Wednesday night in Dresden at the Dawg House, Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Tri-Valley Lady Dawg basketball team tipped off the new year with a win, defeating the visiting Crooksville Lady Ceramics 88-17.
The victory improved the Lady Dawg’s overall record to 9-1 on the 2018-19 season.
Senior guard Laiken Little led four Lady Dawgs in double figures with a game-high 21 points that included four treys, a five-for-five performance from the charity stripe, and six steals. TV’s Kyndal Howe was right behind Little with a giant 19 point effort that saw the talented junior also snare five rebounds and dish out five assists, while fellow junior Audrey Spiker’s big 18 point night and five assists on the offensive end also saw the lightning quick defensive hoops standout record eight steals over the outmanned – but scrappy – Crooksville contingent.
Tri-Valley sophomore Tailor Dupler rounded out Lady Dawg double figure scorers with 14 points. Senior point guard Lauren King added eight counters, eight assists and five steals, while sophomore Riley Tracy added eight points and a whopping nine steals as well for the winners, who travel to South Zanesville this Saturday night, January 5 for a date with the host Maysville Lady Panthers.
For Crooksville, Grace Schooley’s pair of long-distance treys and six points paced the Lady Ceramics.
In an exciting junior varsity contest, Coach Logan Scott’s Tri-Valley reserve squad lost in overtime to the visiting Morgan Lady Raiders by a 34-31 count. (Crooksville does not have a JV team). Tri-Valley sophomore Maranda Rose led the Lady Dawgs with 10 points, with freshman Kendall Baughman added seven counters. For the victorious and visiting Lady Raiders, Ryleigh Kerns led a balanced team effort with her eight counters.