Boyer Valley and West Monona split a pair of nonconference basketball games on Monday night at Dunlap.
In game one, the West Monona girls outscored BV 37-19 in the second half en route to a 61-39 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
In the nightcap, BV’s Conlan Petersen scored a career-high 19 points, as the Bulldogs won their second game in a row with a 62-38 triumph over the visiting Spartans.
Monday’s loss dropped Larry Neilsen’s BV club to 0-4 on the season.
BV trailed by only four points at halftime at 24-20, but was outscored 22-11 in the third quarter, including 12-3 over the final five minutes, as the Spartans took a 46-31 lead into the fourth.
Katelyn Neilsen paced BV with 10 points and six steals, adding four assists and three rebounds.
Chelsey Fundermann had nine points and seven boards. Katy Puck tallied six points with three boards, while Marie Hanigan had five points, six boards, five assists and two steals.
Taylor Klein also had four points and four boards for the Lady Bulldogs, which turned the ball over 35 times in the contest.
The BV boys moved to 2-1 overall with Monday’s 24-point victory.
Shane Reineke’s BV club struggled in the first half, holding a slim 27-23 lead at the break.
The Bulldogs, though, outscored the Spartans 23-11 in the third quarter to open up a 50-34 lead going into the fourth.
BV then posted a 12-4 advantage in the fourth to win going away.
Petersen’s 19-point career night included five three-point baskets with four boards as well.
Dylan Berens added 17 points, three boards, four steals and two assists.
Jaidan Ten Eyck tallied seven points, four boards and three assists.
Lucas Berens finished with six points and seven boards.
Hunter Soma had five points, four assists, three boards and three steals.
Gavin Reineke wound up with four points, five boards and four assists, while Adam Puck had four points and two assists.
"We got off a slow start and struggled in the first half, but we made some adjustments at halftime and the guys responded well in the second half," commented BV’s Reineke.
"Petersen had a great game for us. It was nice to see him step up. Dylan Berens also had a good game for us."
"Once we settled down early in the third quarter, we did a lot of good things," Reineke said.