SPRING VALLEY, WI - The weather hasn’t been kind for the Cardinals lately, they haven’t had the opportunity to play a whole lot of games, let alone get some practices in.

Valley did get a chance to play last Friday night though when they hosted Boyceville in a D-SC match up. While the final score wasn’t what the Cardinals wanted, they did get the opportunity to get a game in.

Boyceville got a lot of fast-break opportunities just by pushing the tempo for most of the game, but Valley was able to withstand most of that. The two teams really traded buckets most of the game with Boyceville holding a 19-17 lead going into the locker room.

The second half was more of the same for both teams with a run here for one squad and a run there for the other, down the stretch though the Cardinals needed to foul Boyceville to give themselves an opportunity to win. While that did give them opportunities, Valley didn’t capitalize on those to get close enough for the win.

Valley was led in scoring by junior Lexi Johansen with 12 points.

Boyceville had two players reach double-digits in scoring in Emma Oullette (14) and Rachel Prestrud (11).

The Cardinals played at Plum City against E-PC this past Monday and Glenwood City on Thursday to finish their regular season schedule. Valley hits the road on Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. to open the WIAA tournament as the #11 seed facing off against the #6 seeded Cochrane-Fountain City. The Pirates are currently 9-11 overall with two regular season games left. The winner of this game will play at Eau Claire Regis on Friday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. Regis is the #3 seeded team in the region, Melrose-Mindoro is #1 and Durand is #2.