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2018 TVL Basketball Tournament -- Centralia Girls & Doniphan West Boys Win Titles - Full Final Day Recap
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

The 2018 Twin Valley League tournament wrapped up on Saturday with a full slate of action and put the final touches on another great year of competition at the League tournament.

92.1 KMZA All-Tournament Team:
*multi-time selection

Girls Boys
Centralia - Katie Glatczak***, Madison Lueger, Morgan Kramer
Valley Heights - Kayla Smith**, Sam Vermetten
Frankfort - Emile Ebert**, Kennen Brandt 
Hanover - Macy Doebele**
Axtell - Trisha Mathewson, Hanna Schmitz
Blue Valley - Brooklyn Zoeller
Clifton-Clyde - Jaysie Bowser 
Donpihan West - Makinley Smith
Doniphan West - Devin Taylor, Levi Watts*, Newt Smith*
Hanover - Carlos Emanuel, Thomas Atkins
Clifton-Clyde - Bradley Koch, Zach Sorell* 
Centralia - Nathan Rempe
Valley Heights - Jeremy Reed
Axtell - Quinn Buessing, Hunter Koch
Washington County - Tyler Nelson
Wetmore - Joel Hutfles 

Listen back to 1st round games - Onaga vs. Clifton-Clyde (girls) (click here to listen)
   Troy vs. Doniphan West (girls) (click here to listen)
   Troy vs. Centralia (boys) (click here to listen)
   Frankfort vs. Valley Heights (boys) (click here to listen)
   Onaga vs. Wetmore (boys) (click here to listen)

Quarterfinals - Doniphan West vs. Hanover (girls) (click here to listen)
   Axtell vs. Frankfort (girls) (click here to listen)
   Axtell vs. Doniphan West (boys) (click here to listen)
   Valley Heights vs. Clifton-Clyde (boys) (click here to listen)

Girls Semifinals - Valley Heights vs. Frankfort (click here to listen
   Hanover vs. Centralia (click here to listen)

Boys Semifinals - Centralia vs. Doniphan West (click here to listen)
   Clifton-Clyde vs. Hanover (click here to listen

Final Day of Tournament - 
   Blue Valley vs. Axtell (girls-5th place) (click here to listen
   Axtell vs. Valley Heights (boys-5th place) (click here to listen)
   Clifton-Clyde vs. Centralia (boys-3rd place) (click here to listen)
   Valley Heights vs. Centralia (girls-Championship) (click here to listen
   Hanover vs. Doniphan West (boys-Championship) (click here to listen)

Special thanks to our special TVL Tournament sponsors on 92.1 KMZA -- Bank of Highland - Bendena State Bank, Blue Valley Telecommunications, The State Bank of Bern - Axtell Branch,  Nemaha County Co-op, First National Bank of Frankfort, M&R Auto Parts, F&L Construction, Doug Heiman-Shelter Insurance, Farmer's State Bank - Onaga, Westmoreland & Manhattan and Koch & Company


#5 Valley Heights vs. #2 Centralia (Championship) - Centralia won 62-58

Centralia overcomes a halftime deficit to comeback and take the TVL Tournament title for the fourth straight year and 13th time overall beating Valley Heights 62-58. Centralia held the 14-10 advantage after the first quarter but the lead quickly flipped to Valley Heights at 18-16 in the second quarter and with a 22-4 second quarter by the Mustangs it was a 32-18 Valley Heights halftime lead. Kayla Smith led the charge for Valley Heights with 16 first half points. Centralia had an answer in the second half closing the lead to seven after three quarters and then battling back to take a 56-55 lead with 2:08 to go for their first lead in the second half. The Panthers closed the game out with a 23-12 fourth quarter to take the win. 

In the win Centralia was led by a trio of double figure scorers as Madison Lueger scored 21 points with 19 coming in the second half, while Morgan Kramer netted a season best 20 points hitting three three-pointers and Katie Glatczak scored 17 points. The trio all earned Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors on 92.1 KMZA as Centralia moved to 11-1 on the year. 

Valley Heights in the loss was led by Smith who scored 22 points, while Sam Vermetten added 16 points as the Mustangs moved to 8-4 on the year. 

