Area girls basketball
Mount Ayr 66, Lenox 35
MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr was dominant in an 18-9 first quarter and 14-7 third quarter as the Raiderettes ran away with a 31-point Pride of Iowa Conference win Tuesday.
“I thought we came out on a mission on senior night and played with a lot of desire and energy,” said Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit. “At times we executed very well in our offense, and we played pretty good defense.”
Senior Taylor Still had 25 points, six rebounds and four steals for Mount Ayr (11-10). Brook Rychnovsky contributed 13 points, including 4-7 on 3-pointers. Hannah Fletchall had 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.
Katie Dukes had 11 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Lenox (2-19). Madison Douglas finished with 10 points, three assists and three rebounds. Aurora Arevalo had nine points and six rebounds.
Mormon Trail 26
MURRAY — Murray went on a 22-6 run in the third quarter to pull away from Mormon Trail 51-26 Tuesday night.
Kate Patton had a big game for Murray with 22 points, nine steals and seven rebounds. Megan Oswald added seven points, seven rebounds and three assists. Ashley Rider provided six points and five rebounds.
“We cut down our turnovers (14) on senior night,” said coach Jerry Shields. “Everyone got a lot of playing time as we played our last regular season game at home.”
Cassie Moore scored 11 points for Mormon Trail (2-17). Murray (15-5) hosts a Class 1A regional quarterfinal Tuesday, facing the winner of East Union vs. Lamoni fro tonight.
East Union 30
CORNING — Paige Jessen made 5-of-7 3-pointers in scoring 16 points to lead Corning to a 51-30 victory over East Union Tuesday. Jessen also had three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Ella Akin also had a good night for Corning (8-13) with 16 points, nine rebounds, three steals and 8-10 shooting at the free throw line. She made eight in a row during a stretch in the second half.
Marie Palmer added seven points and 12 rebounds for the Red Raiders. Sydney Maynes came off the bench to provide solid defense with five blocks and three assists.
Corning begins district play tonight at Lenox.
Brittany Malone had nine points, seven rebounds and three assists for East Union (4-16). Rochelle Means had six points and five rebounds. Kelsey Hoff had a pair of steals and a blocked shot.
Bedford 60, Nodaway Valley 39
BEDFORD — Fourth-ranked Bedford outscored Nodaway Valley 37-15 in the second half in posting a 60-39 victory Tuesday.
“We couldn’t slow down their runouts in the second half,” NV coach Tom Thompson said. “That, combined with 30 turnovers and poor offensive execution in the second half was the difference.”
Nodaway Valley led 24-23 at halftime. Kysa Downing had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wolverines, now 13-8 overall and 11-5 in the POI. Sydney Reeves had eight points and seven rebounds. Josie Carter tallied seven points and Emily Huntington provided six points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and four rebounds.
Peyton Russell had 18 points to lead Bedford (20-1, 15-1). Savanna Thornton scored 15 points and Kayla Lindenmeyer tallied 10.
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