Nodaway Valley 38, Mount Ayr 32
MOUNT AYR — The Nodaway Valley girls used a 15-5 advantage in the fourth quarter to complete a come-from-behind victory over Mount Ayr here on Tuesday, winning 38-32.
The Wolverines improved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference with the win, while Mount Ayr drops to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Nodaway Valley started the game with an 8-0 run, but Mount Ayr answered with an 11-0 run of its own to take the lead. The Raiderettes never surrendered that lead until just under 3:00 remaining in the game, when the Wolverine press led to several transition buckets.
“Nodaway Valley continues to struggle to put four quarters together,” head coach Tom Thompson said. “A good start and a 15-5 run in the last five minutes were enough to get the win. A win at Mount Ayr is hard to get, so it’s great to improve to 5-0. Free throw shooting was the difference for the second straight game.”
The Wolverines shot 9-of-15 from the free throw line, including a perfect 6-of-6 by Shelby Venteicher, who led the team with 14 points. Venteicher also collected five steals and four rebounds.
Sydney Reeves added 10 points and four rebounds, while Josie Carter chipped in nine points with seven steals and six assists. Christine Gross led the Wolverines with 10 rebounds.
Paige Daughton led the Raiderettes with 10 points, while Broook Rychnovsky connected on three 3-pointers for nine points and Taylor Still contributed eight points.
The Wolverines travel to Martensdale-St. Marys on Friday, while Mount Ayr returns to action Friday at home against Interstate 35.
Exira/EHK 48, Orient-Macks. 28
ORIENT — Rachel Smith led Exira/EHK to a 48-28 win over Orient-Macksburg here on Tuesday.
Smith netted 14 points for the Spartans, while Morgan Huegerich added 13 and Claire Paulsen scored 10.
Morgan James led the Bulldogs with 11 points on two 3-pointers, to go with two steals, two assists and two rebounds.
Shannon Eads chipped in seven points with four rebounds. Shyla Waldhauser scored four points with three rebounds, while Lisa Moss scored three points with three rebounds. Tara Guion chipped in three points to go with two assists and two rebounds.
Jasmine Ruckman contribted three assists and three rebounds, while Gabby Jenkins collected three assists and four rebounds.
The Bulldogs travel to Adair-Casey on Dec. 18.
LENOX — Sydney Maynes and Ella Akin led Corning to a 60-31 win over Lenox here on Tuesday, improving the Red Raiders to 1-5 for the season.
Maynes led all scorers with 19 points while finishing with six rebounds, four steals, two blocks and an assist. Akin recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, to go with three steals and two blocks.
Paige Jessen scored eight points with nine rebounds and four assists, while Marie Palmer added seven points and 11 rebounds for Corning. Marissa Drake chipped in six points.
“We put together a really good game as 11 players had quality time tonight to contribute to the victory,” Corning co-head coach Julie Krauth said.
Aurora Arevalo led Lenox with nine points and 14 rebounds, while Katie Dukes added nine points with three rebounds.