Central Decatur 67, Bedford 62
BEDFORD — Central Decatur kept its hopes alive for a third-place finish in the Pride of Iowa Conference with a 67-62 double overtime win against Bedford here on Friday.
The Cardinals squandered an eight-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but outscored Bedford 14-9 in the second overtime to pull off the 67-62 win.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 7-5 in the POI. Bedford falls to 9-4, into a tie with Martensdale-St. Marys.
The logjam in the middle of the Pride of Iowa Conference standings also includes Wayne at 8-5.
Peyton Pedersen scored 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting from behind the 3-point arc to lead a balanced Central Decatur attack that included four players in double figures. Pedersen also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds to record a double-double.
Nick Durrell also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Noah Simon scored 14 points with two assists, while junior Aaron Linhart scored 11 points with three assists and two steals.
Dalton Rhum contributed six points, five rebounds and four assists in the win, while Kyle Palmer scored four points off the bench.
Interstate 35 60, Southwest Valley 55
CORNING — A 23-13 second quarter advantage was the difference here Friday as Interstate 35 picked up a 60-55 conference road win against Southwest Valley.
Jaylan White scored 20 points to lead the Roadrunners. The Interstate 35 sophomore also grabbed four rebounds to go with his five assists and four steals.
Jamal White added 14 points with two assists. Cole Daniels scored eight points, while Zach Goering and Taylor O’Dea each netted six points. O’Dea pulled down six boards, while Goering grabbed five rebounds.
Daniel Kennedy scored four points with six rebounds and two steals. Jon Young scored two points in the win.
Twin Cedars 47
SEYMOUR — Murray got off to a 17-8 start in the first quarter and defeated Twin Cedars 56-47 in the semifinals of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament Thursday night.
Third-ranked Lamoni improved to 15-0 in dispatching Ankeny Christian Academy, 78-52, in the other semifinal game.
“Defensively we were great tonight for three quarters,” said Murray coach Darin Wookey. “In the fourth quarter we stopped moving and allowed some open looks from three, and did not move well on offense.”
Trey McHenry led a balanced Murray offense with 19 points. Pat Kilmer added 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists in addition to blocking two shots. Sam Rockhold had 10 points and five rebounds. Brayden Held also scored 10 points and snared a team-high eight rebounds.
Garrett Pettyjohn scored 13 points for Twin Cedars.
SEYMOUR — Lamoni claimed the Bluegrass Conference Tournament championship here Saturday with a 65-45 win over Murray in the championship game.
Lamoni outscored Murray 23-9 in the second quarter and 22-14 in the fourth quarter, offsetting Murray’s 22-20 combined advantage in the first and third quarters.
Braydon Held scored 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the 3-point arc to lead Murray in the loss. Held added a team-high five rebounds.
Trey McHenry was the only other Mustang to finish in double figures with 11 points. Andrew Rider netted nine points with three rebounds and three steals. Pat Kilmer scored four points, while Sam Rockhold and FIsher Decker each scored two points. Rockhold finished with five rebounds and three steals.
Jeremy Deemer led Lamoni with 21 points and 18 rebounds.
Albia 80, Clarke 61
Albia defeated Clarke 80-61 here on Friday on senior night for the Indians.
Statistics for this game were not available at press time.