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River Valley basketball teams sweep

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys grabbed their first victory of the season here on Friday, and they did it in convincing fashion with a 90-52 non-conference win over Siouxland Christian.

The RV girls ran their record to 2-0 with a lopsided 59-22 win in the opener.

River Valley's Zac Gander goes high for an easy basket during basketball action against Siouxland Christian last week in Correctionville, won by the host Wolverines. Photo by Jolene Smith
In the boys game, Wolverine scoring was balanced, with Zak Gander leading the way with a double/double of 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Brody Riedemann and Austin Moeller each scored 18 points. with Moeller hitting four 3-pointers . Point guard Brennan Riedemann had an impressive stat line with 14 points, five assists, and five steals, while Blaine Cullen led the team in rebounding with 12.

The win evens the Wolverines' record at 1-1, with Western Valley Conference play just around the corner.

River Valley's Jacie Jepsen puts up a shot against tough defense by a Siouxland Christian player in Correctionville last week. Photo by Jolene Smith
RV Coach Dean Norris said he feels the Wolverines need some work on their defensive game.

In the girls' game, River Valley got off to a great start, leading 19-4 after the first quarter, but Siouxland Christian cut into their lead some in the second quarter, with River Valley leading 24-15 at the half. The Wolverines used good pressure defense to pull away in the second half and win the game, 59-22.

Britney Shropshire led the Wolverines with 15 points, while Lexie Chester added 12, and Bailey Fitch and Jacie Jepsen each scored eight. Shropshire also added 10 steals. Kari Ludvigson and Mackenzie Fitch led River Valley on the boards with nine rebounds apiece.

The win improved River Valley's season mark to 2-0.

'Our seniors are really doing a great job of hitting the ground running this season, " said Wolverines' coach Matt Jenness. "We are ahead of where we were last season defensively, and we are coming along offensively. Britney Shropshire was hurt our first game, and our defense showed that. Having her back tonight was a huge lift. We have a long ways to go, but we are improving."

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