Freshman Sadie Nymeyer goes up for the shot early against Postville. Nymeyer had four points in the tournament game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Freshman Sadie Nymeyer goes up for the shot early against Postville. Nymeyer had four points in the tournament game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
A strong second half propelled the Turkey Valley girls basketball team (13-9) to a win Thursday night over Postville in the first round of the Class 1A girls playoffs.

The Pirates end the season 3-17. Turkey Valley advances to face Dunkerton (19-3) Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Dunkerton. The Raiders received a bye in the first round.

Both teams struggled in the first half Thursday night, as neither scored in the first three minutes of the game. At the end of the first, the Trojans led 7-6. It was much of the same in the second frame, with the Trojans going up by as many as four at 14-10 with two minutes remaining. At the half, it was 14-13 TV. The Trojans pulled away in the third quarter, allowing just five points by the Pirates. The TV offense put up 16 during that time to lead 30-18.

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