East Union 42,
SE Warren 28
LIBERTY CENTER — East Union spread the floor in the second half and possessed the ball for much of the third quarter in a 42-28 win over Southeast Warren here on Friday.
“Both teams were patient in the first quarter,” East Union head coach Thad Tussey said. “Second quarter, we increased our tempo and executed well offensively all half. Fourth quarter, Southeast Warren extended its defense and played with more urgency. This opened up gaps for drives, open shots and one-and-ones.”
Cole Campbell finished with 12 points to lead the Eagles. Jesse Akers added 10 points, as the only other player in the game to reach double figures. Dustin Hoyt netted six points. Tyler Kelley and Mason Gossman each scored four points. Sean Schmitz and Brandon Hulsey scored three points apiece.
Mount Ayr 56
MOUNT AYR — Murray held a 21-4 lead at one point in the first quarter, but Mount Ayr came storming back into the game before falling to the Mustangs 61-56 here on Monday.
“We did not sub much tonight, but our starters really played well and stayed out of foul trouble,” Murray head coach Darin Wookey said. “It was a great game all the way to the end.”
Trey McHenry scored 22 points to lead the Mustangs and also dished out six assists. Pat Kilmer recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Andrew Rider added 10 points with four steals and seven assists. Braydon Held netted eight points and Sam Rockhold added six points with nine boards.
Mount Ayr was led by Kyle Dolecheck’s 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field. Dolecheck also recorded a team-high six rebounds. Casey Paxson scored 11 points off the bench. Riley Weehler scored nine points with six assists, while Nick Wurster added seven points and six assists.
“We just didn’t get a great start tonight,” Mount Ayr head coach Bret Ruggles said. “I was very proud of our guys for responding to our challenge during the first quarter, but we just couldn’t really get enough shots made to complete the comeback.”