It was Senior night for the two Trojan teams at the Roundhouse on Tuesday Feb. 11. The night began by honoring seniors who have participated in the girls basketball program. Seniors Paige Van Dyk, Regina Balderas, Trisha Walz, Hailee Weiss, Tess Christensen and Mollie Morgan all played for the Trojans this season. Araceli Angel has been basketball manager for three years was also honored as a senior.
Starting for South Tama were Regina Balderas, Paige Van Dyk, Trisha Walz, Madie Bacon and Hailee Weiss. Starting for the Comets were Kendall Scurr, Mallory Vawter, Nicolette Simpson, Olivia Calloway and Kodi Marks.
This was the second of two games against BCLUW. The first was a 59-53 victory that ended a 2 game losing streak for the Trojans with Walz and Balderas both contributing to the 9-7 lead for the Trojans in the first quarter. Olivia Calloway tied things up for BCLUW with a jumper at the top of the second quarter. The Comets then took the lead off a field goal and a made free throw from Hannah Sams. The Trojans were outscored in the second quarter by eight points and trailed 25-19 at the half.
Paige Van Dyk gets a hug from her Dad on Senior Night.
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With 3:14 left in the third quarter the Trojans, lead by Tieranny Keahna, Walz, Van Dyk and Bacon awoke with a 10-0 scoring run that would shift the momentum firmly in their favor. Bacon exploded with back to back offensive rebounds that would also result in two foul calls and four made free throws. South Tama outscored the Comets by 17 points with Bacon contributing 11 of the Trojans outstanding 26 points in the third quarter. The Trojans led going into the fourth 45-34.
The Comets didn't remain quiet as Samantha Ubben responded with 11 second half points off the bench. However it wasn't enough to catch the Trojans. The STC girls were enjoying themselves on the court as Walz took a stab at a three pointer, missed, but kept smiling along with her teammates. With 39 seconds left on the clock STC's lineup took a seat and Coach Marsha Keahna was able to give her bench some playing time. The Trojans took charge of the game and ended their last home game with a 64-50 victory.
The Trojans turned in a season high 64 points Tuesday as Bacon lead all scorers with 18 points, tying her season high. Balderas also had a season best, 16 points. Walz contributed nine and Van Dyk eight. Weiss scored six points followed by Keahna with four and Stubbs with three.