Turkey Valley’s Amanda Mueterthies (L) and Chloe Reicks (R) battle with Decorah’s Tess Olinger for the loose ball. Also pictured are Vikings Kaitlyn Kregel (back left) and Alexis Hove (No. 10). (Photo by Rick Fromm)
Turkey Valley’s Amanda Mueterthies (L) and Chloe Reicks (R) battle with Decorah’s Tess Olinger for the loose ball. Also pictured are Vikings Kaitlyn Kregel (back left) and Alexis Hove (No. 10). (Photo by Rick Fromm)
Both teams have talent but it was Decorah's veteran experience that won out Thursday night in Decorah as the Viking girls basketball team (2-4, 0-1 NEIC) defeated Turkey Valley (2-4, 2-2 UIC) 51-31 in non-conference action.

The Viking offense used its speed to build an early lead. They scored the first five points and led 9-4 after the first quarter. It was a 17-point second stanza for the home team. By comparison, Turkey Valley managed just four points and trailed 26-8 at the half.

Turkey Valley outscored the Vikings 13-11 in the third frame to cut the lead to 21-39. Decorah scored 14 points in the final frame, with Turkey Valley adding 12.

"We didn't play like we want to play, and Decorah had a lot to do with that. Hopefully we learn from this and improve as we go," said Turkey Valley Co-Coaches Dan Stepan and Carla Nymeyer.

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