By STEVE THOMPSON
Nodaway Valley’s JV girls are off to a solid start with a defensive average of seven points per game in their first two outings of the year.
NV 58, West Central Valley 8
Lexi Shike had 13 points for the Wolverines. Reagan Weinheimer had 11 points, while Corinne Bond finished with 10 points.
McKynna Newbury led the way on the glass with seven rebounds, with Kynna Young grabbing six.
Macy Kuhns had five steals with Young, McKynli Newbury and McKynna Newbury ending up with three assists each.
Weinheimer and Kuhns had eight steals apiece. Young added five more.
Both Newbury girls had one block.
“Just a great half-court defensive effort with 34 steals,” said coach Gary Thompson. “We ran the floor well and shared the ball well. The effort was outstanding.”
NV 52, Clarinda 6
Kuhns led NV with 11 points, followed by McKynna Newbury and Alyssa Davis with eight points apiece.
Shike, Kuhns, McKynna Newbury and Bond all had four rebounds. Shike had five assists, while Bella Rubio had five steals. Bond and Shike added three steals apiece. Kuhns, McKynna Newbury, Shike and Bond had one block each.
“A good win,” Thompson said. “Reagan and Macy really put a lot of pressure on and that helped create turnovers, which led to some easy baskets. We had three different leading scorers that we had in the first game, and that’s a great testament to our depth and unselfishness.”