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Area boys basketball roundup: Clarke boys pick up first W

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 95, Clarke 59

EDDYVILLE – E-B-F jumped out to a quick lead on the Clarke boys and never looked back Jan. 15, toppling Clarke 95-59.

The Indians fell behind the eight-ball early as they trailed by eight after the first quarter and then 28, heading into the locker room.

Lenny Peavy led the Clarke scoring production with 20 points while Dalton Stubbe posted 12 in the loss.

Emanuel Mosley and Sam Cooley both scored nine points for the Indians as well.

Clarke 77, Pleasantville 71

Clarke built a 19-point lead through three quarters Monday and held off a late charge for Pleasantville for its first win of the season 77-71.

Peavy posted 30 points for the Indians while Colley had 18 and Conner Deutsch scored 13.

The Indians were 17-of-33 from the free throw line in the win and head coach Jim Dingeman was pleased with Clarke’s aggresiveness to get to the line.

Murray 69, Iowa Christian Academy 16

MURRAY – A 21-1 first quarter set the tone for the Murray Mustangs as they cruised to the 69-16 win over Iowa Christian Academy.

Twelve different Murray scorers helped create the 53-point differential, with Brycen Wookey and Jimmy Graham both scoring a team-high 10 points.

Eighteen steals and 18 offensive rebounds also showed that Murray dominated in not just the points column, but in creating turnovers and getting second chance points.

Mount Ayr 66, Murray 56

MURRAY – Mount Ayr snuck past Murray on Monday, winning 66-56.

The Raiders’ first quarter put Murray down by eight, causing them to play catch-up for the entire game.

A comeback in the fourth quarter was within reach for the Mustangs, but they ran out of time to make up ground.

Murray’s Reece Held scored a team high 22-points, going 7-8 from the charity stripe and 3-6 from beyond the arc.

Mount Ayr’s Payton Weehler led the Raiders in scoring with 20 points.

Murray 48, Lamoni 34

MURRAY – A tie game at the half, Murray pulled away in the third quarter with a 10-point differential, enough to beat Lamoni 48-34 on Friday.

Devin Slaughter’s 18 points for Murray was the team high. Slaughter shot 4-7 from 3-point range, grabbing five rebounds.

Reece Held also scored 15 points, grabbing six rebounds.

Nodaway Valley 64, Central Decatur 50

LEON – A four-point game heading into the final quarter saw the Wolverines of Nodaway Valley slip away from Central Decatur Friday, 64-50.

Michel Evertsen posted a 20-point performance for the Cardinals while hitting six 3-pointers in the loss.

Cole Pedersen had 14 points and 10 board for CD while Cauy Spidle completed the contest with nine points and eight rebounds.

Van Meter 74, Central Decatur 28

LEON – The Cardinals welcomed in a highly competitive Van Meter team Monday, falling 74-28 to the undefeated Bulldogs.

Spidle and Pedersen were the leading scorers with seven apiece for Central Decatur while Matthew Boothe added five more.

Van Meter shot out of the gate right away with a 42-9 lead at the halftime intermission.

Des Moines Christian 54, Interstate 35 40

URBANDALE – Interstate 35 was tied with Des Moines Christian at halftime, but let the Lions pull away in the second half to a 54-40 win Jan. 15.

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Grand View Christian 78, Interstate 35 39

DES MOINES – The Roadrunners dropped their 11th consecutive contest Monday, falling to a talented Grand View Christian team 78-39.

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