Area boys basketball
Nodaway Valley 67, Albia 41
GREENFIELD – Nodaway Valley used a 28-6 second quarter advantage to take control in a 67-41 win over Albia here on Saturday.
The win improved Nodaway Valley to 12-0 for the season, guaranteeing the program’s 19th consecutive winning season.
Senior Alex Welsch recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Brad Baudler led the Wolverines with 22 points while also holding Albia’s leading scorer Matt Baker to just two points. Baker averages more than 20 points per game this season.
TJ Bower added 12 points and four rebounds with two steals.
“Albia was a quality team,” head coach Darrell Burmeister said. “Another good night for defense for NV, and a nice run at the end of the second quarter. Brad had a good game at both ends, holding their leading scorer to two points.”
Murray 74, Seymour 23
SEYMOUR – Murray cruised to a 74-23 win over Seymour here on Friday, leading 48-11 at halftime.
The win improves the Mustangs to 14-0 for the season.
Cody Scroggie led Murray with 16 points, adding five steals and four assists. Austin Halls chipped in 12 points with eight assists and six steals. Eddie Otto also scored in double figures with 11 points.
Pat Kilmer added nine points and four rebounds off the bench. Matt Johnston and Andrew Rider each scored six points.
“We really played around with different lineups tonight, mixing young guys and older guys,” head coach Darin Wookey said. “It was a good game to give the young guys work. Pat Kilmer and Cody Scroggie had nice games for us tonight, and Eddie Otto was solid from long distance as well.”
East Union 52, SE Warren 48
AFTON – East Union used a balanced scoring effort in a 52-48 win over Southeast Warren here on Friday.
A 21-9 run in the third quarter proved crucial to the Eagles’ victory.
Sean Schmitz, Trevor Barnett and Jesse Akers each scored 11 points to lead the Eagles. Dustin Hoyt added eight points and Cole Campbell scored six points.
Akers pulled down 10 rebounds to record a double-double, while Hoyt added seven rebounds. Barnett collected three steals and dished out two assists. Campbell and Hoyt tied for the team lead with three assists each.
“We came out and played pretty good basketball, limiting ourselves to only six team turnovers and shooting good free throws with 71 percent,” head coach Craig Ditzler said. “But, we still need to focus on shooting from the field.”
Diagonal 55, Mormon Trail 42
GARDEN GROVE – Diagonal improved to 7-6 for the year with a 55-42 win over Mormon Trail here on Friday.
Sophomore Blake Butler led the way with 22 points, while also grabbing six rebounds with two steals and two assists.
Junior Ryan Parrott added 15 points and 11 rebounds to record a double-double. Shad Haidsiak added nine points and four rebounds, while freshman Jacob Taylor netted six points with 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Lenox 57, Wayne 45
CORYDON – Caleb Lange recorded a double-doubles in a 57-45 Lenox win over Wayne here on Friday.
Lange led the Tigers with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while also recording six steals. Mason Peterson added 10 points and seven rebounds to go with six steals and five assists.
Frank Martinez also reached double figures for Lenox, netting 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Spencer Brown chipped in nine points and seven rebounds, while Todd Stoaks grabbed 10 boards to go with two points.
“We were very happy with our defense, especially in the first three quarters,” co-head coach Jesse Cox said. “Our kids rebounded well, also – that is always a plus. Lange led us with a double-double, Martinez’s 3-pointers were big, and Peterson and Lange with six steals each helped the cause.”
GVPB 68, Orient-Macks. 26
ORIENT – Grandview Park Baptist got out to a hot start in a 68-26 win over Orient-Macksburg here on Friday.
Grandview Park Baptist held a 30-7 lead after the first quarter, and led 43-17 at halftime.
Jesse Johnson led the Bulldogs with six points, while Chantz Davidson added five. Tyrell Stucker, Jacob Caviness and Tom Walter each added four points. Jordan Thompson chipped in three points.
The Bulldogs return to action tonight against Paton Churdan.
Pleasantville 72, Corning 12
CORNING – Pleasantville bolted out to an early lead and never looked back in a 72-12 win over Corning here on Friday.
Pleasantville led 35-6 after the first quarter.
Blaine Willaims and Keegan Longabaugh each scored five points to lead Corning, while Nick Spring added two points.
Longabaugh pulled down eight rebounds and Lance Swartz grabbed four boards.
“Pleasantville really took it to us in the first quarter tonight,” head coach Pete Nett said. “They ran the floor after our turnovers and missed shots, and really shot the ball well. We came out flat, and not seeing the ball go through the hoop on the offensive end just kept our energy down on the defensive end. We look to come out fresh next week.”
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