The West Central Trojan girls basketball team continues to show everyone why they are one of the teams to beat in Class A in 2020-2021. The Trojans got another big win, this time over Dak-12 foe Dakota Valley, at home on Tuesday, January 12th. The Trojans defeated the Panthers 59-47.
The score was a little closer than the game really was. After a three-point first quarter that saw West Central have a 14-11 lead, the Trojans tore through the second and third quarters. West Central went on a 9-4 run in the first half of the second quarter for a 25-15 lead and ended the second quarter leading 31-19. The Trojans then built a 25-point lead by the midway point of the third quarter at 46-21. Dakota Valley made a run in the later stages of the third quarter and early parts of the fourth quarter. They outscored the Trojans 19-2 to get within eight points at 48-40 with 5:45 to play. West Central ended the comeback bid there and ended the game on a 11-7 advantage.
West Central finished the game shooting 45% (24-53) from the field, 32% (7-22) from three-point area, but just 4-9 from the free-throw line. The Trojans also out rebounded Dakota Valley 33-24 in the game and only turned the ball over 10 times.
Addy Kramer finished the night with 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Cassidy Siemonsma had 16 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocked shots. Rylee Haldeman had nine points and three assists.
The Trojans (7-1) will travel to Crofton, NE on Thursday, January 14th.