CLARION - The Nevada girls’ basketball team sputtered over the middle two quarters in a 50-36 loss to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows during the Class 3A regional quarterfinals Saturday at Clarion.


After only trailing by a point through one quarter, Nevada was outscored 25-10 over the second and third quarters. The Cubs fell behind 21-12 at the half, and by the end of the third, they were down 36-20.


Nevada was held to 3 of 17 shooting from 3-point range and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows was 8 of 18 from behind the arc. The Cubs also turned the ball over 25 times and only forced 12 miscues.


The Cubs ended the season with an 8-14 record. Addi Vorm had nine points, nine rebounds and two assists and Kacie Rewerts put up 12 points and three boards in a losing effort.


Riley Mailey added seven points for Nevada. Amanda Fortmann chipped in four points and two steals and Mikayla Long four points, three rebounds and one block.


Clarion-Goldfield-Dows advanced to the regional semifinals with an 11-11 record. Raven Kinnetz had 16 points and Quinn Hansch added 14 for the Cowboys.


Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 50, Nevada 36


N 10 2 8 16 - 36


CGD 11 10 15 14 - 50


Nevada (36) - Sydney Mosinski 0-3 0-3 0, Mikayla Long 2-3 0-0 4, Elie Tuhn 0-2 0-0 0, Amanda Fortmann 1-4 2-2 4, Amelea Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Kacie Rewerts 6-8 0-1 12, Aubrey Gibson 0-0 0-0 0, Riley Mailey 2-6 1-2 7, Addi Vorm 2-10 4-4 9. Totals: 13-38 7-12 36. 3-point field goals (3): Mailey 2, Vorm. Rebounds (22): Vorm 9. Assists (5): Vorm 2. Steals (4): Fortmann 2. Blocks (1): Long.


CGD (50) - Jadyn Jondle 2-4 1-3 5, Raven Kinnetz 5-18 3-4 16, Quinn Hansch 5-10 0-0 14, Courtney Harle 2-5 1-2 5, Megan Askelsen 2-7 0-0 5, Vanessa Kolb 2-7 0-0 4, Emily Kapka 0-2 1-2 1. Totals: 18-53 6-11 50. 3-point field goals (8): Hansch 4, Kinnetz 3, Askelsen. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: Kolb.


JEWELL - Freshman Elie Tuhn played like a season veteran against South Hamilton Feb. 5, helping Nevada end the regular season on a positive note with a 39-34 victory.


Tuhn went for a career-high 19 points and added four steals to enable Nevada to finish with an even 7-7 Heart of Iowa Conference record and take an 8-13 overall mark into regionals. South Hamilton focused on slowing down leading Cub scorer Kacie Rewerts, and point guard Amanda Fortmann and Tuhn made the Hawks pay.


“Number 11, she made a big difference for them,” South Hamilton head girls’ basketball coach Mark Henderson said. “She just kind of got lost too much in our zone, and got some open looks and got us in a hole we couldn’t come back from.”


Nevada took charge in the second quarter, outscoring South Hamilton 14-2 in the period to go up by nine at the half. South Hamilton fought all the way back to take a 27-25 lead early in the fourth quarter after two 3-pointers from Breanne Diersen and a Sydney Friest basket, but then Tuhn took over.


After Sydney Mosinski tied the score, Tuhn hit a 3-pointer to regain the lead for her team with five minutes left. She later fed Rewerts for a basket after coming up with a steal, hit another 3-pointer and scored off a steal to put Nevada up 37-29.


“I was just really confident tonight,” Tuhn said. “My team did a really good job helping me get those shots.”


Diersen hit another 3-pointer to give South Hamilton hope. Emma Lewis was then fouled on a 3-pointer and made 2 of 3 foul shots to pull the Hawks within 37-34 with 18 seconds left.


But Tuhn was clutch yet again on Nevada’s next possession.


Tuhn was quickly fouled and went to the line for a one-and-one situation with 14 seconds left. She calmly made the first shot, then sank the bonus to ice the game.


“I knew it was important to help my team by making those shots,” Tuhn said.


Mosinski also had a big night. With South Hamilton doubling Rewerts most of the night, Mosinski stepped up with 12 points and seven rebounds in the post.


“Since there were two people on Kacie, there was obviously one person open,” Mosinski said. “I tried to take advantage of that.”


