The Tri-Valley Mustangs were within one point of the Dakota Valley Panthers after the first quarter, but the Panthers pulled away for a 73-52 win on Friday, January 20th.
Dakota Valley led just 19-18 at the end of the first quarter. Tri-Valley hit the first three-point shot of the second quarter and led 21-19 with just over seven minutes to play in the first half. The Panthers finished the first half on a 25-4 run for a 44-25 halftime lead. Dakota Valley outscored the Mustangs 29-27 in the second half.
Tri-Valley shot 40% (18-45) overall, 47% (8-17) on three-point attempts, and 67% (8-12) from the free-throw line. The Panthers were 41% (26-64) from the field, 16% (5-31) from three-point area, and 89% (16-18) from the free-throw line.
Noah Haynes had 14 points. Carter Sorenson had 12 points and three rebounds. Trey Johnson finished with seven points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Brady Benson had five points, and Holden Rise had four points.