outclassed Greene County on the glass and they also did a much better job taking care of the basketball.

Nevada outrebounded Greene County by a 39-29 margin, including 11-7 on the offensive glass. The Cubs also forced 18 turnovers and only committed eight.

The 3-point shot also played a big role in Nevada's success. The Cubs made 12 of 28 shots from downtown.

Dittmer delivers

Senior guard Ty Dittmer had his best game of the season for Nevada.

Dittmer scored a game-high 25 points on 9 of 18 shooting, including a 5 of 9 effort from 3-point range. Dittmer also pulled down four rebounds.

James Edwards and Spencer Grant both added 13 points for the Cub boys. Edwards tacked on seven rebounds, six assists and three steals and Grant five rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Jacob Khounsourath finished with nine points off the bench. Carson Rhodes chipped in eight points and nine rebounds.

Girls play suffocating defense

The Nevada girls clamped down defensively for nearly the entire night against Greene County.

The Cub girls never let the Rams score more than seven points in a quarter. They limited Greene County to 24 % shooting and just a 1 of 13 showing from 3-point range and also forced 24 turnovers.

Spreading the wealth

The Nevada girls did an excellent job did a fantastic job getting everyone involved on offense.

Bridget Cahill scored 10 points off the bench after making 4 of 9 field goals, including 2 of 6 3-pointers, and adding three rebounds and two steals.

Bridget Cahill

Cahill was the only Cub girl to score in double figures. Three Cubs scored eight points and two more finished with five.

Shelbi Hazlitt had eight points and eight rebounds, Maddie Dunham eight points and five boards and Tessa Borwick eight points and three steals. Emma Strottman finished with five points and seven rebounds, Avery Hinson five points, Mayzi Weig four points and two steals, Alexandria Arnaud three points and three assists and Hannah Waldera two points.