The Tri-Valley Mustang girls built a 20-point halftime lead and cruised in the second half for a 54-34 win. The Mustangs quickly built an eight-point lead by the end of the first quarter, 17-9. That lead grew to 20 points, 34-14, after Tri-Valley held the Watchdogs to just five second-quarter points. Both teams scored 22 points each in the second half.
Three players finished in double figures for Tri-Valley. Tabor Teel had 14 points to lead all scorers. Steph Buchmann finished with 11 points, and Lauren Grinde added 10 points.
The Mustang boys had a little tougher battle against Beresford, but got a nine-point win, 53-44.
Tri-Valley led by just two points at the end of the first quarter, 12-10, but was able to push the lead to double digits by halftime at 27-16. The lead stayed at 11 points by the end of the third quarter, 40-29. Beresford tried to make a run in the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs were able to shut it down for the win.
Riley Haynes had 17 points to lead all scorers in the game. Nick Hass also had double figures with 13 points.
The Tri-Valley girls end their regular season with an 11-9 record. They will Baltic in the opening round of the Region 3A tournament on Tuesday, February 23rd. The Mustang boys (9-9) will travel to Baltic on Monday, February 22nd.