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January 21, 2014

Bulldog girls blown out by undefeated Valley

DES MOINES — The Ottumwa girls basketball team now has firsthand experience of why West Des Moines Valley is ranked second in Class 5A.

The undefeated Tigers handed the Bulldogs a lopsided 99-35 defeat Tuesday.

Jami Nickerson catalyzed Ottumwa's offense with a team-best seven points and Rachel Zingg and Carrissa Hite each added 6.

The Tigers jumped out to a 26-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, and, by halftime, that lead had ballooned to 58-14.

"There is a reason they are undefeated," Ottumwa coach Kevin Patterson said. "We had way too many turnovers and we let their pressure bother us too much and we never got into our offensive flow at all. We have to be more competitive on the defensive end against high quality teams like that."

Grace Vander Weide paced the powerful Tiger squad with a game-high 25 and Hannah Fuller complemented her teammates' efforts with 20 points of her own.

Ottumwa (3-9, 3-3) plays Des Moines Lincoln at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Evans Middle School gymnasium.

The Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season at Lincoln 55-42 Dec. 13, and the Railsplitters will look to exorcise those demons Friday evening.

"It should be a good environment and Lincoln is going to be really trying to beat us," he said. "The last game was close until the final three minutes and hopefully we can put together a complete game."

West Des Moines Valley 99, Ottumwa 35

Ottu 8 6 10 11 — 35

Vall 26 32 19 22 — 99

Ottumwa (35) — Megan Black 3 , Jami Nickerson 7, Carrissa Hite 6, Rachel Zingg 6, Dani Reed 4, Devin Leffler 2, Averi Cash 4, Jada Schrage 2, Kristi Cary 1. Totals 12-39 FG 10-16 FT 35.

3-point goals— 1-7 (Nickerson). Fouled out —None. Total fouls— 10.

Valley (101) —Madi Agey 10, Hannah Fuller 20 , Whitney Fuller 5, Grace Vander Weide 25, Jamie Feldt 3, Emily Smith 14, Courtney Carr 2, Casey Carr 5, Lexi Merritt 3, Kasey Feldt 6, Jadyn Loecke 2, Mackenzie Ward 4. Totals 39-66 FG 12-15 FT 99.

3-point goals — 9-15 (E. Smith 2, H. Fuller 2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds — 32 (H. Fuller 7). Assists — 20 (Agey 4, Courtney Carr 4). Steals — 22 (Agey 5, Vander Weide 5). Blocks — 4 (Vander Weide 2). Total fouls — 16.

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