Friday, Feb. 10 Murray 74, M-SM 61

Friday, Feb. 10

Murray 74, M-SM 61

MURRAY — The Mustangs closed out the regular season on a 20-game win streak with a non-conference victory over the Blue Devils here Friday night.

It is just the second 20-win regular season in Murray boys basketball history. The Mustangs (20-1) open postseason play Thursday at home against Orient-Macksburg or Earlham, who play tonight.

The Mustangs led M-SM 20-12 after one quarter and took a 38-25 lead into the half. The Blue Devils outscored Murray 24-12 in the third to cut the lead to 50-49, but the Mustangs had a 24-12 quarter of their own in the fourth to pull away.

Austin Halls finished the night with 36 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Mustangs. Cody Scroggie added 15 points, Eddie Otto had five points and three steals and Pat Kilmer added five points and five rebounds coming off the bench.

E. Union 55, O-M 47

ORIENT — The Eagles rallied from a five-point fourth quarter deficit for a non-conference win over the Bulldogs here Friday night.

O-M led 43-38 early in the fourth, but East Union finished the game on a 17-4 run.

Jake Hoff had 22 points for the Eagles, while Michael Weinkoetz added 12. Ben Burkhead chipped in eight points, Cole Campbell added six and Trevor Barnett had four.

Alex Davis paced the Bulldogs with 16 points and Brandon Sammons had 10. Jordan Thompson had eight points, Jacob Caviness six and Aaron Brown four.

Nod. Valley 67,

Kuemper Cath. 55

CARROLL — The Wolverines closed out the regular season with a solid win over the Hawkeye 10 Conference Knights in a non-conference contest Friday.

“A hard-fought, physical game,” coach Darrell Burmeister said. “Our guys ran the floor well and played tough down the stretch. A good road game win over a quality opponent heading into the postseason.”

Nodaway Valley (18-2) outscored the Knights 8-0 in the final minute of the first quarter for an 18-12 lead and led 28-23 at the half. Kuemper (14-7) took the lead midway through the third quarter, but the Wolverines led 53-49 late in the game and outscored the Knights 14-6 down the stretch to pull away.

T.J. Bower had 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had three steals. Dan Ehrsam added 20 points and nine rebounds and Dean Frank had 15 points, three steals and two assists. Brad Baudler had eight assists and seven points, while Alex Welsch grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked eight shots.