The Mustangs were able to put the game away in the middle portion of the game. The first quarter ended with just a four-point lead for Tri-Valley. The Mustangs lead 17-13 at the start of the second quarter. The Mustang defense then held Baltic to just four second-quarter points allowing Tri-Valley to build a 29-17 halftime lead.
Tri-Valley continued to hold the Bulldogs to single-digit scoring in the third quarter. Baltic was only able to score seven points, and the Mustangs extended the lead to 42-24 by the end of the quarter. Tri-Valley and Baltic both scored 12 points each in the fourth quarter.
Two players finished in double figures for Tri-Valley. Paige Jewett led all scorers in the game with 15 points. Tabor Teel added 11 points.
The Mustangs will advance to a SoDak-16 qualifying game in the Region 3A tournament. Tri-Valley will travel to Hartford and play the #1 seeded West Central Trojans on Thursday, February 25th.