In a battle for the top seed in post-season play, the Lennox Orioles edged Dakota Valley 76-74 to leap ahead of the Panthers.

It was a case of two games in one. The host Orioles led 56-40 going into the 4th. Dakota Valley won the final quarter 34-20, but came up short by two when the horn sounded.

Neither team had many second chances, as DV had 8 offensive rebounds and Lennox 5.

Paul Bruns led the team with 31 points. Isaac Bruns had 21 points including 6 for 6 from the free throw line. Chayce Montagne had 13 points, including 6 of 6 from inside the arc.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.