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Local Sports

Baxter boys stay hot in rout of Royals

Cole Damman
Cole Damman

COLO — Baxter's boys' basketball team led 22-0 after one quarter and coasted to an easy 52-24 road victory over Colo-NESCO on Saturday during a make-up Iowa Star Conference South Division game.

The Bolts outscored the Royals 17-4 in the third after leading 30-13 at halftime.

Will Clapper had 15 points and nine rebounds, Cole Damman added 15 points and five assists and Carter Nelsen chipped in 14 points, four rebounds and three steals. Brendyn Padget did not score but had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Baxter (10-9) takes a five-game win streak into its Class 1A postseason game with Sigourney. The Bolts play the Savages at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Montezuma.

Colo-NESCO (2-18) has lost 10 straight games.

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