Algona hands Cadets first league loss
Algona out-scored Iowa Falls-Alden 10-3 in the game’s final 1:20 to take a 65-58 North Central Conference boys’ basketball victory and hand the Cadets its first conference loss of the season.
The league contest was played at Algona High on Friday, Jan. 6 as the red-and-black improved to 4-6 overall and are now 3-2 in conference games while Iowa Falls-Alden fell to 5-3 overall and are 3-1 in the league.
Riley Helmers scored the opening basket of the game before the visitors answered with 13-0 run to lead 13-2 but the Bulldogs finished the stanza with a 9-0 run to trail by just two points at 13-11 as the first quarter ended.
For more on this story, see the Jan. 12 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.