Tricounty News

EV-W girls’ basketball a real pain for Paynesville


Coming off the heels of an impressive victory over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, the Eden Valley-Watkins Lady Eagles kept it rolling Tuesday night, Jan. 8, in the friendly confines, coasting to a commanding 62-38 victory over the Paynesville Area Bulldogs. Coach Tom Jansen summed it up. “We played pretty well defensively, making Paynesville play faster than they wanted to, which caused them some offensive difficulties.” Coach Jansen was more than pleased with the team effort. 

“We had good balance scoring with three people in double figures and led by Dani Nelson, who really helped us offensively by hitting some outside shots that opened up our inside game a little bit.” Junior forward Dani Nelson blazed the winning path, drilling four 3-pointers and finishing with 24 points. Senior center Courtney Dilley poured in 12, senior guard Holly Schumacher scored 10, sophomore guard Brook Stang and sophomore forward Bella Cromwell tallied 6 each, senior guard Missy Kummet had 3, and sophomore forward Greta Stommes hit one from the charity stripe. The Lady Eagles hope to keep their winning ways going as they take to the road Thursday, Jan. 10, to face the Rockford Rockets.