In the opener, the Woverines held Whiting to just 10 first half points in building a 22-10 halftime lead, then went on to win the low-scoring affair, 38-29. Emily Todd had 11 points and Charlee Brewer 10 to lead River Valley scoring and Liz Benjamin had 15 to lead Whiting. Kaylea Simons and Todd both snared eight rebounds for RV, and Simons also had five steals on defense. Brewer and Simons had three assists apiece on the offensive end of the court.
RV coach Terry Jensen said, "On a cold shooting night (38% from the floor), team defense and 12/16 free throw shooting in the first half helped build a 12 point halftime lead that paved the way for a hard-fought win."
In the boys' contest, the Wolverines had five players score in double figures as they, too, evened their season record at 4-4, with a 76-38 pounding of the Warriors. Zach Hullinger had 17 points for RV, followed by sophomore Austin Hansen's 14, Ethan Todd's 13, Anthony Volkert's 12 and Tyler Clark's 11 - a very balanced attack for Coach Dean Norris' squad. Aron Culley had 14 points for Whiting.