COLFAX – Good ball movement, hot outside shooting and tough defense combined to give the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter boys’ basketball team a decisive 62-32 road win over Colfax-Mingo Friday.

CMB shot 48 percent from the field and had 19 of its 22 field goals come off an assist. The Raiders hit 9 of 17 3-pointers and they held the Tigerhawks to 24-percent shooting from the field, improving to 14-5 overall and 11-5 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.

Colfax-Mingo failed to score more than seven points in any of the first three quarters thanks to CMB’s tough defense. The Raiders led 32-13 at the half, and by the end of the third quarter, their advantage ballooned to 31 points.

Joey Nissen hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 14 points for CMB. Bryce Kemp added 13 points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks for the Raiders.

Seth Balke chipped in nine points, four rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block and Patrick Girard added seven points, six rebounds and two blocks. Zach Samson added five points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block and Austin Moorman tacked on five points, two assists and two steal.

Nate Smith recorded 10 points, four steals and two blocks for Colfax-Mingo in a losing effort. Jacob Lietz tacked on eight points and eight rebounds and Colin Lourens pulled down nine rebounds and came away with three steals for the Tigerhawks.

CMB 62, Colfax-Mingo 32

CMB 18 14 18 12 – 62

C-M 6 7 6 13 – 32

CMB (62) – Austin Moorman 2-5 0-0 5, Joey Nissen 5-8 0-0 14, Tommy Galloway 1-3 0-0 3, Zach Samson 2-4 1-2 5, Seth Balke 3-7 1-2 9, Bryce Kemp 4-7 5-6 13, Mark Deutsch 0-1 0-0 0, Brady Stover 1-1 0-0 3, Patrick Girard 3-7 1-3 7, Hunter Gunderson 1-2 1-2 3, Brad Ritter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-46 9-15 62. 3-point field goals (9): Nissen 4, Balke 2, Moorman, Galloway. Rebounds (38): Samson 10. Assists (19): Kemp 5. Steals (15): Balke 3. Blocks (6): Kemp 2, Girard 2.

Colfax-Mingo (32) – Jared Myers 0-7 0-0 0, Blake Summy 0-3 0-0 0, Juan Gonzales 2-4 0-0 6, Jacob Lietz 4-13 0-3 8, Jacob Buehrer 0-1 0-0 0, Marcus Tomlonovic 0-1 0-0 0, Nate Smith 4-12 0-0 10, Colin Lourens 1-3 1-2 3, Michael Deal 0-1 3-4 3, James Stoecker 1-5 0-0 2. Totals; 12-50 4-9 32. 3-point field goals (4): Gonzales 2, Smith 2. Rebounds (27): Lourens 9. Assists (3): Summy, Gonzales, Lietz. Steals (11): Smith 4. Blocks (2): Smith 2.

BAXTER – An awesome start didn’t hold up for Collins-Maxwell-Baxter in a Heart of Iowa Conference showdown with South Hamilton Feb. 5 in Baxter.

The Raiders’ aggressive play on both ends of the court shell-shocked the HOIC-leading Hawks in the first half as CMB dominated the first two quarters. But the Raiders struggled to defend South Hamilton’s excellent perimeter game in the second half as they let an 18-point lead slip away in a 75-69 loss.

CMB was clicking on all cylinders through the early stages of the second quarter.

Seven points from Austin Moorman, four apiece from Zach Samson and Patrick Girard and three from Bryce Kemp lifted CMB to an 18-5 lead, and when the first quarter ended, the Raiders were up 19-6. Traditional three-point plays from Samson and Moorman and a Balke 3-pointer increased CMB’s lead to 28-10 with four minutes, 34 seconds left in the second quarter.

South Hamilton finished the half strong to close within 34-27 at the break. But CMB kept up the pressure in the third quarter.

Kemp spent a lot of the first half on the bench in foul trouble, but the versatile 6-5 forward came out firing in the second half. Kemp netted 12 of his team-high 23 points in the third quarter to keep the Raiders on top, 53-47, heading into the fourth quarter.

"I know we had a big lead, but even at halftime we still said plus seven," CMB head coach Scott Brummel said. "Even going into the fourth quarter, it was still plus six on our side."

Joey Nissen hit a 3-pointer and Kemp added another basket to increase CMB’s lead to 58-50 early in the fourth quarter. But then South Hamilton guard Trevor Ullestad took over.

