Tigerhawk boys fall to Belle Plaine in pre-break finale

Jan. 3—COLFAX — A big game by Harrison Rhone was not enough for the Colfax-Mingo boys' basketball team on Dec. 22.

The Tigerhawks went into the holiday break with a 47-36 home loss to Belle Plaine after the Plainsmen dominated on the glass and overcame 19 turnovers in the South Iowa Cedar League contest.

Rhone finished with 21 points, six rebounds and two steals, while Jared Lewis added 10 points and five rebounds.

Elias Hostetter had three points, four rebounds and three steals, Brandon Kite grabbed seven boards, Cael Bracewell dished out three assists and Konner Dalton grabbed a pair of rebounds.

The Tigerhawks (4-6, 3-5 in the SICL) have lost three straight games.

Colfax-Mingo shot 25.5 percent from the floor, made 6-of-26 from 3-point range and connected on 2-of-4 from the free-throw line.

Belle Plaine out-rebounded the Tigerhawks 42-26 and Sam DeMeulenaere led the Plainsmen with 21 points and eight rebounds.

Jax Stamp added six points, 16 rebounds and five assists and Riley Simmons tallied 13 points and 11 boards.

The Plainsmen (8-2, 6-2) shot 39.2 percent from the floor and missed all 13 of their shots from 3. Belle Plaine, which has won six in a row over C-M, shot 7-of-12 from the foul line.