No. 8 Van Buren rolls past West Burlington

Taryn Scheuermann, seen here holding the basketball in the post away from the defense, scored 34 points, had 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots as the eighth-ranked (Class 2A) Van Buren High School girls basketball team routed West Burlington 62-40 in a SEI Superconference South Division contest Tuesday.

WEST BURLINGTON — Taryn Scheuermann scored 34 points, had 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots as the eighth-ranked (Class 2A) Van Buren High School girls basketball team routed West Burlington 62-40 in a SEI Superconference South Division contest Tuesday.

Scheuermann, who scored 39 points in her previous outing, was 15 of 22 from the floor for the Warriors (3-0, 2-0 division). Isabel Manning had 10 points and four assists, while Grace Davidson had eight rebounds.

Van Buren led 25-20 at halftime, but a 19-8 third quarter ballooned the margin.

The Warriors host Cardinal Friday.

No. 9 Fairfield 60, Oskaloosa 39

OSKALOOSA — Shaylin Drish scored 19 points and Destiny Gridley added 14 as the No. 9 (Class 4A) Trojans overcame an early deficit to cruise to a nonconference road win over the Indians.

Malory Jones and Kara Jeffrey combined for 15 points for the Trojans (2-0), who trailed by six points after a quarter before taking a 14-point halftime lead.

Fairfield hosts Mount Pleasant Friday.

Pekin 52, Winfield-Mount Union 16

WINFIELD — Freshman Kerrigan Pope almost outscored the Lady Wolves by herself as the Panthers rolled to a SEI Superconference North Division road win.

Kerrigan finished with 13 points for Pekin (2-0, 2-0 division), while Haley Gambell added 10. Zoey Wright had five assists and five steals for the Panthers.

The Panthers, who led 30-8 at halftime, visit Columbus Friday in the third of four consecutive road games to start the season.

Notre Dame 66, Cardinal 39

ELDON — Maddie Cloke had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, but the Nikes were too strong in the season opener for both teams.

Alexia McClure added nine points and Rachel Lewman had seven for the Comets. 

Katy Stephens scored 24 points to lead the Nikes, while Taylor Ackerman scored 15 in the win.

Cardinal visits Van Buren Friday.

No. 13 Knoxville 69, Albia 17

KNOXVILLE — Katie Keitges scored 19 points in leading four players in double figures as the No. 13 (Class 4A) Panthers opened up a 45-point halftime lead in a South Central Conference rout.

Maggie Wilkins added 18 points, and Tara Uitermarkt and Alex Griggs scored 10 apiece for the Panthers.

Lauren Kaldenberg and Maddy Persons each scored six points for the Lady Dees in their season opener. Albia visits EBF Friday.

EBF 35, Centerville 31

CENTERVILLE — The Rockets closed their SCC matchup on an 8-2 run, holding the Redettes to just two points in the last three minutes to pull out a road win at Lakeview Elementary School.

Madysen Wade scored nine points and had seven steals for the Rockets (1-2, 1-0 SCC), while Kacie Flaig added eight points. Emalee Davis had eight rebounds.

Claire Mathews scored a game-high 17 points for the Redettes.

EBF led by a point at halftime, then trailed by two going into the fourth quarter. The Rockets host Albia Friday.

Chariton 53, Davis County 33

CHARITON — The Mustangs fell behind by 13 points in the first quarter and couldn't recover in an SCC road setback to the Chargers.

Chariton outscored Davis County 39-14 in the first and third quarters to win going away, even though the Mustangs' Shelby Motykowski had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Davis County (0-2, 0-1 SCC) hosts Centerville Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Oskaloosa 42, Fairfield 40

OSKALOOSA — The Trojans had the Class 3A state runners-up on the ropes, but the Indians clamped down defensively and hit clutch free throws in the second half to eke out a win in the season opener for both teams.

Tristin Waugh scored 14 points and had eight rebounds for the Trojans, while Austin Simpson added 11 points. Collin Breen had five assists.

Fairfield (0-1) led by five at halftime, but was outscored 22-15 in the second half.

Northern Iowa signee Cole Henry, heavily recruited Xavier Foster and Rian Yates all scored 11 points for the Indians. Foster and Henry pulled down eight rebounds each.

The Trojans host Mount Pleasant Friday.

Pekin 77, Winfield-Mount Union 43

WINFIELD — Cameron Millikin scored 20 points to lead three teammates in double figures as the Panthers cruised to a SEI Superconference North Division win in their season opener.

Kennan Winn and Brock Long added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Panthers, who raced out to a 20-point halftime lead before adding on in the second half.

The Panthers visit Columbus Friday.

Notre Dame 68, Cardinal 52

ELDON — Griffin Greiner scored 18 points, while Trey Albert had 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the Comets suffered a SEI Superconference South Division setback to the Nikes.

Jentry Arbogast scored 12 points for Cardinal, which visits Van Buren Friday.

West Burlington 77, Van Buren 47

WEST BURLINGTON — A 25-14 second quarter propelled the Falcons to a South Division rout of the Warriors.

Mason McDonough scored 16 points to lead Van Buren, while Caleb Johnson added eight for the Warriors. West Burlington's Tanner Snodgrass scored a game-high 25 points, while Colton Sherwood added 18.

Van Buren hosts Cardinal Friday.

EBF 83, Centerville 57

CENTERVILLE — Gabe Larkin scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half as the Rockets rolled to a South Central Conference road win at Lakeview Elementary School.

EBF (1-0, 1-0 SCC) opened up a 14-point halftime lead in the Big Reds, who received a team-high 14 points from Myles Clawson.

The Rockets host Albia Friday.

Knoxville 64, Albia 58

KNOXVILLE — Kieren Nichols scored 18 points to lead the Panthers to a win over the Blue Demons in South Central Conference play.

Chariton 47, Davis County 31

CHARITON — Nathan Weaver scored 19 points and had 13 rebounds as the Chargers down the Mustangs in a South Central Conference contest.

After leading 24-20 at halftime, Chariton held Davis County to just 11 second-half points.

Davis County hosts Centerville Friday.

PREP WRESTLING

Rockets came three victories

NORTH ENGLISH — EBF downed Mid-Prairie, Wapello and English Valley/Tri-County in a season-opening quandrangular at English Valleys High School.

The Rockets defeated Mid-Prairie 54-25, getting pins from Alan Angle (152 pounds), Sage Walker (170), Nolan Stetter (285) and Trestin Sales (126).

EBF then rolled past Wapello 57-18, with Cadyn Hall (120), Sales, Jacksen Kargol (145), Angle, Clay Johnston (195), Blake Deevers (220) and Brandt Hughes (285) all earning pins. 

The Rockets capped their sweep with a 51-30 win over English Valleys/Tri-County. EBF trailed 30-18 before winning the last six matches, five of them of the six-point variety.

Sales' pin at 126 gave the Rockets a 36-30 lead, followed by a win from Tayton Ricard and a pair of forfeit victories.

Van Buren drops three duals

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Warriors fell to Columbia Hickman, Kirksville and Rock Bridge in a quadrangular at Kirksville High School.

Van Buren fell to Hickman 52-18, getting wins from Aidan Franklin (160), Caleb Stoltz (182) and Tayton Bartholomew (195).

Kirksville defeated the Warriors 72-9, with Van Buren getting a win from Stoltz and Bartholomew. 

Rock Bridge beat Van Buren 48-27, with the Warriors winning three of the final five matches. Franklin, Preston Buss (170), Bartholomew, Megan Heisel (106) and Quentin Story (145) all picked up wins.

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