Senior Jacob Hackman scored three points with four rebounds. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Senior Jacob Hackman scored three points with four rebounds. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

Going out of conference action for a night, the Turkey Valley boys basketball team (1-16, 1-13 UIC) couldn't keep pace with New Hampton (15-3, 8-2 NEIC) Monday night, falling 53-33.

New Hampton led 11-7 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chickasaws built the lead further, going into the locker room up six at 22-16.

New Hampton ran away with the game in the second half.

"We thought the kids did a nice job of playing solid defense in the first half against a high powered offense. In the third quarter New Hampton picked up their pressure and forced us into a lot of turnovers and extended their lead to double digits. In the fourth quarter we played even with them," said Coach Chris Sullivan. "We thought the kids did a nice job on the defensive end of holding them to just 53 points. With that being said, NH dominated us on the offensive glass. We need to do a better job of boxing out and not just three people boxing out but all five."

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