MAXWELL - The Collins-Maxwell boys’ basketball team just couldn’t get anything going on offense against Janesville in a 59-14 loss Saturday in Maxwell.


Collins-Maxwell was held to single digits in each of the first three quarters and they failed to score in the fourth. The Spartans only shot 25 percent from the field and couldn’t convert a free throw or a 3-pointer, falling to 0-3 both overall and in the Iowa Star Conference.


Brett Livesay and Carter Fricke each gave a game effort in defeat for the Spartans.


Livesay corralled 10 rebounds and he also blocked four shots and scored two points. Fricke netted a team-high eight points.


John Kasper added four points, three rebounds and one block for the Spartans.


Codey Hicks paced Janesville with 21 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.


Janesville 59, Collins-Maxwell 14


J 9 20 13 17 - 59


CM 6 4 4 0 - 14


Janesville (59) - Josh Hahn 2-4 2-4 6, Peyton Meyer 0-5 1-4 1, Spencer Hoff 4-11 3-4 13, Caden Conrad 1-3 0-0 2, Sam Seedorf 0-1 0-0 0, Codey Hicks 9-11 3-7 21, Tanner Snitker 1-2 0-0 1, Jameson Conover 2-6 0-0 6, Ryan Hanson 2-5 0-0 4, Keigan Feldmann 2-4 0-0 4. Totals: 23-52 9-19 59. 3-point field goals (4): Hoff 2, Conover 2. Rebounds (30): Hicks 7. Assists (16): Hahn 6. Steals (17): Hahn 5. Blocks (10): Hahn 4. Fouls: 15.


Collins-Maxwell (14) - John Kasper 2-4 0-0 4, Frank Sposeto IV 0-0 0-0 0, Kadin Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Carter Fricke 4-11 0-1 8, Noah Rhoades 0-0 0-0 0, Mason Markley 0-0 0-0 0, Brett Livesay 1-4 0-1 2, Mike Hartgers 0-4 0-0 0, Austin Snoody 0-0 0-0 0, Ben Hofer 0-5 0-3 0. Totals: 7-28 0-6 14. 3-point field goals: None. Rebounds (19): Livesay 10. Assists: None. Steals (2): Livesay, Hofer. Blocks (5): Livesay 4. Fouls: 16.


MAXWELL - Collins-Maxwell was hurt by a poor second quarter in a 54-21 loss to Meskwaki Friday at Maxwell.


The Spartans were outscored 24-5 in the second quarter to fall behind 37-9 at the half. Their offense never got enough momentum going to make a run in the second half.


Carter Fricke had 10 points and four rebounds; John Kasper seven points, two rebounds and one steal and Brett Livesay 10 rebounds, one steal and one block for Collins-Maxwell. Mike Hartgers added two points, assists and steals apiece and Noah Rhoades two points and three rebounds.


Jarius Bear led Meskwaki with 17 points and two assists. Tate Bear added 13 points and five rebounds and Emmett Roberts nine points, seven assists and six boards.


Meskwaki 54, Collins-Maxwell 21


M 13 24 6 11 - 54


CM 4 5 6 6 - 21


Meskwaki (54) - Victor Balderas 2-3 1-2 5, Daymon Rosenberger 1-4 0-0 2, Tiernan Wanatee 0-1 1-2 1, Emmett Roberts 4-5 1-1 9, Tate Bear 5-16 3-6 13, Noah Seymour 2-7 0-0 5, Stanford Kapayou 1-1 0-0 2, Jarius Bear 6-12 0-0 17. Totals: 21-50 6-11 54. 3-point field goals (6): J. Bear 5, Seymour. Rebounds (27): Wanatee 7. Assists (13): Roberts 7.


