Area boys basketball

Published: Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 11:24 a.m. CDT

Murray 71,

Moravia 13

MURRAY — Murray jumped out to an early lead, allowing head coach Darin Wookey to get his bench players plenty of playing time in a 71-13 win over Moravia here on Friday.

Austin Halls led the Mustangs with 19 points and six steals, while adding four assists. Eddie Otto was the only other Mustang in double figures with 10, to go along with five steals. Cody Scroggie finished with six rebounds and eight assists.

Andrew Rider made his varsity debut for the season, coming back from a broken wrist during football season. Rider scored eight points and finished with four steals for the Mustangs, now 5-0.

“We really tried to get a lot of people involved in the offense tonight,” Wookey said. “We jumped out early and then tried several different combinations in the lineup. We mixed our young guys with the older guys tonight and tried to get everyone a lot of playing time.”

Murray travels to Diagonal on Tuesday.

Nodaway Valley 87, Corning 16

GREENFIELD — Associated Press No. 1-ranked Nodaway Valley used a 22-7 first quarter advantage on its way to rolling to an 87-16 win over Corning here on Friday.

The Wolverines closed the game on a 30-0 run.

TJ Bower led the Wolverines with 24 points to go along with four assists, four steals and four rebounds. Alex Welsch finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. Brad Baudler added 11 points with five assists and five steals. Freshman Jackson Lamb contributed 11 points and two steals off the bench.

Keegan Longabaugh led Corning with seven points, while Nick Spring added four. Lance Swartz finished with three and Blaine Williams contributed two.

Longabaugh also collected six rebounds and led the Red Raiders with two assists.

“Nodaway Valley is No. 1 in the state in 2A for a reason,” Corning head coach Pete Nett said. “Their press is really aggressive, and they really look to disrupt your normal passing lanes on the offensive side of the ball.

“Our kids played hard the whole game. We had a few bright spots — I thought this was probably Keegan’s best game of the year to date.”

Corning falls to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the Pride of Iowa Conference, while Nodaway Valley improves to 4-0 and 3-0. Nodaway Valley travels to Mount Ayr on Tuesday in a matchup of POI Conference unbeatens.

Orient-Macks. 57, ICA 43

ORIENT — Orient-Macksburg sophomore Jordan Thompson led all scorers with 17 points, as the Bulldogs defeated Iowa Christian Academy 57-43 here on Friday.

Jacob Caviness added 14 points for the Bulldogs, and went 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Chantz Davidson chipped in 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Jesse Johnson and James Sullivan each scored eight points for Orient-Macksburg, now 1-3 for the season.

The Bulldogs host Exira/EHK on Tuesday.

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