Area girls basketball
Corning 56, Nodaway Valley 49
CORNING — Marie Palmer had 16 points, 11 rebounds and two steals to lead Corning past Nodaway Valley in Pride of Iowa Conference play Tuesday.
Ella Akin had 15 points and seven rebounds, scoring 11 of her points in the fourth quarter, as Corning improved to 6-11. Paige Jessen shot 3-5 from the 3-point arc in scoring nine points. Marissa Drake and Tiffany Shepherd came off the bench for some key defensive contributions, coach Julie Krauth, co-head coach.
“We still struggle at the free throw line at times, but we seem to be able to put them in when needed down the stretch,” Krauth said.
NV turned it over 19 times and allowed 15 offensive rebounds for several easy second-chance baskets, NV coach Tom Thompson said.
“We need to become more focused on every possession on both ends of the floor,” Thompson said.
Sydney Reeves scored 20 points with eight rebounds for NV, now 10-6 overall and 8-4 in the conference. Kysa Downing had six points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Christine Gross handed out seven assists.