Coming off a tough loss to the White River Tigers on Saturday, January 2nd, the West Central Trojan girls basketball team bounced back with a big 55-29 win over the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies at home on Tuesday, January 5th.
The Trojan defense was the star of the game. West Central held the Huskies scoreless in the first six minutes of the game and didn’t allow Elk Point-Jefferson’s first field goal until the second quarter. The Trojans also had 13 steals while forcing 18 turnovers in the game.
West Central got out to a 14-0 lead in the first six minutes of the game and never looked back. They led 20-3 after the first quarter and the lead grew to 36-13 by halftime. The Trojans then outscored Elk Point-Jefferson 19-16 in the second half.
Eleven different players recorded at least one rebound in the game for the Trojans. Two players finished in double figures in scoring. Addy Kramer had 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, and three assists. Josslin Jarding added 10 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Rylee Haldeman also had three steals and three assists. Cambell Fischer finished with eight points, while Molli Thornton and Jada Vanoverbeke both had six points each. Cassidy Siemonsma had a team-high nine rebounds.
West Central (5-1) will host the Tea Area Titans on Thursday, January 7th in another big match-up for the Trojans. West Central is ranked #2 in the latest media poll, while Tea Area is ranked #6.