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Prep boys basketball: Hills-Beaver Creek, Mountain Lake Area take nonconference losses

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Central Lyon used a big second quarter to pull away and eventually take control Monday night.In a cross-border contest, the Lions were able to run away from Hills-Beaver Creek to take a 68-46 victory.The two squads were knott...

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - Central Lyon used a big second quarter to pull away and eventually take control Monday night.
In a cross-border contest, the Lions were able to run away from Hills-Beaver Creek to take a 68-46 victory.
The two squads were knotted at 12 after the first quarter, but the home team put together a huge second quarter to establish its lead. By the time halftime rolled around, the Lions led 38-24 after out-pointing the Patriots 26-12 in the second.
One glaring problem, according to H-BC head coach Steve Wiertzema, was turnovers. The Patriots finished the night with 18 miscues.
Junior Riley Van Wyhe led Central Lyon with 15 points and six rebounds. CJ Roths added 14 points and seven dimes with Ryan Metzger scoring 13 points. Cade Knobloch added 12 points for the Lions.
Zach Scholten tallied 15 points and eight rebounds for H-BC, which pulled down 21 total caroms. Isaiah Vis scored six points.
The Lions (9-4 overall) are back on their home floor tonight against Boyden-Hull. The Patriots (7-10 overall, 6-4 Red Rock Conference) travel to Heron Lake-Okabena on Thursday.
Hills-Beaver Creek 12 24 35 46
Central Lyon 12 38 55 68
Madelia 68, MLA 63
MOUNTAIN LAKE - In a tight game between two solid teams, Mountain Lake Area came out on the losing end Monday.
The Wolverines dropped a 68-63 nonconference contest against Madelia, which was just two games removed from an upset victory over previously undefeated arch rival Cleveland.
The Blackhawks held a 40-35 lead at halftime and managed to maintain that distance until the final buzzer sounded.
Levi Stoesz had a strong night all-around for MLA. He ended with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists. Marcus Boyd added 10 points for the Wolverines.
Mountain Lake Area (10-6 overall, 8-2 Red Rock Conference) is off until Thursday when it travels to Westbrook-Walnut Grove. Madelia (12-6 overall, 6-3 Valley Conference) is on the road Thursday.
Madelia 40 68
Mountain Lake Area 35 63

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