NEW BUFFALO — The River Valley girls basketball team bounced back from two straight losses on Dec. 14 with a dominating performance at New Buffalo.

The Mustangs (3-2) rolled to a 62-12 victory.

River Valley coach Jason Alexander said his team “finally put four quarters together.”

RV won its first two contests against White Pigeon and Berrien Springs before falling to Brandywine and Marcellus.

“We shot the ball well tonight and we’re pleased with our effort,” he said.

Valley finished the first quarter on top by five points (11-6), but went on to out-score their hosts 23-3 in the second period before owning the second half by a 28-3 margin.

Hanah Lynch paced a balanced RV attack with 14 points, Macey Springer scored 12, Annekah Witter tallied 8 points and Meredith Dinges added 7 points.

Georgia Arvanitis led New Buffalo with 7 points.

The scheduled Dec. 14 nightcap between the Bison and Mustang varsity boys squads (both 2-0) was postponed.

New Buffalo won their Dec. 8 opener at Sturgis 77-73 behind a balanced attack.

Kaden Parmley (24 points), Jeremiah Mitchell (14 points), Markvell Shaw (12 points), Zack Forker (12 points) and Anthony Lijewski (9 points) contributed to the opening-night victory.

JJ Stevens poured in 37 points for the home team while Jacob Thompson added 22 points.

The Bison moved to 2-0 on Dec. 10 with a 94-40 win at Covert that saw six players score in double figures (Markvell Shaw 12, Kaden Parmley 10, Jeremiah Mitchell 19, Ryan Vinson 11, Anthony Lijewski 14, and Zack Forker 13).

River Valley edged Countryside 71-69 on Dec. 10 as Jayden McNabb poured in 31 points and Pat Driscoll scored 25. The Mustangs bested Marcellus 70-21 the next day.

As of Dec. 14 the Bison were still slated to host Countryside on Friday, Dec. 17.

Eau Claire 45 Bridgman 44

BRIDGMAN — The Bee boys varsity team lost a nail-biter on Dec. 10, with a last-chance three-point shot just missing.

The Beavers led 42-39 with less than two minutes remaining when John Sanderson sank a three-pointer to tie things up.

A steal and lay-up from Jayce Warren with 45 seconds remaining pulled Bridgman even at 44-all, but Damarion Travis’s late free throw proved to be the difference.

Warren scored a game-high 26 points while Zavion Price paced Eau Claire with 16 points.

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