By Becky Walz,
The Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (10-4, 8-3 UIC) made it five wins in a row with a 55-34 victory over Kee (5-8, 4-4 UIC) at home Friday night.
It was the second quarter that began the domination for the Trojans. Both teams started strong with Turkey Valley taking a 13-11 advantage after the first quarter. However, in the second 8-minute frame, the Trojans outscored the Hawks 19-11 to lead 32-22 at halftime. The Hawks had a bigger third quarter, scratching into the lead 41-34. TV shut down Kee’s comeback in the fourth, keeping the Hawks from scoring.
“(Reagan) Mudderman had a night connecting on most everything even though Jalyssa (Blazek) did a great job limiting her touches. Fortunately, Jacqlyn (Schmitt) and Aubrey (Hoffert) were tough down low to offset that surge. We shared the ball well and overall took care of the ball with only six turnovers,” said Coach Carla Nymeyer.
Jacqlyn Schmitt was unstoppable with 23 points and six rebounds. Aubrey Hoffert was also on fire with 14 points and five boards, while Kara Reicks had eight points, three rebounds and two steals.
The TV girls have three road games on tap this week starting with Central Elkader Tuesday, Jan. 25. On Friday, Jan. 28, the Trojans will be at West Central, then travel to Maquoketa Valley Saturday, Jan. 29.
Kee High 11 11 12 0 34
Turkey Valley 13 19 9 14 55
Scoring – Jacqlyn Schmitt 23; Aubrey Hoffert 14; Kara Reicks 8; Jalyssa Blazek 6; Hailey Elsbernd 4
Rebounds – J. Schmitt 6; Hoffert 5; Blazek 3; Reicks 3; Alison Leibold 2; Elsbernd 1; Mariah Throndson 1; Assists – Blazek 4; J. Schmitt 3; Reicks 2; Leibold 1; Hoffert 1; Steals – Blazek 3; Reicks 2; J. Schmitt 2; Brianna Busta 1; Hoffert 1; Elsbernd 1; Blocks – Hoffert 1