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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 1:06 p.m. CST

Pleasantville 56, East Union 51

PLEASANTVILLE – East Union took a lead into the fourth quarter against the third-place team in the Pride of Iowa Conference on Friday, but turnovers down the stretch cost the Eagles in a 56-51 loss to Pleasantville here.

East Union led 44-41 heading into the fourth quarter.

“We played a good game, shooting 43 percent from the field,” head coach Craig Ditzler said. “Leading late in the game, we committed three turnovers that were key to the game, and that gave them the lead. We had to foul and let them shoot free throws that ended up being the difference in the game. I’m very proud of the way the boys played and I hope they start believing they can play with anyone.”

Trevor Barnett led the Eagles in scoring with 18 points, while also pulling down five rebounds and dishing out three assists. Cole Campbell also scored in double figures with 11 points, finishing with five assists and four rebounds. Jesse Akers scored six points and grabbed a team-high 16 rebounds.

Dustin Hoyt scored seven points with five rebounds and Grant Hall added six points and eight rebounds.

Lenox 67,

SE Warren 37

LENOX – The Lenox Tigers pulled to .500 for the season with a 67-37 win over Southeast Warren here on Friday.

Caleb Lange and Mason Peterson each finished with double-doubles for the Tigers, as Lange scored 13 points with 12 rebounds and Peterson tallied 10 points with 10 assists and seven rebounds.

Frank Martinez led the team in scoring with 18 points, while Spencer Brown also finished in double figures with 12 points. Todd Stoaks added eight points and six rebounds, while Carson Cline scored three points. Kris Foote finished with two points and Dustin Gordon added one.

The Tigers improved to 7-7 overall and 5-6 in the Pride of Iowa Conference.

“This was another game where many players contributed,” co-head coach Jesse Cox said. “Good balance was important. It is good to be back at .500.”

Nodaway Valley 52, Central Decatur 17

GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley cruised after taking a 52-17 halftime lead Friday night.

Four Wolverines scored in double figures, led by Alex Welsch with 17 points and eight rebounds. Brad Baudler had a hot shootingnight with 16 points and four assists. T.J. Bower totaled 13 points and eight rebounds and Dan Ehrsam had 12 points and six rebounds.

NV outrebounded CD 34-14 and had a 17-8 edge in turnovers.

Mt. Ayr 75,

Wayne 57

CORYDON — Jake Still scored 26 points and John Triggs produced 23 points and 10 rebounds for Mount Ayr, now 9-5. Braydee Poore turned in 19 points, six rebounds and a team high eight assists and three steals.

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