HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View girls broke from a tenuous 9-5 lead after the first quarter and expanded that bulge to 24-12 at halftime on the way to a 41-27 victory over River Valley in Western Valley Conferencer action here last week.
No results were submitted for the River Valley girls and no results posted on the Iowa QUIK Stats utilized by most Iowa prep schools.
The Raptors outscored the Wolverines 12-8 in the third quarter to seal the deal.
Ridge View sank 14-48 field goals for a chilly 29 percent, and cashed in 11-20 free throws.
Clayton led the winners on the boards with 12 rebounds for a nifty double-double, while Roxanne Grundmeier grabbed 10 rebounds, and Wiese snagged six, and Emily Schiernbeck five. Grundmeier also led her team in steals with four, and registered two blocked shots.
"This was a good win after the holiday break as River Valley came in with a 6-2 record and has been playing good basketball," said Ridge View coach Ken Slater. "W came out and got on top at the beginning and looked sharp early. We then seemed to make too many unforced error which definitely took us out of any offensive rhythm we had.
"River Valley also stepped up their game and did some nice things offensively. I thought we hustled well and played hard from start to finish. We really need to focus on taking better care of the ball."
The Ridge View teams play at Storm Lake tonight in a non-conference tussle, and River Valley hosts Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn tonight in a non-conference battle in Correctionville.