SPORTS IN BRIEF: MSAE, Cardinal, Van Buren basketball
Overwhelmed MSAE loses to Van Buren
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ basketball team was defeated Friday by Van Buren 107-25 in Keosauqua.
The ninth ranked Warriors ran out to a huge lead and only allowed the Pioneers (0-7) to score single digit points in each quarter.
Van Buren’s Garrett Saunders scored 20 points, and also posted five steals and five assists. Tanner Smith also scored 20 points. Three other Warriors scored in double figures as coach Fred Parsons got 11 different players into the game.
MSAE’s Surya Sawhney scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Suraj Pullapantulla scored seven points and registered two assists. Rashan Anderson got five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
MSAE’s next game is Thursday at Danville.
Van Buren beats Cardinal in hoops
The Van Buren boys’ basketball team followed up its victory over MSAE with a 88-36 win Saturday over Cardinal.
The Warriors are now 8-1 on the season. They jumped out to a 27-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Cardinal’s Charlie Rachford led the team in points with nine. Sam Pedersen scored eight points and Cody Streeby scored seven.
The Cardinal boys also lost 80-48 Friday night to Danville. Streeby led the Comets with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Pedersen scored nine points and Kaleb Durflinger scored seven.
The Comets are now 5-3 on the year. Their game tonight against Central Lee has been canceled. Cardinal’s next game is Friday at Burlington Notre Dame.
The Cardinal and Van Buren girls also played on Saturday in Keosauqua. The Warriors won 57-46 to improve their record to 4-3.
The game was tied at halftime, but Van Buren outscored Cardinal 21-14 in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Kaitlyn Johnson led the Warriors with 25 points. Abbey Rider scored 15 points. Alicia Fitzsimmons scored seven points and secured a game high 20 rebounds.
The Comets’ Jessie McElderry led them in points with 12. Danae Moses scored 10 points and Lexi Fullencamp chipped in eight.
The Cardinal girls also lost to Danville Friday, this game by the score of 45-41. Danville outscored Cardinal 16-6 in the third quarter, which wound up being Cardinal’s downfall.
Fullencamp led the team with 17 points, while Elderry wasn’t far behind, scoring 10 points of her own. Delaney Ridgeway scored 10 points and led Cardinal with 12 rebounds.
The Comets are now 4-5 on the season and will play Friday at Burlington Notre Dame.