Area girls basketball
Pleasantville 64, Lenox 48
PLEASANTVILLE — Pleasantville built a 22-13 lead in the first quarter on its way to a 64-48 win over Lenox here on Friday.
Kennedy Core scored 22 points in the first half for the Trojans, but Lenox junior Katie Dukes held her to just seven points in the second half.
Aurora Arevalo led the way for Lenox with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Dukes added 12 points with 14 boards and five steals. Taylor Foster scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds.
SEYMOUR — Murray took a commanding 40-13 lead into halftime here Friday, rolling to a 59-37 win over Lamoni in the Bluegrass Conference semifinals.
The Lady Mustangs improved to 15-2 for the season with the win.
“Got off to a quick start and an early lead,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “We were able to get everyone a lot of playing time and give a little rest for the starters.”
Megan Oswald led the way for the Lady Mustangs, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds. Kate Patton had a strong game with 13 points, nine assists and six steals. Madison Gonseth just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Deena Snyder, Courtney Siefkas and Shelby Myers each scored four points. Myers grabbed four rebounds, while Snyder finished with four. Cheyanne Ashby scored three points.
East Union 18
AFTON — Martensdale-St. Marys hit East Union early in a 63-18 win over the Eagles here on Friday.
Martensdale-St. Marys led 25-8 after one quarter and 47-13 at halftime.
Stacia Bryson led East Union with nine points, while also grabbing two rebounds. Kelsey Hoff added five points with seven rebounds. Chelsea Hoyt scored four points with seven boards. Kacie Ripperger finished with a team-high three steals.
Mount Ayr 46,
SE Warren 40
LIBERTY CENTER — Mount Ayr survived an off shooting night to pick up a 46-40 conference victory here Friday night against Southeast Warren.
The Raiderettes scored just three points in the third quarter in falling behind by one, but outscored Southeast Warren by seven in the final quarter.
“We were clutch at the end,” head coach Thad Streit said. “Getting a big bucket and some key free throws to seal the win.”
Kelcie Shields scored a team-high 13 points for the Raiderette, and finished the game with five rebounds. Tess Shields scored six points and pulled down a team-high 16 rebounds to go with four assists and five steals.
Paige Daughton netted 11 points to go with four assists and four steals. Brook Rychnovsky knocked down a pair of 3-pointers for six points. Megan Warin added five points, while Ashton Johnston scored two and Macy Larsen added two.
Clarinda 41, Southwest Valley 35
CLARINDA — Trailing by one entering halftime, Southwest Valley came up just short here Saturday against Clarinda, falling 41-35.
“Our team played well tonight after an intense game last night,” co-coach Sandy Winter said. “Our defense was strong and offensively, we had good shots. We just couldn’t get them to fall in the hoop.”
Sydney Maynes scored a team-high 10 points to go with four rebounds and three steals. Lexi Bronner had a big game with seven points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves. Kelsie Kinman also scored seven points with five rebounds.
Marissa Drake added five points and pulled down a team-high 10 boards. Katie Taylor scored four points, while Mikayla Dolch added two.