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Raiders get past Comets in boys’ basketball

ALLEMAN – Collins-Maxwell-Baxter used a big edge at the foul line to get past North Polk, 56-43, in a Heart of Iowa Conference boys’ basketball matchup Jan. 28 in Alleman.

The Raiders went 14 of 19 in free throws and North Polk was only 3 of 10 from the line. That made the difference as both teams shot the ball well from the field and rebounded at an even rate.

CMB led 31-23 at the half. North Polk closed within seven after three quarters, but the Comets only scored five points over the final eight minutes to allow CMB to pull away.

The Raiders shot 43 percent from the field and made 4 of 12 3-pointers. North Polk hit 50 percent of its field goals, but the Comets were only 2 of 12 from 3-point range.

Seth Balke went 4 of 5 from the field and 9 of 9 from the line and he made both of his 3-point attempts, scoring 19 points for CMB. Balke also had five steals and four rebounds.

Austin Moorman tacked on 11 points and two steals; Bryce Kemp finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and one block and Zach Samson came through with eight points, four rebounds and four assists for CMB. The victory put the Raiders at 13-3 overall and 10-3 in the HOIC.

North Polk dropped to 7-9 and 7-6 respectively. Russell Greene had 21 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, assists and steals apiece for the Comets and Brett Haun chipped in nine points.

CMB 56, North Polk 43

CMB 14 17 14 11 – 56

NP 11 12 15 5 – 43

CMB (56) – Austin Moorman 4-13 2-3 11, Joey Nissen 2-4 0-0 5, Tommy Galloway 0-3 0-0 0, Zach Samson 4-6 0-0 8, Seth Balke 4-5 9-9 19, Bryce Kemp 4-7 0-1 8, Brady Stover 0-5 3-6 3, Patrick Girard 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 19-44 14-19 56. 3-point field goals (4): Balke 2, Moorman, Nissen. Rebounds (21): Kemp 10. Assists (8): Samson 4. Steals (13): Balke 5. Blocks (2): Kemp, Girard.

North Polk (43) – Russell Greene 10-13 1-4 21, Brett Haun 4-7 0-0 9, Chris Flynn 0-0 0-0 0, Dillon McBee 0-2 0-0 0, Reed Smith 1-3 0-1 2, Hunter Dark 2-2 0-0 4, Austin Hillebo 1-2 0-0 3, Max Karpinski 1-2 0-0 2, Grant Rampton 0-1 1-2 1, Blake Brauer 0-6 1-3 1. Totals: 19-38 3-10 43. 3-point field goals (2): Haun, Hillebo. Rebounds (23): Greene 11. Assists (9): Hillebo 3. Steals (4): Greene 2. Blocks (3): Greene 2.

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