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By Mike Motz 

Creek Valley Struggles With Paxton


January 20, 2021

Creek Valley’s Storm Basketball teams continued to struggle, and hosted the Paxton Tigers on Thursday for both a girls and boys contest. The Lady Storm hoped to get a jump on the Lady Tigers who have had some difficulty early in the season, but the visitors jumped out to a quick 18-to-4 lead in the first quarter, driving the ball to the lane while shutting down the Lady Storm offense.

Creek Valley recovered in the second quarter and played strong defense, burt were unable to score enough points to significantly trim the lead, and went into the intermission down 27-to-11. Creek Valley again played strong defense in the third quarter and outscored the Lady Tigers 11-to-7 in the period, but Paxton came back and rung up another 20 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for an easy 54-to-32 victory. Freshman Jacelyn Jorgensen led all scorers with 13 points in the game.

The boy’s team looked to continue their momentum from their first win of the season, an 80-to-43 victory over Minatare on January 9, but the Paxton team started fast and built a 16-to-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. Paxton’s offense ran right through the Creek Valley defense in the second quarter, piling up the points to open a 39-to-10 lead at the half, effectively putting the game away. Paxton scored 18 more points in the second half as they breezed to a 57-to-19 victory. Creek Valley senior Justin Ningen led the Storm’s offense with six points in the loss.

With the losses both teams fall to 1-and-9 on the season, and look to improve their records in this week’s MAC Tournament.


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