Girls get back on track with win over Linn-Mar

Despite Linn-Mar’s 2-5 record coming into the night the biggest question for the Women of Troy was how they would respond to yet another tough night in the MVC. Coming off a 56-48 loss to Dubuque Senior the girls basketball team rebounds with a 56-48  win against Linn-Mar on Dec. 20.

Early both teams struggled to score but with a late first quarter Meena Tate ’23 three and two Matayia Tellis ’21 free throws the Women of Troy were up 7-5 at the end of the first. In response to the late start, Tellis took control in the second with some drives, dishes and trademark defense putting the girls up 22-14 at the half.

To start the third quarter it was all Cora Saunders ’20 as she knocked down back to back threes to extend West High’s lead going into the fourth up 44-49. Saunders was back in the fourth with another three making up her nine points on the night. Throughout the fourth, the Women of Troy took control of the tempo to win 56-48.

Matayia Tellis ’21 led in scoring with 18 points and after multiple 20 point games, Audrey Koch ’21 followed shortly behind with 14 points on the night.

Going into the winter break the Women of Troy will be back in action next year on Jan. 4 against Xavier.