Wildcats improve to 4-0


Girls basketball

     Two more Tri-Rivers Conference wins for the Maquoketa Valley girls basketball team last week improved the Wildcats’ season record to 4-0.

     At Easton Valley Dec. 8, the Wildcats pulled away in the second half to pick up a 49-29 victory. MV outscored the River Hawks 25-16 over the final two quarters. Taya Tucker recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Carissa Sabers added 12 points. Ella Imler had seven points and six assists. Kylie Chesnut grabbed seven rebounds.

     Maquoketa Valley then jumped to a 35-0 lead after the first quarter, and went on to blitz Cedar Valley Christian 79-4 Dec. 11 in Delhi. Sabers led the way with 18 points, shooting 7-for-8 from the field. Tucker had another double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, along with four steals. Imler had 12 points and seven assists. Emerson Whittenbaugh had eight rebounds and six assists.


Boys basketball

     The Wildcats opened the season with a 43-38 home win over Clinton Prince of Peace Dec. 4 in Delhi. MV trailed 20-19 at halftime, but a 15-7 third quarter advantage put the ‘Cats ahead. Andrew Holtz scored 19  points, Avery Holtz had 12 and A.J. Ambundo had nine points and six rebounds.

     On Dec. 8, the Wildcats lost a 46-31 decision at Easton Valley. Andrew Holtz had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists in that contest.

     MV got back on the winning track with a 52-24 home triumph against Cedar Valley Christian. The key there was a 19-1 second quarter that gave the Wildcats a 30-8 lead. Andrew Holtz scored 17 points to pace the Wildcats. Avery Holtz had nine points, five rebounds and four assists. Ambundo had nine points. Miguel Bojorquez grabbed five rebounds, and Mitch Heims had four.



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