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Exira-EHK's Second Half Defense Leads to Win Over Boyer Valley


(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK swept the regular season series with Boyer Valley in girls basketball by topping the Lady Bulldogs 55-32 at home Tuesday night. Exira-EHK held Boyer Valley to only two field goals and 9 points in the second half.

 

Spartan junior Rachel Smith carried the Exira-EHK offense early on. Smith scored 9 first quarter points and Exira-EHK led 16-10 after the opening quarter. Smith would sit the entire second quarter however with two fouls and Boyer Valley fought their way closer to make it a 26-23 Exira-EHK lead at halftime.

 

In the third quarter Exira-EHK outscored Boyer Valley 16-2 to take control of the game. From their the Spartans cruised to the 55-32 win. Claire Paulsen scored 14 points and Rachel Smith finished with 13. Boyer Valley's leading scorer Morgan Straight tallied 14, but was held to only two made free throws in the 2nd half.

 

Exira-EHK improves to 8-4 on the season, while Boyer Valley slips to 4-8.

 

Click here for postgame comments from Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen