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PHOTO PROVIDED – The Marshalltown girls’ wrestling team poses for a photo during Saturday’s kickoff tournament in Central Iowa hosted by Nevada High School.

NEVADA — The Marshalltown High School girls’ wrestling team finished 13th out of 28 teams at the inaugural Nevada tournament in central Iowa on Saturday, sending 10 wrestlers to the mats and scoring 53 points as a team.

The Bobcats were led by Rayna Bastidas, who placed third in the 105-pound class. Bastidas won two of their three matches, starting with a pin from Panorama’s Ella Carico in the second period. Harley Tobin defeated Bastidas by pin in the semifinals, but Bastidas bounced back and pinned Gilbert’s Jaydan Jeppesen in 1 minute and 2 seconds.

Melissa Hernandez took sixth with 235 points to go 2-2 with a pin, and Deanna Mancillaz was seventh with 120 points. She also finished 2-2 with both wins by fall. Emily Andrade Zepeda and Mary-Alyssa Griggs-Smith also made it 2-2, while Alena Arana, Kate Czerniewski, Genevieve Lantigua and Meya Roberts each finished 2-1.

#4 West Marshall opens by blowing past Colo-NESCO

COLO — West Marshall Basketball’s traditional season opener against Colo-NESCO went exactly as the Trojans had hoped — an early lead and an easy, big win. The No. 4 Trojans led 28-9 after the first eight minutes and only extended that lead as the night progressed, beating the Royals 75-16 on Friday night.

UNI signee Katy Reyerson led the Trojans with 29 points in 11-for-18 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers and also leading the Trojans in rebounds (nine), assists (eight) and a staggering 10 steals. Bella Borgos scored 14 points and added six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Sophomore Reese Jansen had eight rebounds of his own.

West Marshall led 45-12 at the break and kept the Royals scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Next up for the Trojans is a road trip against Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday night.

East Marshall girls roll Valley Lutheran for season opener

LE GRAND — East Marshall kept Valley Lutheran scoreless in two of the four quarters on Friday night and opened the season with a 49-5 home win.

Scored 20 points in the first quarter, allowing only three points from Valley Lutheran. In the second and fourth quarters, the Mustangs kept Valley scoreless and extended their lead. Leading the scoring for East Marshall was Makayla Hala with 21 points, four rebounds and three steals. Delaney Ryan added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Four Mustangs had three steals each, while Valley Lutheran had committed 47 turnovers.

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