February 21, 2024

BOYS BASKETBALL: Wolverines on four-game slide

NV/OM's Ty Rardin faces pressure from a Central Decatur defender in a game Friday, Feb. 2 at Greenfield.

Nodaway Valley/OM wasn’t able to get back in the win column this week, falling in four games.

Most recently, the Wolverines lost 103-56 at Southeast Warren Saturday, Feb. 3. The Warhawks led 25-15 after the first quarter, then led 55-31 at halftime. Dawson Nelson scored 30 points in the loss and junior Paul Berg 10. Brogan Ewing scored 25, Cam Seuferer 23 and Lucas Dirks 15 for Southeast Warren.

Central Decatur defeated NV/OM 84-54 Friday night in Greenfield. The Wolverines found themselves down only two, 14-12, at the end of the first quarter, but then gave up a 26-9 second quarter. The Cardinals hit nine 3-pointers in the game. Nelson scored 31 and Hoover 12. Berg led with nine rebounds and three steals.

A 67-42 game went Mount Ayr’s way Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Mount Ayr. The Wolverines made a respectable final push with a 15-11 fourth quarter, but the Raiders had already pulled away behind 22 points from Jackson Ruggles and 14 from Tyler Martin. Nelson scored 22 as the only NV/OM player in double figures.

Southwest Valley visited the Wolverines’ home gym Monday, Jan. 29, a makeup game from earlier in the year. The Timberwolves came away with a 75-43 victory after holding a slim 22-15 lead in the first quarter. Alex Morgan scored 29 points for SWV, Miller Means added 14 and Cael Hogan 11. Nelson scored 15 for Nodaway Valley, which was supported by 11 from Berg.

The Wolverines (1-17) learned Monday they will play at East Union Friday in the opening round of district tournament action. The winner faces a trip Monday to top-seeded East Mills.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.