Area Basketball Roundup (1-17-20)
Updated: Jan 19, 2020
Valley View 50
The Valley View Lady Eagles had to rally for a 6-point deficit in the third quarter, but a solid fourth period helped them to a 50-43 road win at Lindsay.
The game featured 51 fouls called, so both teams spent a lot of time at the free-throw line, but that wasn't a good thing for either team.
Valley View (2-1 district)was 18 of 42 from the charity stripe, while Lindsay (2-1) was 10 of 30.
The Lady Eagles had a 24-23 lead at halftime, but it was Lindsay who came out strong in the third period, outscoring Valley View 11-7 and taking a 6-point lead at one point. But Valley View got going in the fourth, outscoring the Lady Knights 19-9 to pull out the win in front of a big crowd.
Jasmyn Studamire led Valley View with 20 points, while Jade Studamire added 13 and Lynzie Rollins had 9.
For Lindsay, Allison Hedrick was the leading scorer with 11 points, Riley Anderle and Rachel Hutcherson each added 9, and Skylar Tatum had 7.
The Muenster Lady Hornets rebounded from a tough loss earlier in the week and completely dominated Poolville Friday, winning 45-12.
Muenster (23-4 overall, 2-1 district) led 9-0 after one quarter and 15-3 at halftime. Their offense got going in the second half, scoring 30 points.
Annie Anderle led the Lady Hornets with 13 points, while Martie McCoy added 9, Kaitlin Hennigan scored 8, and Kaley Berkley, Makenna Aldriedge, Jada Binder and Sarah Monday all scored 3.
The Era Lady Hornets stayed unbeaten in district play with a 68-34 win over the Alvord Lady Bulldogs Friday.
Era is now 3-0 in district.
The Gainesville Lady Leopards outscored Aubrey 19-13 after halftime, but they couldn't overcome a slow start in a 38-28 district loss Friday.
Gainesville was held scoreless in the first period and trailed 24-9 at halftime. But a solid third quarter in which they outscored the Chaps 14-3 helped get them back in the game, but Aubrey held on for the win.
Mimi Davis had 9 points to pace the Lady Leopards, while LeeLee Harrison added 8 and Kat Creeks scored 7.
After being postponed twice because of tornadoes, flooding and ice, Gainesville and Melissa finally were able to play their district game on Saturday afternoon.
The Melissa Cardinals proved too tough for the Lady Leopards, winning 83-26.
Mimi Davis led the way with 15 points for Gainesville.
Valley View 28
The Lindsay Knights completely dominated the second half en route to a 71-28 win over the Valley View Eagles Friday in the district opener for both teams.
Lindsay led comfortably 36-18 at halftime, but they really pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 19-4.
Seth Foster led Lindsay with 26 points, while Tyler Yancey added 11, and Cayden Rains, Nash Dieter and Braxton Craigie all scored 6.
Valley View was led by Clint Epperson who had 8, Kyle Stewart with 6, and River Callihan with 5.
The Callisburg Wildcats went on the road Friday and suffered an 81-38 loss to the Whitesboro Bearcats.
In the words of Callisburg head coach Kyle Jessie on Twitter, it was an "humbling loss to an extremely talented Whitesboro squad."
No. 6 ranked Muenster played their "cleanest" game of the year, according to head coach Lynn Cook, and the Hornets picked up a road win over No. 16 ranked Poolville 63-37 Friday.
Major Eldridge had a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds while going a perfect 11 of 11 from the free-throw line.
"I was really pleased with our effort and determination," Cook said. "Playing at Poolville is always a tough proposition, so it's always good to come away from there with a district win."
Danny Luttmer had 11 points, Bryson Culwell added 10 points, Garrett Hess scored 9, and Grant Hess had 7.
Muenster is now 14-2 overall and 1-0 in district.