Royal Valley @ Nemaha Valley Recap and United Bank & Trust "Player to Bank On" Feb.17th

Royal Valley @ Nemaha Valley

Girl's Varsity: McKayla Brezina (Nemaha Valley) 15 points

On senior night for the Nemaha Valley Raiders it was a pair of senior's who scored double figures to lead the lady Raiders to a 49-38 victory. Senior's, McKayla Brezina and Megan Throm scored 15 and 12 points, respectively. Nemaha Valley outscored Royal Valley the first three quarter's and it was enough to keep ahold of the lead and win by 11 points.

The Panthers outscored the Raiders 17-10 in the fourth quarter, but were doomed by their 27 turnovers throughout the contest and could not dig themselves out of the hole they fell into. On senior night for Nemaha Valley it was senior, Chelsea Hodison who lead the way for Royal Valley, also. Eight different players scored for the lady Raiders on the evening, with Brezina and Throm leading the way. Brezina did her damage from the floor throughout the game, notching a least one field goal in each quarter.

Sparked by great defense, which forced a multitude of turnovers from Royal Valley, Nemaha Valley improved to 12-7 on the season; while Royal Valley fell to 7-11 on the year.


Boy's Varsity: Creighton Brinker (Nemaha Valley) 26 points

It was a junior, who on senior night for the Nemaha Valley Raiders who shined the most in the 59-37 win over the Royal Valley Panthers. Junior, Creighton Brinker had himself one of the best nights in his career and easily his best outpouring of points this season, finishing the night with 26 points. The game was only a two-point game after the first quarter, but the lead was stretched out to 24-15 margin at the half, with the Raiders leading the way. The Raiders continued to outscore the Panthers in the second half, winning every quarter.

Nine players, tallied at least one-point in the game for Nemaha Valley with junior, Trent Olberding the lone other Raider in double figures, other than Brinker. Olberding finished with 10 points in the contest. Royal Valley was plagued by missed three-pointer's (4-14), foul trouble to their top leading scorer and lack of size to combat against Nemaha Valley's, Brinker. The Panthers senior, Joel Worrell lead them in scoring for the night with 18 points, but got in early foul trouble for in the third quarter and had to sit, then coming back on the floor early in the fourth quarter drew his fifth personal foul and was disqualified from the game. The Panthers threw multiple defensive looks at Brinker and the Raiders but the just couldn't stop him, as Creighton was force throughout the game, scoring points, grabbing rebounds, tallying blocks and more.

With the win Nemaha Valley stretched their winning streak to five games, improving their record to 17-2; while Royal Valley continues to slip losing their last five games, falling to 10-8 on the season.

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