Area girls basketball
Nodaway Valley 40, Interstate 35 28
TRURO — Nodaway Valley used an 11-1 third quarter advantage to pull away in a 40-28 win over Interstate 35 here on Friday.
Sydney Reeves led the way with 14 points and six rebounds for the Wolverines. Shelby Venteicher scored four points with a team-high eight assists. Kysa Downing scored seven points with five rebounds.
Julie Bricker added four points and five rebounds. Emily Huntington scored five points off the bench. Christine Gross scored three points and Josie Carter added two.
“Much improvement over the last game for Nodaway Valley,” head coach Tom Thompson said. “Good ball movement and better shooting were key to the win.”
Nodaway Valley travels to Lenox tonight and hosts Central Decatur on Friday.
Corning 60, Pleasantville 25
CORNING — Corning cruised to a 60-25 win over Pleasantville here on Friday.
Ella Akin led the Red Raiders with 21 points to go with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Sydney Maynes added 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks.
Tiffany Shepherd chipped in eight points, two assists and four steals, while Marie Palmer added eight points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Paige Jessen scored six points, Regan Jessen added three and Jade Petersen and Taylor Henkenius each scored two points.
LENOX — Lenox fell to Wayne, 40-36, in a back-and-forth game here on Friday.
Katie Dukes led the Tigers with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Aurora Arevalo added six points and 11 rebounds. Madison Douglas and Taylor Foster each netted six points, while Kara Henrichs scored four points. Hannah Bennett added two points.
Douglas and Dukes each finished with four steals.
“We didn’t lose for lack of effort, that is for sure,” head coach Mandy Stoaks said. “Everyone played hard for 32 minutes.”
Murray 56, Seymour 9
SEYMOUR — Murray forced 38 turnovers in a 56-9 win over Seymour here on Friday.
The Mustangs improve to 11-2 for the season and 3-2 in the Bluegrass Conference.
Kate Patton recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 steals, while also dishing out four assists. Alexis Tracy added 10 points.
Courtney Siefkas scored eight points, while Megan Oswald netted six points with seven rebounds. Deena Snyder also added six points. Ashley Rider scored four points with six assists and Cheyanne Ashby scored two points with five rebounds.
“We came out strong early and were able to play good defense,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “We got all players a lot of playing time again.”
ORIENT — Orient-Macksburg fell behind early and couldn’t catch back up in a 52-32 loss to Grandview Park Baptist here on Friday.
Gabby Jenkins recorded a double-double for the Bulldogs with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Lisa Moss added 10 points and five steals. Shannon Eads scored six points with seven rebounds, while Shyla Waldhauser chipped in four points. Courtney Neal scored two points for Orient-Macksburg.
“Grandview’s tough defense, as well our our passing decisions really hurt us,” head coach Kelli Goodale said. “However, defensively the girls caused some good deflections and steals.”
Central Decatur 39, Mount Ayr 31
MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr came up just short in its upset bid of Central Decatur here on Friday, falling 39-31.
Paige Daughton led the Raiderettes with 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to go with four assists. Ashton Johnston added seven points with three rebounds, while Brook Rychnovsky netted five points.
Taylor Still scored five points with 11 rebounds. Emily Fox added two points.
“We had our chances tonight,” head coach Thad Streit said. “I’m proud of our effort. We took good care of the ball and played awesome defense.”