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Area girls basketball round up: Lenox falls just short, Mount Ayr grabs third straight

Morgan Parrish.
Morgan Parrish.

Lamoni 64, Orient-Macksburg 32

LAMONI – Lamoni improved to 9-2 on Monday, winning over Orient-Macksburg 64-32.

Abrielle Martin turned it on for the Demon’s scoring 21 points and collecting five steals. She also had help from Leslie Guyer, scoring 17 and grabbing 13 boards.

Kaela Eslinger led in points for O-M, scoring 11. Haylee Gardner also scored 10.

Bedford 43,

Lenox 42

BEDFORD – Bedford hung on to the very end Tuesday against Lenox, squeezing by with a win 43-42.

The Tigers’ Morgan Parrish led in scoring for Lenox, scoring 11 points, nine coming from 3-pointers.

TJ Stoaks also contributed seven points for Lenox, grabbing 11 rebounds.

Darcy Davis led in scoring with 15 points for Bedford. Paige Oldenkamp fell just short of a double double, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

Central Decatur 78, East Union 16

LEON – Central Decatur stayed perfect on Tuesday, blowing past East Union 78-16.

Emma Atwood was one shot short of perfect, shooting 9-10 from the field for 19 points. She also grabbed seven rebounds and had three blocks.

Alania Applegate added 13 points to the Cardinals total also.

East Union only had three points at halftime, but looked a lot better in the second half, scoring 10 points in the third quarter.

East Union stats were unavailable at time of print.

Mount Ayr 72, Southwest Valley 62

MOUNT AYR – A late surge in the second half helped Mount Ayr get past Southwest Valley 72-62 on Tuesday.

Twenty-one points for Southwest Valley was matched by Mount Ayr with 28 points in the fourth quarter, giving the Raiderettes a cushioned lead.

Sam Stewart finished the game 10-15 at the free throw line, scoring with 23 points. Rachael Sobotka scored 18 points for the Raiderettes, grabbing 15 rebounds in the process.

“We were clutch with our free throws down the stretch,” said Mount Ayr head coach Thad Streit. “And that iced the game late. I would like to see us play better defense, we commit too many still fouls. Southwest Valley made way too many free throws to keep it close at the end of the game.”

Jentry Schafer went 10-12 at the free throw line, scoring 24 points. She also grabbed nine rebounds for Southwest Valley.

“Overall I thought that we played right with them and put ourselves in a position to win the game,” said Southwest Valley head coach Allan Naugle. “We will look to continue to improve on the defensive end and improve where we can on offense.”

Shenandoah 54, Nodaway Valley 46

GREENFIELD – Despite coming out of the gates slow, Shenandoah came out on top against Nodaway Valley 54-46.

The Mustangs trailed by three at the end of the first quarter, but pulled it back to even, eventually taking the lead going into the half at 27-24.

Roxy Denton scored 15 points for Shenandoah, a team high. Logan Hughes scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Wolverines were led in scoring by Maddax DeVault with 13 points. Annie Herr also scored 12, assisting four scores and collecting three steals.

Murray 45, Melcher-Dallas 38

MELCHER-DALLAS – The Murray girls held on for a 45-38 win on Tuesday.

Bre Klein’s 17 points and 12 rebounds were both team highs for the Mustangs as she led her team to its sixth straight win. Klein also grabbed five steals.

Hailey Chew scored 12 points, and Kendra Boles scored seven in the win.

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