Wolverine girls have no problem
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley and Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball teams were tied at 10-10 after the first quarter of play in their Maple Valley Conference game at Correctionville on Feb. 1, but for the next two quarters, River Valley dominated the action as the Wolverines got out to a 54-22 lead by the end of the third quarter. River Valley tacked on a few more points to their lead in quarter number four, and beat the Panthers by a final score of 73-38.
River Valley coach Dean Norris was very pleased with his team's effort, as they picked up their sixth conference victory of the season.
River Valley had four players score in double figures led by Ethan Todd's 15 points. Austin Hansen added 12 (all on first half 3-point baskets), Zach Hullinger 11, and Tyler Clark 10 for the Wolverines. Anthony Volkert just missed double figures by scoring nine points, but was in double figures in rebounding, with 13 boards. Hullinger added seven rebounds and five assists to his 11 points, playing what Coach Norris called "a very complete game."
In the opener, the RV girls started out fast, en route to a 20-4 first quarter lead, then stretched the lead to 26-4 before K-P fought back to close the gap to 35-19 at the half. They didn't get much closer, though, as Coach Terry Jensen's Wolverines rang up a 58-46 victory over the Panthers.
RV scoring was led by Emily Todd and Kaylea Simons, both of whom notched 12 points. Alyssa Slota was right behind with 10 points.