South Winn’s Brittany Shindelar (white, No. 40) battles Turkey Valley’s Amanda Mueterthies (No. 24) and Morgen Kuennen (No. 35) for the rebound. Also pictured is Turkey Valley’s Macie Njus (No. 2). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
It was a heck of a first win of the season for the Turkey Valley girls basketball team as the Trojans (1-2, 1-1 UIC) knocked off friendly rival South Winn (1-1, 1-1 UIC) 41-38 Friday night in Calmar.
The Trojans came from behind to get the victory.
How it happened
The Warriors came out and scored the first eight points of the game. The Trojans didn't get on the board until there was 1:36 remaining in the first quarter. At the break it was 8-3 Warriors.
In the second frame, the two teams traded scores. A three by Trojan freshman Shelby Reicks cut the lead to 16-12 Warriors, where it remained at the halftime break.
In the third quarter, the Warrior offense went cold while the Trojan defense heated up. After two early scores by Brittany Shindelar and Payton Poshusta, the Warriors didn't score for the remainder of the quarter. Meanwhile, the Trojans got into an offensive grove, with back-to-back threes by Chloe Reicks and S. Reicks. They took their first lead of the game on a free throw by Morgen Kuennen. A big bucket by Sadie Nymeyer made it 23-20 TV at the end of the third.
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