CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley girls played three games over the weekend and unfortunately for the Wolverines, they wound up on the short end of the score each time.
On Friday, RV hosted Ridge View for a Western Valley Conference game, and the Raptors scored a 50-13 victory, sparked by a 20-1 first quarter advantage. The Wolverines produced a good defensive effort in the second half, limiting the Raptors to just 16 points over that period. Carley Burke led RV in scoring with six points, while Nicole Snyder had 14 and Dana Hustedt nine for Ridge View. Casey Burke also grabbed five rebounds for RV and Olivia Goettsch led the team on the boards with seven caroms.
On Saturday, the Wolverines hosted another conference foe, West Monona, and they once again started off slow, scoring just three points in the first quarter, as the Spartans posted a 43-17 win.
Payton Goettsch, Olivia Goettsch,and Alison Brown each scored five points to lead the Wolverines in scoring, and Olivia Goettsch had six rebounds while Carley Burke had four.
'Our second half defense was good again," said RV coach Matt Jenness, "But we need to extend our stretches of quality basketball. We were able to stick with them for awhile, but again, we need to play better basketball for longer periods of time.'
Jordain Volkert and Carley Burke each scored six points for RV, and Alison Brown added five.
'With fewer turnovers, we were able to get more shots off tonight," said Coach Jenness, " but we need to finish better in traffic. We continue to show signs of getting better offensively with better ball handling and shooting.'
The River Valley JV beat the R-U JV 22-17. Leading scorers for the Wolverines were Abbie Miller with seven points and Jenna Knaack with five.