Tri-Valley 53, Canton 45 – Girls
The Mustangs had a second and third quarter rallies to give them a lead, and they were able to fend off a rally by Canton for the win. Tri-Valley had a 9-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the C-Hawks tied the game 14-14 midway through the second quarter. The Mustangs then went on a 9-0 run to lead 23-14. Canton responded with a 6-0 run to make the score 23-20 in favor of the Mustangs at halftime.
The C-Hawks continued the run into the third quarter to give them a 26-23 lead. The Mustangs finished the quarter on an 11-0 run for a 34-26 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Canton cut the lead to two points, 42-40, but Lauren Grinde made a three-pointer to end a 5-0 run to give the Mustangs a 47-40 lead. Tri-Valley was able to hold off Canton the remainder of the game for the win.
Grinde had 20 points to lead Tri-Valley. Paige Jewett had nine points. Ava Pearson finished with eight points, and Madelyn Wenzel had seven points.
Canton 67, Tri-Valley 39 – Boys
Canton built a 17-point lead throughout the first half of the game. The C-Hawks led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter and then extended the lead to 35-18 at halftime. The Mustangs made the first three-pointer of the third quarter to make the score 35-21, but Canton went on a 15-0 run from there to put the game out of reach. Canton led 56-29 at the end of the third quarter.
Cory McDonald had 10 points. Noah Haynes finished with seven points. Owen Besmer had five points, and Connor Christensen added four points. Riley Carlson, Carter Sorenson, and Trey Johnson all had three points each.
Tri-Valley will host Elk Point-Jefferson on Thursday, January 27th.