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Area girls basketball

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 1:43 p.m. CDT

Bedford 38,

Mount Ayr 28

BEDFORD — The Mount Ayr girls basketball team came up short in its upset bid against the top-rated Bedford Bulldogs here on Friday, losing 38-28 as the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half.

Bedford held a 12-11 lead at halftime before outscoring the Raiderettes 26-17 in the second half.

Taylor Still led the Raiderettes with eight points and eight rebounds, to go with three steals and four blocks. Paige Daughton added seven points and eight rebounds with two assists. Caitlin Giles finished with three assists.

“We played great defense, we just need to shoot better,” Mount Ayr head coach Thad Streit said. “I’m proud of our effort.”

Peyton Russell led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

Mount Ayr is 3-3 heading into tonight’s encounter with Nodaway Valley (4-1).

Stanton 62,

Corning 49

STANTON — Corning fell 62-49 to Stanton here on Monday, despite a monster performance from sophomore Marie Palmer.

Palmer finished the game with 17 points and 23 rebounds for the Red Raiders, now 0-6. Sydney Maynes also had a big night, collecting 13 points, six rebounds, four steals and four blocks.

Paige Jessen and Ella Akin each pitched in nine points, while Akin grabbed six rebounds. Jonnie Weeks led Corning with six assists.

“We played much more consistently tonight with less turnovers, and worked better as a unit,” co-head coach Julie Krauth said.

Corning travels to Lenox (0-5) tonight.

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