Sophomore Garrett Kurtenbach came off the bench to score 12 points and collect six rebounds for the Trojans Tuesday night versus Clayton Ridge. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Sophomore Garrett Kurtenbach came off the bench to score 12 points and collect six rebounds for the Trojans Tuesday night versus Clayton Ridge. (Photo by Becky Walz)

Three players were in double figures scoring Tuesday night as the Turkey Valley boys’ basketball team (8-2, 6-1 UIC) defeated Clayton Ridge (1-7, 1-6 UIC) in Guttenberg, 74-40.

Hitting a couple treys to start the game, the Trojans got out and ran in transition well to control the game early 15-9 after the first. Turkey Valley put even more distance between themselves and the Eagles, building a 38-16 halftime lead. Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter. In the final frame, the Trojans doubled up Clayton Ridge to roll to the 74-40 win.

“Our ball movement throughout the game was solid and we did a good job of working inside/out. We were active in our defense but Clayton Ridge hit some contested threes. We need to rotate quicker and we allowed the ball to get moved with direct passes, which we can’t allow. With that being said we still created 25-plus turnovers,” said Coach Chris Sullivan. “We had eleven players score and the hustle and intensity were solid.”

Ethan Leibold put up a double-double with 21 points and 11 boards, to go with four steals. Eli Nymeyer had 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Garrett Kurtenbach came off the bench to score 12 points and collect six rebounds, while Keegan Balk had nine points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.

The week will end at home for Turkey Valley as North Fayette Valley comes to Jackson Junction Friday, Jan. 10, for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. Next week, the Trojans begin with West Central at home Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:15 p.m.