Area boys basketball
Twin Cedars 47
SEYMOUR — Murray got off to a 17-8 start in the first quarter and defeated Twin Cedars 56-47 in the semifinals of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament Thursday night.
Third-ranked Lamoni improved to 15-0 in dispatching Ankeny Christian Academy, 78-52, in the other semifinal game.
“Defensively we were great tonight for three quarters,” said Murray coach Darin Wookey. “In the fourth quarter we stopped moving and allowed some open looks from three, and did not move well on offense. We will need to be better than good on Saturday against a Lamoni team that is very good and deep.”
Trey McHenry led a balanced Murray offense with 19 points. Pat Kilmer added 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists in addition to blocking two shots. Sam Rockhold had 10 points and five rebounds. Brayden Held also scored 10 points and snared a team-high eight rebounds.
Garrett Pettyjohn scored 13 points for Twin Cedars.
Saturday’s tipoff is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Seymour.
MORAVIA — Chantz Davidson had 22 points and 10 defensive rebounds as Orient-Macksburg defeated Moravia in non-conference play here Thursday night.
The game was scheduled after both teams ended up in the consolation bracket of the conference tournament and had open dates this week.
Jordan Thompson contributed 16 points and 10 defensive rebounds for the Bulldogs, who shot 14-of-15 from the free throw line. Dylan Nichols added 14 points.
The game was tied 21-21 at halftime before the Bulldogs shot to a 39-29 lead entering the fourth quarter.