The Trojans never trailed in the game. They worked to a five-point lead by the end of the first quarter, 13-8. The Trojans were able to push the lead to seven by halftime at 23-16. West Central took control of the game in the third quarter. They pushed the lead to 19 points at 41-22 with :45 to go in the quarter. Custer made a little run in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans were able to hold off the Wildcat comeback.
West Central finished the game at 38% (20-52) from the field, 32% (7-22) from three-point area, and 56% (5-9) from the free-throw line. The Trojans also out rebounded Custer 32-24 in the game.
The Trojans had a balanced scoring attack. Carter Schmeichel had 10 points and four rebounds. Hunter Hagerty, who was named the game’s MVP for the Trojans, finished with nine points and three rebounds. Kasan Abedi had seven points, Derrick Eich finished with six points, and Jacob Krempges and Derek Eidsness both had five points each. Jaxon Skinner had a team-high six rebounds. Krempges had four assists.
West Central (3-2) will host Dakota Valley on Tuesday, January 12th.