No. 9 Keota boys still unbeaten

The ninth-ranked Keota boys basketball team stayed unbeaten with a win Friday to highlight area action.

Eagles outlast North Mahaska

NEW SHARON — No. 9-ranked Keota, a Class 1A team, stayed unbeaten with a road win in the South Iowa Cedar League.

The Eagles edged the Warhawks, 51-50, to improve their record to 10-0 while North Mahask is 7-2. Tied at 10 after the first quarter, Keota lead 25-23 at halftime. It was 40-35 starting the fourth quarter and the Eagles weathered the comeback to win by a point0.

Carson Sprouse and Brady Duwa combined for 36 points. Sprouse was 3-of-8 on his three-pointers and 2-of-5 on 2-pointers. Duwa was 8-of-11 from the field and made a single free throw. He had seven rebounds and five steals. Sam Sieren and Bryce Greiner added four points each. Luke Hammen had seven points and seven rebounds. Wyatt Sieren had four rebounds and Greiner had five rebounds.

Mid-Prairie streak ends

WEST BRANCH — Mid-Prairie had a five-game winning streak ended Friday with a 44-41 loss at West Branch. Saturday the Golden Hawks lost 50-48 at Anamosa. It was their fourth game in six days after getting wins on Monday and Tuesday.

Both were River Valley Conference games.

Against West Branch, Mid-Prairie trailed 8-4 after a quarter of play, 18-16 at halftime, but a 17-6 advantage in the third quarter gave the Hawks a 33-24 edge going into the final quarter. The unbeaten Bears outscored the visitors 20-8 for the victory.

Aidan Rath was 8-of-9 on field goals for his 16 points. He also had nine rebounds. Mid-Prairie teammate Carter Harmsen was 3-for-13 on field goals but 7-of-9 on free throws for his 13 points. He had five rebounds and four assists. Ethan Kos and Will Cavanagh had six points each. Kos had five rebounds.

Jeff Bowie scored 19 for West Branch.

ANAMOSA — Mid-Prairie led 13-6 after the first quarter and 30-26 at halftime. Anamosa won the third quarter 15-9 and both teams scored nine in the final quarter. The Golden Hawks couldn’t overcome the 41-39 deficit to start the fourth and lost 50-48.

Cavanaugh had five rebounds, four assists and five points. Jackson Pennington had five assists and grabbed five rebounds with a steal and two blocked shots. Harmsen scored 15 points with four rebounds. Rath had six points. Kos shot 7-of-9 from the field and had six rebounds while scoring 15 points.

4th quarter lifts Ravens past Wolves

WINFIELD — Hillcrest Academy was in a lot of trouble heading into the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division game at Winfield-Mt. Union, but Hillcrest pulled through when it mattered most for a 38-36 win.

Coming into the final eight minutes, the Ravens trailed 30-24, having scored just two points in the third quarter. Hillcrest won the final period 14-6 to stun the Wolves on their own home court.

Eli Ours led the Ravens with 19 points and four assists. John Hughes had eight points, and Grant Bender scored seven.

WMU was paced by Cam Buffington, who scored a game-high 22 points. Abram Edwards finished the night with nine points, and Bryce Wade finished with 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Van Buren falls short

DANVILLE — The Van Buren County boys are still looking for their first win of the season after a 48-39 South Division loss at Danville. The Warriors are now 0-8 on the season.

VBC held a 19-18 halftime advantage, but the offense stalled in the third, netting just six points. Danville led 32-25 after three periods and won the fourth quarter 16-14.

Jackson Manning led the Warriors with 24 points. Lane Davis finished the night with 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots.

Central Lee cools down Cardinal

DONNELLSON — The Cardinal boys came into their meeting with South foe Central Lee having won three of their last four games, but the Hawks put out the Comets’ flame, 55-43.

Central Lee won every quarter. The Hawks led 8-6 after the first period, 25-15 at halftime and 41-26 after the third.

Cardinal fell to 5-4 overall with the loss. The Comets are 3-4 in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference’s

Columbus sinks at Mediapolis

MEDIAPOLIS — Columbus lost 70-33 to North rival Mediapolis. Mediapolis had a 29-8 lead after the first quarter and it was 42-14 at halftime. Columbus is 0-10 and the Bulldogs 2-7. Ben Egan led the home team with 24 points. He also had eight assists and three rebounds.

New London stomps Holy Trinity

FORT MADISON — In a South Division game, it was all New London as the Tigers pounded the Crusaders 69-31 to snap a three-game losing streak.

New London led 20-9 after the first quarter, 31-13 at halftime and 46-23 after three quarters.

Blaise Porter lit up the Crusaders for a game-high 25 points. Camden Kasel scored 14. Devin Swanson had 11, and Kade Benjamin scored 10.

Pekin at Lone Tree

LONE TREE — Pekin has a 9-1 record and 7-1 in the North after a 71-20 win over the Lions.

Rough night for WACO

BURLINGTON — In a South game, WACO couldn’t contain a tough Notre Dame, falling 73-29 as Notre Dame won its sixth in a row.

Simeon Reichenbach scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds in the loss. Isaac Oswald co-led the Warriors with seven points of his own.

Zach Scmitz had four points for the Warriors. Will Edeker finished the night with three.