TCSV Girls Basketball Off to an Electric Start
TCSV Tornado Girls Basketball rocked the Clinton Turkey Tussle Tournament. Over the past few days, the girls have been hard at work opening the season in style.
On Monday, we played Riverton and won 48-35. We got off to a slow start but quickly turned it up in the 2nd quarter. Ashlyn Sturdy led all scorers with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Anna Sagle added 15 points. Rebecca Moxley had 8 rebounds and 4 blocks and Jordan Closs added 2 points. This momentum pushed us into game 2 when we played Porta.
The second game against Ports ended in a win 41-36. This game was close all the way until the end with it being tied at 30 going into the 4th, but TCSV outscored PORTA 11-6 in the 4th quarter to pull out another win. It was a knock out drag out brawl of a game with little fouls being called and bodies flying everywhere. Sagle led all scorers with 19 points, including 5 3's. Sturdy added 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. Moxley contributed 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.
This brought us to game 3 vs. Mt. Pulaski on Thursday. We won 55-36 despite TCSV trailing 17-21 going into the half and as much as 7 in the 3rd. But, we didn't lose sight of the end game. Towards the middle of the 3rd quarter, the girls started a push that led us straight to the championship round. Ashlyn Sturdy scored a career high 32 points, not missing a single field goal or free throw in the 2nd half. Anna Sagle tallied 20 points, including 6 3's which sets a TCSV record for 3's in a game.
The championship game was played Saturday vs. the Clinton Maroons. We pulled off a huge win that evening with a 57-39 score. TCSV got off to a hot start, outscoring the Maroons 24-8 in the first quarter, including 16 first quarter points from Sturdy. The Tornadoes would coast the rest of the game on the way to the title in their first year in the tournament. Sturdy led all scorers with 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 steals. Sagle netted 11 points and Allison Campbell scored 8.
Ashlyn Sturdy and Anna Sagle received All-Tournament Team Honors for their performances. Ashlyn Sturdy set a tournament record for points by scoring 108 points and dominating the games. Anna Sagle had an incredible tournaments, making 16 3's during the 4 game tournament. Great work girls! Let's keep it up as the season gets underway.