The Valley View Lady Eagles opened their 2010-2011 season last Frday with a 47-36 win over Bellevue.

Valley View (1-0) was led by Taylor Dowd who scored a game-high 30 points and added eight rebounds.

Meanwhile, Mercedy Burnett scored 12 points to go along with six boards.

The Lady Eagles led 14-8 after the first quarter and 32-15 at halftime. Valley View was outscored 21-15 in the second half, but hung on for the win.

Also scoring for Valley View were Lydia Zimmerer and Makayla Johnson who each had two points. Zimmerer also had three steals in the game.

Chelsie Cloer added a point and Erika Sappington finished with three assists and three steals for Valley View.

“We played a really good first half, especially considering we saw some things defensively we hadn’t worked against,” Lady Eagles coach Jeff Purcell said. “The second half we played too tenatively, and that’s probably my fauly in making the girls too cautious. This was a very good win to start the season.”

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