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Area girls basketball roundup: Orient-Macksburg takes down Murray

Orient-Macksburg 52, Murray 45

MOULTON – Orient-Macksburg beat Murray 52-45 in consolation for the Bluegrass Conference tournament Saturday afternoon. With the win, O-M placed third in the conference tournament, its highest finish in team history.

Murray got down early in the second half and was able to even the score, but was unable to close the gap late.

“[We] got down 33-22 early in the third quarter and were able to tie it up at 37-37 in the fourth, but couldn’t get over the hump,” said Murray coach Jerry Shields. “Credit to O-M as they shot lights out from the free-throw line and the field.”

Kinzee Eggers led in scoring and rebounds for Murray, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 boards for a double-double. Jayda Chew scored 10 points and had five assists.

Davis County 57, Clarke 31

BLOOMFIELD – Clarke fell to Davis County 57-31 Friday.

Davis County pulled ahead of Clarke early, holding the Lady Indians to six points in the first half.

Tori White scored 14 to lead the team and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. Kiaya Dunbar put up five points.

Ogden 45, Interstate 35 35

OGDEN – Interstate 35 fell to Ogden 45-35 Friday night.

Ogden edged out a lead in the first half, out scoring the Roadrunners 19-18. Ogden stretched that lead, scoring 14 in the third and fourth quarters while holding I-35 to 21 second-half points.

Jaliyah White scored 10 points, tallying six steals. Josie McCuddin recorded six blocks and eight rebounds.

Lamoni 53, Murray 25

MOULTON – Murray lost to Lamoni Friday night 53-25 in the semifinal of the Bluegrass Conference basketball tournament.

The Lady Mustangs hung with Lamoni, but a 17-0 fourth quarter was what Lamoni needed to put the game away against Murray.

“Stayed with them through three quarters, but kind of ran out of gas in the fourth,” said Shields. “Showing signs of improvement in some areas.”

Chew led scorers with 12 points. Bailey Frederick scored five points, had seven rebounds and five assists.

Murray 42, Moulton-Udell 38

LAMONI – Murray pulled off a late rally to edge out a 42-38 win over Moulton-Udell Tuesday.

The Lady Mustangs started out slow, trailing 23-12 at halftime. Moulton-Udell outscored Murray 10-9 in the third quarter, but the Lady Mustangs put up 21 points to Moulton-Udell’s five points in the final frame.

The Lady Mustangs were able to overcome a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the win.

Bailey Frederick scored 14 points to lead the team. Hannah Paschke scored 12 and Megan Keller grabbed 11 rebounds.

“We were really struggling in the first three quarters, but it was like a light clicked,” said Shields.

Central Decatur 55, Martensdale-St. Marys 54

MARTENSDALE – Central Decatur edged out a win over Martensdale-St. Marys Thursday night.

CD jumped out ahead in the first half with a 27-24 lead at halftime. The Cardinals kept the offense moving with a 19 point third quarter, but the Blue Devils made things interesting with a 17 point final frame.

Riley Bell scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cardinals to lead the team. Lyndsey Dale put up 12 points.

Central Decatur 61, Southeast Warren 33

LEON – Central Decatur kept rolling with a 61-33 win over Southeast Warren Tuesday.

The key to the Cardinals’ success was consistency, scoring double-digits in each quarter. CD took the lead with a 27-19 first half and never surrendered it.

Alaina Applegate put up 14 points, and Bell scored 11. Maizee Lindsey added six assists to the stat line.

Des Moines Christian 56, Interstate 35 27

URBANDALE – Des Moines Christian rolled through Interstate 35 56-27 Tuesday.

I-35 scored one point in the first quarter while Des Moines Christian put up 25. The Roadrunners never recovered, only scoring double digits in the second quarter.

White put up seven points. Carli McCuddin and Kaitlyn Morris scored five points each.

Centerville 62, Clarke 27

CENTERVILLE – Coming off its second win of the season, Clarke fell to Centerville 62-27 Tuesday.

Centerville took a 23-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Indians didn’t scored double-digits in any quarter.

Hailee Fry and Josey Dunbar scored six points each.

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