OVERTON- It was a pair of afternoon contests in Overton on Saturday, and it was a pair of games that went down to the wire. In the girl’s game, Overton won over Southern Valley 37-32. For the boy’s game, Overton won with the final score reading 59-53.
In the girl’s game, the final tally was 37-32 in favor of Overton. Initially, Southern Valley had the lead at the end of the first quarter, 9-8. In the second quarter, Overton outscored Southern Valley 10-9 and the two teams were tied at halftime 18-18. In the third quarter, Overton took control by outscoring Southern Valley 10-8 to claim the lead 28-26 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Overton scored nine points while holding Southern Valley to six to capture the win.
Overton was led by 16 points from Rachel Ecklund. Southern Valley was paced by Grace Hogeland as she scored nine points. Overton moves to 4-1 on the year and they will face Anselmo-Merna on Tuesday of next week, then a contest against Pleasanton on Friday. Southern Valley falls to 0-5 and they will play Brady on Tuesday and Pleasanton on Friday in the coming week.
In the boy’s game, Overton won by a final score of 59-53. Overton claimed the lead in the first quarter, 18-9. In the second quarter, Southern Valley scored in bunches but still found themselves down at halftime 29-27. In the third quarter, Overton expanded on their lead making it 44-36 entering the fourth quarter. In the final period, Southern Valley outscored Overton 17-15, but it wasn’t enough to come back and win.
For Overton, Braden Kizer poured in 30 points for Overton. Southern Valley was led by Brody Yant as he recorded 15 points. Overton moves to 4-0 and will take on a pair of opponents next week, Anselmo-Merna on Tuesday and Pleasanton on Friday. Southern Valley falls to 3-2 and will battle Superior next Friday.