MILL CREEK — Birds are often known to be at their most dangerous when hunting prey on the water.
MILL CREEK — Birds are often known to be at their most dangerous when hunting prey on the water. It should come as no surprise then that the Turner Lady Falcons were just as dangerous playing at “The Pond” Tuesday night against Mill Creek. A total of three players finished in double figures as the Turner girls team rolled to a comfortable 81-35 victory over the Lady Frogs, moving them to 3-0 on the season. The 3-0 start for Turner is the first time since the 2016-17 campaign a Lady Falcons team has won its first three games to start the season, while the 81 points is the highest offensive output by the Turner girls so far this year. Mill Creek tried to make life difficult in the first quarter by keeping things close. With 5:44 left in the opening frame, it was a 4-4 tie, before the Lady Falcons took the lead at 7-4, before the Lady Frogs got to within one at 7-6. Then the tide turned in a big way for the Lady Falcons. Turner went on a 19-0 run which was eventually stopped by a Lady Frogs basket, but it led to a commanding 31-9 advantage for Turner at the end of the first quarter. Mill Creek could only manage to score 10 points before halftime as the Lady Falcons held a 44-19 lead going into the break. Despite scoring 11 points in the third quarter, the Lady Frogs couldn’t keep the red-hot Lady Falcons offense cooled off as Turner scored 15, before putting the game away with a 22-5 run in the fourth quarter. Tallie Tynes led the way for the Lady Falcons with 23 points, which led all scorers, followed by Kodi Durst with 17 points and Miranda Crespo with 16 points. Hope Hill and Bethany Hall each had six points in the game. Turner will now have an extended break, and be back in action on Dec. 3 on the road against Thackerville.