Lindsey Jackson (31) muscles the ball past a Clayton Ridge player during Friday’s UIC home victory.  (Photo by Becky Walz)
Lindsey Jackson (31) muscles the ball past a Clayton Ridge player during Friday’s UIC home victory. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (5-6, 5-3 UIC) added another tally in the win column Friday, defeating Clayton Ridge (2-9, 2-6 UIC) at home Friday night, 57-33.

“This is a great way to start the New Year,” expressed Coach Carla Nymeyer. “Our defense showed a lot of hustle and intensity with Kylie Wurzer setting the tone. We struggled at times with our offense and free throw shooting, but still had a nice balanced scoring attack.”

Stout Trojans’ full-court defense caused the Eagles trouble getting the ball down the court, leading to easy points for TV for a 19-5 first-quarter advantage. TV rolled out to a 31-14 halftime lead and continued to pull away in the second half.

Jaycie Byrne was quick to the paint, scoring 13 points to lead the home squad. Katlyn Baumler also was in double figures with 12 points. Jordan Lukes posted nine while Breanna Busta and Kara Reicks each poured in eight. Off the rim Busta led with 10 rebounds while Baumler had a trio of blocked shots.

Turkey Valley visits North Fayette Valley tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8) and will host Tripoli Thursday, Jan. 10. The Lady Trojans will finish the week at West Central Friday, Jan. 11 with tip-off set for 6:15 p.m.

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