West Central 64, Dakota Valley 53 – Girls
The Trojans turned a one-point advantage at the end of the third quarter to an 11-point win with a big surge in the fourth quarter. West Central led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter. They continued to hold a three-point lead at halftime, 25-22. The Panthers pulled within a point at 40-39 heading into the fourth quarter. West Central went on a 9-1 run for a 49-40 with 6:15 to play. They continued to hold that lead and pushed it to 60-50 with 1:35 to go.
Three players finished in double figures. Rylee Haldeman had 16 points, three assists, and two steals. Tabor Teel finished with 15 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Cambell Fischer added 14 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Addy Kramer had eight points, 17 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
West Central (8-0) will host Crofton, NE on Thursday, January 13th.
Dakota Valley 73, West Central 60 – Boys
The West Central boys got down in the first quarter and couldn’t overcome that deficit. The Panthers led 18-10 at the end of the first quarter and then pushed the lead to 33-21 by halftime. The Trojans had the lead down to five points, 39-34, but the Panthers hit back-to-back three pointers to end the third quarter and lead 45-34. The offenses really picked up in the fourth quarter as the two teams combined for 54 points, but Dakota Valley was able to maintain their lead throughout the quarter.
The Trojans shot 43% (23-54) from the field, 34% (10-29) from three-point area, and 4-6 from the free-throw line. Dakota Valley was 42% (20-48) in the game, 50% (11-22) on three pointers, and 65% (22-34) from the free-throw line.
Mubarak Ibrahim had 14 points and six rebounds. Jack Linneman finished with 11 points. Jacob Krempges added 10 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Dillon Jackson had seven points, three assists, and two steals.
West Central (4-3) will host Baltic on Monday, January 17th.