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Wagner has big night vs. Lady Knights, helps Valley improve to 6-2 in TRC

Boys commit 23 turnovers in Friday loss to Southwood


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Tippecanoe Valley 58, Southwood 43 (Saturday): Sidney Wagner scored a career-high 37 points, and Kaydece Mellott added 16 for the Lady Vikings in a TRC road win over

Sidney Wagner

Southwood Saturday.

Wagner scored as many points as the entire Southwood team in the first quarter (14), and then she added seven more in the second quarter. She scored eight points each in the third and fourth quarters.

She went 10 for 10 from the foul line, and Mellott went six for six. As a team, Valley went 17 for 18 from the line while Southwood went five for seven.

Valley led 34-23 at halftime. Valley beat Southwood for the eighth straight year.

Valley (12-7, 6-2 TRC) only played five players.

Despite the win, Valley was eliminated from Three Rivers Conference title contention.

The Lady Vikings also prevailed 51-23 in the JV game. Chesnee Miller had 20 points, and Molly Moriarty had 10 for Valley.

VALLEY (58) (12-7, 6-2)

Sidney Wagner 13 10-10 37, Lily Ault 0 0-0 0, Kaydence Mellott 4 6-6 16, Ashley Butler 1 0-0 2, Corinna Stiles 1 1-2 3

TEAM: 19 17-18 58

SOUTHWOOD (43) (7-9, 2-5)

Haupert 4 2-2 12, Winer 1 0-0 2, Sweet 4 1-3 9, Wyatt 4 0-0 12, Ball 3 2-2 8, Barney 0 0-0 0, Norman 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 16 5-7 43

Three-point field goals:

Valley 3 (Mellott 2, Wagner),

Southwood 6 (Wyatt 4, Haupert 2)

Total fouls: Valley 10, Southwood 15

Score by quarters

Valley 21 13 14 10 – 58

Southwood 14 9 8 12 – 43

North Miami 20, Valley 12 (JV, Thursday): The Valley JV lost a home game to North Miami

Thursday. Molly Moriarty and Macy Petersen had three points each for Valley.

Boys basketball

Southwood 67, Valley 64 (Friday): Dawson Perkins had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds, but the host Vikings lost a TRC game to Southwood Friday.

In addition, Brendyn Stump hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Nolan Cumberland had 13 points and a team-high four assists.

The game was tied 32-32 at halftime. Valley led 64-60 at one point in the fourth quarter before Southwood scored the final seven points.

Valley had a 34-25 edge in rebounds but committed 23 turnovers as compared to Southwood’s 13.

Carson Rich scored 26 points, Alex Farr had 20, and Connor Rich had 10 for Southwood. Carson Rich scored his 1,000th career point.

Valley (2-10, 0-5 TRC) lost to Southwood for the sixth straight year.

Valley won the JV game 39-34 to stay undefeated. Dom Welk had 10 points, Landon Walters had nine, and Damion Kohler had seven.

SOUTHWOOD (67) (5-7, 2-3)

Farr 6 5-6 20, Winer 2 0-0 4, Carson Rich 10 3-4 26, Connor Rich 4 2-2 10, Filip 1 2-4 5, Barley 1 0-0 2, Oprisek 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 24 12-16 67

VALLEY (64) (2-10, 0-5)

Brendyn Stump 5 4-5 17, Paul Leasure 2 0-0 4, Braden Shepherd 1 3-5 6, Nolan Cumberland 3 7-7 13, Dawson Perkins 10 2-4 22, Rex Kirchenstien 1 0-0 2, D.J. Estep 0 0-0 0, Cooper Walls 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 22 16-21 64

Three-point field goals:

Southwood 7 (Carson Rich 3, Farr 3, Filip),

Valley 4 (Stump 3, Shepherd)

Total fouls: Southwood 19, Valley 14

Fouled out: Winer (SW)

Turnovers: Southwood 13, Valley 23

Score by quarters

Southwood 13 19 19 16 – 67

Valley 15 17 12 20 – 64


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