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2018 TVL Basketball Tournament -- Quarterfinals
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

The 2018 Twin Valley League tournament continued on Monday afternoon with the Quarterfinals with most games ultimately ending heavily in favor of one. The consolation games scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th have been postponed and moved to Wednesday, January, 17th at same time schedule. 

TVL Tournament brackets --- girls bracket     boys bracket 

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)

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


#9 Axtell vs. #1 Frankfort -- Frankfort won 52-35

Tight at the half Frankfort distanced themselves in the second finishing the game strong to earn the 52-35 win over Axtell. Frankfort ran out to a 8-0 but Axtell cut it to four with a 4-0 and at the end of the first quarter the Wildcats led 15-9. Axtell cut the lead to two in the second quarter but it was a 25-20 Frankfort lead at the half. The lead moved up to 29-20 at the start of the second half but Axtell went on an 8-0 spurt to draw within one at 29-28 with 3:51 remaining in the third. The Wildcats responded from the Axtell run finishing the third with a 10-1 run to lead 39-29. The lead grew in the fourth and Frankfort closed the game with a 13-6 fourth quarter to earn the win. 

The win moves Frankfort to 10-1 and into the Semifinals, while Axtell fell to 4-6 and into the Consolation Semifinals. Kennen Brandt and Jessa Yaussi led Frankfort with 14 points each earning Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors on 92.1 KMZA. Emilee Ebert added 11 points for the Wildcats. Axtell was led by Kinsey Feldkamp who scored 10 points. 

#5 Valley Heights vs. #4 Clifton-Clyde -- Valley Heights won 58-37

Valley Heights came into the tournament with some momentum and look to be continuing that as they have now won four in a row (two in the tournament) and won six of the last seven. The latest win coming over Clifton-Clyde won in the first round of the tournament as Valley Heights earned the 58-37 win. 

Mustangs galloped out to a 16-6 advantage after one quarter of play and added to their lead behind a 21-12 second quarter using that cushion to push themselves into the Semifinals of the TVL Tournament. The duo of Sam Vermetten and Kayla Smith set the tone for Valley Heights notching 19 and 18 points, respectively helping the Mustangs move to 7-3 on the year. In the loss Adria Girard led Clifton-Clyde with 9 points as the Eagles fell to 8-4 on the season and into the Consolation Semifinals. 

#10 Blue Valley vs. #2 Centralia -- Centralia won 72-32

Centralia Panthers were on the prowl early against Blue Valley and jumped to a quick lead to guide to the 72-32 win. The Panthers led 20-4 after just the first quarter and went into halftime up 40-15 led by Maegan Koch who notched 15 first half points. The points continued to pour in for Centralia in the third outscoring Blue Valley 23-11 in the quarter to cruise to the win. With the win Centralia improves to 9-1 on the season and moves into the Semifinals of the TVL tournament. Koch led the Panthers with 17 points, while Katie Glatczak and Madison Lueger each chipped in 13 points. 

The loss moves Blue Valley to 4-6 on the season and into the Consolation Semifinals. Rams were led by Allie Cassel who scored 10 points in the loss.  

#6 Doniphan West vs. #3 Hanover -- Hanover won 72-33

Hanover pounced on Doniphan West early the Mustangs were unable to recover as the Wildcats earned the 72-33 win. The Wildcats opened the game working to a 14-5 advantage over the first four minutes of play and by the end of the first it was a 26-10 Hanover lead. Heading into halftime Hanover led 42-24 and put the game away with a 23-5 third quarter to earn the win. 

Wildcats had 11 different girls score in the contest with Macy Doebele leading the charge scoring 14 points earning Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors on 92.1 KMZA. Makenna Jueneman chipped in 10 points, while both Claire Zarybnicky and Tasha Bruna each tallied nine. The win moves Hanover into the Semifinals of the TVL tournament and to 7-1 on the year. 

Doniphan West in the loss was led by Heidi Leach who scored 12 points, while Myah Olson netted 11 points. The Mustangs fell to 5-5 on the season and into the Consolation Semifinals in the tournament. 

Games on Thursday (Girls):

#5 Valley Heights vs. #1 Frankfort 6:00pm (Semifinals) -- (on 92.1 KMZA)
#3 Hanover vs. #2 Centralia 7:30pm (Semifinals) -- (on 92.1 KMZA)
#9 Axtell vs. #4 Clifton-Clyde 6:00pm (Consolation Semifinals)
#10 Blue Valley vs. #6 Doniphan West 7:30pm (Consolation Semifinals)

(Semifinals on Thursday Jan. 18th; Championship and other games Saturday Jan. 20th)

Consolation Games (Girls)

Wednesday (Jan. 17th)

#13 Onaga vs. #8 Washington County 5:30pm 
#11 Troy vs. #7 Wetmore 5:30pm

Thursday (Jan. 18th)

