MAXWELL - The Collins-Maxwell girls’ basketball team bounced back from its first Iowa Star Conference South Division loss with an impressive 63-40 victory over Riceville Saturday.


Reagan Franzen and Kenzi Wierson both had big games to help the Spartans bounce back from a 47-36 loss at Meskwaki on Friday to knock off a previously-unbeaten Wildcat team.


Franzen went for 28 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. She had been struggling at the line in recent games, but hit 11 of 13 free throws against the Wildcats and also made 8 of 14 shots from the field, including one 3-pointer.


“I was just finishing my shots,” Franzen said. “I was really just trying to get in there and be more aggressive.”


Franzen really got hot in the third quarter. She scored 13 points to help Collins-Maxwell go from a 10-point halftime lead to up 20 going into the fourth.


Wierson finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. She scored six points in the fourth quarter, including one basket off a sick move that took her defender off her feet, to help the Spatans ice the game and improve to 6-2 on the season.


“I knew I needed to get my shots up because I haven’t been shooting well lately,” Wierson said. “I came out ready and knew what I had to get done.”


Brooke Christie hit two 3-pointers to help Collins-Maxwell turn an early 5-3 deficit into a 17-5 lead late in the first quarter. She finished with seven points and four rebounds.


Alexis Houge added 10 points and four assists. Emma Kahler and Trinity Stover both scored two points.


“Everyone was ready to play today,” Franzen said. “I feel like we were all really determined tonight to get our record to 6-2.”


As a team Collins-Maxwell shot an impressive 61 percent from the field and nearly doubled up Riceville in rebounds, 43-22. The Spartans also held the Wildcats to 25-percent shooting.


Riceville, part of the ISC North Division, fell to 5-1. Joy Beran had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals, Madison Mauer seven points and Brynn Hemann six points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats.


Collins-Maxwell 63, Riceville 40


R 8 11 10 11 - 40


CM 17 12 20 14 - 63


Riceville (40) - Madison Mauer 2-7 3-3 7, Josie Ganson 1-3 0-0 2, Brynn Hemann 1-10 3-4 6, Saige Sullivan 0-3 0-0 0, O’Malley Fair 2-16 0-2 6, Joy Beran 7-17 1-2 15, Alexa Houser 0-0 0-0 0, Abby Retterath 2-5 0-0 4. Totals: 15-61 7-11 40. 3-point field goals (3): Fair 2, Hemann. Rebounds (22): Hemann 7. Assists (7): Hemann 3. Steals (9): Beran 4. Blocks (2): Gansen, Fair. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: Mauer, Fair.


Collins-Maxwell (63) - Emma Kahler 1-2 0-0 2, Trinity Stover 0-1 2-2 , Avery Fricke 0-0 0-0 0, Kenzi Wierson 6-7 2-2 14, Jane’e Jones 0-0 0-0 0 Brooke Christie 2-3 1-2 7, Alexis Houge 5-8 0-4 10, Karley Bartleson 0-0 0-0 0, Marissa Boege 0-1 0-0 0, Reagan Franzen 8-14 11-13 28, Isabelle Hill 0-0 0-1 0. Totals: 22-36 16-24 63. 3-point field goals (3): Christie 2, Franzen. Rebounds (43): Wierson 11, Franzen 11. Assists (15): Houge 4. Steals (8): Wierson 3, Franzen 3. Blocks: None. Fouls: 12.


TAMA - Nothing went right after the first quarter for Collins-Maxwell in a 47-36 loss to Meskwaki Friday.


The Spartans were on fire early, taking a 20-12 lead after the first eight minutes. But Meskwaki went to a zone defense that Collins-Maxwell had no answer for the rest of the night.


Collins-Maxwell only scored 16 points over the final three quarters. Its lead was cut to 26-25 at the half and Meskwaki pulled even after three quarters despite only scoring four points in the third quarter.


In the fourth quarter Meskwaki got hot and put 18 points on the board to pull away and hand Collins-Maxwell its first Iowa Star Conference South Division loss. The Spartans dropped to 3-1 in the ISC South Division.


Collins-Maxwell outrebounded Meskwaki 34-22. But the Spartans went without a 3-pointer and Meskwaki drilled seven shots from long range.


Meskwaki also shot better from the field overall (44 to 33 percent) and the foul line (71 to 44 percent).


Reagan Franzen had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and six steals for Collins-Maxwell in a losing effort. Kenzi Wierson added seven points and 13 rebounds and Trinity Stover scored six points.


Payton Tahahwah led Meskwaki with 19 points, five steals, four assists and two blocks. Deandra Navarro hit three 3-pointers and totaled nine points and three assists and Summer Youngbear added six points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors, who improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the ISC South Division


Meskwaki 47, Collins-Maxwell 36


CM 20 6 3 7 - 36


M 12 13 4 18 - 47


Collins-Maxwell (36) - Emma Kahler 2-5 0-0 4, Trinity Stover 3-4 0-0 6, Kenzi Wierson 3-4 1-3 7, Brooke Christie 1-8 0-0 2, Alexis Houge 0-9 3-7 3, Karley Bartleson 0-0 1-2 1, Reagan Franzen 5-13 3-6 13, Isabelle Hill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-43 8-18 36. 3-point field goals: None. Rebounds (34): Wierson 13. Assists (11): Franzen 5. Steals (9): Franzen 6. Blocks: None. Fouls: 14.


Meskwaki (47) - Shye Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Deandra Navarro 3-10 0-0 9, Payton Tahahwah 5-10 8-11 19, Genesis Ramirez 3-5 0-0 8, Summer Youngbear 2-4 2-3 6, Geanna Bear 2-5 0-0 5. Totals: 15-34 10-14 47. 3-point field goals (7): Navarro 3, Ramirez 2, Tahahwah, Bear. Rebounds (22): Youngbear 11. Assists (13): Tahahwah 4, Bear 4. Steals (8): Tahahwah 5. Blocks (2): Tahahwah 2.


MAXWELL - Collins-Maxwell jumped all over North Tama in the first half en route to a 57-26 victory Dec. 10.


The Spartans took a 36-8 lead at the half. They led by 11 after one quarter then outscored the Redhawks 20-3 in the second.


Collins-Maxwell coasted over the final two quarters to improve to 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Iowa Star Conference South Division.


Brooke Christie had the hot hand for Collins-Maxwell. She made 6 of 7 3-pointers to net a career-high 18 points and added four rebounds and three steals.


Alexis Houge tacked on 15 points, five steals and two assists and Kenzi Wierson 11 points, four rebounds and four steals. Emma Kahler finished with five points, four assists and seven steals and Reagan Franzen four points, six rebounds, five assists and seven steals.


Karley Bartleson and Jane’e Jones both chipped in two points and Trinity Stover handed out two assists for the Spartans.


Collins-Maxwell 57, North Tama 26


NT 5 3 11 7 - 26


CM 16 20 10 11 - 57


Collins-Maxwell (57) - Emma Kahler 1-2 3-4 5, Trinity Stover 0-4 0-0 0, Avery Fricke 0-2 0-2 0, Kenzi Wierson 5-10 1-2 11, Jane’e Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Brooke Christie 6-7 0-0 18, Alexis Houge 7-13 1-2 15, Karley Bartleson 1-1 0-0 2, Reagan Franzen 0-8 4-12 4. Totals: 21-48 9-22 57. 3-point field goals (6): Christie 6. Rebounds (23): Franzen 6. Assists (15): Franzen 5. Steals (28): Em. Kahler 7, Franzen 7. Blocks (1): Franzen. Fouls: 12.