East Union 60
AFTON — Lenox outscored East Union 11-4 in overtime to come away with a 67-60 Pride of Iowa Conference road win here Friday.
Sydney Barker hit two big shots down the stretch in overtime to keep East Union at bay. Barker finished with 14 points, two rebounds and four steals.
Aurora Arevalo recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocks. Katie Dukes added 16 points with four rebounds, two assists and three steals. Taylor Foster led the way with a career-high 17 points and six rebounds to go with five steals, three blocks and two assists.
Lenox head coach Mandy Stoaks said balanced scoring and good senior leadership were keys to the victory.
Brittany Malone recorded a game-high 18 points for East Union and finished with five steals. Chelsea Hoyt recorded a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Kelsey Hoff also finished with a double-double, with 11 points and 10 boards.
Danielle Riley grabbed nine rebounds for the Eagles, while Stacia Bryson finished with nine points off the bench. Mara Weis dished out five assists.
Lenox, now 2-3 for the season, travels to Southwest Valley on Tuesday, while East Union (2-4) plays at Bedford on Tuesday.
Nodaway Valley 48, Southwest Valley 33
CORNING — An 18-3 advantage in the first quarter propelled Nodaway Valley to a 48-33 win over Southwest Valley here on Friday.
“Nodaway Valley jumped out to an early lead on great shooting in the first half,” Wolverine head coach Tom Thompson said. “Shooting 5-of-8 from 3 makes the game look easy, but Southwest Valley really turned on the pressure in the second half, which caused NV to turn it over a lot. We need to develop an ability to slow ourselves down and make better decisions with the ball.”
Josie Carter led the Wolverines with 17 points, including 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point land, to go with three assists and five steals. Emily Huntington added 10 points on 2-of-3 shooting from behind the arc. Josie Clarke netted eight points with nine rebounds, while Paige McElfish scored eight points with seven boards.
Sydney Maynes led Southwest Valley with nine points, while Lexi Bronner scored eight points. Kelsie Kinman, Mikayla Dolch and Marissa Drake each netted four points. Gentry Johannes and Katie Taylor both finished with two points.
Nodaway Valley, now 3-2 overall and 3-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference, hosts Mount Ayr on Tuesday. Southwest Valley (0-5, 0-3) hosts Lenox on Tuesday.