A three-pointer with 3:52 left in the fourth quarter by South Winn's Micole Lansing put the South Winn girls basketball team (1-2, 1-1 UIC) ahead Tuesday night in Jackson Junction as the Warriors went on to defeat Turkey Valley (2-1, 1-1 UIC) 33-29.
The win was the first this season for South Winn while it handed Turkey Valley its first loss of the young year.
Back and forth
The Trojans started the game hot, with Allie Njus hitting back-to-back baskets. After the Warriors got on the board, it was back and forth, with the Trojans taking a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
TV's Allison Kuennen scored to start the second, putting the Trojans ahead 12-7. Back-to-back scores by South Winn's Jessica Lensing and Jenn Panos made it 12-11 TV. From there, it was six straight points by TV, with a free throw by Johanna Blazek and Olivia Reicks and twos by Taylor Novotny and Njus. SW's Lensing stopped the bleeding with a two to make it 18-13 TV. With just 31 seconds left, the Warriors cut into the lead, going into the locker room down 16-21.
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