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L-B takes two from RV teams

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

River Valley sophomore Austin Hansen (35) led his team in scoring with 15 points against Lawton-Bronson. Photo by Reta Todd. [Click to enlarge]
LAWTON - The River Valley boys and girls basketball teams traveled here on Nov. 27 for a pair of Maple Valley Conference games, and when the shooting was done, the Eagles had bested the Wolverines in both contests.

In the girls opener, the Eagles won by 40 points, 64-24, to even their season record at 2-2. The Wolverines are now 0-2.

In the boys' contest, L-B held a two-point lead after one quarter, and increased that by two points to take a 28-24 halftime lead. It was 42-33 after three, and the final score was Lawton-Bronson 65, River Valley 52.

For the boys game, River Valley scoring was paced by sophomore Austin Hansen, who put in 15 points. Ethan Todd added 11, while Zach Hullinger and Tyler Clark had nine points apiece.

River Valley Senior Tyler Clark lays one in at Lawton-Bronson. Photo by Reta Todd.
Hullinger also had five assists for the Wolverines, and Anthony Volkert had nine boards and played an excellent defensive game, according to RV coach Dean Norris.

River Valley's Emily Todd fires up a jumper against Lawton-Bronson in Nov. 27 game. Photo by Reta Todd.
Norris said, "the team played better this evening against pre-season conference favorite Lawton-Bronson. The game was close throughout, until a third quarter 10-0 run by Lawton-Bronson put us on our heels."

The Wolverines girls' basketball squad members were pretty tired from a hard-fought 61-39 loss to Hinton the previous night, according to their coach, Terry Jensen.

Though the Wolverines played a "decent" first half, said Jensen, trailing by 10 at the break, 23-13, they "wore down" in the second half, and that, coupled with poor free throw shooting (7 for 23 for the game), spelled a big loss to the #5-ranked Eagles, 64-24, with Lawton-Bronson outscoring their Maple Valley Conference rival 20-1 in the fourth quarter.

Emily Todd scored 10 points for the Wolverines. Kaylea Simons, with nine, and Jody Peterson, with seven, led the team in rebounding.

Alyssa Brockman's 33 points led three Eagles who scored in double figures. Brook Williams, with 15, and Mandy Wagner, with 10, were the others.

Lawton-Bronson plays Odebolt-Arthur Nov. 30 in Correctionville, and

River Valley starts conference play that night in a boy-girl doubleheader at Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto.

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