Area boys basketball
Nodaway Valley 64, Carroll Kuemper 60
GREENFIELD — Alex Welsch, Brad Baudler and Dean Frank scored 15 points each to lead Nodaway Valley past Carroll Kuemper Catholic Friday night, 64-60.
T.J. Bower added 11 points, five rebounds, six steals and four assists for the Wolverines (20-1). Riley Bach scored 16 points for Kuemper (13-8), and Sam Brincks added 15.
“A great high school basketball game, a well-played game by two hard-fighting teams,” said NV coach Darrell Burmeister. “Our fan support was awesome. We had balanced scoring and timely shooting in the fourth quarter, and getting into the double bonus was a key.”
Frank compiled seven rebounds and four assists in his 15-point effort, and Welsch grabbed eight rebounds.
Next game for the Wolverines is a district semifinal game Thursday at home against the winner of Panorama vs. West Central Valley.
East Union 63, Orient-Macks. 28
AFTON — East Union outscored Orient-Macksburg 40-14 in the second half of a 63-28 victory Friday night.
The Eagles led just 9-8 after one quarter and 23-14 at halftime.
“A very cold shooting night doomed us,” O-M coach Drew Dornack said. “We had very good looks, but for some reason or another, our shots just didn’t fall.”
The Bulldogs were 10-of-41 from 2-point range and 2-12 from behind the arc, and just 2-8 at the free trow line.
Chantz Davidson led the Bulldogs with nine points and Jordan Thompson finished with eight.
East Union scoring totals were not available at press time.
Murray 68, MSM 46
MARTENSDALE — A 21-6 second quarter propelled Murray to a 68-46 victory over Martensdale-St Marys Friday. The Mustangs (20-1) had only a 25-23 advantage over the final two periods.
“Martensdale came out on fire and we had to keep pace with them in the first quarter,” said Murray coach Darin Wookey. “I thought we just kept playing our game and we finally were able to take advantage in that second quarter with some great defense.”
Austin Halls and Cody Scroggie each scored 21 points for the Mustangs. Halls added 10 rebounds, nine assists and five steals.
Sam Rockhold finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. In his first start, Andrew Rider contributed six points and three rebounds.
“We now need to be ready every game as we head into districts,” Wookey said.