Trojan Allie Njus (red) battles Warriors Jessica Lensing (L) and Payton Poshusta (R) for the loose ball Tuesday night. Also pictured are Becca Franzen (No. 24), Abby Phillips (No. 20) and Olivia Reicks (No. 21). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Holding a team without a basket for nearly 20 game minutes, now that's outstanding defense.
That's exactly what the South Winn girls basketball team (9-4, 8-2 UIC) did Tuesday night against Turkey Valley (4-9, 3-8 UIC).
Along with a solid offensive effort, the Warriors pulled ahead to win 42-19 in Calmar.
Neither team warmed the gym much in the first quarter. Warrior Payton Poshusta started South Winn with a three nearly halfway through the first. Trojan Olivia Reicks answered with a three with 39 seconds remaining. The final score came on a two by Warrior Brittany Shindelar to give SW a 5-3 lead.
The Warriors scored the first eight points of the quarter, on a three-point play by Megan Elsbernd, a basketball and a free throw by Jessica Lensing and two more by Shindelar. The Trojans stropped the streak on a free throw by Allie Njus. Poshusta hit a three with 29 seconds left in the half, and TV's O. Reicks hit two free throws to close the half with SW leading 16-6.
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