Collins-Maxwell (21) - John Kasper 3-4 0-0 7, Frank Sposeto IV 0-0 0-0 0, Kadin Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Carter Fricke 4-17 2-4 10, Noah Rhoades 0-1 2-4 2, Mason Markley 0-1 0-0 0, Brett Livesay 0-4 2-3 2, Mike Hartgers 1-3 0-0 2, Austin Snoody 0-2 0-0 0, Ben Hofer 0-5 0-0 0. Totals: 8-37 4-10 21. 3-point field goals (1): Kasper. Rebounds (33): Livesay 10. Assists (2): Hartgers 2. Steals (5): Hartgers 2. Blocks (1): Livesay. Fouls: 11.


MAXWELL - Collins-Maxwell looked like a team playing in its first ever game early on in its season opener versus Colo-NESCO Nov. 28 at Colo.


The Spartans were overwhelmed by Colo-NESCO’s aggressive play and athleticism early, falling behind 13-0 out of the gate. But they showed great fight in the second quarter to briefly make it a game before running out of steam in the second half en route to a 69-30 setback.


Behind the dominant inside play of Matthew Hill and Jacob Clatt and the strong floor leadership of Philip Bower, Colo-NESCO built a 15-point lead by the end of first quarter. But the Spartans had settled down by the end of the quarter and in the second quarter, they played great defensively to keep the game from getting away.


Collins-Maxwell held Colo-NESCO to nine points in the second quarter. The Spartans got as close as 30-19 on a Brett Livesay basket late in the quarter.


“We put things together very well in the second quarter,” Collins-Maxwell head boys’ basketball coach Wes Stover said. “We started running our offense a little bit better and settled down into our defense a little better.”


But Colo-NESCO scored the last five points of the half then opened the second half with a 12-4 run to pull away.


Stover was happy with the effort his team gave considering the tremendous lack of experience on his roster.


“I only have two seniors that even got on the court last year for varsity (at Collins-Maxwell-Baxter) and they had a (combined) average of 1.3 points per game,” Stover said. “It’s a total fresh team. These kids have no experience and we knew what we were going to get right away.”


Carter Fricke led Collins-Maxwell with 13 points, five assists and two steals. Mike Hartgers tallied eight points and three rebounds; Livesay six points, 10 boards and two blocks; Austin Snoody three points and Ben Hofer four rebounds.


Hill finished with 26 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for Colo-NESCO. Clatt had 14 points and six boards and Bower 11 points, 11 assists and three steals.


Colo-NESCO 69, Collins-Maxwell 30


CM 11 8 6 5 - 30


CN 26 9 18 16 - 69


Collins-Maxwell (30) - Carter Fricke 5-12 2-2 13, John Kasper 0-6 0-0 0, Ben Hofer 0-3 0-1 0, Mike Hartgers 4-5 0-1 8, Brett Livesay 3-6 0-1 6, Mason Markley 0-1 0-0 0, Frank Sposeto IV 0-1 0-0 0, Noah Rhoades 0-0 0-0 0, Kadin Bennett 0-1 0-0 0, Austin Snoody 1-2 0-0 3. Totals: 13-37 2-5 30. 3-point field goals (2): Fricke, Snoddy. Rebounds (27): Livesay 10. Assists (9): Fricke 5. Steals (5): Fricke 2, Snoody 2. Blocks (2): Livesay 2. Fouls: 10.


Colo-NESCO (69) - Kelly Gray 2-6 1-2 5, Luke Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Brighton Clatt 0-0 0-0 0, Jack McKinney 0-2 0-0 0, Philip Bower 5-14 1-2 11, Sean Cutler 2-6 1-2 6, Mason Lytle 0-0 0-0 0, Matthew Hill 13-19 0-0 26, Jacob Clatt 7-12 0-0 14, Francis Bower 0-1 0-0 0, Bryce Niemeyer 3-4 1-2 7. Totals: 32-65 4-8 69. 3-point field goals (1): Cutler. Rebounds (38): Hill 9. Assists (22): Bower 11. Steals (13): Gray 5. Blocks (5): Hill 4. Fouls: 14.