CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley mounted a 25-11 halftime lead and hung on in a tight second half to defeat Charter Oak-Ute 53-36 in a girls Class 1A Regional quarterfinal here Tuesday.
Lexie Chester led the Wolverines in scoring with 17 points, followed by Mackenzie Fitch 14, and Kari Ludvigson eight.
River Valley sank 17-51 field goals for 33 percent, and converted 16-33 free throws in the foul-plagued game.
Brittany Hunwardsen led her team on the boards with nine rebounds, and Chester and Bailey Fitch pocketed four each. Hunwardsen totaled seven steals and Bailey Fitch four to lead the Wolverines in that category.
River Valley (17-7) plays West Sioux (22-1) in Le Mars tonight in a 1A Regional semifinal.