Janesville ends TV’s season
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:28 AM
Senior Justin Izer looks to find an open player in a recent game. Izer had three rebounds and two points Wednesday in the first round. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
After making it through the first round of district action, the Turkey Valley boys basketball team saw its season come to an end Saturday night in the district quarterfinal at Nashua-Plainfield as Janesville (18-4) defeated the Trojans 64-38.
Earlier in the week, the Trojans defeated Valley Lutheran (2-18) 79-47 to make it past the first round.
The Trojans end the season 9-13. Janesville moved on to face Don Bosco (11-11) today (Tuesday) at Dunkerton.
Janesville scored in double figures in every quarter Saturday night to defeat the Trojans. They jumped out to a 19-7 lead after the first frame and extended it to 29-13 at the halftime break.
“Janesville had us on our heels from the start. Their press caused us more problems then we envisioned coming into the game, and their length made it tough for us to get into the paint for easy baskets,” said Coach Chris Sullivan. “When it comes to the postseason, you have to come ready to play from the start, and we didn’t do that. In the second quarter we changed up our defense and had some success but struggled to score. Janesville deserves a lot of credit for not letting us get into any rhythm from the start. Foul trouble also plagued us all night, especially our bigs, which didn’t allow us to pound the ball inside as much as would have liked.”
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