The Trojans opened the game on a 10-1 run in the first 3:30 of the opening quarter. St Thomas More responded with a 10-3 run and closed out the quarter trailing the Trojans 13-11. The Cavaliers took the lead 16-15 with 5:05 to play in the first half, but West Central ended the first half leading 25-21.
The Cavaliers took the lead again late in the third quarter at 36-34 with 1:15 to play in the quarter. They added another point to the lead by the end of the quarter and held a 39-36 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. The Trojans took the lead again with 4:25 to play, 45-44, after a Cassidy Siemonsma layup. West Central added seven straight points after that layup for a 52-44 lead. The Cavaliers got it down to two points at 52-50 with 1:30 to play, but the Trojans scored the next five points to lead 57-50 with :50 left to secure the win.
West Central shot 42% (22-53) from the field, 32% (10-31) from three-point area, and 46% (6-13) from the free-throw line. St Thomas More finished 39% (19-49) from the field.
Siemonsma finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, and three steals. Addy Kramer had 17 points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Rylee Haldeman had nine points, four assists, three rebounds, and three steals. Cambell Fischer added seven points, seven assists, and three rebounds.
West Central (16-2) will host Canton on Tuesday, February 16th.