If fans looked for an extraordinary offensive output from the Medomak Valley and Mount View girls basketball teams on Tuesday, Dec. 11, they witnessed, at least in the early going, the opposite.

The visiting Panthers and host Mustangs used the entire court in an early defensive struggle, but Medomak Valley broke free of the Mustangs in the second half to net a 50-25 road victory.

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The opponents played hard-nosed defense the majority of the night, which led to a combined 50 turnovers — 30 for Mount View and 20 for Medomak Valley — and a combined 31 steals, as the Panthers edged the Mustangs 16-15.

Medomak Valley, which has split its first two games, led 8-6, 19-11 and 35-19 at the quarter breaks. The Mustangs are winless in two games.

Kayla Donlin (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists) led Medomak Valley, while Abby Lash (11 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds, assist), Maddy White (9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals), Sadie Cohen (8 points, 2 assists, 2 steals, rebound), Aubrey Schaeffer (7 rebounds, 4 steals, assist), Zaniah Puchalski (2 points, rebound, assist), Mackenzie Bickmore (2 points, 2 rebounds, assist), Lydia Simmons (2 points, rebound) and Chloe Blake (2 points) had solid showings.

Hannah Coolen (12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, blocked shot) led Mount View, while Shala Davis (7 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals, assist), Sophia King (2 points, 4 rebounds, steal), Lydia Bryant (2 points, 3 rebounds), Alexandria Fountain (2 points, 2 rebounds) and Sage Cassidy (2 rebounds, assist, steal) also filled the stat sheet.

White hit the lone 3-pointer for the Panthers, who finished 1-of-4 from behind the arc, while the Mustangs did not make a trey, as they missed five attempts.

The visitors finished 17-of-40 (42 percent) from the floor, while the hosts shot 9-of-37 (24 percent).

Medomak Valley was 13-of-18 (72 percent) from the foul line, while Mount View was 7-of-10 (70 percent).

Both teams had a difficult time getting their offenses to flow, at least early, as turnovers littered the court, to start the contest.

Most buckets came off of layups, due to second-chance opportunities, and even those were contested shots that did not fall.

Medomak Valley made adjustments and ran plays that featured back-door cutters for open layups, which pushed the Panther lead to eight at halftime.

The Mustangs' offense was stymied due to Davis being double- and triple-teamed down the court, which left other Mount View players open for shots, which did not fall.

The second half saw the visitors continue their offensive trend using cutters to the hoop, as the Panthers scored 16 third-quarter points, which almost matched their first-half offensive output.

Mount View continued to try to get Davis and Coolen the ball, but the Panther defenders continued to double-team, as well as trap, both players as they tried to make their way to the bucket, or up the court.

Due to Medomak Valley's defensive pressure, the Mustang offense faltered, as that allowed the Panthers to continue to pull away as time ticked down.