Alexia McClure’s 3-pointer for Cardinal’s first, only and last lead of the fourth quarter highlighted area girls basketball games Friday.
Washington drops road game
KEOKUK — The Chiefs (4-5) scored more points in the second quarter (26) than Washington scored in the the Southeast Conference game. The Demons record is 1-11 after the 60-25 loss.
Clutch shot lifts Cardinal
ELDON — McClure nailed a 3-point basket with less than one minute remaining to give the Comets a 40-38 Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division win over Holy Trinity Catholic.
The Comets were down seven points in the fourth quarter but came storming back to take the lead on the big shot. Cardinal won its third game of the season and its second against the Crusaders.
Pope carries Pekin
PACKWOOD — The Panthers jumped on the visitors early in the 62-45 North Division win over the Bullettes, leading 22-14 after a quarter and 37-19 at halftime, then won the third 12-4.
Kerrigan Pope had a game-high 25 points with 13 rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. Pekin teammate Sarah Eubanks added 13 points with Erika Coleman scoring 12. Kaylee Pfeiffer had eight rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots.
West Liberty streaks past Mid-Prairie
WELLMAN — Leading 31-23, a 20-7 third quarter clinched the River Valley Conference road win for West Liberty, 66-48 over the Golden Hawks (7-7).
Maddie Nonnenmann hit 7-of-10 shots including 2-of-4 threes on her way to 16 points for Mid-Prairie. Myah Lugar had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists. Phelan Hostetler blocked four shots while scoring six points with five rebounds.
No. 10 WMU cruises
RIVERSIDE — Winfield-Mt. Union, ranked 10th in 1A, stayed unbeaten with early offense in the North win over Highland, 67-28.
A 17-7 first quarter was 39-14 at half and 61-25 after three for WMU.
Keetyn Townsley only missed one shot of nine attempted, totaling 19 points for WMU that included 3-of-3 from 3-point land. Bradie Buffington added 11 points and five rebounds while Keely Malone handed out six assists and Kyndal Townsley five.
Jenna Sands had 13 points for Highland on 5-of-10 shooting, and seven rebounds. Abbi Stransky cleared the glass for 11 boards.
No. 8 Montezuma rolls
MONTEZUMA — Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Braves scored 90 points in the South Iowa Cedar League game to Keota’s 17.
Wolves can’t be tamed
LONE TREE — Winfield-Mt. Union rolled to a 60-37 victory Thursday.
Jobey Malone scored 12 points to lead WMU. Melina Oepping scored nine points on perfect 4-for-4 shooting, and the duo of Farrah Nelson and Kyndal Townsley finished with eight apiece.
Tiger girls hang on
WAYLAND — WACO stormed back from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to cut New London’s lead to one- osession, but the Tigers hung on for a 50-47 South Division win Thursday.
New London’s Marah Hartrick finished the night with 16 points and eight rebounds. Ashlyn McSorley scored 15 points, and Natalie Burden had 11.
WACO’s Ellah Kissell led all scorers with 24.