In the girls opener, the Eagles won by 40 points, 64-24, to even their season record at 2-2. The Wolverines are now 0-2.
In the boys' contest, L-B held a two-point lead after one quarter, and increased that by two points to take a 28-24 halftime lead. It was 42-33 after three, and the final score was Lawton-Bronson 65, River Valley 52.
For the boys game, River Valley scoring was paced by sophomore Austin Hansen, who put in 15 points. Ethan Todd added 11, while Zach Hullinger and Tyler Clark had nine points apiece.
The Wolverines girls' basketball squad members were pretty tired from a hard-fought 61-39 loss to Hinton the previous night, according to their coach, Terry Jensen.
Though the Wolverines played a "decent" first half, said Jensen, trailing by 10 at the break, 23-13, they "wore down" in the second half, and that, coupled with poor free throw shooting (7 for 23 for the game), spelled a big loss to the #5-ranked Eagles, 64-24, with Lawton-Bronson outscoring their Maple Valley Conference rival 20-1 in the fourth quarter.
Emily Todd scored 10 points for the Wolverines. Kaylea Simons, with nine, and Jody Peterson, with seven, led the team in rebounding.
Alyssa Brockman's 33 points led three Eagles who scored in double figures. Brook Williams, with 15, and Mandy Wagner, with 10, were the others.
Lawton-Bronson plays Odebolt-Arthur Nov. 30 in Correctionville, and
River Valley starts conference play that night in a boy-girl doubleheader at Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto.