Manning, New London produce close point totals

Keota's Nicole Clarahan outjumps the opponents for a rebound in a game earlier this season. (File)
Keota's Nicole Clarahan outjumps the opponents for a rebound in a game earlier this season. (File)

It was Isabelle Manning’s night Friday in girls basketball but she lost by a point to the New London team, 33-32. However the rest of the Warriors scored 35 points for Van Buren County to win the game.

VBC sinks New London

KEOSAUQUA — It might sound like a broken record, but Isabel Manning went off for the Warriors in a 67-33 Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division win over New London.

The Warrior senior added nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals to her point total. Ella Jirak tallied 10 points.

VBC led 21-12 after one quarter and 40-23 at halftime. New London’s offense stalled in the final two quarters.

Falcons fly past Panthers

PACKWOOD — Kerrigan Pope’s 17 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals were not enough as the visiting Louisa-Muscatine North Division foes got 41 combined points from Kaylee Corbin and Kylee Sanders for the 56-45 win. L-M led after each quarter, 15-9, 30-22, 45-31.

Sophie Wittrock had 14 points and Sarah Eubanks seven for Pekin. Eubanks snagged five rebounds, three steals and assisted on four baskets.

Belle Plaine nips Keota

KEOTA — The Eagles lost the South Iowa Cedar League to the Plainesmen 44-37. It was a close battle with Keota leading 9-8 at the quarter, then trailed 21-19 and 31-28 after the next two quarters.

“The girls defended well, but we struggled with turnovers, especially unforced errors,” Keota head coach Jeff Sprouse said. “We moved the ball well on offense, getting good looks. We need to build on this game for next week.”

Keota’s balanced scoring produced 11 points from Taylor Kindred (four rebounds), nine by Macie NcDonald (five rebounds), six from Maddie Scott and four from Nicole Clarahan, who had three assists and three steals.

Wapello over Highland

RIVERSIDE — The Arrows shot past the Huskies, 67-29 for the North win. An 18-2 first quarter and a 29-10 halftime deficit shackled the Huskies.

Dani Laughlin scored 13 points for Highland with Emma Soukup netting six. Sarah Burton had five rebounds.

WACO heats up

ELDON — WACO’s offense was steady throughout the South Division win at Cardinal, 51-26. WACO’s lead was 14-10 after one quarter, 27-18 at halftime, and the Warriors won the second half 24-8.

No. 10 Wolves out-claw Huskies

WINFIELD — On Thursday, Class 1A’s 10th-ranked Winfield-Mt. Union continued its march through the North Division with a 59-20 win over Highland taking a 21-8 lead after one quarter, 40-15 at halftime and 57-17 after three.

Jami Wilkerson scored 15 points to lead WMU. Bradie Buffington had 12. Farrah Nelson had nine.

Highland’s Burton and Jessica Kraus scored six apiece.