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No. 13 Wilton 59, Mid-Prairie 49: A magical regular season continues for the Beavers as they clinched a tie for the River Valley Conference South Division title with one game remaining.

Wilton (18-2, 15-2 RVC) held a 26-23 lead at halftime and outscored Mid-Prairie by six to pull away in the second half.

It was the usual suspects for the Beavers, as seniors Kortney Drake, Emily Lange and Aubrey Putman all reached double-digit scoring. Drake led the team with 22 points, Lange added 14 and Putman had 10.

Wilton will play host to West Branch in its conference finale. The Bears are the only team in the south division to beat the Beavers this season by a score of 40-38 in December. Should Wilton avenge that loss the Beavers would win the division outright.

Tipton 47, West Liberty 42: The Comets dropped a heartbreaker on Senior Night for their second consecutive loss. West Liberty (7-13, 5-13 RVC) won five consecutive games in the middle of January but has now lost its first two games of February.

The game was close throughout, as Tipton held a 20-19 advantage at halftime. The Comets held a 30-29 lead with six minutes remaining but weren't able to hang on for a win. West Liberty will travel to North Cedar on Thursday.

Mediapolis 64, Louisa-Muscatine 43: The Falcons fell by 21 points on the road Monday after winning three of their previous four contests. Louisa-Muscatine (9-11) trailed by just five, 19-14, after one quarter but were doomed by a disastrous second quarter where they were outscored 23-6.

Kylee Sanders scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Falcons.

Boys basketball

Mid-Prairie 71, Wilton 55: The Beavers dropped their sixth consecutive contest with a 16-point road loss on Monday. Mid-Prairie led by just one poins, 33-32, heading into the locker room but outscored Wilton 38-23 in the second half to pull away.

Mediapolis 61, Louisa-Muscatine 28: Ben Wolgemuth scored 29 points to lead Mediapolis past Louisa-Muscatine on Monday night. Louisa-Muscatine trailed 13-6 after the first quarter but was outscored 16-3 in the second and the game was never within striking distance after that.

Tipton 67, West Liberty 53: Gavin Chown scored 19 points but it wasn't enough to lead West Liberty to a home win Monday night. The Comets have lost six consecutive games and will hit the road tonight for a game at Wilton.

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