Freshman Morgen Kuennen (No. 35) defends South Winn’s Payton Poshusta dribbling up the court in a recent game. Kuennen had eight rebounds Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Freshman Morgen Kuennen (No. 35) defends South Winn’s Payton Poshusta dribbling up the court in a recent game. Kuennen had eight rebounds Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

Going on the road to face a team that is predicted to be one of the best in the conference, the Turkey Valley girls basketball team (2-3, 2-2 UIC) gave Sumner-Fredericksburg (3-1, 3-0 UIC) everything it had before falling 43-50.

Turkey Valley started the game strong, taking a 10-8 lead after the first eight minutes. However, in the second frame, the Cougars found their shooting touch, posting 22 points. The Trojans responded with 17 of their own but trailed 27-30 at the half. Both defenses came back strong in the third quarter, allowing just 19 total points as the Cougars increased their lead by one, 40-36. Sumner-Fred came out on top again in the fourth, this time by three points, to get the win.

The Trojans were led by Johanna Blazek, who had nine points, four rebounds and two steals. Shelby Reicks added eight points and six assists. Chloe Reicks had eight points as well. Morgen Kuennen pulled down eight boards and had three steals. Amanda Mueterthies added five points and five rebounds.

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