The Buffaloes jumped out on the Longhorns early, scoring 16 unanswered to start the game. Altamont struggled to take care of the ball in the first quarter, turning it over seven times. The team also struggled to score, only scoring two points in the first quarter. Valley led 16-2 after the first.
The game slowed down in the second, but Valley was still able to add to its lead. While Altamont struggled putting the ball in the hoop, the Lady Buffs were able to capitalize on 14 Longhorn turnovers in the first half. At the half, Valley led by a score of 25-6.
Roundy scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half. She also dished out four assists and pulled down four rebounds. Harris also scored the bulk of her points in the first half, scoring eight points over the first 16 minutes.
Valley struggled to score in the second half, only dropping in eight points over the last two quarters. The Longhorns also continued their offensive struggles, only hitting a single free throw in the third. However, Altamont's defense picked up, forcing 19 Buffalo turnovers in the second half. They also took care of the ball, only throwing the ball away five times in the last 16 minutes.
Altamont's offense picked up in the fourth, scoring 10 points to Valley's four. It wasn't enough, though, as Valley won the game by a score of 33-17.
Harris pulled down seven rebounds to go along with her 10 points. Julie Steed also made a big impact for Valley, scoring five points and getting five steals and three rebounds.
Altamont scored the majority of the team's 17 points from the free-throw line. They went 8/15 from the charity strip on the night. Valley also shot well from the line, going 14/20.
Valley improves to 1-0 on the season. The Lady Buffs play Whitehorse at noon Saturday at the Sevier Valley Center.
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