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Lone Tree’s well executed offense played a part in their win against Iowa Valley last Thursday.
Lone Tree won 72-51, bringing their season record to 7-10.
The Lions began the game with a three from Keegan Edwards just one minute in. Ball reversal and post touches proved to be key for the Lion offense, as senior Brock Smith had 10 of his 17 points from the block. Lone Tree brought the first-quarter score to 18-9.
Lone Tree entered the second quarter slowly, unable to convert on layups from rebounds and steals. However, Austin Marshek propelled the Lions forward with two back-to-back threes. Lone Tree went into the bonus early in the second quarter, with Iowa Valley responding with five free throws. The Lions went into halftime ahead, 42-28.
The third quarter was much slower for the Lions, scoring four minutes into the quarter. Iowa Valley found ways into the middle of Lone Tree’s zone and closed the gap by just nine points. Sophomore Brady Dauber responded well with two 3-pointers from the wing. The Lions picked up the pace, and extended their lead by 21 points, 59-38.
The fourth quarter started strong on the Lions’ end with more post moves from Smith and a three from Dauber. Towards the end of the quarter, many players off the bench proved to be promising for the Lions. A total of six points was scored at the end with three mid-range jumpers. The Lions finished the game with a win, 72-51.
Lone Tree: 18; 24; 17; 13; 72
Iowa Valley: 9; 19; 10; 13; 51
Brock Smith 17
Brady Dauber 14