Coach Kurt Kaufman’s Tri-Valley’s girls basketball team bounced back from last week’s Sheridan loss with a pair of Muskingum Valley League wins – a 79-37 win at home on Dec. 17 over visiting John Glenn, then a 45-22 victory on the road at Philo on Saturday, Dec. 19.
The wins improved the Lady Dawgs to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in conference action.
In the John Glenn win, Tri-Valley jumped out to a 19-9 lead at the first break and never looked back over the Lady Muskies, posting a 40-14 halftime score, then 57-28 advantage after three quarters for the eventual 79-37 win.
Riley Tracy led the way for the victorious Lady Dawgs with 18 points, followed in double figures as well by Lexi Howe’s 12 points, and 11 from freshman Eva Dittmar, with Janie McLoughlin and Karlee Rose adding eight counters each as well. All ten players scored for Tri-Valley.
Abi Shirer’s 12 points led John Glenn, who also got 11 points from Olivia Abrams, and seven from Molly Thompson.
In the junior varsity contest, Coach Logan Scott’s TV reserve squad picked up a win as well, defeating the John Glenn JVs by a 47-40 count. Kendall Baughman’s 15 points with three treys and a six-for-six night at the charity stripe led the winners, who also saw freshman Karlee Rose pour 13 points through the nets in the decisive fourth quarter to help seal the win. Marissa Saki and Madeline Winland each scored eight points for John Glenn, who also got seven counters from Emma Dolan.
Saturday afternoon at Philo, the Lady Dawgs led at every break – 11-4, 21-12, and 34-17 – to bring home the 45-22 win.
Lexi Howe’s 16 points led the winners, who also got eight counters from Janie McLoughlin, and seven from Anna Krupa. Amasia Barnett’s six points and five from Bailey Dement led the Lady Electrics.
The Lady Dawgs also picked up a win in the junior varsity contest, besting the Philo JVs by a 44-24 count. Balanced scoring was the key for Coach Logan Scott’s reserve charges, who saw all 11 players crack the scoring column, led by Kendall Baughman and Sami Cameron’s eight counters, and seven fourth-quarter points from Zoey Zeman. Ella Wilson’s 11 points were tops for the Lady Electric JVs.