Trojans Allison Kuennen battles for the loose ball in a recent game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Trojans Allison Kuennen battles for the loose ball in a recent game. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

With two games in two nights, the Turkey Valley girls basketball team (3-4, 2-3 UIC) struggled in the second half of both games.



Friday night

Competing in the Upper Iowa Conference, the Trojans couldn't get over the hump in the second half at North Fayette, falling 43-32.

The Trojans fell behind in the first quarter, down 10-6. They came back in the second, cutting the lead by three to make it 16-15 Hawks at the break. However, the third quarter was the Trojans' undoing as they were outscored 15-6. It was evenly matched in the fourth.

"The girls gave great effort," said Co-Coaches Dan Stepan and Mike Kuennen.

The Trojans shot 12-for-43 (27.9 percent) from the field. They were led by Allie Njus. The senior had 10 points, along with eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Amanda Mueterthies had a big night. Shee posted eight points and five boards. Olivia Reicks added seven points, along with two steals.

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