#3 Hanover vs. #1 Frankfort (3rd place) - Frankfort on 47-46

Looking to bounce back from a Semifinal loss both Hanover and Frankfort were looking to close out the TVL Tournament strong and it was a battle for third place which Frankfort earned with a 47-46 win. Frankfort held the 11-8 lead after the first quarter with all 11 points coming from Emilee Ebert and Kennen Brandt but it was just a one-point game at the half. A 22-point third quarter but Frankfort and 10 points from Ebert in the frame pushed the Frankfort lead to 43-39 after three quarter's and help lead to Frankfort holding off Hanover for the win. Ebert with 18 points led Frankfort, while Brandt scored 14 points giving Frankfort third place in the TVL Tournament and improving their record to 11-2. Hanover falls to 7-3 on the season and was led by Macy Doebele who scored 16 points, while Claire Zarybnicky netted 10 points. 

#10 Blue Valley vs. #9 Axtell (5th place) - Axtell won 49-36 

The Axtell Eagles finished the TVL tournament strong and have won five of last six and took fifth place with a 49-36 win over Blue Valley. Axtell took the initial lead and Blue Valley snagged a 10-9 lead in the final minute of the quarter only to have Axtell up 12-10 after the first quarter. The lead grew for the Eagles as they outscored the Rams with a 17-7 second quarter to lead 27-17 at the half. A 12-5 third quarter pushed the lead out further for Axtell ultimately guiding them to the win. 

Axtell with the win moved to 6-6 on the season and was led by Trisha Mathewson who scored 17 points earning her Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors on 92.1 KMZA, while Hanna Schmitz scored nine points. Blue Valley fell to 5-7 on the season and was led by Brooklyn Zoeller who posted 16 points and Allie Cassel finished with 10 points. 

#6 Doniphan West vs. #4 Clifton-Clyde (7th place) - Clifton-Clyde won 54-35

Clifton-Clyde Eagles grow lead throughout and finish strong to take seventh place with a 54-35 win over Doniphan West at the TVL Tournament. Up 12-8 after the first quarter the Eagles pushed the lead to 25-18 by intermission and captured the win by closing the game with a 13-6 fourth quarter. The Eagles with the win moved to 9-5 on the season and were led by Jaysie Bowser and Emily Coffman who each scored 15 points. Donipahn West with the loss fell to 5-7 on the season and was led by Makinley Smith who scored 12 points. 

#8 Washington County vs. #7 Wetmore (Consolation) - Washington Couny won 58-56

Wetmore and Washington County did battle again for the second time this year and once again it was a tight ball game this time decided in regulation as Washington County behind a strong day from the free throw line earned the 58-56 win over Wetmore in the TVL Tournament consolation games. Wetmore led 15-10 after the first quarter but an 11-6 second stanza tied the game at the half. The Tigers closed out the game going 12-18 from the free throw line in the fourth and 23-32 in the game to earn the win. The win moves Washington County to 6-6 on the season as they were led by Tess Cecrle who scored 16 points, while Holly Delay scored 12 points and Grace Otott added 10 points including 8-10 from the line (6-6 in fourth quarter). Wetmore with the loss falls to 5-6 on the year and was led by Jill Henry who scored 18 points and McKayla Henry added 11 points. 

#12 Linn vs. #11 Troy - Linn won 31-30  

Linn held off a Troy comeback attempt to sneak away with the 31-30 win in TVL Tournament consolation action. The Bulldogs using a 12-4 second quarter went into halftime up 21-10 over Troy but the Trojans and using a 9-1 third quarter and 20-10 second half got back into the contest and had an opportunity for at the buzzer to win the game but a three-point bounced off the rim and Linn escaped with the win. Linn with the win moves to 2-8 on the season and was led by Shelby Ohlde who scored 13 points, while Kaylee Oehmke added 12 points. Troy with the loss fell to 0-9 and was led by Sidney Fleek who netted 12 points.


#2 Hanover vs. #1 Doniphan West (Championship) - Doniphan West won 63-54

After a solid start to the game Doniphan West held off Hanover to trot to the 63-54 win and claim the TVL Tournament title. Behind the three-ball early Doniphan West jumped on Hanover making five three's in the first quarter to lead 18-11 after one quarter. Mustangs grew the lead to 11-points at 26-15 in the second quarter and went into halftime up 32-25 with Devin Taylor leading the way with 15 points in the first half for Doniphan West. Hanover closed the lead to two-points with a 12-7 third quarter making it 39-37. Doniphan West closed the game strong and earned the win. 

