Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Tri-Valley girls varsity basketball team picked up its second win of the 2020-21 season Wednesday night at River View, defeating the host Lady Bears 69-18.
Sophomore standout Lexi Howe paced the winners with 17 points in a balanced scoring effort, as nine Lady Dawgs cracked the scoring column.
Tri-Valley jumped out to a 23-2 lead at the first break and never looked back against the host River View Lady Bears, who are coached by former Scottie standout athlete and coach, Marty Bice.
Lady Dawg senior Riley Tracy joined Howe in double figures with 11 points in the win, and was followed by Kendall Baughman’s nine counters, (three treys in the fourth quarter), eight points from steady junior guard Anna Krupa, seven scorebook markers from hustling junior Janie McLoughlin, and six counters apiece from senior Tailor Dupler and freshman Eva Dittmar.
Lily Yoder led the host Lady Bears with six points.
In the preliminary junior varsity contest, Coach Logan Scott’s TV Lady Dawg junior varsity squad bested the host Lady Bears by a 45-25 count and were led by Kate Burkhart’s 10 points, seven counters each from Sami Cameron and Belle Baughman, and six from Ashley Dinan.
Bridgette Bible’s 10 points and six from Cabe Payton led the River View JV effort.
Back on Saturday, November 28, the Lady Dawgs boarded the big yellow school bus for their first road trip of the season, an hour-long hike for a second straight ‘Olentangy’ match-up – this time with the host Olentangy Lady Braves.
The ‘original’ Olentangy lady hoopsters had the Lady Dawgs number in this early-season, non-conference encounter, outscoring the visiting Tri-Valley cage contingent by a 49-39 count.
The host Lady Braves led at every break – 11-5, 25-18, and 37-25 in collecting the eventual double-digit home floor win.
Lexi Howe’s 15 counters – with scores in all quarters – accounted for most of the Tri-Valley offense, with freshman Karlee Rose knocking down eight second half counters, five points apiece from senior Riley Tracy, and a fourth quarter bucket and trey from freshman Eva Dittmar as well.
In the junior varsity contest, Coach Logan Scott’s Lady Dawg reserves rode the bus home with a loss also, falling to the host Lady Braves reserve contingent 42-31, but were led in scoring by Karlee Rose’s 12 points.
The 2020-21 Tri-Valley High School girls basketball season started on Wednesday night, November 25, with a home game, last-minute-scheduled date with a non-conference – and much appreciated girls hoops obligor — the visiting Olentangy Liberty Lady Patriots.
The Lady Dawgs and Olentangy Liberty Lady Patriots spilled onto the Rich Longaberger Court in Dresden at TVHS on Wednesday night, November 25 to open their respective seasons in a prep athletic year scene and situation which no one has witnessed before, and hopefully no one will ever see again!
The final: Tri-Valley: 56 – Olentangy Liberty: 27
The Lady Dawgs – in their double-figure win – placed a pair of their talented returning starters in double figures, led by Lexi Howe’s three quarter’s worth, 21-point output – and Riley Tracey’s consistent 15 point marker’s throughout the game – to lead the host’s to the win.
TV’s Anna Krupa (nine points) and Tailor Dupler’s (seven) contributed to the winner’s 56-point total.
Coach Logan Scott’s TV junior varsity team did not fare as well however, dropping their 2020-2021 reserve season opener to the Olentangy Liberty Patriot’s by a 40-20 count.
Ashley Dnan’s hustling eight points led the Lady Dawg junior varsity hoopsters, followed by six counters from Sami Cameron.
Next up for Coach Kurt Kaufman’s defending Muskingum Valley League, Sectional, District, and Regional champs – the Maysville Lady Panthers – who are scheduled to arrive in Dresden for an approximate noon-time tip-off on Saturday, December 5.