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Area boys basketball roundup: Raider trio continues scoring excellence

Bedford 61,

Lenox 51

BEDFORD — Lenox’s young group showed themselves fully capable of playing with quality competition when the Tigers kept things close, but fell 61-51 at Bedford Friday.

The Tigers fell behind early, but never fell far enough behind for the Bulldogs to feel comfortable.

Colton Vieux continued his hot-shooting ways with 14 points, including three 3-pointers and also grabbed six rebounds,

Colton Gordon added 12 points to the Tiger cause and Cullen Wood scored 10.

Carter Still had six rebounds and seven assists to go with five points.

Abe Weed and Kolton Jackson each scored 17 points apiece to lead Bedford. The duo also combined for 11 assists.

Nodaway Valley 60, Lenox 38

GREENFIELD — The Tigers fell to Nodaway Valley 60-38 Tuesday, but no stats were available for the Tigers.

Aryll Shantz scored a team-high 17 points along with nine rebounds.

Brady Hilpipre poured in 15 points and was a workhorse on the glass with 13 rebounds.

The Wolverines assisted on 17 of their 22 made baskets, led by four each from Cole Shike and Tyler Vandewater.

Mount Ayr 74, Southwest Valley 63

MOUNT AYR — Several days removed from being the lead scoring trio for Mount Ayr in a win over East Union; Dawson Frost, Payton Weehler, and Isaac Grose combined for 54 of Mount Ayr’s 74 points in a big win over visiting Southwest Valley Tuesday.

The Raiders were in firm control early, and led 41-22 at the break, but the Timberwolves found offensive success in the second half on their way to 63 points.

Myles Greene’s passing set up the Raiders repeatedly for easy buckets, as his nine assists helped the Raiders to dish out 19 total as a team.

In a physical and at times chippy contest, the Raiders made 21 of 32 free throws.

Grant Maurer and Chance Tepoel both scored 14 points apiece for Southwest Valley and Chance Cobb added 13.

“Mount Ayr’s defensive pressure really made us struggle taking good shots and making good decisions,” Southwest Valley coach Andrew Focht said. “We handled it better in the second half and cut the lead down to 9 with about three minutes left but couldn’t get any closer.”

The Timberwolves had 16 assists, led by Jace Petersen’s six.

Diagonal 46, Lenox 37

Diagonal 59, Twin Cedars 40

Diagonal 75, Moulton-Udell 60

Diagonal has ripped off three straight victories in 2018, with a win at home over Lenox Thursday, a victory at Twin Cedars Friday, and a convincing result in its favor Tuesday at home over Moulton-Udell.

Kade Klommhaus led the Maroons with 11 points in the win over Lenox and Clayton Hansen added 10.

Tanner Parman filled up the basket to the tune of 18 points and also grabbed seven of Diagonal’s 19 steals in the win over Twin Cedars.

Blake Alden (24), Kole Paxson (20) and Kade Klommaus (14) were Diagonal’s leading scorers in the 15-point win over Twin Cedars.

Alden was 7 of 10 shooting and knocked down four 3-pointers.

Kommhaus led the Maroons with 13 rebounds and Alden pulled down 12 more.

Moulton-Udell 62, Orient-Macksburg 40

Audubon 84, O-M 22

Ankeny Christian Academy 88, O-M 19

ORIENT — Orient-Macksburg’s boys basketball squad lost to Audubon at home Monday night, 84-22. The Wheelers held O-M scoreless in a 24-0 first quarter and were up 52-10 by halftime. O-M junior Dylan Holste led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Four Audubon players scored greater than 10, led by junior Lane Lawson’s 21 points.

Against Moulton-Udell last Saturday, O-M had a much better offensive output, yet still lost 62-40. Junior Carson Thompson tied an M-U player with a game-high 21 points. Holste chipped in eight.

O-M also played Ankeny Christian Academy Friday as Dylan Holste led the way with 11 points. The Eagles were victorious in that game, 88-19.

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