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Iowa Valley ventured into the North Mahaska gymnasium Friday and found themselves facing the proverbial buzzsaw. The Warhawk defense clamped down Iowa Valley forcing 17 first half turnovers and junior Asher DeBoef went off for 10 first quarter points to propel North Mahaska to an 80-43 South Iowa Cedar League win.

DeBoef and senior Nolan Andersen accounted for all of the team’s first 22 points as they built a 31-10 lead after one period. The defense allowed only two baskets in the second period forcing a continuous clock throughout the second half.

North Mahaska’s starters played the first part of the second half before giving way to the reserves who saw several minutes of playing time.

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North Mahaska’s Asher DeBoef splits Iowa Valley’s Dillin Dally (21) and Caleb Haack for two of his game-high 22 points in the Warhawks’ 80-43 victory over Iowa Valley.

DeBoef finished the night with 22 points, six rebounds and two assists. Andersen finished with 20 points and Gabe Hora added 14. Brayden Veiseth chipped in six. He also collected six steals.

Iowa Valley (3-8. 2-6) was led by Chandler McKibben with 13 and Layne Peska with 10. Caleb Haack led the team in rebounds with nine.

North Mahaska (8-3, 7-2) will host Martensdale-St. Marys on Monday in nonconference play then host league leader Keota on Tuesday. They will close out a busy week at English Valleys on Friday.