By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Creek Valley Basketball Has Mixed Results In Recent Action


January 31, 2018

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Creek Valley's Tanner Crass rolls around the defense in action earlier this year. The Storm split in weekend action.

Both Creek Valley varsity basketball teams went 1-1 in recent action at home against Bridgeport, and then on the road against Garden County. These results follow the season long pattern of both teams, which have hovered around the .500 mark throughout the season.

The Lady Storm were up first against the Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs, who were entering the contest with a two game losing streak. The Lady Storm hoped to capitalize on Bridgeport's recent struggles, and the game opened with a close first quarter, ending with the Lady Bulldogs being up only 9-7. However, the Lady Bulldogs were able to find their stride in the second period, outscoring the Lady Storm 15-6, and going into the half leading by a score of 24-13.

The third period was dominated by the Lady Bulldogs as the outscored the Lady Storm 25-7 to increase their lead at the end of the third to 49-20, effectively ending any chance of a Creek Valley challenge. The fourth period continued in similar fashion with the Lady Bulldogs outscoring the Lady Storm 14-5 to end the game with a final score of 61-25. Creek Valley freshman Jersie Misegadis led the scoring for the Lady Storm with 11 points.

Creek Valley's boys team then faced the Bulldogs, with an opposite outcome. The game was a tight, low scoring contest through the first half, with the Storm holding a 16-10 advantage at the half. But the second half had Creek Valley finding their rhythm, and the Storm outscored the Bulldogs 31-19 easily besting the visitors with a 47-29 final score. Creek Valley junior Sam Grabowski led all scorers with 15 points in the victory.

Creek Valley' matched up against the Garden County teams resulting in a split of the games, but with the boys and girls teams reversing their fortunes from the previous night. The Lady Storm started their contest fast, piling up a 14-2 lead at the end of the first period, and continued their scoring outburst ending the half with a 29-5 lead. In the second half, the Lady Eagles were able to 17 points against the Lady Storm's 20, but Creek Valley's first half domination put the game oput of reach, and the Lady Storm emerged victorious with a final score of 49-22. Creek Valley seniors Payje Misegadis and Sami Schmid led the scoring with 13 points each in the win.

The boy's team was not as successful, but kept the game close against the Eagles, who have been undefeated this season at home. A tight first half dominated by defense had the Eagles leading 15-17, and the Storm seemed to be in a position to knock off Garden County in the second half. But the Eagles were able to keep pace with Creek Valley throughout the third, and ended the third quarter leading 32-26. The Storm then wereunable to stop the Eagle's offense nor mount any real scoring threat of their own, with the Eagles scoring 19 points in the final eight minutes to the the Storm's 4 points, ending the game with a final score of 51-30. Creek Valley senior Michael Smith led the Storm with 15 points in the losing effort.

Next up the Storm travels Friday to take on the Leyton Warriors in Leyton.


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