Turnovers Dark Cloud In River Valley Conference Tournament Loss


07 Feb

By JEFF BENSON | Cherokee County News-Patriot Sports

LAWTON, Iowa - River Valley and Lawton-Bronson both lost in the opening round of the Western Valley Conference Tournament, dropping into the consolation round where the two met for the second time in 10 days. In the first meeting, the Wolverines lost by 28 on their home floor.

Fast forward, and 35 turnovers strickened River Valley throughout the game, despite a season-best scoring effort from senior Taylor Knaack, who finished with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting overall, included in that was four 3-point baskets. It marked her fourth double figure scoring game of the season.

Trailing by nine points after one quarter and facing a tough uphill climb with a 14 point deficit (34-20) at halftime, River Valley witness the Eagles soar in the third quarter. Lawton-Bronson blew the game wide open outscoring the Wolverines 22-6 taking a 30 point lead into the fourth quarter of play.

The loss 12 consecutive for River Valley whose record falls to 2-18 overall. River Valley wraps up its regular season on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at home hosting West Harriso, who is just 1-20 on the season.

River Valley Wolverines  11-20-26-38
Lawton-Bronson  20-34-56-65

RIVER VALLEY WOLVERINES (38)
Brittany Meyer 2-9 1-2 5, Taylor Knaack 6-9 0-0 16, Sydney Zahnley 0-3 0-1 0, Katrina Todd 2-4 0-0 4, Sara Holtz 2-6 0-0 6.
Maddie Thomas 2-3 2-2 6,, Danika DeWitt 0-2 1-2 1, Klaudia Pry 0-1 0-0 0, Addisyn Goettsch 0-0 0-0 0, Frankie Allender 0-0 0-0 0, Mikaylee Edwards 0-0 0-0 0, Emma Trapp 0-0 0-0 0.

River Valley Individual Leaders
Rebounds – Zahnley 9, Knaack 5, Meyer 5
Assists – Meyer 3, Zahnley 2, DeWitt 2
Steals – Knaack 5, Meyer 2, Thomas 2, Pry 2
Blocks – None



Lawton-BronsonRiver Valley
Field Goals Made-Attempted24-5414-37
Field Goal Percentage %44.40%37.80%
3PT Field Goals Made-Attempted5-166-15
3PT Field Goal Percentage %31.20%40.00%
Overall Shooting Percentage %41.4%38.5% 
Free Throws Made-Attempted12-194-7
Free Throw Percentage %63.20%57.10%



Offensive Rebounds86
Refensive Rebounds2223
Total Rebounds3029



Assists1610
Steals2411
Blocked Shots20
Turnovers1735
Personal Fouls1712

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