Tri-Valley got out to a double-digit lead early in the game, and that was enough for the Mustangs to hold on for the win. Tri-Valley led 24-15 at the end of the first quarter and pushed the lead to 15 points at 43-28 by halftime.
Canton made spurts throughout the second half, but Tri-Valley was able to respond. After cutting into the lead in the third quarter, the C-Hawks couldn’t stop the Mustang offense as Tri-Valley, again, led by 15 at the end of the third quarter, 64-49. The C-Hawks made a late run, but it was too late as Tri-Valley secured the win.
The Mustangs shot 45% (27-60) from the field, 42% (10-24) from three-point area, and 55% (11-20) from the free-throw line. They also held the rebounding advantage at 37-23.
Four players finished in double figures. Cory Mcdonald had 19 points and five rebounds. Riley Haynes had 16 points and five rebounds. Nick Haas finished with 14 points. Tyler Johnson added 10 points and five rebounds. Owen Besmer finished one point short of a double-double. He had nine points with 10 rebounds and four assists.
Tri-Valley (4-6) will be at Elk Point to play the Huskies on Thursday, January 28th.