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Developmental basketball league for grades K-2

The Creston Basketball Association will be starting Wednesday for grades K-2 in the middle school gym.

The format of the league will be learning the fundamentals of basketball.

The dates for practices are Jan. 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Feb. 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Cost is $30 per player, which includes a t-shirt.

Please make checks payable to the Creston Basketball Association.

Registration forms are available at the elementary/middle school office.

For questions or more information contact Brad Baker at or Scott Driskell at

Maddred Athlete of the week

Southwestern Community College men's basketball player Jamil Maddred was named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference's athlete of the week of Division II basketball.

Maddred led the way for Southwestern against Division I 19th-ranked Indian Hills in the Spartans only game of the week.

Maddred scored a team-high 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Maddred was feeling it from behind the arc shooting 4-for-4 from three and was also 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

Southwestern is 16-0 and ranked second in NJCAA Division II. The Spartans open ICCAC play Saturday hosting Kirkwood at 3 p.m.

Taylor AOTW

PELLA — Central College men’s basketball player Colby Taylor was named the Iowa Conference male athlete of the week after averaging 29.5 points per game and ascending to the top of the program’s all-time scoring list.

The Creston product was also recognized as the league’s men’s basketball player of the week.

Entering Wednesday’s night game at home against Luther College, Taylor needed 27 points to pass Jeff Verhoef ’80 for the top spot on the scoring list. After a slow start in the first half, he ended up with 30 points to take over the No. 1 slot. Central beat the Norse 82-67.

In a 94-87 loss against Buena Vista University Saturday, Taylor had 29 more points. He also had 12 points in six rebounds combined in the two games.

It’s the fourth time Taylor has been named the league player of the week, previously being cited January 11, 2015; December 7, 2014 and February 23, 2014.

Central continues the season on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at home against Loras College.

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