Trojans Allison Kuennen battles for the loose ball in a recent game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
With two games in two nights, the Turkey Valley girls basketball team (3-4, 2-3 UIC) struggled in the second half of both games.
Competing in the Upper Iowa Conference, the Trojans couldn't get over the hump in the second half at North Fayette, falling 43-32.
The Trojans fell behind in the first quarter, down 10-6. They came back in the second, cutting the lead by three to make it 16-15 Hawks at the break. However, the third quarter was the Trojans' undoing as they were outscored 15-6. It was evenly matched in the fourth.
"The girls gave great effort," said Co-Coaches Dan Stepan and Mike Kuennen.
The Trojans shot 12-for-43 (27.9 percent) from the field. They were led by Allie Njus. The senior had 10 points, along with eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Amanda Mueterthies had a big night. Shee posted eight points and five boards. Olivia Reicks added seven points, along with two steals.
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