Thursday evening Alma and Medicine Valley played their final games before the Holiday Break. The Cardinals played well at home and won both matchups over the Raiders, in convincing fashion.
Alma took a slower start in the girl's game and turned it into a big win as they beat Medicine Valley 72-31.
We begin in the first quarter, both teams were shooting the ball well and it was knotted up at 12-12. In the second quarter, Alma continued to surge ahead, but Medicine Valley was right there. At the half, it was 26-19 in favor of Alma.
The third quarter was a scoring explosion for the Cardinals. They scored 28 points in the period while holding Medicine Valley to eight. Riley Scott was the catalyst in the quarter as she poured in three, three-pointers. We went to the fourth quarter and Alma was up 54-27.
The final quarter was a success for the Cardinals too, as they scored 18 points and held the Raiders to four.
Stella Heapy had 17 points and Remi Stout had 12 points for the Raiders. Medicine Valley falls to 4-5 and they will be off until January 5th when they play Arapahoe.
Alma had great performances several players. Tierston Moore led the way with 17 points, Riley Scott had 14, and Addison Siebels put up 13.
We caught up with Riley Scott after the game and talked about the Cardinal's performance.
Alma is now 8-1 and will be off until January 4th when they play Franklin.
In the boy's game, Alma took no time getting ahead and didn't let up, winning over Medicine Valley 69-29. The Cards scored 28 points in the opening period while holding Medicine Valley to nine.
Alma was doing a nice job on the glass from the beginning, cleaning up missed shots. In the second quarter, Alma allowed just nine points in the quarter again, while scoring 19. Alma led 47-18 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the defense remained strong allowing one point, and Alma went to the fourth quarter leading 62-19. Medicine Valley did get the offense going scoring 10 points in the final period, but it wasn't enough as the deficit was too large.
Brody Sneff scored seven in the effort. Medicine Valley's record stands at 3-6. They will be off until January 5th when they play Arapahoe.
The Cardinals had several players score at a high level. Zavier Mitchell had 22, Jakin Neal and Tucker Biskup each had 12, and Isaiah Neal had 11. Alma improves to 9-0. They are off until January 4th when they play Franklin.
We visited with Tucker Biskup after the game to discuss the win.