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Area girls playoff basketball roundup: Five area schools fall in first round

Destiny Ashby
Destiny Ashby

One area school advanced after the first round of the Class 1A girls basketball Regionals Thursday night. Listed are the area schools’ scores.

Class 1A Region 6

Lamoni 50, East Union 45

LAMONI – East Union fell to Lamoni 50-45.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Martensdale-St. Marys 66, Murray 32

MARTENSDALE – Martensdale-St. Marys rolled through Murray with a 66-32 win Thursday.

Through the first quarter, Martensdale held a 25-0 lead. Another 25-point second quarter ballooned the lead to 50-15 at halftime, and Murray never recovered.

Hannah Paschke led the Lady Mustangs with nine points. Jayda Chew put up eight points and Destiny Ashby tallied five.

Class 1A Region 7

Stanton 73, Diagonal 30

STANTON – Diagonal’s season came to a close Thursday night, falling to Stanton 73-30.

The Maroonettes fell behind early and never recovered. Trailing 19-6 in the first quarter, Stanton carried the momentum throughout the game.

Stanton put up 22 points in the second quarter and 20 in the third to put Diagonal in a hole it didn’t escape.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Audubon 77, Orient-Macksburg 37

AUDUBON – Orient-Macksburg fell to Audubon 77-37 Thursday night.

The Bulldogs kept things close after one quarter, but Audubon put up 31 points in the second quarter to force O-M to play catch up. Seventeen points in the second half wasn’t enough to keep up with Audubon’s firepower.

Caitlyn Gist scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs. Kaela Eslinger put up nine, and Caitlyn Buckman attributed five points to round out the top-3 scorers.

Lenox 51, Bedford 50

LENOX – Lenox edged out a 51-50 win over Bedford Thursday night.

For full game recap, see accompanying story.

With the win, Lenox will face Central Decatur in Leon Tuesday at 7 p.m.

East Mills 43, Southwest Valley 29

MALVERN – Southwest Valley’s season ended with a 43-29 loss to East Mills Thursday night.

Southwest Valley trailed 20-15 entering halftime with a chance to steal a win on the road. The Timberwolves allowed 11 points in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth, but didn’t muster up the offense to take the lead. SWV put up 14 second-half points.

Complete stats were unavailable at time of press.

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