Area girls basketball
Nodaway Valley 53, East Union 42
AFTON — A 20-6 advantage in the second quarter was the difference in an otherwise close game as Nodaway Valley defeated East Union 53-42 here on Friday.
Three Wolverine players scored in double figures as Sydney Reeves netted 13, Shelby Venteicher scored 12 and Hollie Perrin added 10 off the bench. Reeves also added six rebounds, five steals and three assists. Venteicher had one rebound, one steal and two assists.
Julie Bricker pulled down six rebounds for the Wolverines and had three steals, while Christine Gross added nine points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Dusti Carlisle led the Eagles in scoring with 14 points, to go along with four rebounds, four steals and two assists. Kelsey Hoff added eight points and 14 rebounds, while Brittany Malnoe added six points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
“We played NV pretty tough,” East Union head coach Matt Delger said. “We lost to them both times last year by more than 23 points, so to stay close was an improvement.”
Twin Cedars 56, Murray 52
MURRAY — Class 1A No. 15-ranked Twin Cedars came from behind in the fourth quarter to pull out a 56-52 win over Murray here on Friday.
Murray held a 45-43 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Twin Cedars outscored the Mustangs 13-7 in the final quarter.
Kate Patton led the Mustangs with 17 points and five steals, while also grabbing four rebounds. Cheyanne Ashby added eight points, and Megan Oswald finished with seven points, six boards and five assists for the Mustangs, now 3-1.
“A hard fought battle where we came up a little short against the number 15-ranked team in 1A,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “We definitely cut down our turnovers and shot better, but couldn’t hold onto an eight point lead with five minutes to go in the third quarter. Alee Hugen is a good post player for Twin Cedars, and she was just too tough for us to handle.”
Hugen finished with a game-high 20 points.
Murray hosts Melcher-Dallas tonight.
ORIENT — Katie Hall’s 32 points led Grandview Park Baptist to a 57-29 win over Orient-Macksburg here on Friday.
Morgan James led the Bulldogs with eight points, while Jasmine Ruckman, Shannon Eads and Gabby Jenkins each netted five points. Courtney Neal added four points and Kortni Frisbie scored two points.
Jenkins finished with a team-high nine rebounds, while Eads added five boards. Shyla Waldhauser finished with four steals for the Bulldogs.
“We didn’t come out ready to play tonight,” head coach Kelli Goodale said. “We are better than what we showed tonight. Poor passing really hurt us tonight. We need to make better passing decisions.”
Mount Ayr 44, Corning 38
MOUNT AYR — Corning fell to Mount Ayr 44-38 here on Friday night.
Marie Palmer led the Red Raiders with nine points, while also grabbing seven rebounds. Sydney Maynes scored five points with eight rebounds and three blocks. Tiffany Shepherd added six points, while Regan Jessen and Marissa Drake each scored five points with seven rebounds from Drake.
“We had strong bench play from Jonnie Weeks, Sydney Maynes, Marissa Drake and Regan Jessen,” Corning co-head coach Julie Krauth said. “We played better as we are a young team that is gaining experience with each game.”
Corning hosts Bedford on Tuesday, while Mount Ayr hosts East Union.