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Area girls basketball roundup: Lady Mustangs continue rolling

Bre Klein
Bre Klein

Melcher-Dallas 37, Orient-Macksburg 22

MELCHER-DALLAS — Friday’s game presented some struggles as Orient-Macksburg only scored three points in the first half of its 15-point loss to Melcher-Dallas.

Kaela Eslinger scored nine points and Riley Rasmussen added eight.

Diagonal 59,

Orient-Macksburg 20

DIAGONAL — Katie Sobotka exploded for 23 points, six rebounds and four steals as Diagonal coasted to a 39-point victory Monday over O-M.

The Maroonettes created scoring opportunities thanks to 19 steals, led by Erin Sobotka’s five and four more from Bailey Taylor. Emily Newton scored 14 points and Erin Sobotka added eight.

Eslinger led the Bulldogs with nine points and Hayley Gardner added seven.

Murray 44, Diagonal 41

MURRAY - Down five, the Murray Lady Mustangs outscored Diagonal 14-6 in the fourth quarter to best one of the other unbeatens in the Bluegrass Conference.

The Lady Mustangs found themselves at the free throw line 30 times throughout the course of the contest and sunk 20 of those 30 attempts.

Bre Klein scored eight of her 14 points from the line while Kayla Wookey added 12 of her own.

Katie Sobotka was the only Maroonette in double figures, notching 12 points.

Murray 62, Mormon Trail 38

MURRAY – Four

Murray Lady Mustang players found themselves with double-digit scoring figures Tuesday evening in a win over Mormon Trail.

Klein had 14, while Wookey (13), Kendra Boles (10) and Ally Waske (10) put up equally competitive efforts.

The Lady Mustangs finished the night with 17 assists on 28 made field goals and recorded nine offensive rebounds.

“Started out sluggish in the first quarter,” Murray coach Jerry Shields said. Second quarter, got some easy transition baskets. Had very balanced scoring throughout.”

Southwest Valley 54, East Union 25

AFTON – After a competitive first quarter the Timberwolves pulled away from the Eagles, outscoring them 42-10 in the second and third quarters Friday.

Southwest Valley was led by Morgan Shuey who had 12 points, nine assists and five steals.

Kayley Myers added 10 more points for Southwest Valley.

Callie Gossman finished with 12 of the Eagles’ 25 points.

Southwest Valley 67, Lenox 38

CORNING – Morgan Shuey’s 30 points led the Timberwolves to a big win over Lenox Tuesday night.

Southwest Valley as a team assisted on 19 of its 22 baskets while snagging 15 steals on the defensive end.

Jentry Schafer was all over the stat sheet for the Timberwolves, posting 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks.

Lenox freshman T. J. Stoaks had 16 of the Tigers’ 38 points along with five steals. Jordan England had six points and ten rebounds as well.

Nodaway Valley 45, Bedford 33

BEDFORD – A 21-3 first half, including an 8-0 shutout in the first quarter led Nodaway Valley to a win over conference foe Bedford Friday.

The Wolverines swiped 18 steals as a team and pulled down 21 offensive rebounds in the winning effort.

Annie Herr finished as Nodaway Valley’s leading scorer with 15 points. Corinne Bond added eight points and seven rebounds.

Mount Ayr 52, Bedford 21

BEDFORD – Keirston Klommhaus and Abbey Schafer combined for 29 points in Mount Ayr’s dispatching of Bedford Tuesday evening.

Mount Ayr recorded 25 steals as a team, with all but three players coming up with a swipe.

Caylie Hickman added five points with two rebounds, three assists and six steals.

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