Twin Valley ran a balanced game for 32 minutes, with six different scorers combining for 16 points in the first quarter, including Christina Moore’s four points, and a three-ball by Jordan Niles. The Wildcats went up 27-12 at the half with five different scorers in the second quarter, including a three-pointer from Sammy Cunningham-Darrah.
Abbi Molner scored six of her team-high 12 points in the third quarter, with Niles adding five of her 10. Twin Valley’s defense didn’t have to press Mid-Vermont Christian all game. They simply did not allow outside shots, and ran their own plays with efficiency. Mid-Vermont’s two scorers, sisters Phoebe and Anna Seale, each scored 15 points.
Twin Valley went up 45-17 after three, and scored 10 more for the win. Hayford said it was nice to have a game where his team controlled the pace and was able to work on consistency on both sides of the ball. “It was nice to be able to cruise for once. We played a variety of defenses that we’re going to need down the stretch, and got a lot of playing time for everyone.”
Twin Valley out-rebounded Mid-Christian 48-25, with Abbi Molner recording a double-double, adding 10 rebounds to her 12 points. Colton Butler scored 10 points, adding three rebounds, and two assists. Niles recorded 10 points, two steals, two assists, and three rebounds. Hannah Swanson and Lexi Rienertson each added six points and combined for nine rebounds, while Moore added five points and 11 rebounds. Jessica Fox and Abby Putnam had five and four rebounds respectively, and Cunningham-Darrah dished out six assists.
Springfield visits Twin Valley tonight at 6:30.