A 14-point night for Eli Reicks (10) pushed the Trojans passed Nashua-Plainfield Friday. TV will now face Rockford in the district semifinals. (Photo by Becky Walz)
A 14-point night for Eli Reicks (10) pushed the Trojans passed Nashua-Plainfield Friday. TV will now face Rockford in the district semifinals. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The Trojans are a step closer to their goal of reaching state.

The Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (18-4, 14-2 UIC) edged a win over Nashua-Plainfield (9-11) Friday, Feb. 15, at a neutral site in Saint Ansgar, 46-42.

“We didn’t play well on the offensive end but played great team defense throughout the game,” said TV Coach Chris Sullivan. “Our weaknesses included not finishing well around the rim, shooting well from the free throw line or three-point line. When this happens you don’t usually win but our defense was sound and it has been something we have leaned on throughout the season.”

It was a back-and-forth game for most of the contest that began with TV sliding out front, 9-8, after the first quarter. After Nashua-Plainfield hit the first basket of the second quarter, the Trojans began to control the tempo of the game and carried an 18-14 lead into the locker room.

The Huskies returned to the court with determination in the third period, going on a 7-0 run early. The Trojans responded to the pressure, ending the quarter on a 10-2 run for its largest lead to that point, 30-23, with eight minutes left.

 

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