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Madison Basketball Splits With Tri-Valley

The Madison boys stayed undefeated, while the girls fell to 1-1 after splitting a doubleheader with Tri-Valley on Tuesday night at Madison High School. A dominant 3rd quarter propelled the Tri-Valley girls to a 66-40 win. The Mustang girls opened their game with a strong 1st quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 20-10. Madison cut that lead down to six points at half time, but the Mustangs outscored Madison 24-6 in the 3rd quarter to put the game out of reach. 

Sophomore Tabor Teel led Tri-Valley with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Fellow sophomore Paige Jewett added 12 points. The Mustangs hit 10 of 23 shots from three point range in the game. Breanna Steuerwald had 10 points and 7 rebounds for Madison. Kendra Leightion scored 13 for Madison. 

The Madison boys needed a defensive stand on the games final possession to hang on and beat Tri-Valley, 59-57 on Tuesday. Both teams shot the ball well throughout the game, with Madison shooting 48% and Tri-Valley 55%. After 15 lead changes, Madison found themselves up by two with 6 seconds left. Tri-Valley got the ball into the corner, hoping for a game winning shot from Riley Haynes. Madison’s Logan Albee denied the shot attempt, and forced Haynes to pass the ball, and the buzzer sounded before the Mustangs could attempt a shot. 

Albee had 11 points and 5 steals off the bench. Keighton Nighbert led the Bulldogs with 14 points, Tyler Tappe had 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Haynes led Tri-Valley 19 points and 6 rebounds. 

Madison girls and boys will head to Lennox on Thursday for a doubleheader against the Orioles. 

Madison’s JV team won in dominating fassion over Tri-Valley on Tuesday, 59-16. Trey Smith had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Madison, Aspen Dahl added 9 points and Gabe Olson 7.


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