Warriors rally past Danville girls

Van Buren picked up a big comeback road win at Danville on Friday to highlight a busy day in girls basketball.

Van Buren County storms back

DANVILLE — After trailing 26-20 at halftime, the Warriors battled back to knock off Davneille 46-40 for a Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division win.

The Warriors won the third quarter 14-6 to take a 36-34 lead into the final eight minutes. Van Buren County won the fourth quarter 12-8.

Issabel Manning filled the stat sheet. She had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, all of which led VBC. Zoe Best added 10 points, and Ivy Davidson scored six.

Central Lee cruises past Cardinal

DONNELLSON — The Comets couldn’t hang with Central Lee in South Division action. The Hawks knocked off the Comets 61-22 for Cardinal’s sixth loss in a row.

The Comets struggled from the field early, allowing Central Lee to take a 39-8 lead into halftime. The Hawks ran away in the second half, eventually starting up the running clock.

Kolbie Bass nailed three 3-pointers on the night to lead the Comets with nine points.

New London loses halftime lead

FORT MADISON — The New London put up a strong first half at Holy Trinity Catholic, but the Crusaders surged back to knock off the Tigers 49-43.

New London led 14-12 after one quarter and 25-16 at halftime. Holy Trinity cut the Tigers’ advantage to 35-32 after three quarters.

Holy Trinity saved its best for last. The Crusaders had a game-high 17 points in the fourth and held New London to eight, the only single-digit quarter for the Tigers.

Marah Hartrick knocked down six 3-pointers in the loss to lead the Tigers with 21 points. Natalie Burden had 10 points and four assists. Ashlyn McSorley scored seven points and Keaura Williams had five points and seven rebounds.

Buzz saw gets Keota

NEW SHARON — After picking up their second win of the season Tuesday, Keota had a tough road game at a ranked North Mahska (No. 14 Class 1A).

The first quarter left the Eagles in a 30-3 deficit and it was 48-9 at halftime. The final score was 77-23 in the South Iowa Cedar League game.

“We ran into a buzz saw,” Keota head coach Jeff Sprouse said. “They were bigger, faster, stronger. Their pressure took us out three minutes into the game. We have to learn from this. Thirty-two turnovers is very hard to overcome.” Bailey Sieren had six points and two assists and Keota teammate Nicole Clarahan had four points, four rebounds and two steals. Taylor Kindred scored five points with three rebounds.

Addie Schilling outscored Keota with 25 points. Keota is 2-6 and North Mahaska is 7-1.

Golden Hawks split

WEST BRANCH — Mid-Prairie had a busy weekend splitting a pair of River Valley conference games, both on the road. Friday, Mid-Prairie lost to No. 3-ranked (Class 2A) West Branch with a 9-1 record. A 21-2 first quarter spelled defeat for the Golden Hawks. It was 38-8 at halftime with the final score 66-29. Phelan Hostetler had eight points and Maya Lugar and Maddie Nonnenmann had five points each. Nonnenmann had five rebounds and a blocked shot while Hostetler had three rebounds and a blocked shot. Luger had four assists.

Sasha Koenig had 21 points and six assists while West Branch teammate Delaynie Luneckas had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Mid-Prairie has a record of 6-6.

ANAMOSA — Mid-Prairie traveled to Anamosa Saturday and defeated the Blue Raiders 55-37.

Mid-Prairie again faced a first-quarter deficit. Trailing 17-8 after the first quarter, they closed the gap to make the halftime score 20-19. A decisive third quarter gave Mid-Prairie a 19-5 advantage to lead 38-27 starting the fourth quarter.

Nonnenmann hit 9-of-14 shots from the field for 23 points and Lugar added 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting including 3-of-4 3-pointers. Hostetler had seven rebounds and one blocked shot. Amara Jones had eight assists and Lugar added four. Mid-Prairie is 6-5 in the league.

2 double-doubles for Pekin

LONE TREE — Pekin’s Kerrigan Pope and Erika Coleman each finished with double-digit totals for the Panthers in a victory when Pekin had a North Division road game. The Panthers also had a nonconference road game Saturday.

The Panthers defeated Lone Tree 68-27, leading 19-7 after a quarter, 35-12 at halftime and 53-20 after the third quarter.

Coleman put up 11 points and collected 10 rebounds. Sophie Wittrock and Pope each totaled 14 points for Pekin. Pope added 12 rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocked shots. Wittrock had five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Sarah Eubanks scored 11 points. Kaylee Peiffer and Makenzie Dahlstrom added six points apiece, Emma Phillips four and Gracie Baetsle two.

SIGOURNEY — Against the Savages Saturday, Pekin held the home team without a point in the fourth quarter, but lost 40-37. Pekin had a similar quarter in the second. Winning 10-7 to start the second, Pekin trailed 27-14 at halftime. It was 40-24 after three quarters.

Ope and Wittrock scored nine points each with Coleman getting seven points, Eubanks five, Peiffer four and Dahlstrom three. Coleman and Wittrock had four rebounds apiece and Pope had five. Eubanks had four assists.

Pekin is 5-5 overall, 2-2 in the North Division.

WACO stumped by Notre Dame

BURLINGTON — The Warriors lost to South foe No. 13 (1A) Notre Dame, 76-38.

Lindsey Roth led the WACO girls with 11 points in the loss. Ellah Kissell had eight points. Grace Coble and Morgan Graber had six apiece.