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Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 2:09 a.m. CST

SE Warren 75, Lenox 52

LENOX — Southeast Warren pulled away from Lenox here Friday with a 23-11 third quarter advantage, beating the Tigers 75-52.

Katie Dukes had a big game for the Tigers, finishing with 18 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Aurora Arevalo added 17 points with eight rebounds and three steals.

Taylor Foster scored six points and grabbed six steals, while Hannah Mitchell scored six points with three assists and three steals.

Pleasantville 61, East Union 42

AFTON — Pleasantville built an 36-22 halftime lead in picking up a 61-42 win over East Union here on Friday.

Kali Mertens led the Eagles with 10 points and six rebounds. Emily Eckels added eight points with six boards, while Chelsea Hoyt scored eight points with a team-high 11 rebounds. Danielle Riley scored five points with six boards. Brittany Malone added three points with five rebounds and Kacie Ripperger scored four points with three rebounds.

Red Oak 67, Southwest Valley 37

RED OAK — Southwest Valley fell to Red Oak of the Hawkeye 10 Conference here on Monday, 67-37.

“Our offense worked tonight, we just couldn’t get on track to make our shots,” co-head coach Sandy Winter said. “Red Oak played well and found the gaps in our defense.”

Mikayla Dolch scored nine points to lead the Timberwolves in scoring, while Kelsie Kinman and Sydney Maynes each scored seven points. Kinman grabbed a team-high seven boards.

Marissa Drake scored six points with five rebounds, while Taylor Henkenius netted four points. Lexi Bronner finished with six rebounds in the loss.

Southwest Valley shot just 26.5 percent from the field in the loss.

Nodaway Valley 46, Southwest Valley 41

GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley survived a tough test from Southwest Valley here on Tuesday, winning 46-41.

“Following a hard-fought, emotional win versus Central Decatur Friday, NV came out a little flat tonight,” Nodaway Valley head coach Tom Thompson said. “Balanced scoring and better free throw shooting were keys.”

The Nodaway Valley win, coupled with Interstate 35’s loss to Wayne on Tuesday, brings the Wolverines within one game of the Roadrunners and Central Decatur in the Pride of Iowa Conference title race. Nodaway Valley owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with Central Decatur.

Josie Clarke scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds with four steals and four blocked shots to lead Nodaway Valley. Emily Huntington netted 13 points on four 3-point baskets. Paige McElfish scored nine points with a team-high 10 rebounds. Josie Carter scored eight points with six steals and five assists. Christine Gross dished out four assists.

Sydney Maynes led Southwest Valley with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Gentry Johannes scored eight points, while Mikayla Dolch added six points with four rebounds.

“We played better tonight than in the past few games,” Southwest Valley co-coach Sandy Winter said. “Our defense held them and forced several turnovers. Offensively, we shot the ball much better than in our first meeting.”

Murray 73,

Twin Cedars 35

MURRAY — The Murray girls ran away with a 73-35 win over Twin Cedars here on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Bluegrass Conference tournament.

Murray advances to the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Seymour against Lamoni.

“Another great job defensively by Cheyanne (Ashby) and Chellsea (Jones) on Brittany Roby,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “She scored 30 points when we played them earlier, and we held her to 14 tonight. Also had three double-doubles tonight.”

Kate Patton nearly finished with a triple-double, scoring 22 points with 10 steals and seven assists. Megan Oswald had another big game, scoring 17 points with 17 rebounds. Madison Gonseth added 10 points with 12 rebounds.

Deena Snyder scored nine points, while Courtney Siefkas contributed seven. McKenzie McIntosh scored six points with six boards.

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