The Van Meter 7th grade boys basketball team improved to 9-0 on the season, picking up a win over West Central Valley on Monday. The game started out back and forth through the first quarter. Van Meter and WCV were trading baskets as both defenses looked to settle in. Van Meter led 14-8 after 1. The defensive intensity turned up for Van Meter causing 7 steals in the second quarter. Van Meter went on an 18-5 run led by Austin Baumhovers 16 first half points.
The second half saw much of the same from Van Meter. Transition offense led to quick buckets and the Bulldogs saw their lead grow to 28 at the end of the 3rd. Van Meter finished out the game by a final score of 56-23, 56 points is the highest total for the Bulldogs this season.