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New London 68, Central Lee 33
New London jumped out to a 22-10 lead against Central Lee and never looked back. The Tigers led 35-23 at the half and went on to outscore the Hawks 33-10 in the second half for their ninth win of the season.
Kade Benjamin finished with 26 points for the Tigers. Blaise Porter followed with 21 points and 10 assists. Rylan Martin had eight as well.
No. 4 (Class 1A) WACO 54, Wapello 30
Wapello led WACO after one 9-7, but the Warriors went on to outscore the Indians 20-11 in the second for a 27-20 halftime lead.
WACO took the third 18-8 and the fourth 9-5 for its 13th straight win of the season.
Hunter Hughes finished with 13 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Colton Leichty had nine points. Simeon Reichenbach finished with eight points.
No. 4 WACO 65, Hillcrest Academy 46
WACO led Hillcrest Academy 23-5 after one and 37-15 at the half on Thursday night. The Ravens went on to outscored the Warriors 31-28 in the second, but the Warriors first half damage was too much.
Hunter Hughes had 21 for WACO. Mason Miller ended with 10 points. Odee Shtefanchuk tallied nine.
For Hillcrest, Seth Ours finished with 17. Grant Bender had 11 and Luke Schrock seven.
Winfield-Mt. Union 58, Pekin 51
Winfield-Mt. Union and Pekin traded buckets back and forth on Friday night.
The Panthers led 14-8 after on and 24-22 at the break. WMU continued to cut the lead, making it a one point game after three, 33-32. The Wolves gained the edge in the fourth, outscoring the Panthers 26-18.
Cam Buffington had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves. Abram Edwards ended with 16 points and 10 boards. Andrew Brown added six points.
Mid-Prairie 57, Tipton 52
Mid-Prairie was able to edge Tipton with a big fourth quarter in the two’s Friday evening matchup.
The Golden Hawks and Tigers were locked at 14-14 after one. The Golden Hawks took the second 15-14 and the Tigers turned around to take the third 12-11.
In the fourth, Mid-Prairie outscored Tipton 18-11 for the win.
Camron Pickard finished with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. Beau Flynn and Alex Bean each ended with 10 points.
Keota 84, Colfax-Mingo 43
Keota at no problem with Colfax-Mingo.
The Eagles held the Tigerhawks to under 15 in all four quarters, while outscoring them 20-10, 23-14, 25-7 and 16-12 on their way to win number 11.
Evan Vittetoe led the Eagles with 20 points and nine rebounds. Sawyer Stout finished with 17 points and Tanner Waterhouse tallied 13.
Keota 60, Hillcrest Academy 40
A dominant second half propelled Keota to a win over Hillcrest Academy on Saturday.
The Eagles led 15-13 after one and the Raven bounced back in the second to take a 29-27 lead at the half.
In the second half, Keota outscored Hillcrest 35-11 for the win.
Sawyer Stout led Keota with 21 points. Evan Vittetoe followed with 16 points and nine rebounds. Cole Kindred ended with 15.
The Ravens were led by Grant Bender with 18 points and 10 boards. Luke Schrock ended with six and Seth Ours had six.
Louisa-Muscatine 61, Columbus 42
Columbus didn’t have enough for Louisa-Muscatine on Friday night.
The Wildcats trailed 16-9 after one, 27-23 at the half and 49-33 after three.
Burlington Notre Dame 71, Van Buren County 40
Lone Tree 82, Highland 38