BAXTER — Making a bid for the Heart of Iowa Conference’s top spot, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raider boys won their sixth game in a row Friday at home. They dealt out an 87-57 loss to visiting Greene County Rams.
CMB’s girls had one bad quarter — only scoring four points in the second period — and they lost 51-41 to the Rams Friday night. The Raider girls have lost five straight games to fall to 4-13 overall. They are 2-11 in HOIC play.
The Raider boys are tied for the best overall record, 12-3, among conference teams. They are 9-3 in conference games, which ties them for second with Prairie City-Monroe. South Hamilton is 11-2 and 12-3, sitting atop the HOIC standings.
In the boys’ contest Friday, CMB bolted to an 8-0 lead and was up 22-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Raiders led the Rams 46-20 at halftime, extending the margin to 68-35 by the end of three quarters.
CMB had 13 players score points in the game. Austin Moorman hit three 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 16 points. Bryce Kemp finished with 15 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Seth Balke had 15 points and three assists. Zach Samson scored 11 points.
The Raiders shot 53 percent, 30-of-56, from the field and cashed in on 21-of 28 free throw attempts. They out-rebounded the Rams 44-18.
Trey Tucker was 10-of-11 from the free-throw line for the Rams. Tucker scored 23 points. The Rams shot 32-percent, 15-of-46, from the field and downed 25-of-35 free throw attempts.
The CMB girls trailed Greene County only by three points, 15-12, at the end of the first quarter. The Raider offense went cold in the second period, scoring just four points. The Rams added 11 to go up 26-16 at halftime.
CMB outscored Greene County, 13-11, in the third quarter. The Rams staved off the Raider challenge with a 14-12 run in the final eight minutes.
Abbie Haupert finished with a double-double for CMB with 19 points and 12 rebounds. She also made four steals. Lexi Breon scored 11 points. Mackenzie Schmitz dished out four assists.
Kayla Mobley scored 18 points to lead the Rams. Jolee Wessling added 10 points.
CMB goes to Alleman Tuesday to play North Polk.
Greene County 3-19-13-22—57
CMB — Moorman 3/3-1-1-16, Galloway 1-2-2-4, Samson 5-1-3-11, Balke 1/2-7-3-15, Kemp 6-3-3-15, Stratton 0-2-1-2, Nissen 0/1-2-1-5, Thomson 2-0-1-4, Gundeson 1-0-1-2, Stover 1-0-3-2, Deutsch 1-2-2-4, Ritter 1-0-0-2, Girard 2-1-3-5. TOTALS: 24/6-21-24-87.
Greene County — Braun 0/1-0-3-3, Tucker 5/1-10-5-23, Beger 0-6-3-6, Lamoureux 0-3-2-3, Neese 2-2-1-6, Nelson 2-1-4-5, Meinecke 0-2-2-2, Gorsutch 0-0-3-0, Boateng 2-0-2-4, Wilkens 2-1-2-5. TOTALS: 13/2-25-27-57.
Greene County 15-11-11-14—51
CMB — Schmitz 3-0-4-6, Ritter 0-0-1-0, Hurley 1/1-0-5-5, Eslinger 0-0-1-0, Haupert 5/1-6-4-19, Breon 2/1-4-3-11. TOTALS: 11/3-10-18-41.
Greene County — Saddoris 1-0-2-2, Ballard 1-0-0-2, Stoline 0-0-1-0, Rasmussen 0-2-1-2, Bravard 0-0-1-0, Mears 0/1-0-0-3, Promes 2-0-3-4, Christensen 0/2-0-3-6, Wessling 2-6-2-10, Mobley 8-2-4-18, Onken 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 16/3-10-18-51.