Ullestad torched CMB’s zone defense for four 3-pointers in the final period. He hit three treys in a span of three minutes early in the quarter, with the third 3-pointer tying the game at 59-59 with 5:03 remaining.

"We call it trading off from our bottom guy to our top guy in the zone and I don’t think we traded off very well, so he got a couple open looks that I think got him going," Brummel said. "A couple times we even had him covered and he still got going."

Matt Hislop hit 1 of 2 foul shots with 4:39 left to give South Hamilton its first lead since the opening minute of play when the Hawks led 3-0.

Hislop then fed Andrew Wintermote for a basket and scored on a coast-to-coast drive to increase the Hawk advantage to 64-59. Moorman ended a 3 ½ minute dry spell with a basket at the 2:19 mark for CMB, but Ullestad came back with another timely 3-pointer to give South Hamilton a 67-61 lead with two minutes left.

Kemp provided one last ray of hope for CMB. With 1:39 to go, Kemp drew contact on a putback and converted the free throw to get CMB within three and he added two more free throws 33 seconds later to pull CMB within 67-66.

But Hislop made both ends of a one-and-one and Trevor Smith did the same 20 seconds later after Tommy Galloway missed a floater for CMB. Samson and Kemp combined to hit 3 of 4 free throws over the next 18 seconds to get CMB within two, but Hislop and Smith hit four more foul shots in the final 17 seconds to ice the game for South Hamilton.

"They did a little bit better job of covering up the middle of the floor in the second half and our shot selection in the fourth quarter wasn’t great and theirs was," Brummel said. "They also made most of their free throws and we missed seven or eight in the second half."

CMB shot 43 percent from the field (23 of 53) and 69 percent from the line (20 of 29). The Raiders also outrebounded South Hamilton, 39-30, and forced more turnovers to finish with 17 steals.

South Hamilton was right with CMB in shooting from the field (23 of 54) and the Hawks were 17 of 25 from the charity stripe. South Hamilton ended up draining 12 3-pointers in 35 attempts, which proved to be the difference as CMB struggled from outside, making just 3 of 13 shots from behind the arc.

Kemp, Samson and Moorman all had big games in defeat for CMB.

Kemp ended up shooting 8 of 15 from the field and 7 of 11 from the line, and he had nine rebounds and two assists, steals and blocks apiece to go along with his big scoring night.

Samson posted an impressive triple-double. Samson made 5 of 6 field goals and all five of his free throws to score 15 points and he also pulled down 15 rebounds and came away with an impressive 10 steals on defense.

Moorman carried CMB offensively in the first half, scoring 14 of his 16 points over the first two quarters. He also dished out two assists and came away with two steals.

Ullestad ended up 8 of 17 from 3-point range, scoring 24 points. Hislop added 20 points, eight assists and three steals and talented freshman forward Collin Hill put up 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block for the Hawks, who improved to 16-3 overall and 14-2 in the conference.

South Hamilton 75, CMB 69

SH 6 21 20 28 – 75

CMB 19 15 19 16 – 69

South Hamilton (75) – Trevor Ullestad 8-17 0-0 24, Matt Hislop 6-13 6-10 20, Trevor Smith 1-1 4-5 6, Ross Enderson 0-4 0-0 0, Collin Hill 3-10 7-8 15, Jacob Ratzke 0-0 0-0 0, Zach Zoske 1-2 0-1 2, Zach Puls 1-1 0-0 2, Caleb Olson 0-0 0-0 0, Andrew Wintermote 3-6 0-1 6, Nathan McSparin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-54 17-25 75. 3-point field goals (12): Ullestad 8, Hislop 2, Hill 2. Rebounds (30): Wintermote 7. Assists (15): Hislop 8. Steals (8): Hislop 3. Blocks (2): Hill, Puls.

CMB (69) – Austin Moorman 5-15 5-7 16, Joey Nissen 1-5 1-2 4, Tommy Galloway 1-5 0-0 2, Zach Samson 5-6 5-5 15, Seth Balke 1-2 1-2 4, Bryce Kemp 8-15 7-11 23, Brady Stover 0-0 0-0 0, Patrick Girard 2-5 1-2 5. Totals: 23-53 20-29 69. 3-point field goals (3): Moorman, Nissen, Balke. Rebounds (39): Samson 15. Assists (17): Galloway 6. Steals (17): Samson 10. Blocks (3): Kemp 2.