Southwest Valley 66, East Union 40
CORNING — Southwest Valley held a 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in a 66-40 win over East Union here on Tuesday.
Sydney Maynes finished the game with 18 points and six rebounds to go with six steals. Gentry Johannes added 16 points with three rebounds and five steals.
“We played well in ll aspects of the game,” Southwest Valley co-coach Sandy Winter said. “Sydney Maynes and Gentry Johannes led us in scoring, but also were exceptional on defense stealing the ball and scoring off the steal. Overall, a great team effort tonight.”
Mikayla Dolch also finished in double figures scoring with 10 points. Katie Taylor added nine points, while Marissa Drake scored six with six rebounds. Lexi Bronner netted four points.
MURRAY — Murray held Seymour to just nine first-half points here on Tuesday, running away to a 49-28 win.
Megan Oswald led the fifth-ranked Mustangs with 14 points and eight rebounds. Senior Kate Patton added 14 points to go with eight steals, six assists and four boards. Madison Gonseth scored eight points with eight rebounds. McKenzie McIntosh scored four points with three steals.
“Didn’t like the way we played defense this evening,” Murray head coach Jerry Shields said. “Didn’t drive enough to the basket, because we only shot five free throws. Missed over 20 shots from within eight feet of the basket. We have to start doing a better job around the hoop, or it is going to start costing us games.”
Murray, now 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Bluegrass Conference, return to action tonight at East Union.
Mount Ayr 56, Clarke 55
OSCEOLA — After trailing 16-4, the Mount Ayr girls basketball team battled back and had a shot to beat Clarke in regulation here on Monday.
But, the 3-pointer was off the mark and the game went to overtime, where the Raiderettes survived for a 56-55 win.
“This was a much needed win for our confidence,” Mount Ayr head coach Thad Streit said. “We were down 16-4 and did a great job of battling back. We reduced our turnovers and we got good shots. I am proud of the girls for not giving up in the first half. That shows a lot of character.”
Kelcie Shields had a big game for the Raiderettes with 25 points and 11 rebounds - 10 of which were offensive rebounds. Paige Daughton added 10 points with eight rebounds and three steals.
Macy Larsen scored nine points with two assists and three steals. Allie Shields scored four points. Tess Shields pulled down 10 rebounds, while Brook Rychnovsky grabbed five boards.