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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