West takes control of Cougars on Senior Night

The girls basketball team takes the win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy 57-38 on Feb. 7.


Alyssa Skala

Liv Williams ’21, Rylee Goodfellow ’21, and Ana Prouty ’23 cheer from the bench as Matayia Tellis makes a shot and gets two free throws off of a foul.

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

The Women of Troy stay strong as they take home another victory on Feb. 7 by a score of 57-38 over Cedar Rapids Kennedy. After the team’s win against Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Tuesday, they turned their record into 10-7 with a huge win on Senior Night tonight.

West showed some aggressive defense to deny the Cougars offensive success in the first half. Wartburg commit Cora Saunders ’20 contributed in two three-pointers for the team early in the first quarter to set the tone of the game. In the second quarter, starting point guard Meena Tate ’23 got injured and eventually had to step off the court.

Although West kept their lead throughout the game, the team struggled to keep possession of the ball in the third quarter while Kennedy’s offense adjusted to West’s defense. Going into the fourth quarter West was still leading 42-29.

Matayia Tellis ’21 was the second person to step off the court due to an injury at the game. By the end of the fourth quarter, Audrey Koch ’21 was the leading scorer of the night with 19 points.

With 2:19 left in the game, freshmen Carolyn Pierce and Anna Prouty subbed in for Grace Schneider ’20 and fellow senior Katelynn Hillberry ’20. As the two were finding their way to the bench, Coach BJ Mayer gave heart-warming hugs to finish the senior’s third to last home game.

The Women of Troy are back in action at Cedar Falls to face the Tigers tomorrow Saturday, Feb. 8.