Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Sports

January 8, 2014

Saints dominate Moravia, 86-61

Melcher-Dallas — The Melcher-Dallas boys' basketball team jumped out to an early lead against Moravia on Tuesday, Jan. 7, and never looked back. 

Led by the usual suspects, Senior Troy Lee and Junior Chase Wetterling, the Saints had a 12-point lead after the first quarter. Lee was strong under the basket offensively and defensively. He finished the game with 25 points and Wetterling with 30. 

The Mohawks struggled to hold on to the ball throughout the first, due to the defensive onslaught of the entire Saints' team. Melcher-Dallas' game was on in all areas of the game, shooting well from the outside and inside as well. Six different Saints had put points on the board by halftime, when the team went into the locker room with a 48-25 lead. 

When Moravia came back out at halftime, a few of the players performances, seeking fouls, went nowhere as the referees were not foold. The Saints, for the most part, stayed out of foul trouble in the second half. 

Head Coach Jim Wells took advantage of the Saints' dominance of this game to work in some of the younger members of his team. Freshman Travis Ernst was able to put six on the board, including a nice three-pointer. 

"It was a fun win," Wells said after the game. "That's all you can ask for as a coach." 

The 86-61 final was the highest point total for the Saints this season. Wells complimented the way his team played defense, which helped them get the lead. He also appreciated the way the players shared the ball. 

After Wetterling and Lee, the next highest scorer was Junior Brock Breese, who added 15 to the tally. Junior Waylon Balk scored seven and Freshman Zach Moore scored three. 

The Saints are at 3-7 on the year. Tuesday's victory ended a six-game skid for Melcher-Dallas. The team travels Tuesday, Jan. 14, to face Twin Cedars. 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • TC 4.jpg Sabers advance to title game

    The undefeated Twin Cdears Sabers baseball team will play for the Class 1A state title against Mason City-Newman on Saturday, Aug.2, at noon.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jeff Gordon.jpg Gordon, Stewart, Kahne and Larson to drive for charity

    NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson and Jeff Gordon are scheduled to take part in a charity race at Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville on Wednesday, Aug. 6. 

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • TC PP 24.jpg Slideshow: Twin Cedars at State Tournament The Twin Cedars Sabers won their opening game of the State Baseball Tournament on Saturday by a score of 7-0. Hundreds of Saber faithful also made the trip. The team hopes to have strong attendance again for the semi-final game on Thursday, July 31, at 2 p.m.

    July 28, 2014

  • Sabers.jpg Sabers complete perfect regular season

    The Twin Cedars Saber baseball team finishes the 2014 regular season with a perfect 29-0 record. Without a moment's hesitation, the team's focus goes to the postseason, and its new record of 0-0. 

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Saber seniors and parents.jpg Sabers dominate on Senior Night

    On a cold and cloudy Senior Night, the Twin Cedars Sabers baseball team continued its winning ways with a 15-0 victory over Cardinal, Eldon in four innings. 

    July 3, 2014 10 Photos

  • Panthers.jpg Panthers split with Newton

    The Knoxville Panther baseball team traveled to Newton Wednesday night and split a double-header with the Cardinals. 

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • trojan team with capitol.jpg A day at Principal Park Two of Marion County's finest baseball teams, Twin Cedars and Pleasantville, played and won games at Principal Park on Wednesday, June 25. The Trojans defeated Sigourney 16-1 and the Sabers beat Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 9-0.

    June 26, 2014

  • Kaden Loscher.jpg Knoxville drops two to Norwalk

    The Knoxville Panther baseball team lost both games of a double header at home Wednesday night to Norwalk, but the team remains at .500 on the season. 

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kinser cars.jpg Kinser exhibit opens tomorrow

    A few finishing touches need to be added, but the "Salute to Champions: Steve Kinser" exhibit is scheduled to open Friday, June 13, the day before the World of Outlaws returns to Knoxville. 

    June 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • baseball team.jpg Panther bats go crazy in Des Moines

    The Knoxville Panther baseball team bounced back in a big way Tuesday afternoon, defeating the Chariton Chargers 18-2 in under four complete innings. 

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

Features
AP Video
Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Visit Youth at Jail Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire Despite Moratorium, Detroit Water Worries Remain Faith Leaders Arrested at DC Deportation Protest Family Dispute Cripples Northeast Grocery Chain CDC Warns Travelers Amid Ebola Outbreak US Stocks Plunge, Wiping Out July's Gains Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Raw: 2 Hurt in NY Trench Collapse House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

Yes
No
     View Results