Amelea Jones also came up with some big baskets inside for Nevada, finishing with six points and three steals. Rewerts tacked on five rebounds and four steals


South Hamilton ended HOIC play at 5-9 and dropped to 7-13 overall. Henderson was pleased his team came back from nine down to take the lead in the fourth before running out of gas.


Diersen led South Hamilton with 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Friest had six points and three assists and Caleigh Hewitt chipped in four points and a block.


Nevada 39, South Hamilton 34


N 4 14 7 14 - 39


SH 7 2 10 15 - 34


Nevada (39) - Sydney Mosinski 5-12 2-2 12, Mikayla Long 0-8 0-0 0, Elie Tuhn 6-12 2-2 19, Amanda Fortmann 0-3 0-1 0, Amelea Jones 3-6 0-0 6, Kacie Rewerts 1-3 0-2 2, Aubrey Gibson 0-2 0-0 0, Riley Mailey 0-4 0-0 0. Totals: 15-50 4-7 39. 3-point field goals (5): Tuhn 5. Rebounds (22): Mosinski 7. Assists (9): Long 3, Riley 3. Steals (16): Tuhn 4, Rewerts 4. Blocks (1): Mailey Fouls: 9.


South Hamilton (34) - Rylee Woodall 0-3 3-6 3, Emma Lewis 0-3 2-3 2, Breanne Diersen 4-11 0-0 12, Brookelyn George 0-1 0-0 0, Aneesa Balderas 0-3 0-0 0, Hailey Diersen 2-3 0-0 4, Sydney Friest 2-3 2-2 6, Caleigh Hewitt 2-2 0-0 4, Krista Swenson 1-3 0-0 3. Totals: 11-31 7-11 34. 3-point field goals (5): B. Diersen 4, Swenson. Rebounds (29): B. Diersen 8. Assists (9): Friest 3. Steals (4): Woodall, Lewis, Friest, Swenson. Blocks (6): B. Dierson 3. Fouls: 14.


MONROE - A great first half on defense wasn’t enough for Nevada against Prairie City-Monroe Feb. 4 as the Cubs fell to the Mustangs in overtime, 37-33.


Nevada held PCM to just two points in the second quarter, building a 19-8 lead at the half. But the Mustangs pulled within 24-19 after three quarters, then tied the score at 30-30 to end regulation and force overtime.


PCM kept up the momentum in overtime. The Mustangs held the Cubs to just three points in the extra session to complete the comeback victory.


Nevada dominated the boards, outrebounding PCM by a 32-17 margin. But the Cubs only made 1 of 17 3-pointers and made just 31 percent of their field goals.


Kacie Rewerts posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Nevada in a losing effort. Amelea Jones added eight points; Sydney Mosinski five points, four rebounds and two assists and Riley Mailey five points and two steals.


Amanda Fortmann chipped in five steals and four rebounds, Mikayla Long two points and three rebounds and Aubrey Gibson one point and two rebounds for the Cubs.


Regan Freland paced PCM with 10 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists. Cameron Wignall added nine points and three steals for the Mustangs.


PCM 37, Nevada 33 (OT)


N 11 8 5 6 3 - 33


PCM 6 2 11 11 7 - 37


Nevada (33) - Sydney Mosinski 2-5 1-2 5, Mikayla Long 1-3 0-0 2, Elie Tuhn 0-7 0-0 0, Amanda Fortmann 0-9 0-0 0, Amelea Jones 4-5 0-1 8, Kacie Rewerts 5-9 2-4 12, Aubrey Gibson 0-2 1-2 1, Riley Mailey 2-5 0-0 5. Totals: 14-45 4-9 33. 3-point field goals (1): Mailey. Rebounds (32): Rewerts 12. Assists (9): Mosinski 2, Long 2, Fortmann 2. Steals (8): Fortmann 5. Blocks (1): Mosinski. Fouls: 9.


PCM (37) - Sierra Foster 0-2 0-0 0, Cameron Wignall 3-8 1-1 9, Alexis Kuecker 0-0 2-2 2, Emma George 1-2 0-1 3, Celeste Wagaman 1-4 0-0 2, Lilli Baird 2-5 0-0 6, Regan Freland 2-15 5-8 10, Katie McCarthy 0-0 1-2 1, Mackenzie Bussan 2-3 0-0 4. Totals: 11-39 9-14 37. 3-point field goals (6): Wignall 2, Baird 2, George, Freland. Rebounds (17): Freland 7. Assists (9): Freland 3. Steals (10): Freland 4. Blocks: None. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: Wignall.