Payton Maddy

Moravia's Payton Maddy dumps the ball off in transition for an assist.

It wasn’t a smooth game by any means, but the Lady Mohawks fought through a game that had little flow to take a 47-29 victory over Mormon Trail.

Emma McDanel led Moravia in scoring with a season-high 16 points. Payton Maddy added nine points as she was inserted back into the starting lineup after coming off of the bench in the previous two games. Leading scorer Kim Chandanais chipped in seven points.

The Lady Mohawks started out well with McDanel and Maddy each knocking down long jumpers. The rest of the quarter saw both teams stuck in the mud offensively as Moravia would own a 8-3 lead after one quarter.

Moravia’s offense looked better in the second quarter as they were able to take better care of the ball. McDanel stayed aggressive on both ends of the court to help extend the Lady Mohawks lead to 23-9 at the half.

Mormon Trail had a strong start to the second half and was able to get within nine. Moravia’s guards were able to turn defense into offense and would attack in transition to put Mormon Trail in foul trouble. The Lady Mohawks were able to get their lead back up to 14 at the end of the third quarter.

The fourth quarter turned into a sloppy one as both teams got into more foul trouble to put each other in the double bonus. Moravia continued their attacking ways as they would even look to score quickly after Mormon Trail made free throws.

Mormon Trail would have two girls foul out in the second half leaving them with just five eligible girls for most of the third quarter. Moravia would empty their bench with a couple minutes remaining the game out of reach.

Moravia (4-7) welcomes Centerville (4-7) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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