The Tri-Valley Mustangs used a fourth quarter run late in the game to pull away from the Baltic Bulldogs in Baltic on Monday, February 22nd. The Mustangs outscored the Bulldogs 22-12 in the final quarter for a 61-46 victory.
The two teams battled in the first quarter with the Mustangs holding a two-point, 12-10, lead at the end of the quarter. Tri-Valley held Baltic to just eight points in the second quarter and were able to build a 12-point lead by halftime at 30-18.
The Bulldogs made a comeback in the third quarter. Tri-Valley scored just nine points in the quarter, and the Bulldogs got within five points, 39-34, heading into the final quarter. Tri-Valley’s pressure defense in the final quarter stopped the Baltic comeback to give the Mustangs the win.
Tri-Valley shot 42% (22-53) from the field, 30% (6-20) from three-point area, and 79% (11-14) from the free-throw line. The Mustangs had 31 team rebounds, 10 steals, and 11 assists.
Riley Haynes had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Lance Dewitt added nine points and two assists. Tyler Johnson had eight points, four rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Nick Hass had seven points. Noah Haynes finished with six points and four rebounds, and Owen Besmer had five points and six rebounds.
The Mustangs (10-9) will concluded their regular season at Sioux Falls Christian on Friday, February 26th.