LAMONI — Cody Scroggie scored 11 points and Pat Kilmer made 3-of-4 free throws in the fourth quarter as Murray came from behind to defeat Lamoni 52-50 here Tuesday.
Scroggie finished with 17 points and six rebounds, while Kilmer finished with seven points, three rebounds and two blocks.
“This was an interesting game tonight as we were cold from the field,” Murray head coach Darin Wookey said. “We struggled to find any consistency, but were able to get a win on a tough night of shooting and getting into serious foul trouble. Cody Scroggie hit for 11 points in the fourth quarter and Pat Kilmer was big again tonight, hitting 3-of-4 from the free throw line late in the game. But, we must do a better job on the defensive boards the next game. Lamoni is a good ball team and they played well tonight.”
Austin Halls led the Mustangs with 21 points, including 10-of-13 at the free throw line. Halls also pulled down six rebounds to go with seven assists.
Jeremy Deemer led Lamoni with 16 points while Jackson Carr added 13.
Murray, 2-0, hosts Twin Cedars on Friday.
Nodaway Valley 77, Clarinda 38
CLARINDA — Nodaway Valley opened the game on a 17-0 run in the first 3:00 of the game, en route to a 77-38 win over Clarinda here Tuesday.
The Wolverines held a 61-25 lead at halftime, enforcing teh mercy rule.
Senior Alex Welsch scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, with 14 rebounds, eight blocked shots and five assists in just three quarters of play for the Wolverines, who are ranked No. 6 in Class 2A by Radio Iowa and No. 5 by Sports Spotlight.
Brad Baulder added 13 points and TJ Bower chipped in 12 points for Nodaway Valley. Jackson Lamb and Tim Hansen each netted six points. Dan Ehrsam and Zach Plymesser each finished with three assists.
Nodaway Valley, 1-0, travels to East Union on Friday.
East Union 20
DIAGONAL — Diagonal freshman Jacob Taylor poured in 22 points to lead Diagonal to a 46-20 win over East Union here Tuesday.
Taylor knocked down three 3-pointers along with six field goals. Shad Haidsiak and Blake Butler each netted six points for the Maroons, now 2-0. Heath Evans added five points, while Kenny Weaselhead scored three points. Ryan Parrott and Colter Pickering each scored two points.
Trevor Barnett, Hunter Schmitz and Dustin Hoyt each scored six points for the Eagles, 0-1. Sean Schmitz scored two points for the Eagles.
Diagonal travels to Moulton-Udell on Friday, while East Union hosts Nodaway Valley Friday.