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River Valley takes two from Whiting

Friday, December 28, 2007

River Valley's Jody Peterson looks to pass inside against Whiting in Dec. 20 action at Correctionville. Photo by Reta Todd
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Wolverines basketball teams went into the Christmas break on a winning note with two Maple Valley Conference basketball wins over the Whiting Warriors here on Thursday.

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."

Zach Hullinger of River Valley weaves through the Whiting defense Thursday for a layup, scoring two of his game-leading 17 points. Photo by Reta Todd
The win evened RV's record at 4-4 (3-2 in conference) heading into the Christmas break.

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.

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