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West Branch 58, Wilton 18: No Beaver scored more than six points as Wilton struggled offensively in its season opener. 

Miller led the team with six points, Cole Rabedeaux had five, Jared Townsend three, Jacob Shepherd two and Garrett Bohnsack two to round out the scoring.

Combined they shot just 21.4 percent from the field on 6-of-28 shooting. 

Wilton will be back in action Thursday against Columbus Community. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wilton 76, West Branch 74: Wilton overcame a three-point deficit heading into the final quarter to down West Branch and improve to 2-0. 

Junior Emily Lange was the key offensively for the Beavers, scoring 29 points a week after putting up 22 in a season-opening win over West Liberty. 

Juniors Kortney Drake and Aubrey Putman added 19 and 15 points, respectively, and the Beavers tipped a West Branch three-point attempt at the buzzer to secure the win. 

Wilton will play again Thursday at home against Columbus Community. 

Highland 33, Columbus Community 19: The Wildcats' offensive struggles continued Tuesday night as they fell to 0-2.

The Wildcats have now managed just 46 points total through two games, both losses, and only four Columbus players scored points Tuesday night. Jenessa Carpenter led the way, finishing with seven points, two rebounds and one block.

"We’re still continuing to figure out who our scorers are, still kind of getting into a flow of things," Columbus coach Tyler Hotz said. "We got open looks throughout the night. They did a good job down low, had some height on us. … But then we missed some shots as well."

The Wildcats will be back in action Thursday night at Wilton. 

Winfield-Mount Union 48, Wapello 40: Winfield-Mount Union's Lexee Hartsock torched Wapello for 25 points as the Arrows (1-1) were hit with their first loss. 

Eryka Dickey led Wapello with 16 points, Sammy Ewart chipped in 12 and Tiffany Parsons had 11. 

"It's my first year, it's only the second game, it's going to take a few more games to get ourselves kind of playing with some confidence with the stuff we're doing," coach Brandon Brown said. "We're not miles away from where we need to be. We'll get there." 

Wapello will be back in action Saturday against Iowa Menonite School. 

Mediapolis 69, Louisa-Muscatine 36: Louisa-Muscatine struggled again offensively Tuesday night, shooting just 12-of-34 from the field. 

Mariah Pugh scored 12 points as the team's leading scorer and pulled down 18 rebounds, but none of her teammates recorded more than six points. 

Louisa-Muscatine will play again Friday at Lone Tree. 

Durant 22, Iowa City Regina 61: The Wildcats fell to 0-3 with a lopsided loss to the Regals. 

Durant has struggled offensively and defensively early on, averaging just over 34 points per game while surrendering 68 points per contest. 

The Wildcats' next game is Friday at home against North Cedar. 

WRESTLING

West Liberty finishes 2-1 at quadrangular: The Comets started strong with a 69-9 win over Davenport North as four of their wrestlers − Justis Dengler, Jackson Gingerich, Sam Gingerich and Coy Ruess − won by fall. Austin Beaver, Joe Kelly, Bryce Esmoil and Andy Lopez all received forfeits, while Brian Collins pulled off an 8-6 overtime win.  

West Liberty continued the momentum against New London, cruising to 66-6 win. Kelly, Bryce Esmoil, Kobe Simon, Lopez all won by fall, while Jackson Gingerich won with a 10-4 decision and Ruess with an 8-6 decision. Beaver, Sam Gingerich and Collins all received forfeits. 

The Comets hung in tight against Lisbon at the end but ultimately lost 42-33.Kelly, Lopez and Ruess all earned wins by fall, Will Esmoil pulled out a 9-4 decision and Alex Beaver received a forfeit, but it wasn't enough as Lisbon won 42-33. 

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