West Nodaway freshman Jaden Gillenwater had a game most high school players can only dream about Friday night, scoring 43 points in a 69-60 win over North Nodaway in Burlington Junction.
Gillenwater made 14 of West Nodaway's 21 field goals, five of their six three's and went 10-12 at the foul line.
He had 20 points by halftime and scored the remaining 23 in the second half.
In the fourth quarter, he connected on four two-point baskets along with four free throws that helped the Rockets prevail over the hot-shooting Mustangs.
The Rockets (12-7, 3-1) scored 23 fourth quarter points and 38 in the second half, only three more than North Nodaway.
The Mustangs, who hit eight three-pointers, landed three in double-figures.
Austin Reynolds scored a team-high 18 points and made two three's. Trent Coleman drilled three from long range and finished with 14 points. Nick Gladman added a pair of treys and 11 points.
Jefferson 60 Braymer 46
With a perfect fourth quarter free throw shooting display headed up by senior guard Zach Jermain, Jefferson's boys locked down third place in the North Platte Tournament Saturday with a 60-46 win over Braymer.
The Eagles (11-8) made all 20 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, accounting for all but four of their 24 points. They had taken only two free throws prior to that and finished 21-22.
Jermain was a perfect 16-16 at the foul line in the fourth quarter, giving him a career-high 32 points.
He scored the other 16 in the first half, all from the field.
Blake Meyer finished with 10 points and Kyler Farnan added seven, going 3-4 at the foul line.
Jermain hit a pair of first quarter three's and Jordan McCrary added another, helping Jefferson open up a 19-5 lead. The Eagles went into the half up 32-17.
Braymer turned the tide in the third quarter, reducing Jefferson's lead to 36-31. The Eagles halted Braymer's comeback bid in the fourth quarter thanks to their flawless free throw shooting.
Braymer's Logan O'Dell scored a team-high 14 points and Jesse Utt had 13.
Mound City 53 Nodaway-Holt 46
Nodaway-Holt's season-high five-game winning streak came to an end Friday with a 53-46 loss to Mound City in a game with major 275 Conference title ramifications.
The Trojans (13-6, 2-2) fell behind by 10 points at the half, and despite winning the final two quarters, couldn't make up the difference.
Six Trojans scored in the game, although none were in double-figures.
Jackson Beattie and Stephen Schniedermeyer each had nine points. Derek Lemon and Nick Patterson netted seven points apiece. Brice Shamberger tossed in six.
Mound City (8-7, 3-0) was led by Hayden Marrs with 18 points and Luke Sanders with 11.
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