The defenses for both teams made things difficult on the offensive side of the ball in the first quarter. The two teams combined for just 13 points as West Central led 9-4 at the quarter break. West Central got into the offensive groove in the second quarter putting up 16 points while holding Lennox to nine for a 25-13 lead at halftime.
The Trojans then opened up the game in the third quarter. Rylee Haldeman scored the first five points of the third quarter as the Trojans lead grew to 30-13 in the first minute of the second half. That lead continued to grow in the third quarter as West Central held Lennox to just four points in the quarter for a 48-17 lead heading into the final quarter. Lennox held a 12-10 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter.
West Central shot the ball well again. They finished shooting 48% (21-44) from the field, 38% (8-21) from three-point area, and 89% (8-9) from the free-throw line. The Trojans had 25 team rebounds and only turned the ball over seven times.
Four players finished in double figures. Cassidy Siemonsma had 13 points and four rebounds. Haldeman had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Josslin Jarding had 11 points and six rebounds. Abby Kramer added 11 points and five rebounds.
West Central (10-1) will play Sioux Falls Christian in Sioux Falls in a big Class A and Region 3 girls match-up on Monday, January 25th.