Lady Tornadoes split weekend games against North Star & North Country
January 31, 2024
The Turner Tornadoes were at home on Friday night taking on the North Star Knights in an important District 9C contest. Saturday they were on the road to Whitewater to face the North Country Mavericks in a non-conference clash. Turner was able to pick up a win over North Star, 56-33. Against the Mavericks they were less fortunate, falling 73-30.
On Friday night, the Tornadoes welcomed the Knights to town looking to add a win to the win column. The Tornadoes opened up with a nice first quarter, getting three-point buckets from freshman Ali Doyle and junior Cassidy Grabofsky. Meanwhile, the Tornadoes scored three two-point buckets to give the Tornadoes a 12-4 lead heading into the second quarter. Turner kept their foot on the gas, getting another three point bucket from Cassidy Grabofsky, seven points from sophomore Bridgette Reed and five more from junior Meridian Snider, including one from beyond the arc. Freshman Abby Grabofsky added four to the Turner Tornado rally. The defense again stood tall, holding the Knights to just 10 points to take a 31-14 lead into halftime. Both teams played even basketball in the third quarter with Turner scoring just two more. Reed led the way in the quarter with six points, providing the Tornadoes a 43-24 lead heading into the final quarter. Down the stretch, Reed scored seven more while the team went 5-5 from the charity stripe, sealing Turner’s victory, 56-33, at home. Leading the way for the Tornadoes was Reed with 22 points, Cassidy Grabofsly chipped in eight and Snider and Doyle each contributed seven in the win.
On Saturday night, the Tornadoes headed east to Whitewater to take on the North Country Mavericks. It was tough sledding throughout the contest for the Tornadoes against the Mavericks as the Tornadoes managed just one point in the first quarter and 11 in the second as they trailed the Mavericks 37-12 at the end of the first half. Turner was never able to get anything moving and trailed 53-22 at the end of the third. In the end, it was the Mavericks earning a 73-30 win. Reed led the way with 12 points, while Cassidy Grabofsky chipped in six and junior Modesty Chamberlain added five.
Up next for the Tornadoes is a home contest against the Box Elder Bears on February 2nd, and then they will head west to Fort Benton to take on the Longhorns.