Area girls basketball
East Union 46, Lenox 30
AFTON — Dusti Carlisle scored 20 points with four steals and five rebounds as the Eagles pulled away from Lenox early, leading 11-4 after one quarter.
Kelsey Hoff contributed 16 points with 12 rebounds for the Eagles. Brittany Malone added eight points and four assists for the Eagles (2-3).
“I was really proud of the way our team played,” said EU coach Matt Delger. “Dusti Carlisle was red hot shooting and Kelsey Hoff had an outstanding tame. The most impressive thing was our team defense, hustle and effort.”
Aurora Aravelo had 11 points and eight rebounds for Lenox (0-5). Katie Dukes turned in eight points and eight rebounds, while Taylor Foster finished with five points and two rebounds.
Nodaway Valley 48, Corning 44
GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley used a 13-1 to start the second half and posted the hard-fought four-point win to improve to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pride of Iowa.
Free throw shooting was a key, as the Wolverines shot 68 percent (15-22) to Corning’s 38 percent (6-16). Shelby Venteicher had 12 points and seven steals for the Wolverines. Josie Carter added 11 points, and Sydney Reeves tallied nine points and five steals.
Leading the way for Corning was Marie Palmer with 16 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks. Ella Akin added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sydney Maynes had eight points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals. Marissa Drake came off the bench and grabbed five rebounds and two steals for Corning, which let an 11-point halftime lead slip away.
MURRAY — A 15-9 third quarter turned the tables on Murray in a one-point home loss Friday. Moravia improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Bluegrass Conference, while Murray slipped to 4-2 and 0-2.
“A very tough game to lose,” said Murray coach Jerry Shields. “It was back and forth the whole way. We held an eight-point lead in the third quarter and they took a five-point lead in the fourth quarter.”
Moravia made the front end of a two-shot free throw opportunity with 20 seconds left. Murray had two opportunities to score, but turned the ball over once and missed a shot with four seconds left.
ICA 36, O-M 31
ORIENT — Jasmine Ruckman and Gabby Jenkins each scored 10 points for Orient-Maacksburg in the close defeat Friday to Iowa Christian Academy.
Jenkins grabbed 17 rebounds and Ruckman had three assists. Shanon Eads had six points and seven rebounds.
“Tonight we played shorthanded due to illness and injury, so other girls had to step up and they did a good job of filling the deficiencies,” O-M coach Kelli Goodale. “We dug a hole in the first half (9-20), and worked ourselves back into it.”
Hanna Carlson and Morgan Phipps had 12 points each for ICA.