GLENWOOD CITY, WI - There was definitely some excitement in the air for the Spring Valley girls’ basketball team last week. The Cardinals dominated the E-PC Wolves in a big win, then fell to Glenwood City in the final seconds of the game to finish the regular season with a 4-15 record, 3-11 conference record.

SV 66, E-PC 46
The Cardinals got a monster game from junior Lexi Johansen to lead the team, but it was all one player.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 40-25 halftime lead and never really looked back, keeping their foot on the gas the entire game through.

Johansen led all scorers with 26 points in the game, combined with her 15 rebounds, she dominated the Wolves. Fellow junior Sandy Bune scored 16 points to help the Cardinals winning efforts.

But it really was a team effort. The Cardinals shot 37% from the floor, making 23-of-62 shots from the floor. They also made 16-of-24 free throws in the game (67%) and pulled down 52 rebounds. Conversely, the Wolves shot 32% from the floor (18-of-57), made just 7-of-15 free throws (47%) and had just 37 rebounds.

The Wolves were led by Katie Feuker with 11 points in the losing effort.

Glenwood City 52, Spring Valley 50
Stats for this game were not available as of press time, but the Cardinals and Hilltoppers battled throughout the game.

Valley opened up a 20-15 halftime lead, but the writing may have been on the wall when Glenwood City scored a bucket just before the halftime buzzer to cut the lead down. The second half was a real back-and-forth affair between two very evenly matched teams.

In the end, the Hilltoppers hit their free throws when they needed to for the win.

This past Tuesday Spring Valley also beat Cochrane-Fountain City in the opening round of the WIAA State Tournament, 63-59. No information was available other than the final score as of press time. The win means the Cardinals played at Eau Claire Regis on Friday night at 7:00.