The Mid-Prairie boys and girls basketball teams are back in River Valley Conference action Friday when they welcome the West Liberty Comets to Tim Grady Gymnasium.
The Mid-Prairie girls improved to 9-4 with a win over Durant on Tuesday 55-52. Shae Becker led the Hawks with 22 points. On the season, Becker leads Mid-Prairie scoring 14 points per game, fifth in the River Valley Conference. Becker also leads Mid-Prairie on the boards pulling down 88 rebounds, eighth in the RVC. Kessa Jones paces the Hawks with 30 assists, sixth in the River Valley.
West Liberty enters the contest with an overall mark of 2-11. Last time out the Comets fell to Wilton 68-46, despite 17 points from Macy Daufeldt. For the year West Liberty is led by Macy Akers scoring nine points per game. Sailor Hall leads the Comets with 23 assists. Hall also has the team lead with 76 rebounds, 10th in the RVC. These two teams met earlier in the year with the Golden Hawks getting a 54-40 road win.
The Mid-Prairie boys come into the night with an overall record of 6-6 after a 65-53 win over Durant on Tuesday behind a career high 26 points from Cale Robertson. On the season Robertson leads Mid-Prairie scoring 14 points per game, eighth in the River Valley Conference. Brad Tornow has the team lead with 66 assists, seventh in the state in class 2A. On the glass, Tom Butters leads the state with 143 total rebounds.
West Liberty stands at 1-10 on the year. They were beaten by Wilton Tuesday 55-50. Seth Feldman leads the Comet attack, posting 18 points per game, third in the River Valley Conference. His 20 assists are also best on the team, as are his 86 rebounds which places him seventh in the RVC. These two teams met to open the season with Mid-Prairie taking a 63-51 road win. Action begins tonight with the girls game at 6p.m. in Wellman.