Turkey Valley’s Allison Kuennen (No. 34) and Andrea Baumler (in back) battle for the loose ball. Also pictured are Sadie Nymeyer (No. 4) and Macie Njus (No. 2). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Turkey Valley’s Allison Kuennen (No. 34) and Andrea Baumler (in back) battle for the loose ball. Also pictured are Sadie Nymeyer (No. 4) and Macie Njus (No. 2). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

The home court was a big advantage for the Turkey Valley girls basketball team this week as the Trojans (4-5, 4-2 UIC) knocked off West Central Monday and Turkey Valley Tuesday.



Defense

A stout defense gave the Trojans a 45-18 victory Monday at home against West Central (1-6, 1-5 UIC).

The Trojans allowed just two points in the first quarter, taking a 17-2 lead. That advantage ballooned by three more in the second to make it 27-9. West Central scored just four points in the third quarter as the Trojans cleared the bench.

Several players got into the scorer's book, led by Sadie Nymeyer with 12 points and six steals. Morgen Kuennen added nine points, three rebounds and four steals. Taylor Novotny and Chloe Reicks each had six points. Andrea Baumler posted eight boards while Amanda Mueterthies blocked four shots.

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