Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Tri-Valley girls basketball team picked up a non-conference win Monday night, January 27 in Dresden at The Dawg House, defeating the visiting Mt Vernon Lady Jackets by a 67-15 count.
Tri-Valley jumped out to a 28-2 lead at the first break and never looked back over the outmanned Lady Jackets, improving their overall record to 15-3 on the 2019-20 season, while holding steady with their 12-1 Muskingum Valley League mark, tied atop the conference in the loss column with Sheridan.
Nine TV cagers cracked the scoring column for the winners in a balanced effort, led by Riley Tracy’s 17 counters, nine from Kyndal Howe, eight points apiece from Lexi Howe and Janie McLoughlin, and six each from Lexi Howe and Lauren King. Lexi Shaffer’s six points led the way for Mt Vernon.
In junior varsity action, Coach Logan Scott’s Lady Dawg reserve team defeated Mt Vernon’s reserve squad by a 35-23 tally, and were led in scoring by Belle Baughman and Maranda Rose with 10 and eight points respectively. Lexi Littick dropped in seven counters as well for the winners. The victory improved Coach Scott’s JV charges to 11-7 overall, while still boasting a 10-2 record in MVL play.
On Saturday, February 1, Tri-Valley welcomes the New Lexington Lady Panthers to Dresden and The Dawg House. JV action tips off at 1:00 p.m., with varsity action to follow.
Back on December 7 at New Lexington, the Lady Panthers gave the Lady Dawgs all they wanted and more, leading at the first break, then taking a 27-25 lead into the halftime lockerroom. But the Lady Dawgs rallied in the second half to get the 58-47 win. Lexi Howe’s 15 points led Tri-Valley, who also got 13 and 12 points respectively from Audrey Spiker and Lauren King.