Third-quarter burst powers Grundy Center boys

Grundy Center's Ashton Martens takes the shot during the Spartans' boys basketball game at East Marshall last Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Tyler Meyers Photography)
Jake Ryder
The Grundy Register

LE GRAND – Dexter Whitehill scored 18 points as Grundy Center boys basketball distanced themselves from East Marshall in the second half of a 47-28 win at East Marshall High School on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Whitehill made 7-of-15 shots and added four rebounds. Jalen Kirkpatrick scored 10 points with five rebounds and four assists; Brayden Sawyer chipped in nine points and five rebounds.

The Spartans led 21-15 at halftime, then outscored the Mustangs 18-5 in the third quarter.  

GC 47, EM 28. GC scoring: Dexter Whitehill 18, Jalen Kirkpatrick 10, Brayden Sawyer 9, Bryce Greiner 6, Colin Gordon 2, Patrick Brown III 1, Tate Jirovsky 1, Tiernan Vokes 0, Ashton Martens 0, Brayden Wallis 0, Ben Wegmann 0.

DENVER 70, DIKE-NEW HARTFORD 59: The Cyclones came back from a 30-28 halftime deficit to win last Tuesday’s meeting in Dike. Brewer Eiklenborg scored 19 points with 14 rebounds, but Denver drilled 15 3-pointers, with Mitchell DeVries sinking seven of them toward his game-high 26 points.

Denver 70, D-NH 59. D-NH scoring: Brewer Eiklenborg 19, Jacob Stockdale 13, Braxten Johnson 7, Devon Kollasch 5, Colin Meester 5, Jerek Hall 5, Nathan Graves 3, Benton Bixby 2.

UNION 72, AGWSR 51: The Cougars couldn’t keep pace in this NICL crossover at La Porte City on Jan. 18.

Gabe Nederhoff scored 21 points to lead AGWSR, including five 3-pointers. Bradly Roder and Darren Veld added 10 points each; Roder contributed seven rebounds and four assists as well.

Union 72, AGWSR 51. AGWSR scoring: Gabe Nederhoff 21, Bradly Roder 10, Darren Veld 10, Daniel Stahl 5, David Koop 5, Talan Mutschler 0, Cale Culver 0, Tanner Lindaman 0, Carver Brown 0, Eli Kuper 0.



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