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Girls basketball roundup: Mid-Prairie downs ranked opponent
Mid-Prairie 50, No. 13 West Liberty 48
Mid-Prairie picked up a huge win on Friday.
The Golden Hawks downed No. 13 West Liberty. Mid-Prairie was outscored 14-10 in the first, but took the second and third quarter by a combined 23-11 for a 33-25 lead heading into the fourth.
The Golden Hawks lost the fourth 23-17, but were able to hang on.
Nora Pennington led the Golden Hawks with 11 points. Landry Pacha added nine points and 17 boards. Kylie Reiner had eight points.
No. 10 Winfield-Mt. Union 64, Wapello 8
WMU had no problem with Wapello on Friday.
The Wolves didn’t allow more than three points in each of the four quarters.
They took each quarter, 18-3, 19-1, 17-2 and 10-2.
Mid-Prairie 49, Bellevue 34
Mid-Prairie outscored the Comets 16-3 after one, but Bellevue bounced back with a 13-9 second. At the break the Golden Hawks still led 25-16.
In the second half, Mid-Prairie won the third 12-6, while both teams ended with 12 in the fourth.
Landry Pacha finished with 12 points. Josie Greiner ended with nine and Maya Nonnenmann had eight.
Cardinal 32, Pekin 29
Cardinal and Pekin went down to the wire on Saturday.
The Comets outscored the Panthers 11-6 after one, but Pekin bounced back with a 14-8 second to make it 20-19 at the half with Pekin leading.
Cardinal was able to edge Pekin in the second half with a 13-9 half.
Leading Pekin on the night was Emma Phillips with 12 points and six boards. Claire Roth and Brooke Miller each tallied five.
WACO 52, Columbus 38
WACO jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one on Friday and never looked back against Columbus.
The Warriors took the second 14-12, the third 11-10 and the fourth 17-16 for the win.
Grace Cobel led WACO with 24 points and 18 rebounds in the win. Ellah Kissell finished with 14 and Katie Leichty had seven.
For the Wildcats, Sara Vela had 10. Ariana Vergara finished with eight and Aracely Garza had seven.
Highland 46, Pekin 24
Highland led Pekin 26-9 after one half of action on Friday. The Huskies took the first two quarters 14-2 and 12-7.
The Huskies did enough in the second half with a 12-12 and 8-3 quarters to seal it.
Sarah Burton paced the Huskies with 18 points and seven rebounds. Jessica Kraus and Katelyn Waters each had 10.
Claire Roth and Emma Phillips led Pekin with eight and seven.
Holy Trinity Catholic 60, New London 38
A slow first half plagued the Tigers on Friday night.
The Tigers scored just 10 points in the first half to the Crusaders 48.
New London took the second half 29-12, but the deficit was too great.
Natalie Burden finished with 17 points for the Tigers. Sophie Malott ended with 11 and Mylee Miller totaled six.
Louisa-Muscatine 45, Hillcrest Academy 35
Hillcrest Academy was outscored 11-7, 13-7 and 10-7 in three quarters. The Ravens took the fourth 14-11, but it wasn’t enough.
Malia Yoder and Claire Withrow each finished with 14 points. Niva Helmuth followed the two with six.
Davis County 74, Cardinal 30
Cardinal struggled against Davis County on Friday.
The Comets were outscored 13-4, 26-10, 16-12 and 19-4 in the loss.
Central Lee 41, Van Buren County 38
Van Buren County outscored Central Lee 24-16 in the first half of action, but the Hawks bounced back with a 14-4 third quarter and an 11-10 fourth to edge the Warriors on Friday.
Sigourney 51, Keota 29
Keota couldn’t get on the winning end against Sigourney on Friday.
The Eagles and Savages finished each quarter at 16-6, 9-9, 14-7 and 12-7, with Sigourney taking three out of the four.
Nicole Clarahan finished with 13 points for Keota. Kimberly Clarahan had six and Maci McDonald five.