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JVC defeats Mitchell Christian

HURON -- Samantha Kleinsasser had a team-high 21 points and seven rebounds Tuesday to lead James Valley Christian to a 58-24 win over Mitchell Christian in a high school girls' basketball game in Huron.

Vikings defeat Eagles
Mike Carroll/Huron Plainsman MCHS' Mariah Nelson holds onto the ball as James Valley Christian's Samantha Kleinsasser tries for the steal during the second half of Tuesday's game in Huron.

HURON -- Samantha Kleinsasser had a team-high 21 points and seven rebounds Tuesday to lead James Valley Christian to a 58-24 win over Mitchell Christian in a high school girls' basketball game in Huron.

James Valley Christian, which is ranked No. 7 in this week's Class B poll, jumped out to a 21-5 lead after the first quarter.

Tia Nihart added nine points, five steals and three assists for JVC, and Morgan Kleinsasser had five rebounds. JVC shot 25-for-52 from the field and hit 2-of-4 free throws. The Vikings had a 28-23 advantage on the boards.

"We knew we were facing a good team (Tuesday)," MCHS coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "We wanted to play good defense and slow the game down. I'm very proud of my girls."

Mitchell Christian was led by 13 points and three assists from Mackenzie Van Laecken. Mariah Nelson had six points and six rebounds and Natasha Klumb had a team-high nine rebounds. Mitchell Christian shot only 10-for-48 from the field, including a 3-of-20 mark from 3-point range. The Eagles were 1-of-4 from the foul line.

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Mitchell Christian will be back in action Friday when the Eagles host Aberdeen Christian. James Valley Christian improved to 14-2.

-- The Huron Plainsman contributed to this report.

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