The win moves Doniphan West to 11-0 on the season and claims them the TVL Tournament title. Taylor led the Mustangs with 20 points and earned Community National Bank "Player of to Bank" honors on 92.1 KMZA. Newt Smith and Levi Watts added 14 points each for Doniphan West. The loss is the first of the season for Hanover moving them to 9-1 on the season. Thomas Atkins led the Wildcats with 21 points, while Pete Peters scored 12 points. 

#4 Centralia vs. #3 Clifton-Clyde (3rd place) - Clifton-Clyde won 57-44

Clifton-Clyde used a strong start to earn third place at the TVL Tournament topping Centralia 57-44. The Eagles doubled up the Panthers 16-8 after the first quarter led by 10 points from Bradley Koch in the frame. Centralia closed to the lead to six at 29-23 by halftime but Clifton-Clyde would hold off the Panther advances and finished off the game to earn the win. Eagles with the win improved to 11-2 on the season and were led by Bradley Koch who scored 20 points earning Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors of 92.1 KMZA, while Gavin Cyr chipped in 13 points. Centralia was led by Kamble Haverkamp who scored 16 points and fell to 8-5 on the season. 

#8 Axtell vs. #6 Valley Heights (5th place) - Valley Heights won 59-45

For the second straight year the Valley Heights Mustangs boys captured fifth place at the TVL Tournament but it didn't come easy as they used a strong fourth quarter to take down Axtell 59-45. Spear headed by Bryan Yungeberg Valley Heights jumped out to a 9-0 lead and led 16-7 after the first quarter with Yungeberg scoring seven points in the first quarter. The Mustangs their lead up to 12 in the second quarter but led by nine at the half 32-23. Axtell came out strong in the second half taking their first led at 36-34 with just under three minutes in the third and led 42-38 after three quarters. Mustangs answered with a 6-0 run to tie the game at 42-42 and a Yungeberg three-pointer gave the Valley Heights the lead again and the Mustangs finished the game with a 21-3 fourth to earn the win. 

Valley Heights with the win improved to 6-6 on the year and took fifth place in the TVL Tournament. Yungeberg led the Mustangs with 17 points and earned Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors on 92.1 KMZA. Harrison Blaske added 15 points, while Jeremy Reed netted 13 points. Axtell fell to 4-8 on the season and was led by Hunter Koch who scored 19 points, while Quinn Buessing tallied 12 points. 

#12 Washington County vs. #7 Wetmore (7th place) - Washington County won 56-42

A big second quarter proved to the be the biggest difference in the seventh place TVL Tournament game was Washington County got the better of Wetmore 56-42. Washington County led just 10-6 after one quarter but behind a 21-9 second quarter took control of the game to lead 31-15 at the half. The Cardinals tried to battle back but could not overcome the second quarter and fell to Washington County. The Tigers in the win were led by Tyler Nelson who scored 17 points, while Drew Buhrman chipped in 11 points and Washington County improved to 3-10 on the year. Wetmore with the loss moves to 4-8 on the season and was led by Ethan Osterhaus who scored 15 points.  

#10 Onaga vs. #9 Blue Valley (Consolation) - Blue Valley won 60-53

Blue Valley jumps out early and uses that lead to snag the win over Onaga in TVL Tournament consolation game action. The Rams dropped in three three-pointers in the first quarter and led 19-7 after one; Onaga cut the lead but two-points by halftime but still trailed 31-21 at the half. Behind four three-pointers in the third quarter and extended their lead up 54-38 but Onaga didn’t go away finishing the game with a 15-6 fourth to close the lead but Blue Valley earned the win. The Rams with the win move to 4-8 on the season and was led by Cole Montgomery who scored 21 points, while Lane Peter added 10 points. Onaga was led by Tanner Marten who scored 22 points, while Aaron Schwartz added 10 points as the Buffaloes fell to 2-10 on the season.

#11 Frankfort vs. #5 Linn (Consolation) - Linn won 49-45

Linn held off Frankfort from a comeback and finished the TVL Tournament with a 49-45 win in consolation tournament game. Bulldogs worked out to an early advantage of an 11-2 lead after the first quarter but by halftime it was just a 21-19 lead for Linn. Frankfort worked to a lead in the second half but Linn answered back and finished the game going 8-11 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Linn with the win is now 6-4 on the season and was led by Dillon Cooper who scored 17 points, while Tanner Spence netted 14 points. Brandon Anderson led Frankfort with 14 points, while Garret Dalinghaus scored 11 points and Mitchell Olson added 10 points as the Wildcats fell to 3-10 on the season.

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