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Area girls roundup: Nodaway Valley bests Southwest Valley; Diagonal keeps on winning

Nodaway Valley 68, Southwest Valley 60

CORNING – Eighteen assists powered Nodaway Valley past Southwest Valley Tuesday 68-60 to move the Wolverines to 4-0 on the young season.

NV establish a seven-point edge in the second quarter, which proved to be the difference.

Annie Herr led the Wolverines with 16 points and six assists while Lexi Shike (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Corinne Bond (11 points, 10 rebounds) both posted double doubles.

Alyssa Davis added 14 more on 5 of 8 shooting and drilled two 3-pointers.

Jentry Schafer led all scorers with 27 points for Southwest Valley, hitting 11 of 15 free throws.

Mazzy Hummel was the only other Timberwolf player to reached double figures, scoring 11 points.

Mount Ayr 56, Lenox 28

MOUNT AYR – The Raiderettes of Mount Ayr picked up their first win of the season Tuesday, defeating Lenox 56-28 at home.

Sam Stewart and Keirston Klommhaus each put up 14 points in the win for Mount Ayr.

As a unit, the Raiderettes collected 17 steals and dished out 18 assist with at least seven players registering two or more assisted buckets.

“It is always nice to get that first win of the season. We played pretty good defense tonight. But I would like to see our offense get some better looks,” said Mount Ayr head coach Thad Streit. “We are doing some things well, but we need to fine tune some small stuff and make sure we are all on the same page.”

TJ Stoaks and Brooke Miller each had nine points for the Tigers.

Lenox managed 13 offensive rebounds, but just four points in the first half.

Martensdale-St. Marys 60, East Union 25

AFTON – Playing its second ranked team in a five-day span, East Union fell to Class 2A No. 13 Martensdale-St. Marys Tuesday 60-25.

Sophomore Grace Nixon led the Eagles with 10 points and grabbed four rebounds while Callie Gossman added eight points.

Ankeny Christian Academy 57, Orient-Macksburg 45

ORIENT – Trailing by just three points heading into the fourth quarter, the Orient-Macksburg girls basketball team couldn’t take down Ankeny Christian Academy Tuesday, falling 57-45.

Kaela Eslinger led the Bulldogs with 16 points while Hailey Johnson and Cortney Gross scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.

ACA’s Cambri Mason put up a game-high 29 points while Kenna Laib scored an additional 19 points.

Diagonal 53, Mormon Trail 39

GARDEN GROVE – Diagonal picked up its fifth-straight win to start the year, besting Mormon Trail 53-39 Tuesday.

Full Diagonal stats were unavailable as of Thursday night.

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