Reicks explodes for 33 points versus NFV

By Becky Walz,

Every possession is crucial as the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (6-7, 4-6 UIC) learned earlier this week after dropping a pair of Upper Iowa Conference battles.

Every possession is crucial as the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (6-7, 4-6 UIC) learned earlier this week after dropping a pair of Upper Iowa Conference battles.

Rescheduled
After Mother Nature’s snow forced Friday’s game at Clayton Ridge (8-5, 8-2 UIC) to be cancelled, the two teams were able to meet on the court Monday with the Eagles coming out on top, 68-35.
Playing in Guttenberg, the Trojans were slow on the whistle, giving up a 25-3 lead to the Eagles after the first eight minutes. Clayton Ridge carried the momentum through to halftime for a 42-13 advantage and never looked back in the second half.
Dylan Reicks and Calvin Bodensteiner provided eight points apiece to lead the Trojans, with Reicks nabbing four rebounds and Bodensteiner three. Brothers Garrett and Caleb Kurtenbach each added six points to the mix.

Turkey Valley 3 10 7 15 35
Clayton Ridge 25 17 12 14 68
Scoring – Dylan Reicks 8; Calvin Bodensteiner 8; Caleb Kurtenbach 6; Garrett Kurtenbach 6; Chase Hayek 4; Russel Nieman 2; Oliver Schmitt 1
Rebounds – Reicks 4; Hayek 4; Bodensteiner 3; G. Kurtenbach 3; C. Kurtenbach 1; Carson Busta 1; Nieman 1; Assists – Busta 2; G. Kurtenbach 1; Steals – G. Kurtenbach 4; C. Kurtenbach 3; Busta 1; Bodensteiner 1; Oliver Schmitt 1; Blocks – Bodensteiner 1; G. Kurtenbach 1

UIC clash
Back on the road 24 hours later, the Trojans met up with North Fayette Valley (7-5, 6-4 UIC) in West Union in a game that came down to the final minutes.
Facing a 17-9 deficit after the first period, TV closed the gap to two, 26-24, at the half. The two squads exchanged the lead several times in the second half and the Trojans’ last lead of the game was with just over four minutes to play. From there it was all TigerHawks as TV had several costly turnovers late in the game.
Dominating the floor was Reicks with 33 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. C. Kurtenbach and Noah Hanson was there for seven points apiece, while Carson Busta knocked down three.

Turkey Valley 9 15 11 15 50
NFV 17 9 13 21 60
Scoring – Reicks 33; C. Kurtenbach 7; Noah Hanson 7; Carson Busta 3
Rebounds – Reicks 14; Busta 4; Hanson 2; Hayek 2; C. Kurtenbach 1; Bodensteiner 1; Schmitt 1; Assists – Hanson 4; Busta 3; C. Kurtenbach 2; Bodensteiner 1; Steals – Reicks 4; C. Kurtenbach 2; Hayek 2; Schmitt 1; Blocks – Hayek 2; Hanson 1; Bodensteiner 1

Packing the bags
The Trojans will be in action at Kee High in Lansing Friday, Jan. 21, then will host Crestwood for a non-conference game Monday, Jan. 24. Once again TV will be on the road at Central Elkader Tuesday, Jan. 25.

 

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