The game between #2 West Central and #4 Sioux Falls Christian in Region 3 and Class A girls basketball was everything as expected. The game was back and forth all night long and came down to a last-second shot. The Chargers got the last second shot to fall, and Sioux Falls Christian ended the winning streak of West Central with a 60-57 win on Monday, January 25th in Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls Christian had the upper hand in the first quarter and built a 16-10 lead at the break. The Trojans then took momentum in the second quarter and put up 21 points as they took the lead 31-30 at halftime.
West Central was able to built upon that lead in the third quarter and was leading 48-43 heading into the fourth. The lead grew to seven points at 50-43 with 7:00 to go. The Chargers cut the lead to two points at 50-48, but West Central responded with a 5-1 run push the lead to 55-49 with 4:12 remaining. West Central lead 57-54 with 3:05 to play and was held scoreless the rest of the game. Maddie DeJong of Sioux Falls Christian made the game winning three-pointer with :02 to go for the win.
Cassidy Siemonsma finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists. Rylee Haldeman had 12 points and seven rebounds. Addy Kramer added 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists.
The Trojans (10-2) will travel to Vermillion on Tuesday, January 26th.