Boys Basketball Roundup: Solon Bounces Back With Win at Central DeWitt

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Solon didn’t waste any time getting back on track following a loss top-ranked Maquoketa.

AJ Coons scored 22 points and David Bluder added 21 as Solon downed Central DeWitt 71-62 in a WAMAC East Division matchup in DeWitt.

Clay Gerdin added eight points and Cam Miller and Carson Shive each had seven as Solon improved to 5-6 on the season and 3-3 in WAMAC East Division play.

Central DeWitt dropped to 6-6 on the season and 2-5 in WAMAC East play with the loss.

Sixth-ranked Cedar Falls Escapes Against Liberty High

Liberty High had Class 4A sixth-ranked Cedar Falls on the ropes on Tuesday but the Tigers showed why they are the defending state champions.

Cedar Falls outscored Liberty High 34-24 in the second half and escaped with a 58-50 win over the Lightning in a Mississippi Valley Conference cross-divisional matchup in North Liberty.

Ethan O’Donnell had 13 points and Andre Brandon added 10 for Liberty High which dropped to 5-7 on the season and 3-6 in MVC play.

Isaac Bender had eight points and Ira Hazeltine and Ben Houselog each had six for the Lightning.

Mason Abbas had a game-high 19 to lead Cedar Falls while Josh Ollendieck and Logan Wolf each had 16 points as the Tigers improved to 9-2 and 7-2 in MVC play.

Liberty High              10  16  12  12  –  50

Cedar Falls               11  13  19  15  –  58  

Liberty High (50) – Ethan O’Donnell 13, Andre Brandon 10, Isaac Bender 8, Ira Hazeltine 6, Ben Houselog 6, Basil Aldross 3, Sam Funke 2, Grayson Tyler 2

Cedar Falls (58) – Mason Abbas 19, Logan Wolf 16, Josh Ollendieck 16, Ben Sernett 3, Jackson Frericks 2, Jaxon Heth 1, Jack Campbell 1