Wednesday evening in Dresden at the Dawg House, Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Lady Dawg basketball team defeated the visiting John Glenn Lady Muskies 57-36.
The conference win allowed Tri-Valley – now 11-1 overall – to remain tied atop the Muskingum Valley League standings with Sheridan, who defeated Maysville 60-42 Wednesday night in Thornville. Both the Lady Dawgs and Lady Generals are 8-1 in conference play.
Tri-Valley led at every break in the contest, jumping out to a 22-9 lead by first quarter’s end, thanks to ten first frame points from junior guard Lauren King – to include a pair of treys – and solid floor play from junior guard Audrey Spiker, whose athletic bursts to the hoop produced seven points in the first eight minutes of action.
Spiker added eight more counters in the second stanza and sophomore Riley Tracy threw in four points, as the hosts lead grew to 35-19 at the conclusion of the first two quarters of play.
The Lady Dawgs held John Glenn – who defeated Morgan earlier in the season (TV’s only MVL loss) – to five third quarter Lyndi Slack points, as the hosts took a commanding 47-24 lead into the fourth quarter of play.
Spiker’s season-high 23 points led the winners, who also got double figure scoring from King with 15, and Tracy, with ten counters. Spiker also corralled five rebounds, dished out three assists, and had four steals against the Lady Muskies. Howe and Tracy led TV rebounders with six caroms apiece, while Laiken Little led the Lady Dawgs in the steals department with six. Tri-Valley was 19 of 34 from the free throw line.
Lyndi Slack’s 17 points led the Lady Muskies, who also got seven counters from Molly Eubanks.
Coach Logan Scott’s Lady Dawg junior varsity squad defeated John Glenn’s reserve squad 50-32, getting double figure scoring from Hannah King (12) and Maranda Rose (10), while Kendall Baughman added nine counters, Anna Krupa eight, Riley Moore six, and Alicia Ritchie five for the winners.
The Lady Muskie JVs were led in scoring by Olivia Abrams and Kylynn Barr with 10 points each.
Tri-Valley welcomes the Philo Lady Electrics to the Dawg House this Saturday, January 11, with the JV game tipping off at 1:00 p.m.