Basketball Roundup: West Branch Sweeps West Liberty in Senior Night Doubleheader

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West Branch had a five-game winning streak halted with a loss to Regina on Tuesday but it didn’t take long for the Bears to take the first step toward a new streak.

Tatum Koenig had 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead West Branch to a 67-29 win over West Liberty on senior night in West Branch.

West Branch improved to 14-6 on the season and closed 12-6 in River Valley Conference play with its second win of the season over the Comets.

Sasha Koenig had 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals and Mackenzie Heise added 12 points and eight rebounds.

West Liberty dropped to 2-18 on the season and 1-16 in RVC play with its 10th straight loss.

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West Branch Bounces Back With Win Over West Liberty

Beau Cornwell had his second straight double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds as West Branch won for the fourth time in five games with a 58-29 senior night victory over West Liberty.

West Branch built a 25-9 halftime lead as the Bears bounced back from a Tuesday loss at Regina to improve to 11-8 on the season and 9-8 in River Valley Conference play.

Tanner Lukavsky scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds and Ben Thompson had eight points, three rebounds and three assists for the Bears.

West Liberty dropped to 2-16 on the season and 1-13 in RVC play with the loss.

West Branch              11  14  22  11  –  58

West Liberty                2   7   10  10  –  29

West Branch (58) – Beau Cornwell 23, Jeffrey Tunnell 3, Ben Kyllingstad 1, Brady Lukavsky 2, Brett Schiele 5, Tanner Lukavsky 14, Ben Thompson 8, Trey Eagle 2.