MOVILLE, Iowa -- Dustin Widman tied a school record with eight 3-pointers, propelling Woodbury Central past Kingsley-Pierson, 67-62, in a Western Valley boys' basketball matchup in Moville on Friday night.
Widman, a senior, tallied 29 on the night, a career-high while earning the victory before a packed gymnasium. His classmates Brandon Stender and Christopher Mandl contributed 11 and nine points, respectively, as the Wildcats moved to 7-7 on the season, 6-2 in WVC action.
Kingsley-Pierson, which trailed 20-10 after one quarter and 35-25 at the half, cut the deficit to 53-47 entering the fourth stanza. Woodbury Central's struggles late at the foul stripe gave the Panthers a shot, but the visitors couldn't quite get over the hump in the closing 90 seconds. The loss was the first league setback for Coach Jarrod Schott's squad, which now registers a 6-1 regular-season ledger in the league, 8-5 overall.
Junior post Jessen Reinking led a quartet of double-digit scorers for the visitors with 22 points. Juniors Nathan Keck and Tyler Sitzmann scored 12 points and 10 points, respectively, while senior Camden Bainbridge notched 10 points.
Kingsley-Pierson has WVC contests in the upcoming week against River Valley and West Monona to close out the regular-season portion of the conference slate. Woodbury Central's lone remaining league contest is against Ridge View on Friday.
UNITY CHRISTIAN 64, WEST SIOUX 51: Austin Van Donge scored 17 points as Unity Christian downed West Sioux 64-51 in a War Eagle Conference contest on Friday.
Sam Byker (11) and Adam Viet (10) also reached double figures for the Knights, still unbeaten at 7-0 in the WEC and 9-5 overall.
Hunter Dekkers led the Falcons (9-4, 4-3) with 27 points.
SPIRIT LAKE 65, CHEROKEE 31: Owen Coburn scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Spirit Lake's Lakes Conference win over Cherokee.
Alex Van Dyke added 11 points in the win for the Indians.
Kobe Grell and Ryan Hurd had eight points apiece for Cherokee.
WESTWOOD 45, RIVER VALLEY 43: Carter Copple scored 12 points and hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer as the Westwood boys basketball team defeated River Valley 45-43 in a Western Valley Conference game on Friday in Sloan.
Drew Brekke finished with 16 points for Westwood (7-4).
Tyler Towne had 13 points for River Valley (3-7) and Garrett Trapp added 11.
With the game tied at 43-all, Copple hit a floater from the middle of the lane as time expired.
SIOUX CENTRAL 74, SE VALLEY 36: Hunter Decker scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Rebels to a Twin Lakes Conference boys basketball win over Southeast Valley in a game played in Gowrie, Iowa Friday.
Preston Samson also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds while Zach Lundquist scored a dozen points for Sioux Central (5-5).
AKRON-WESTFIELD 81, HINTON 52: Nick Jacobs scored 24 points and Connor Anderson tossed in 21 as the Akron-Westfield boys basketball team defeated Hinton 81-52 in a War Eagle Conference game on Friday in Akron.
Aaron Hartman finished with 14 points for the Westerners (5-8) and Leighten Blake added 10.
Brenden Gengler scored 13 points for Hinton (2-10) and Jacob Kirwan had 10.
WESTERN CHRISTIAN 64, LE MARS 45: Jacob Vis scored 23 points to help the top-ranked Wolfpack (Class 2A) to a Lakes Conference boys basketball win over the Bulldogs in a game played in Hull, Iowa Friday.
Caleb Harmsen and Ben Granstra also scored 11 points for Western Christian (11-0). Le Mars, which knocked off No. 2-ranked Sioux Center 65-64 in their last out on Tuesday, dropped to 7-4.
AHSTW 53, IKM-MANNING 51: Jack Paulsen converted a steal with a game-winning layup with one second left to give AHSTW a win in a Western Iowa Conference boys basketball game played in Manning, Iowa Friday. Paulsen scored 17 points and R.J. Harris 16 for AHSTW (8-3). Alex Lingle had a game-high 20 points and Jared Johnson 18 for IKM-Manning (7-5).
LAWTON-BRONSON 62, WEST MONONA 61: Ethan Heiss scored 15 points as the Lawton-Bronson boys basketball team defeated West Monona 62-61 in overtime in a Western Valley Conference game on Friday in Lawton.
Aaron Schorg and Max Fluent both finished with 12 points for Lawton-Bronson (6-7). Jonah Kollbaum scored eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Gage Rotnicke had 20 points for West Monona (3-9) and Calvin Coffman added 16.
