Tri-Valley found themselves down a point at the end of the first quarter 13-12, but outscored the Cougars 19-9 in the second quarter. Tri-Valley held a 31-22 lead at halftime, and the second quarter scoring difference helped the Mustangs to victory. Tri-Valley pushed their lead to 18 points with 3:19 left in third quarter only to see the Cougars cut it down to 10 by the end of the quarter, 46-36. McCook Central/Montrose was only able to cut into the lead by two points in the fourth quarter.
Four players finished in double figures in scoring for Tri-Valley. Riley Haynes led the way with 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Tyler Johnson had 12 points and seven rebounds. Bryce Kienast had 11 points, four rebounds, and two steals. Nick Hass also had 11 points along with three rebounds. Lance Dewitt finished with nine points.
The Mustangs improve to 8-9 on the season and will host Beresford on Friday, February 19th.