Cade Allee scored 11 points in the first period as the Tigers scored 20 in the opening period. Dakota Smyser drove and scored over Mason Hawk to start the scoring for North Nodaway, but Hawk’s putback and Drake Kinsella’s inside shot off a pass from Jacob New put the Tigers in front for good at 4-2. Cade Allee then got loose in transition and took a pass from Ryan McClellan for three and added another one off a kick out from Drake Kinsella to make it 10-2. Peyton Coleman got untracked with a drive and a 3-pointer to make it 12-7, but then saw two shots go in and out as Ryan McClellan hit two free throws off a drive, Cade Allee hit a guarded 3-pointer, and Jacob New hit a shot from the top of the key as Mason Hawk sent one of Coleman’s shots into the stage on defense.
Coleman finally got going, but Cade Allee scored eight points in a four minute span in the second and Drake Kinsella’s triple off a pass from Tevin Cameron made it 33-16 at the half. Tevin Cameron had four assists for the Tigers in the period. Mason Hawk added a monster stuff in the period.
The lead grew to be as much as 37-17, but then North Nodaway finally got going on offense and Cole Bird took a charge on defense for Mason Hawk’s fourth foul as the Mustangs got it down to 37-26. Drake Kinsella got going inside and Wayde Parman added a backdoor look as Worth County went back ahead 46-29 at the 6:50 mark in the fourth.
Dakota Smyser hit a triple off a pass from Augustus Hoepker to jump start a 7-0 run that closed North Nodaway to within 46-36 with 5:02 left, but then the Mustangs could only manage one more point the rest of the way, aided by a monster stuff by Drake Kinsella on defense.