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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:10 a.m. CDT

Central Decatur 43, Mount Ayr 29

LEON — A one-point second quarter proved to be costly for Mount Ayr here Thursday in a 43-29 loss to Central Decatur.

The Raiderettes trailed just 10-6 after one quarter, but were outscored by the Cardinals 11-1 in the second quarter. The two teams played even the rest of the way.

Freshman Megan Warin scored a team-high nine points off the bench and finished with three steals. Paige Daughton added eight points with a team-high five rebounds and three steals. Allie Shields scored four points with four rebounds.

Panorama 54, Nodaway Valley 27

GREENFIELD — A state-ranked Panorama team defeated Nodaway Valley 54-27 here on Saturday.

The loss dropped the Wolverines to 7-6 for the season.

Paige McElfish, Josie Carter and Emily Huntington each scored five points to lead the Wolverines. McElfish recorded nine rebounds, while Josie Clarke scored four points and pulled down eight rebounds.

“Panorama was the best team Nodaway Valley has faced,” head coach Tom Thompson said. “Defensively, I felt like we played the best we have all season, but unfortunately 20 percent shooting and 24 turnovers were too much to overcome.”

The Wolverines hosted their girls basketball soup supper and auction prior to the game Saturday, raising $3,083 for summer camps and programs.

Coach Thompson thanked Brenda Meisenheimer for organizing the event and Brandon and Kay Sickles for the trucking donation, along with all the parents who helped prepare the supper and donated items.

“Thank you to all the organizations, businesses and individuals who supported the auction and supper,” Thompson said. “It’s great to see that kind of support fro the girls and the program.”

Mount Ayr 54, Murray 43

MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr handed Class 1A third-ranked Murray its first loss of the season here Monday, with a 54-43 win over the Lady Mustangs.

“Great team win tonight,” Mount Ayr head coach Thad Streit said. “We ran our offense and we played great defense. I was proud of the defensive end. We outrebounded them. Murray is tall and long-armed, and we defended them well tonight.”

Ashton Johnston led the Raiderettes with 12 point, while Paige Daughton added 11. Brook Rychnovsky knocked down three 3-pointers for nine points. Kelcie Shields scored eight points with 10 rebounds. Allie Shields finished with nine rebounds.

Kate Patton led Murray with 20 points and four steals. Megan Oswald scored 10 points with six rebounds. Chellsea Jones added six points. Madison Gonseth scored four points and grabbed six rebounds.

“Lack of defense and poor shooting caught up to us this evening,” Murray head coach Jerry Shields said. “We didn’t get much out of our post play and didn’t decide to play defense until the fourth quarter.”

Mount Ayr improved to 7-6 with the win, while Murray fell to 12-1.

Nodaway Valley 59, Lenox 33

GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley jumped out to a 22-3 lead through one quarter and rolled to a 59-33 win over Lenox here Tuesday.

Nodaway Valley held Lenox to three single-digit quarters before the Tigers scored 16 points in the fourth.

“Nodaway Valley had a solid defensive effort for three quarters, shot the ball well and took care of it to earn the win,” head coach Tom Thompson said. “Girls are gaining confidence in taking the open shot and passed the ball well.”

Paige McElfish led the way for the Wolverines with 17 points and nine rebounds. Josie Carter added 12 points with four steals. Josie Clarke scored eight points with nine rebounds. Christine Gross netted seven points with five assists. Jessica Nelson scored six points and Emily Huntington added five.

Katie Dukes led Lenox with 16 points. Taylor Foster added five points while Aurora Arevalo and Morgan Miller each scored four points.

Bedford 56, Southwest Valley 49

CORNING — Five 3-pointers in the third quarter helped propel Bedford past Southwest Valley here on Tuesday, 56-49.

“We played a great first half, but came out second half not adjusting to their defense well and they started making 3-pointers,” Southwest Valley co-coach Sandy Winter said. “We played a much better game than our first meeting and have improved in many areas of the game.”

Sydney Maynes scored 16 points with nine rebounds and three assists to lead the Timberwolves. Mikayla Dolch added eight points with three assists. Katie Taylor scored eight points. Marissa Drake led the team with 11 rebounds, while Lexi Bronner added nine.

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