West Delaware 48
(At Maquoketa Jan. 3)
The Maquoketa Cardinals boys basketball team got out to a fast start in its first game since Christmas break, leading the West Delaware Hawks 24-17 at halftime.
The two teams tied 34 each starting the fourth quarter. But, the Cardinals only scored eight points in the fourth quarter, ultimately falling 48-42.
The Cardinals endured foul trouble, which contributed to slow scoring in the fourth because both of the Cardinals’ tall men, Caiden Atienza and Clayton Widel, fouled out of the contest.
Connor Becker had a team-high 10 points and Atienza and Becker both grabbed six rebounds to pace the Cardinals.
Coach Matt Hartman said he is trying to find the right chemistry, trying four different starting lineups so far this season.
The Cardinals have an odd schedule ahead with the next four games on the road. They travel to Beckman Catholic Tuesday and Benton Community Friday.
WD (3-5) 5121714 — 48
M (2-5)111310 8 — 42
Points — Connor Becker 10; Clayton Widel 8; Caiden Atienza 7; Brady Digmann 5; Mitchell Roeder 5; Max Keller 3; Emmett Sheets 2; Kannon Coakley 2. Rebounds — Atienza 6; Becker 6; Widel 4; Keller 2; Roeder 2; Coakley 2; Sheets 1; Digmann 1. Assists — Atienza 2; Widel 2; Coakley 2; Sheets 1; Digmann 1; Becker 1. Steals — Digmann 5; Atienza 2; Widel 2; Coakley 2; Sheets 1; Becker 1; Kaleb Whaley 1. Blocks — None. FG — 18-43. FT — 4-7. 3PT — 2-11.
Easton Valley 76
Cedar Valley Christian 40
(At Springville Jan. 3)
The Easton Valley River Hawks picked up where they left off before the Christmas break, jumping out to a sizeable first-quarter lead and continuing their dominance over a young Cedar Valley Christian team Friday night.
In the end, the River Hawks won 76-40, improving the team’s record to 8-0
Four River Hawks scored in double figures, led by Jessen Weber’s 18 points. Kaleb Cornilsen played less than half the game but still recorded 16, while Nate Trenkamp scored 15 and Hunter Holdgrafer netted 13.
Trenkamp led the River Hawks in rebounding as he grabbed eight while Weber, Holdgrafer and Cornilsen each grabbed 7.
The River Hawks have two games this week, hosting Prince of Peace Tuesday and traveling to Mt. Carroll to play the “feature game” of the Manny’s Shootout, facing a powerful Sterling Newman team (15-2) in the 7 p.m. contest.
EV (8-0)20281810 — 76
CV (2-7) 618 7 9 — 40
Stats not available at press time