Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Tri-Valley girls basketball team welcomed one of the Muskingum Valley League’s newest members – the Meadowbrook Lady Colts – to Dresden for a Wednesday night, Dec. 9 tip-off at the Dawg Pound, and came out on the winning end of a 70-35 score.
The win improved the Lady Dawg’s overall record to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in conference action.
The Lady Dawgs shot out to a 24-4 lead at the first break, and never looked back over the outmanned – but competitive and hustling – Lady Colts from Byesville. Riley Tracy’s 12 first frame points staked the home team to its big lead, which ballooned to 37-15 by halftime, and 57-22 after three-quarters of play, thanks to 10 points in that quarter by Tailor Dupler.
Dupler’s career-high 20 points led the winners, with Tracy and Lexi Howe adding 14 counters, and freshman starter Eva Dittmar in double figures as well with 11 counters.
A pair of hustling freshman – Karly Launder and Kenli Norman – led Meadowbrook in scoring with 10 and nine points respectively, while Lynsey Dudley added six counters for the Lady Colts.
Coach Logan Scott’s junior varsity squad picked up a win as well, taking the reserve contest by a 59-13 count. Ashley Dinan’s 16 points led the winners, who also got 11 counters from Olivia Rapol, and 10 from P.D. Moore. Kaylynn Gombeda’s five points topped the Lady Colt scorers.
The Lady Dawgs are back in action with a BIG game scheduled on Friday night, Dec. 12, as the Lady Dawgs travel to Sheridan for a date with the Lady Generals. Tri-Valley and Sheridan shared the 2019-2020 Muskingum Valley League girls basketball title.