Area boys basketball
Nodaway Valley 79, Interstate 35 43
GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley took an 18-13 first quarter advantage and turned it into a 16-point lead by the end of the first half, before outscoring the Interstate 35 Roadrunners 17-5 in the third quarter of a 79-43 win here Friday.
“Another solid defensive effort by the Wolverines,” head coach Darrell Burmeister said. “Another solid game from TJ Bower and Jackson Lamb.”
The Wolverines improved to 11-0 for the season and 9-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference with the win.
Bower recorded a double-double in the win, scoring 17 points with 10 assists, and coming up just three rebounds shy of a triple-double with seven. Lamb scored a team-high 22 points for the Wolverines.
Delson Grantham also found double figures, scoring 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Zach Plymesser added seven points. Mason Clarke also pulled down eight rebounds.
Pleasantville 67, Southwest Valley 38
PLEASANTVILLE — Southwest Valley trailed just 11-8 after the first quarter, but Pleasantville went on to make 13-of-16 shots from inside the 3-point arc over the next two quarters to take control in a 67-38 win over the Timberwolves here on Friday.
“We opened up in the first quarter with a slow down game and had an 8-8 tie with a minute left in the quarter,” head coach Jim Obermeier said.
Pleasantville knocked down four 3-pointers in the second and third quarter in addition to the 13 made two-pointers, building a 52-24 lead after three quarters.
Colten Drake led the Timberwolves with 11 points, while Keegan Longabaugh added 10 points. Nick Spring scored eight points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Spring, Longabaugh and Drake shot a combined 13-of-20 from the field, while the rest of the team shot just 3-of-17.
Southwest Valley (2-9) hosts Bedford on Tuesday.
Panorama 78, Nodaway Valley 64
GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley suffered its first loss of the season here Saturday in a 78-64 defeat at the hands of Panorama.
“Our sixth game in 12 days,” head coach Darrell Burmeister said. “Panorama was ready to play. I am proud of the way our guys fought back, but 60 percent shooting was too much to overcome.”
Nodaway Valley battled back from a 14-point deficit to cut the lead to 60-58 with 4:00 left in the game. The Wolverines had a shot for the lead, but couldn’t convert and Panorama went on to make 14-of-18 free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Jackson Lamb scored 21 points for the Wolverines, while Zach Plymesser and TJ Bower each chipped in 12 points. Delson Grantham scored 10 points.
Grantham grabbed six rebounds, while Plymesser finished with five. Bower dished out seven assists in the loss.
Nodaway Valley dropped to 11-1 for the season with the loss. The Wolverines host Lenox on Tuesday.
WEST DES MOINES — Murray held Iowa Christian Academy to just four points in the second quarter, rolling to a 77-36 win here on Friday.
The Mustangs led 21-9 after the first quarter.
Trey McHenry scored 21 points to lead Murray, while Pat Kilmer scored 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds to go with four assists and three steals. Sam Rockhold added 14 points with nine steals and three assists.
Andrew Rider scored nine points with four steals. Freshman Kenny Boles netted eight points, while Braydon Held chipped in seven points.
“Sam Rockhold had one of his best games,” head coach Darin Wookey said. “He had nine steals and 14 points tonight and was everywhere defensively. Everyone really played well tonight, and we jumped on them early in the first quarter. We need to play well next week with two really tough opponents coming up. We will need to be our best on the road.”
Murray, now 8-3 for the season, travels to Mount Ayr today.