Jalyssa Blazek races to the hoop as the defender trails during Tuesday’s opener for the Trojans. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Jalyssa Blazek races to the hoop as the defender trails during Tuesday’s opener for the Trojans. (Photo by Becky Walz)

It was a 31-0 run to start the season opener as the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (1-0, 1-0 UIC) ran over Clayton Ridge, 57-18, Tuesday night at home.

The Red and White hit the floor with aggressive defense, forcing Clayton Ridge into many turnovers. Keeping the Eagles off the board in the first quarter, TV sprinted to a 17-0 lead. The Trojans maintained the pressure in the second quarter as CR failed to put the ball through the basket until a trio of free throws with just over two minutes remaining. By halftime, TV led 41-9.

The second half saw a little slower scoring attack for TV, while the team maintained a comfortable 49-13 third quarter advantage.

“This was a great start to the season,” said Coach Carla Nymeyer. “Offensively, we took advantage of open looks.”

Junior Ali Hoffert was nearly unstoppable, pouring in 20 points on the Eagles. Senior Jordan Lukes dropped in 11 points while Katlyn Baumler had 10.


Superhero night

The Trojans host New Hampton Monday, Dec. 2, with bonus activities as the team is hosting a bake sale fundraiser as a service project for participating in the Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Parker Poor benefit to help defray mounting medical expenses from a rare chromosomal abnormality that resulted in head to toe anomalies. Poor is a senior at Turkey Valley and has had over 30 surgeries and countless hospitalization.

The game night is themed “Superheros” because of his love for them and all fans attending are encouraged to wear superhero attire.