Comets edge Waukon, 78-76, for 3rd straight win

Press photo by John Burbridge Charles City freshman Ashlyn Hoeft, right, collides with Waukon’s Sydney Ross during Friday’s Northeast Iowa Conference girls basketball game, which Waukon won, 61-22.
Press photo by John Burbridge
Charles City freshman Ashlyn Hoeft, right, collides with Waukon’s Sydney Ross during Friday’s Northeast Iowa Conference girls basketball game, which Waukon won, 61-22.

Press Staff Report

Charles City senior Jack Molstead scored a team-high 24 points — including a 3-point, half-court shot at the buzzer to end the first quarter — while leading the Comets past hosting Waukon, 78-76, in Northeast Iowa Conference boys basketball action on Friday.

Comet sophomore JJ Ritter scored a career-high 19 points, and Tait Arndt (13 points) and Marcus Cranshaw (11 points) were also in double-figures for Charles City, which won its third straight dating back to last year before the holiday break while improving to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the NEIC.

The Comets survived a 40-point performance by Waukon senior Michael Sweeney, who made five 3-point shots and was 11 of 13 at the free-throw line.

The Indians fell to 2-6 and 0-4.

Charles City hosted the girls varsity game between the two schools that night, and lost to the Class 3A No. 8-ranked Indians, 61-22.

Comet freshman Rachel Chambers scored a career-high 8 points for Charles City, which fell to 0-9 and 0-5.

Waukon sophomore Annika Headington scored a game-high 13 points for the Indians (8-1, 5-1), who placed 12 players in the scoring column.

Boys Varsity

CHARLES CITY 78, WAUKON 76

Scoring by Quarters

CHARLES CITY 18 21 20 19 — 78

WAUKON 12 19 26 19 — 76

CHARLES CITY — Jack Molstead 24, De’Ontaye Hoefer 2, JJ Ritter 19, Marcus Cranshaw 11, Colton Slinger 5, Cael Ruzicka 4, Tait Arndt 13.

WAUKON — Creed Welch 12, Michael Headington 8, Reed Kelly 2, Ethan O’Neill 2, Michael Sweeney 40, Asher Fahey 2, Branden Hemann 10.

Girls Varsity

WAUKON 61, CHARLES CITY 22

Scoring by Quarters

WAUKON 20 23 12 6 — 61

CHARLES CITY 4 5 8 5 — 22

WAUKON — Madison Ahlstrom 11, Regan Griffith 2, Alison Sherman 2, Allison Goltz 4, Aubree Cota 4, Lauren Griffith 8, Margaret Wacker 2, Faith Palmer 2, Molly Brodahl 2, MacKenzie Copper 8, Sydney Ross 3, Annika Headington 13.

CHARLES CITY — Lynn Hoeft 3, Lydia Staudt 5, Rachel Chambers 8, Kara Hoffman 2, Liz Fiser 2, Jodie Sindlinger 2.

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