The Tri-Valley Lady Dawg basketball team hit the road Wednesday night, November 28 for a date with the host John Glenn Lady Muskies, and came home with a 65-21 win in their first Muskingum Valley League action of the 2018-19 season.
The Lady Dawgs raced out to a 17-3 lead at the first break and never looked back in posting the 44-point win, after dispatching last week’s season-opening opponent, Massillon Perry, by 30 points, at 71-41.
Tri-Valley junior post performer Kyndal Howe led the first quarter charge with six points on the strength of two fielders and a pair of charity stripe tosses. Classmate Audrey Spiker’s five first frame points included a trey, sophomore Tailor Dupler hit a pair of close range counters for four points, and freshman Janie McLoughlin cracked the scoring column as well with a two-pointer.
Five different Lady Dawgs recorded scorebook entries in the second stanza, with senior three-point standout Laiken Little looping in a pair of long three point bombs, Howe and Spiker tacking on four more points apiece, McLoughlin three, and sophomore Riley Tracy a fielder as well, as Tri-Valley jogged to the halftime lockerroom with a 36-12 lead.
The Lady Dawgs padded their lead to 48-18 heading into a fourth quarter that saw Spiker push eight more points through the nets – including a six-for-seven free throw line performance to cap the 65-21 win.
Spiker’s game-high 17 points and whopping 12 steals (after a seven-steal performance vs Massillon Perry in TV’s season opening victory) paced the winners, with Howe close behind with 16 counters, Dupler’s 11, and Little’s trio of treys for nine points rounding out Lady Dawg top scorers.
The evening of hoops in New Concord tipped off with an exciting junior varsity contest which saw Coach Logan Scott’s Lady Dawg junior varsity rally for a rousing 30-28 win over John Glenn.
Down 25-16 heading into the fourth quarter against the Lady Muskies, the Lady Dawgs outscored the hosts 14-3 in the final frame for the comeback win.
Lady Dawg sophomore Sadie Green poured in seven of her game-high key points in the decisive fourth quarter, while freshman Hannah King stripped the nets on an important four of her six attempted fourth frame charity tosses, and fellow freshman point guard Anna Krupa contributed three points down the stretch as well.
The Lady Dawgs board the bus again this Saturday, December 1, when they travel to play the host Philo Lady Electrics. JV action tips-off at 1:00 p.m., in Philo, at The Power Plant.