Turkey Valley girls basketball

Turkey Valley’s Kassidy Reicks tries to keep New Hampton’s Isabel Leichtman from scoring in the first half of the Chickasaw 70-45 win Saturday.
For a time in the second quarter Saturday night, it looked as if the 1A Turkey Valley girls could stay with the 3A Chickasaws. And even early in the fourth quarter, when New Hampton owned a 20-point lead, Chickasaw coach Chad Pemble wasn’t relaxing. “Turkey Valley is scrappy, they’ve competitive,”...
Turkey Valley is very good at scoring points off the press, and it all starts on the in-bounds pass. Morgen Kuennen gets a piece of the ball, deflecting it just enough for Sadie Nymeyer [34] to get the steal Tuesday against Edgewood-Colesburg.
Morgen Kuennen’s face lit up when she talked about her foul total.    “I only had one! Or maybe two [it was one]. I think we moved our feet better, we had some good practices over break and I think we’re faster now. We pushed the ball harder tonight.”    No rust to shake off here. The Turkey Valley...
Turkey Valley’s defense hasn’t lost a step this year as players like Lydia Schuchhardt, shown guarding a Starmont player earlier in the season, have stepped in. This particular play ended with a Starmont turnover, as Sadie Nymeyer, right, took the ball away.
Since MFL and Turkey Valley just played on December 8, the Bulldogs may have spent some time trying to find ways to stop the top Trojan scorers.  But then along comes Elli Winter.  The Turkey Valley junior scored seven points when the teams first met. So even though MFL held Shelby Reicks to only...
With the type of halftime leads Turkey Valley's girls have had so far this season, the coaching staff can afford to experiment a bit. In their first three wins, they've led at the half by an average of just over 29 points.    Those successes included a win over Central Friday and a 49-19 victory...

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