Area girls basketball
Mount Ayr 53
MOUNT AYR — Taylor Still had a big game with 25 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to power Mount Ayr to a victory over Clarke, as the Lady Indians won 72-53 here on Monday.
The Raiderettes held a 15-3 lead in the first quarter before Clarke started knocking down shots.
“We did a lot of nice things tonight,” head coach Thad Streit said. “We just had a bad second quarter. I thought we layed with a ton of energy tonight.”
Orient-Macks. 33, CAM 27
ANITA — The Orient-Macksburg girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, 33-27 over CAM here on Tuesday.
Morgan James scored 10 points with four assists in the win, while Lisa Moss added nine points with three steals and three rebounds.
“The girls did a great job tonight of working together for this win,” head coach Kelli Goodale said. “They played hard and kept up the intensity until the end. The last minute, we held strong when they started fouling, still having their last six to give up before the bonus. When we got to the line, we hit some clutch free throws to seal off the game.”
LENOX — A 19-7 first quarter disadvantage and a 22-8 third quarter disadvantage sunk Lenox in a 66-41 loss to Bedford here on Tuesday.
Aurora Aravelo and Katie Dukes each recorded double-doubles for the Tigers in the loss. Aravelo scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, while Dukes netted 12 points while grabbing 10 boards.
Nodaway Valley 33, East Union 21
GREENFIELD — After a slow start, Nodaway Valley used a 25-8 advantage in the second half to pull away fro a 33-21 win over East Union here on Tuesday.
East Union led 13-8 at halftime.
Sydney Reeves scored 11 points with eight rebounds to lead the Wolverines, now 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Pride of Iowa. Julie Bricker added 10 points and six rebounds. Josie Carter contributed seven points with four steals.
Brittany Malone, Dusti Carlisle and Kelsey Hoff each scored six points for East Union.
“Nodaway Valley came out flat and struggled for most of the game agaisnt a very physical East Union team,” NV head coach Tom Thompson said. “It’s not often you can shoot 22 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the line and get a win. Happy to survive this game.”
Mount Ayr 43, Corning 33
CORNING – Mount Ayr defeated Corning 43-33 here on Tuesday, thanks to a big game from Caitlin Giles.
Giles finished with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go along with six steals and three rebounds, as Mount Ayr improved to 6-6 for the season. Ashton Johnston added eight points, while Taylor Still scored six points with four steals and three assists.
“We played great in all aspects of the game,” Mount Ayr head coach Thad Streit said. “I’m proud of our defensive effort as we were outsized.”
Murray 57, Mormon Trail 16
GARDEN GROVE – The Murray Mustangs used a 17-2 first quarter advantage propelling them to a 57-16 win over Mormon Trail here on Tuesday.
Kate Patton scored 24 points with 12 steals, five assists and four rebounds to lead the Mustangs, now 9-2 overall and 3-2 in the Bluegrass Conference. Courtney Siefkas added eight points, while Megan Oswald and Ashley Rider each netted six points. Rider also contributed five steals and five assists.
“We did a good job defensively this evening as we held them to only four made field goals,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “We were able to get everyone some game time.”