Mount Ayr 50
MURRAY — The Murray boys basketball team blew open a close game with a 22-9 advantage in the second quarter, rolling to a 64-50 win over Mount Ayr here on Monday.
Mount Ayr held a 19-17 lead after the first quarter, before Murray took control of the game.
“This was a shootout in the first quarter, but we were able to open a lead in the second quarter, outscoring them 22-9,” Murray head coach Darin Wookey said. “Austin Halls was on in the first half, scoring 26 points and getting eight assists, which came mostly in the second half. But, it was our team defense after the first quarter that was the difference in the game.”
Halls led all scorers with 26 points, adding eight assists, three steals and six rebounds. Halls shot 5-of-8 from behind the 3-point arc.
Sam Rockhold was the only other Mustang in double figures, scoring 10 points and adding five rebounds.
Cody Scroggie chipped in nine points and five rebounds, to go with three assists. Eddie Otto contributed six opints and three rebounds.
Matt Johnston scored five points with three rebounds, while Seth Nerness added four points and a team-high eight boards. Pat Kilmer finished with four points and three rebounds.
Jake Still led the Raiders with 16 points and six rebounds, while Braydee Poore and John Triggs each added 12 points. Poore grabbed five rebounds with three assists. Triggs and Dylan Doman each had four rebounds for the Raiders, who host Corning Friday.
Murray, 2-0 after edging Lamoni 52-50 Tuesday, hosts Twin Cedars on Friday.
CAM 64, Orient-Macksburg 24
ORIENT — Trevor McKee led four players in double figures with 12 points as CAM rolled past Orient-Macksburg Tuesday, 64-24.
An 18-7 first quarter pushed the Cougars to the victory. Tate Winther, Conner Bell and Michael Holste each scored 10 points. Chance Denney added seven.
Chantz Davidson led O-M with 10 points. James Sullivan added six and Jordan Thompson and Jesse Johnson each tallied four.