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Boys basketball roundup: New London drops Danville
Tuesday’s boys basketball action saw wins from New London, Keota, Hillcrest Academy and Pekin.
New London 53, Danville 37
The Tigers continued to impress in Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division play, running past Danville at home.
New London led by just seven points, at 35-28, with eight minutes left, but New London turned it on in the fourth to run away.
Blaise Porter scored 22 points to lead New London. Kade Benjamin finished with 15.
West Burlington 61, Van Buren County 46
Van Buren County trailed just 24-23 at halftime as the Warriors threatened to pull off an upset against the first-place Falcons, but in the end, West Burlington was just too much.
Lucas Fett and Izaak Loeffler each scored 15 points for the Warriors. Fett nailed four 3-pointers in the loss. Jackson Manning finished with seven points, nine rebounds and three steals.
West Branch 64, Mid-Prairie 44
The Golden Hawks couldn’t solve the Bears in a River Valley South home game.
West Branch led 24-13 after one quarter and 34-19 at halftime. Mid-Prairie won the third quarter by three, but it was too little too late.
Camron Pickard led Mid-Prairie with 13 points. Alex Bean scored 12.
Keota 68, Belle Plaine 56
The Eagles continued to roll over South Iowa Cedar League East Division competition with a 12-point home win.
Evan Vittetoe scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Keota. Cole Kindred scored 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Aidan Anderson finished with 13 points and five rebounds.
Hillcrest Academy 61, Lone Tree 50
Lone Tree gave Hillcrest a sweat, as the Ravens led by just three-points at halftime, but the Ravens pulled out a North Division win.
Luke Schrock scored 21 points to lead Hillcrest in the win. Rowan Miller finished with 10.
Pekin 65, Columbus 29
The Panthers scored 17 or more points in the first three quarters of the game, and held Columbus to no points in the fourth to secure a North Division win.
Pekin moved to 6-5 in the division with the win. Columbus fell to 1-9.
Louisa-Muscatine 62, Highland 23
Falcon standout Ty Northup scored 24 points as Highland was unable to grab its first conference win.
Louisa-Muscatine led 19-5 after one quarter, 41-9 at halftime and 55-17 after three quarters.