Area boys basketball
Nodaway Valley 71, Wayne 39
GREENFIELD – Dealing with a loss in the Nodaway Valley basketball family, the Wolverines picked up a 71-39 win over Wayne here on Friday night.
“Our basketball family is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime assistant coach Dick Kohler’s wife Cindy, who passed away in her sleep early Friday morning at the age of 60,” head coach Darrell Burmeister said.
Senior Alex Welsch recorded a double-double to lead the Wolverines with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Dan Ehrsam had a good all-around game with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Brad Baudler finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. TJ Bower tallied nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals.
“Both Brad and TJ had great defensive games against their leading scorers,” Burmeister said. “The players did a great job under difficult circumstances.”
Interstate 35 74, Corning 33
TRURO – Interstate 35 got out to a quick start in building a 23-6 lead after the first quarter and 42-14 lead at halftime en route to a 74-33 win over Corning here on Friday.
Keegan Longabaugh scored 10 points with six rebounds and Clint Mullen added eight points for the Red Raiders. Lance Swartz scored five points with a team-high four assists. Nick Spring scored two points with a team-high seven rebounds. Bryan Pearson added three points, while Blaine Williams and Quintin Wilcoxson each scored two points. Ryan Carlson added one point.
“Turnovers were our problem again tonight,” head coach Pete Nett said. “We gave up too many easy baskets because we didn’t take care of the ball. We got some decent looks offensively – our shot chart has a lot of good looks in the lane area, but we simply gave them too many easy shots because of our carelessness with the ball.”
Mount Ayr 65,
SE Warren 29
MOUNT AYR – Mount Ayr used a balanced scoring effort in a 65-29 win over Southeast Warren here on Friday.
Jake Still scored a team-high 19 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks, while Braydee Poore added 16 points with five boards, four assists and four steals.
John Triggs scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Jack Jones added eight points as well. Five other Raider players scored points in the win.