Big 4th lets TigerHawk girls beat WC
Hanna Moser has been coming off the bench to add quality minutes in the post. Here, the NFV junior glides between a pair of West Central defenders Friday, Jan. 31, to score two of her six points; she also had fur rebounds and a block. The next day in Oelwein, Moser led the team in rebounds with six, while scoring six more points and blocking a shot. (Jerry Wadian photo)
Big 4th lets TH girls beat WC
By Jerry Wadian
The North Fayette Valley girls’ basketball team split a pair of road games last week. Friday, Jan. 31, they won a UIC matchup at West Central, 45-34, and the next day dropped a 40-34 decision in Oelwein.
Friday’s game in Maynard was nip and tuck until the final four minutes when North Fayette Valley guard Regan Wolverton took over the game.
The TigerHawks led almost the entire game, but they could never get more than six or seven points ahead before the Blue Devils would put on a spurt.
NFV held a 22-20 lead at the half, and each team canned nine points in the third quarter.
With four minutes to play, WC’s Kaitlyn Ruff drained a trey to pull the Devils to within two, 36-34. That was it for the Devils who would not score again. Meanwhile NFV’s Wolverton scored eight of the TigerHawks’ final nine points, including 6-6 from the free throw line.
In all, Wolverton had a game-high 18 points; she also tied Shelby Lehmann for team honors in rebounds with five.
As a team, NFV went 22-35 from the charity stripe to 4-15 for the home team. WC’s Jenni Hollinrake had a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 boards.
NF 11 11 9 14 45
WC 8 12 9 5 34
NF (45)- Wolverton, 18; Lehmann, 9; Moser, 6; Daughton, 6; Miller, 3; Rounds, 3. 3-pointers- Wolverton. Rebounds- Lehmann, 5; Wolverton, 5; Moser, 4; Daughton, 4; Kaeppel, 3; Miller, 2; Daughton, 2; Rounds, 2; Mackey. Assists- Wolverton, 2; Miller, Daughton, Reierson. Steals- Daughton, 3; Rounds, 2; Lehmann, 2; Wolverton, Moser. Blocks- Lehmann, 2; Moser.
If the final quarter proved kind to the TigerHawks on Friday in Maynard, it turned cruel Saturday in Oelwein as the 10-5 Huskies went on a 17-7 run to rally for the win.
NFV held a 17-14 lead at the half and went into the final eight minutes leading, 28-23.
Lehmann led the TigerHawks with 14 points; Moser led the rebounding effort with six boards.
NF 8 9 10 7 34
O 9 5 9 17 40
NF (34)- Lehmann, 14; Moser, 6; Rounds, 5; Miller, 4; Daughton, 2; Mackey, 2; Wolverton. 3-pointers- Rounds. Rebounds- Moser, 6; Miller, 3; Mackey, 2; Rounds, 2; Lehmann, Wolverton, Daughton. Assists- Wolverton, 3; Miller, 2; Daughton, 2. Steals- Miller, 2; Daughton. Blocks- Moser.