By Becky Walz,
Friday night, the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (11-4, 10-2 UIC) made it five wins in a row by taking care of West Central (11-4, 10-2 UIC) at home, 67-35.
The Trojans put up 19 points in the first quarter and 24 in the second to lead 43-7 at halftime.
“We emphasized to the kids the importance of getting off to a fast start and we did just that. We were flying around the court and our anticipation was great and we got into the passing lanes and turned turnovers into easy baskets in transition,” Coach Chris Sullivan said. “Overall, it was another team win but the kids are hungry to get back to work because they know they didn’t put the four quarters of basketball together, that’s it’s going to take to get us where we want to go.”
Calvin Bodensteiner was strong with 18 points and five boards. Kalvin Langreck added 17 points and four assists. Also in double figures with 12 points was Garrett Kurtenbach to go with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Noah Hanson finished the Trojan line-up of scorers in double digits with 11 points to go along with four steals.
There are three games on tap for Turkey Valley this week beginning with a road game at South Winn tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 2). Thursday, Feb. 4, the Trojans will host Clayton Ridge in a make-up contest with a road game at Postville Friday, Feb. 5.