ELNORA - Despite a late rally from North Daviess, the Cougars fell 55-52 to SWIAC foe White River Valley on Friday at the Cougar Den.
ND was down 16-8 after one and 25-16 at the half, but tied the score at 35 after three. WRV then won the battle of the fourth quarter, 20-17, which was just enough to secure the win.
ND was led by Kelby Byrer with 20 and 11 from Jaylen Lengacher. Dusten Cook added 10 while Alex Wittmer contributed with five. Lengacher led with eight rebounds.
The Cougars one the JV game, 35-30. Caleb Wagler led with 13, while Nate Tippery had 10.
ND travels to the Hatchet House on Tuesday.