Area girls basketball
STANTON — Lenox hung right with sixth-ranked Stanton for two quarters before the Viqueens pulled away to a 60-35 win here on Monday.
Lenox trailed just 26-20 at halftime, but Stanton outscored the Tigers 21-9 in the third quarter to break the game open.
“We worked together as a team tonight, both offensively and defensively throughout the whole game, but came up short against a good Stanton team,” head coach Mandy Stoaks said.
Aurora Arevalo led the Tigers with 12 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots. Katie Dukes added eight points with four boards and four assists. Taylor Foster scored five points with three rebounds and three steals.
Hannah Mitchell recorded four points with three rebounds and Jacy Stoaks scored two points with four rebounds and three assists.
Murray 66, Moulton-Udell 26
MOULTON — Murray got out of the gates fast and held Moulton-Udell to four single-digit quarters in a 66-26 win here on Monday.
“Everyone played about a half this evening,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “Got off to a quick start and never looked back. Ended the conference season with a three-way tie for first place with Grandview Park Baptist and Ankeny Christian Academy.”
Kate Patton led the Lady Mustangs with 17 points, eight steals and six rebounds. Deena Snyder scored 12 points. Megan Oswald recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Madison Gonseth scored six points with four rebounds, while Courtney Siefkas socred six points with three boards. Alexis Tracy chipped in five points. Shelby Myers scored four points with four rebounds and Jade Lecy grabbed six rebounds.
Mount Ayr 63, Lenox 49
LENOX — An 18-6 advantage in the first quarter propelled Mount Ayr to a 63-49 win over Lenox here on Tuesday.
The two teams played almost entirely even the rest of the way, with Mount Ayr owning just a two-point advantage over the final three quarters.
“We didn’t have as much intensity tonight as we did last night against Stanton,” Lenox head coach Mandy Stoaks said.
Aurora Arevalo led Lenox with 23 points, while Katie Dukes filled the stat sheet with eight points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Sydney Barker chipped in six points, as did Shantelle Brown.
Paige Daughton and Ashton Johnson both scored 11 points to lead the Raiderettes. Daughton added seven assists and five steals. Allie Shields scored nine points, while Tess Shields finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman Sadie Frost added eight points with five rebounds, while Brook Rychnovsky scored six points. Macy Larsen and Kelcie Shields both scored four points and Megan Warin finished with two.
Red Oak 66, Southwest Valley 39
CORNING — Southwest Valley started the game with eight straight turnovers, allowing Red Oak to bolt to a big lead early in a 66-39 loss to the Tigers here on Monday.
Red Oak led 20-8 after the first quarter and 44-16 at halftime.
“Second half we played much better and looked like the team that played last week,” Southwest Valley co-coach Sandy Winter said.
Mikayla Dolch scored 10 points to lead the Timberwolves, while Marissa Drake added six points with six boards. Kelsie Kinman scored six points and Lexi Bronner chipped in five points.
Nodaway Valley 46, Bedford 31
GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley got out to an early lead and then outscored Bedford 19-10 in the fourth quarter to pick up a 46-31 win over the Bulldogs here on Tuesday.
“NV did a good job of controlling the tempo for most of the game,” head coach Tom Thompson said. “Extra shooting by a few girls led to our best free throw shooting of the season. We did a great job of attacking the middle of Bedford’s zone and really did the things we wanted to do. A big win to move us into a second place finish in the conference.”
Josie Clarke scored 17 points with 10 rebounds, while Paige McElfish also recorded a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Josie Carter recorded seven points with five rebounds and three steals. Emily Huntington scored five points, while Jessica Nelson scored two points.
Nodaway Valley, 13-8 overall and 12-4 in the Pride of Iowa Conference, opens regional play at Earlham on Saturday.
Murray 75, Mormon Trail 28
GARDEN GROVE — Murray overcame seven first-quarter turnovers to roll to a 75-28 win over Mormon Trail here on Tuesday.
“Got off to a horrific start,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “Second quarter we got out offense going and kept going from there.”
Kate Patton scored 25 points with nine steals and six assists. Megan Oswald chipped in 20 points with seven rebounds. Cheyanne Ashby scored seven points, while Deena Snyder added six with three rebounds. Courtney Siefkas scored five points.
Murray, 19-2 overall, hosts Lenox on Tuesday in a Class 1A regional quarterfinal.