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Montezuma broke away from a 15-14 lead in the second quarter to outscore North Mahaska 27-13 in the period en route to an 80-60 South Iowa Cedar League victory. The Braves were powered by Brady Boulton, who ripped the cords for 32 points.

Boulton hit the first points of the game at the 6 minute 37 second mark as both teams struggled to get a shot fall early. North Mahaska came back to take the lead 7-5 but shots by Boulton and Max Anderson took the lead at the close of the first period and never trailed again.

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Montezuma’s Max Anderson (23) finds a tough defense from North Mahaska’s Jack Kelderman (32) and Asher DeBoef. Anderson scored 18 points to help Monte to an 80-60 win.

Montezuma dominated the boards pulling down 36 boards, 29 of them coming on the North Mahaska side of the court. They also went 14-for-28 at the free throw line while NM was 1-for-2. NM stayed close in the second two frames but could not overcome the deficit.

Asher DeBoef was the spark for North Mahaska scoring 14 second half points despite playing the second half in foul trouble. He finished the game with 19 points. Hot-shooting Gabe Hora also finished in double figures with 17 and Lucas Nunnikhoven had 11. Nolan Andersen finished with seven.

Boulton added eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals to his point total. Max Anderson finished with 18 and Garrett Watts had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
North Mahaska, 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the league, will host Grundy Center Monday.