The Dakota Valley Panthers used a third quarter run to defeat the Tri-Valley Mustangs 63-54 on Friday, January 20th.
Tri-Valley ended the first quarter leading 14-12. The Panthers flipped the lead to themselves and held a 26-24 advantage at halftime. Dakota Valley started the third quarter on a 10-0 run and outscored the Mustangs 24-8 in the quarter for a 50-32 advantage. Tri-Valley got the lead down to single digits in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time.
The Mustangs shot 48% (21-44) overall, 33% (6-18) from the three-point line, and 6-9 from the free-throw line. Dakota Valley shot 36% (21-59) from the field, 39% (9-23) on three-point attempts, and 71% (12-17) from the free-throw line.
Lauren Grinde had 15 points and three assists. Mattie Huwe finished with nine points. Madelyn Wenzel finished with seven points and six rebounds. Ava Pearson ended with six points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots. Stephanie Buchmann also had six points.