(Elk Horn) Boyer Valley earned a tightly contested win at Exira-EHK Tuesday night in Rolling Valley Conference Boys Basketball. The teams traded baskets nearly the entire night with Boyer Valley leading much of the first and fourth quarters while Exira-EHK had the advantange for the bulk of the 2nd and 3rd quarters.
Two three-pointers by Exira-EHK point guard Jarred Hansen late in the first quarter gave the Spartans their first lead at 15-13. They would extend that up to a 21-18 halftime lead by playing solid defense in the 2nd quarter, allowing Boyer Valley just 5 points in the 2nd. The back and forth battle continued into the third quarter with Boyer Vally claiming a 33-31 lead. The Bulldogs would extend that to as many as six in the fourth quarter but struggled to put the game away in the final minutes. Exira-EHK get off a desperation three point attempt at the buzzer that rimmed out. Drew Peppers threw up a runner from just inside the half court line that missed long giving Boyer Valley the 47-44 victory.
Boyer Valley made 13 2nd half free throws to help them hang on. They improve to 6-4 on the year and Exira-EHK drops to 2-10. Drew Peppers led Exira-EHK with 14 points, Jarred Hansen scored 8, and Jake Paulsen 6. Boyer Valley's top scorere was Jared Frazier with 13 points.
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