#13 Onaga vs. #12 Linn 4:30pm

Saturday (Jan. 20th)

#8 Washington County vs. #7 Wetmore 10:00am 
#12 Linn vs. #11 Troy 10:00am


#8 Axtell vs. #1 Doniphan West --- Doniphan West won 82-57

Doniphan West weathered the storm early trailing Axtell early on but came back and using a strong third quarter secured the 82-57 win. Axtell opened the game strong flying out to a 17-8 lead in the first and led 17-13 after one quarter. The lead flipped to Doniphan West about two minutes into the second quarter at 21-19 and the Mustangs guided themselves into halftime up 40-35 behind a 15 point second quarter by Devin Taylor and 17 first half points by Newt Smith. The second half and the third quarter mainly belonged to Doniphan West as the Mustangs notched a 21-7 third quarter to distance themselves in the game and earn the win. 

The win puts Doniphan West into the Semifinals and moves them to 9-0 on the season. Smith led the way for the Mustangs with 26 points, while Taylor scored 21 points and both Fletcher Penny and Levi Watts each scored 11 points. Smith and Taylor earned Community National Bank co-"Player to Bank" honors on 92.1 KMZA for their performances. Loss sends Axtell to 3-7 on the year and into the Consolation Semifinals. Quinn Buessing had a great game for Axtell with 28 points, scoring 20 in the first half, while Jonah Porting chipped in 14 points. 

#12 Washington County vs. #4 Centralia -- Centralia won 55-27

Using a strong start to the game and the second half Centralia pushed themselves into the Semifinals of the TVL tournament ending Washington County's second upset bid try in the tournament with a 55-27 win. Centralia opened the contest with 15-4 first quarter and led 34-14 and the Panthers put things firmly in their favor with a 12-3 third quarter to earn the win. Centralia improved to 8-3 on the season with the win and into the Semifinals. Daegan Steinlage led the way for Centralia with 12 points with 10 in the first quarter and Nathan Rempe added 11 points. 

The loss moves Washington County to 2-9 on the year and into the Consolation Semifinals. Carson Talkington with 13 points led the Tigers. 

#7 Wetmore vs. #2 Hanover -- Hanover won 67-32

Hanover proves too much for Wetmore in the Quarterfinals as the Wildcats roll to the win over the Cardinals 67-32. Wetmore held an early lead but by the end of the first quarter Hanover led 24-13 and the Wildcats took firm control of the ballgame with a 22-4 second quarter going on to earn the win. Hanover was led by Carlos Emanuel who scored 20 points, while Thomas Atkins posted 12 points. The Wildcats remained unbeaten with the win improving to 8-0 on the season with the win and moving into the Semifinals. 

Wetmore fell to 4-6 on the season with the loss and into the Consolation Semifinals. Joel Hutfles led the Cardinals with 18 points. 

#6 Valley Heights vs. #3 Clifton-Clyde -- Clifton-Clyde won 67-42

Clifton-Clyde found their groove inside with Bradley Koch and rode the big man to a win over Valley Heights in the Quarterfinals of the TVL Tournament 67-42. Leading only 13-8 after the first quarter the Eagles pushed the lead to 11 by halftime going up 33-22 as Koch led the way with 12 points in the first half. Clifton-Clyde continued to grow the lead in the second half with a 19-9 third quarter and went on to shut the door for the win as Koch posted 24 points earning him Community National Bank "Player to Bank On" honors on 92.1 KMZA, while Zach Sorell finished with 11 points going 8-8 from the free throw line. The win moves the Eagles into the Semifinals and to 10-1 on the season. 

The loss moves Valley Heights to 4-6 on the season and into the Consolation Semifinals. The Mustangs had nine different guys score but the highest individual output was just seven points coming from Cameron Beardsley.

Games on Friday (Boys):

#4 Centralia vs. #1 Doniphan West 6:00pm (Semifinals) -- (on 92.1 KMZA)
#3 Clifton-Clyde vs. #2 Hanover 7:30pm (Semifinals) -- (on 92.1 KMZA)
#12 Washington County vs. #8 Axtell 6:00pm (Consolation Semifinals)
#7 Wetmore vs. #6 Valley Heights 7:30pm (Consolation Semifinals) 

(Semifinals on Friday Jan. 20th; Championship and other games Saturday Jan. 21st)

Consolation Games (Boys)

Wednesday (Jan. 17th)

#13 Troy vs. #9 Blue Valley 7:00pm 
#11 Frankfort vs. #10 Onaga 7:00pm

Friday (Jan. 20th)

#13 Troy vs. #5 Linn 4:30pm

Saturday (Jan. 21st)

#10 Onaga vs. #9 Blue Valley 11:30am 
#11 Frankfort vs. #5 Linn 11:30am

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