Crestwood, OH- In a hard-fought league game, the Grand Valley Mustangs faced off against the Crestwood Red Devils, ultimately succumbing to a final score of 35-29. The game, played with intense energy and skill, showcased the determination of both teams throughout all four quarters.

First Quarter: Grand Valley 8, Crestwood 3

The opening quarter set the tone for a competitive matchup as both teams jockeyed for control. Grand Valley’s Reagan Boiarski and Dixie Miller combined for a solid offensive effort, contributing to their team’s early lead. However, Crestwood’s defense, led by Lily O’Bryant, held firm, limiting the Mustangs to just 8 points.

Second Quarter: Grand Valley 2, Crestwood 10

Crestwood seized the momentum in the second quarter, with Hannah Ward and Liv Martin spearheading a comeback. The Red Devils’ offense found its rhythm, outscoring the Mustangs 10-2 in the quarter. Grand Valley faced a halftime deficit but remained within striking distance.

Third Quarter: Grand Valley 8, Crestwood 12

The battle intensified in the third quarter as both teams exchanged blows. Grand Valley’s Kaelyn Hart showcased her scoring prowess with 15 points, while Crestwood responded with a balanced attack, led by Becca Brady. The Mustangs fought to close the gap, setting the stage for a dramatic final quarter.

Fourth Quarter: Grand Valley 11, Crestwood 10

In a nail-biting finish, both teams left it all on the court. Grand Valley mounted a late-game surge, with Kaitlyn Bauman and Morgan Crawford contributing crucial points. However, Crestwood maintained composure, securing the win with a final push led by Brady and Abby Guyetie. The Mustangs’ resilience was evident, but Crestwood emerged victorious in a closely contested battle.

Top Performers:

Grand Valley Mustangs:

  • Kaelyn Hart: 15 points
  • Reagan Boiarski: 5 points
  • Dixie Miller: 4 points

Crestwood Red Devils:

  • Becca Brady: 9 points
  • Hannah Ward: 8 points
  • Liv Martin: 8 points

Looking Ahead:

The Grand Valley Mustangs, now with a 3-1 record, will hit the road to face the Berkshire Badgers (1-3) on December 12, 2023. The Badgers are coming off a thrilling 35-32 victory over Crestwood and will look to build on their momentum. Meanwhile, the Crestwood Red Devils (1-3) face an away game against the Cardinal Huskies (0-4) on the same date. The Huskies aim to bounce back from a tough loss to the Wickliffe Blue Devils, setting the stage for another exciting round of high school basketball action.