Nodaway Valley 94, East Union 37
GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley used a hot-shooting night to roll away with a 94-37 win over East Union here on Tuesday.
The fifth-ranked Wolverines shot 71 percent from inside the 3-point arc and knocked down 10 3-pointers, shooting 40 percent from behind the arc. Nodaway Valley outscored the Eagles 40-4 in the second quarter to break open a 10-point game.
“This is a very unselfish team offensively with 26 assists,” Nodaway Valley head coach Darrell Burmeister said. “The team did an excellent job of getting the ball to Zach (Plymesser) tonight.”
Plymesser had a career night for the Wolverines, scoring 37 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the floor, including 5-of-8 from behind the 3-point arc. Plymesser also finished with eight steals and four assists.
Senior TJ Bower netted 16 points with 10 assists for a double-double. Delson Grantham added 13 points.
Cole Campbell led the Eagles with eight points, while Trevor Barnett chipped in seven points. Gabe Nixon and Mason Gossman each scored six points.
Nodaway Valley, now 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference, travels to Pleasantville on Friday, before traveling to Clarke on Saturday to take on former Nodaway Valley standout and current Clarke head coach James Larson.
Mount Ayr 66, Southwest Valley 35
MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr outscored Southwest Valley 34-14 in the second half to pull away for a 66-35 win here on Tuesday.
Jack Jones led a balanced scoring effort for the Raiders with 12 points. Riley Weehler and Caleb Schnoor each added nine points, as did Nick Wurster coming off the bench. Kyle Dolecheck netted six points, while Jake Sobotka and Connor Giles each scored five.
Schnoor finished with a team-high eight assists to go with five rebounds, while Sobotka recorded a team-high with six boards. Rhett Murhpy also grabbed six rebounds.
“Tonight was a good start into our January schedule,” Mount Ayr head coach Bret Ruggles said. “We did a great job of executing our offense and getting open shots. When we got those open looks, we did a great job of knocking them in. I really think we are turning a corner in this season and are doing a better job on both ends of the floor.”
Scott Vanderhoof led the Timberwolves with 15 points. Nick Spring added six points with a team-high six rebounds. Colten Drake also added six points and pulled down four rebounds.
LENOX — Lenox lost a heartbreaker in overtime here on Tuesday, 47-46 to Bedford.
The Tigers held a seven point lead after the first quarter and at the end of the first half at 22-15.
But Bedford started the second half on an 8-0 run, with neither team having more than a four-point lead from that point on.
Spencer Brown led Lenox with 30 points, while Caleb Lange chipped in 12. Isaac Weed and Noah Thornton each finished with 16 for Bedford.