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Opening Round

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TRI-VALLEY’S NIKKI DEAN jumps up to grab a rebound away from a Rhinebeck player in Monday night’s Class C game.

Tri-Valley Comes
Out Swinging

By Ted Waddell
GRAHAMSVILLE — March 5, 2004 – The Lady Bears of Tri-Valley defeated the visiting Rhinebeck Lady Indians 51-46 Monday night in a Class C opening round game.
With the victory, T-V, which is seeded fourth in the Class C
Tournament, moved on to face the top-seeded Tuxedo Lady Tornadoes Wednesday night in a Class C semifinal at Orange County Community College in Middletown.
The Lady Bears stepped out to a 27-23 lead in the first half, only to watch fifth-seeded Rhinebeck (9-12) battle back to within a couple of points, 40-38, at the close of the third period.
But T-V (7-14) held on in the final quarter, outscoring the Lady Indians by an 11-8 margin on the way to a slim victory.
Leading the Lady Bears to the win were junior center Lacey Moore, who scored 14 points and pulled down 18 rebounds, and senior guard Amanda Krom, who netted 14 points. Teammate Shauna Murry was credited with eight rebounds and five steals.
For Rhinebeck, junior Annie Kane recorded a game-high 17 points and sophomore Alanna Woody added 14.
“Our shooting was horrendous and that cost us the game,” Rhinebeck Coach Robert Krausz said. “You’re not going to win many games shooting 20 percent.”
He added that both teams played evenly in a hard-fought game off the boards and on the floor.
“It was a great win,” said T-V Coach Karen Furman. “I thought the girls played great tonight.”
Taking a quick snapshot of the overall season, Furman said, “The girls have been improving, especially during the last couple of weeks . . . they’re playing together as a group, and are looking strong right now.”

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