Turkey Valley's Jalyssa Blazek prepares to let the ball fly to the hoop in a previous road contest. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Turkey Valley's Jalyssa Blazek prepares to let the ball fly to the hoop in a previous road contest. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The win streak is back on track for the Turkey Valley girls’ basketball team (10-1, 7-1 UIC) as the Trojans bested Clayton Ridge (2-8, 2-6 UIC) Tuesday night on the road, 61-26.

“We picked up a great road win versus a physical and aggressive Clayton Ridge team. It’s always a tough atmosphere to play in and the first quarter proved that as it took us some time to get consistency,” said Coach Carla Nymeyer. “Defensively we gave up too many shot opportunities in the beginning, but I was pleased that we improved as the game progressed. Once again, the girls worked well together to provide us with balanced scoring and a nice night at the free throw line.”

A 9-3 first-quarter score showcased the slow start to the contest for the Trojans and Eagles. Gathering steam, the Red and White threw down 20 points in the second period, while holding Clayton Ridge to four points, taking a 29-7 lead to the locker room. Turkey Valley extended its lead to 49-18 by the close of the third quarter and cruised to the victory with ease.

While Ali Hoffert provided 18 points, senior Katlyn Baumler stepped to the challenge under the basket with 13 points. A third Trojan was in double figures as Jaycie Byrne connected for 12 points.

The Trojans finish the week versus North Fayette Valley Friday, Jan. 10, at 6:15 p.m. at home. Turkey Valley will host West Central Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m.