The Wolverines of coach Matt Jenness lost their season opener to Lawton-Bronson 74-35, fell 65-29 at Remsen-Union, and dropped a decisive 87-26 game to rated Hinton.
Against Lawton-Bronson, Charlee Brewer led River Valley with 18 points and four rebounds, while Kari Ludvigson and Brittany Hunwarden both tallied five points, and Amber Bauer four, along with a team-high eight rebounds. Leah Miller led the winning Eagles with 19 points.
Against Hinton, Brewer led the RV scorign with 14 points, and Ludvigson added seven. Hinton had four players in double figures - Britni Freed with 25, Abby Hageman 14, and Ashley Moody and Mallory Thoreson with 11 each. "We gave them too many easy baskets off of poor defense and too many turnovers," noted Jenness.
"We are off to a slow start, but that happens with young teams," added Jenness. "When you play as many freshmen as we do, yoou are going to have that. Seniors Charlee and Amber are steering the team in the right direction. We have a long way to go, but we will get there. These girls work hard and have good attitudes, and that is what it takes to get better."