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Hoover boys withstand MHS, 63-52

DES MOINES — Manny Austin scored 11 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter as Des Moines Hoover finally pulled away from the Marshalltown boys’ basketball team in Saturday’s 63-52 makeup game.

Hoover (3-0) used a 25-14 advantage in the second quarter to overtake the Bobcats for good, holding them at bay behind Austin’s big finish.

Marshalltown (2-7) managed to hang around behind Armonniey Thomas’ 29 points and four 3-pointers for Isaiah Borgos, but Hoover’s seven-point lead entering the final period withstood the Bobcats’ comeback attempts.

The Huskies shot 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten three games into their late-starting winter season. Austin, Elijah Vos (15) and Chase Henderson (13) combined to score all but four of Des Moines Hoover’s points in the win.

Thomas, in addition to matching his season-high with 29 points, led the Bobcats with five rebounds. Borgos finished with 12 points, and Prince Jallah added six points despite early foul trouble.

Marshalltown is back at home on Tuesday night, hosting Ottumwa in the second game of a girl/boy doubleheader at the Roundhouse.

Des Moines Hoover 63, Marshalltown 52

MARSHALLTOWN (2-7) — Armonniey Thomas 12 5-5 29, Grant Greazel 1 0-0 2, Drake Kapayou 1 0-0 3, Prince Jallah 1 4-7 6, Isaiah Borgos 4 0-0 12. Ivan Alvarado 0 0-0 0, Justin Melde 0 0-0 0, Bul Chol 0 0-0 0, Dwight Joar 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 19 9-12 52.

DM HOOVER (3-0) — Chase Henderson 3 6-6 13, Manny Austin 11 7-9 31, Kir Diew 0 0-0 0, Jaden Loveless 0 0-0 0, Elijah Vos 7 0-0 15, Justin Imani 0 0-0 0, Jeremiah Wilson 2 0-0 4, Chevelle Ruchti 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 23 13-15 63.

MHS 11 14 14 13 — 52

DM HOOVER 7 25 14 17 — 63

3-Point Goals–MHS 4 (Borgos 4), DMH 4 (Austin 2, Henderson, Vos). Team Fouls–MHS 16, DMH 17. Fouled Out–Greazel.

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