Ryan Izer (No. 2) goes up for the easy lay-up in a recent game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Ryan Izer (No. 2) goes up for the easy lay-up in a recent game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

It was a good win for the Turkey Valley boys basketball team (2-1, 2-1 UIC) Tuesday night at home as the Trojans held on to defeat Sumner-Fredericksburg (1-2, 0-2 UIC) 63-61.

"Tonight we got off to a quick start and did a nice job of finding the open man and knocking down shots," said Coach Chris Sullivan.

The Trojans came out firing, scoring 22 points in eight mintues to lead 22-9 after the first stanza. However, the Cougar defense tightened up in the second frame, allowing just six points to make it 34-28 Trojans at the break.

The second half was a battle as the Cougars came roaring back and took a lead. It was 54-47 Trojans with eight minutes remaining. They scored just five points in the final frame, allowing the Cougars to come back and tie the game to send it to overtime.

"The second half was a battle, and the kids did a great job of keeping their composure when Sumner-Fred made a run and even took the lead on us," said Sullivan. "We thought the kids did a nice job of taking care of the ball and being unselfish all night."

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