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Timberwolves get Defensive
River Ridge girls force Potosi/Cassville into 25 turnovers
Timberwolves get Defensive
River Ridge's Ryle Zinkle drives to the basket against Potosi/Cassville defender Kylie Reuter during last Thursday night's Six Rivers West girls basketball contest (To view or purchase photos from this game, go to - photo by A.J. Gates

PATCH GROVE – It’s no secret among coaches in the Six Rivers West conference that River Ridge is going to come at you hard on the defensive end, and make you earn every point in an attempt to speed you up and create a frenzy.

The co-op girls basketball team from Potosi/Cassville experienced the defensive intensity of coach Caron Townsend’s Timberwolves last Thursday night in a lop-sided 53-27 River Ridge victory.

With the win, coach Townsend’s Timberwolves improved to 4-0 in the Six Rivers West and 10-1 overall, while coach Brad Bierman’s Chieftains fell to 0-2 in league play and 3-5 overall, with the loss.

(For complete coverage of this game, get your copy of the Jan. 9, 2020 issue of the Grant County Herald Independent.)

River Ridge 53, 

Potosi/Cassville 27

(from Thursday, Jan. 2, at Patch Grove)

Potosi/Cassville 10 17 - 27

River Ridge 33 20 - 53

Potosi/Cassville - Jessica Noonan 4, Lilly Post 12, Anna Kartman 9, Jade McDonald 2. Totals - 11-39, 4-14 27.

River Ridge - Faith Schier 5, Skylar White 14, Ruby Breuer 5, Glenna Marshall 8, Rylee Zinkle 3, McKenzie Graf 9, Bayli Mason 2, Faith Webb 2, Chloe Stagman 5. Totals - 22-58, 2-9 53.

3-point goals - P/C: (1-5) Noonan 1; RR: (7-22) Schier 1, White 1, Zinkle 1, Graf 3, Stagman 1. Team fouls - P/C 14, RR 14. Fouled out - None.