The #3 seeded West Central Trojan boys were able put a shaky first half behind them and took a 64-35 win over the #6 seeded Baltic Bulldogs in the opening round of the Region 3A tournament at home on Tuesday, March 2nd.
The Trojans got out to a quick eight-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 14-8, but then hit an offensive snag in the second quarter. West Central only scored nine points, and the Bulldogs took advantage to pull within five points, 25-20, by halftime.
The halftime period was enough for the Trojans to hit the reset button. West Central went on a 14-5 run in the first three minutes of the third quarter and eventually outscored Baltic 28-9 throughout the entire quarter for a 53-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Trojans outscored the Bulldogs 11-6 in the final quarter for the win.
Three players finished in double figures for the Trojans. Wilson Droge had 19 points and four rebounds. Kasan Abedi had 10 points, five assists, and three steals. Zane Crawford also had 10 points in the game. Hunter Hagerty had a team-high eight rebounds, and Jacob Krempges had three assists.
West Central improves to 14-7 on the season. The Trojans will travel to Dell Rapids to play the Quarriers in a SoDak-16 qualifying game on Friday, March 5th.