With Lawton-Bronson trailing 54-52 at the end of regulation, Kollbaum, a center, drove from the top of the key and made a layup for Lawton-Bronson at the buzzer to tie the game at 54-all and send it into overtime.
With the game tied at 58-all in overtime, Fluent made a 3-pointer and was fouled with around 20 seconds left. Fluent made the free throw for Lawton-Bronson giving the Eagles a 62-58 lead. West Monona answered with a 3-pointer from Rotnicke to trim the lead to 62-61 with around 10 seconds left.
West Monona had the ball at the end with a chance to win, but Kollbaum had a block in the paint and got the rebound for Lawton-Bronson as time expired to thwart the Spartans.
HMS 68, TRINITY CHRISTIAN 54: Ivan Abonce scored 17 points as the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys basketball team defeated Trinity Christian 68-54 in a War Eagle Conference game on Friday in Hartley.
Cade Schiphoff finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for HMS (6-6). Tyler Rowe tossed in 11 points.
Jon Andringa had 17 points for Trinity Christian (4-7).
OA-BCIG 67, RIDGE VIEW 37: Landon Ray scored 18 points to lead the Falcons to a Western Valley Conference win over the Raptors in a game played in Holstein, Iowa Friday. OA-BCIG improved its record to 9-5. Jaxon Franken had 17 points for Ridge View (3-9).
POCAHONTAS 71, GRTA 58: Jace Davidson scored 24 points as Pocahontas posted a Twin Lakes Conference win over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Friday.
Braden Ehn had 14 points, Nathan Hanson 11 and Cameron Callion 10 for the Indians (7-4).
Jacob Conlon scored 19 points, Tyler Kruse 15 and Tommy Geelan 13 for GTRA (7-5).
STORM LAKE 63, ELC 50: Cham Deng scored 22 points as Storm Lake defeated Estherville Lincoln Central in a Lakes Conference contest on Friday.
Chuol Gatluak and Malga Yanga had 13 points apiece for the Tornadoes (8-3).
CRESTON 77, DENISON-SCHELSWIG 65: Evan Jacobson poured in a game-high 30 points to lead the Panthers to a Hawkeye 10 Conference win over the Monarchs in a boys basketball game played in Creston, Iowa Friday. Charlie Wiebers had 27 points to lead Denison-Schleswig (5-6 overall and 2-2 Hawkeye 10).
SHELDON 59, BOYDEN-HULL 37: Tyler Merley hit six three-pointer as sixth-ranked (2A) Sheldon defeated Boyden-Hull in a Siouxland Conference contest on Friday.
Ryan Van Marel added 16 points and Kyle Boerhave 12 for the Orabs (12-1, 10-1).
WEST LYON 70, OKOBOJI 50: Malachi Van Wyhe scored 27 points and Micah Meyer added 21 as West Lyon downed Okoboji in a Siouxland Conference contest on Friday.
Logan Abrahamson and Jamison Helmers led Okoboji with 17 points apiece.
ALLEN 52, WHITING 22: Lukas Oswald scored 15 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as Allen defeated Whiting on Friday.
Borgan Jones tallied 14 points and eight rebounds while Josh Grone added 10 points for the Eagles.
PLAINVIEW 67, BLOOMFIELD 36: Micah Williams had 24 points and Keaton Eichberger 12 in Plainview's Lewis & Clark Conference win over Bloomfield on Friday.
Braden Eisenhauer led Bloomfield with 16 points.
OSMOND 58, HARTINGTON-NEWCASTLE 46: Keith Timmerman scored 24 points to pace all scorers and lead No. 5 Osmond (D-1) to a win over Hartington-Newcastle in a boys basketball game played in Osmond, Nebraska Friday. Osmond improves to 11-1 after the win. Sam Harms led Hartington-Newcastle (5-8) with 14 points.
WINNEBAGO 70, WYNOT 46: MaNape Cleveland scored 22 points and had six rebounds as third-ranked Winnebago defeated Wynot in a Lewis & Clark Conference contest on Friday
T.J. Frenchman had 14 points and D'Von LaPointe 13 points for the Indians, now 11-1.
Nate Wieseler led Wynot (7-5) with 10 points.
PONCA 70, ELK POINT-JEFFERSON 44: Max Masin scored 19 points and Logan Kingsbury 17 to lead the Indians to a non-conference boys basketball win over the Huskies in a game played in Ponca, Nebraska Friday. Connor Day also had 13 points for Ponca.