Girls basketball flies past Linn-Mar

The girls basketball team won their second game of the season 54-35 against Linn-Mar on Dec. 22.


Owen Aanestad

Emma Ingersoll-Weng ’22 looks to score against Linn-Mar on Dec. 22, 2020.

Hanah Kitamoto and Alyssa Skala

After an impressive win over City High last Friday, the Trojan girls basketball team stepped back on the West High court to show off their strong offense yet again on Tuesday in a 54-35 win against Linn-Mar.

The Trojans were up on the scoreboard first after back-to-back buckets from Meena Tate ’23 and a three-pointer from freshman Melae’ Lacy early in the first quarter. The team kept their momentum going throughout the half, scoring a total of 32 points. 

Successful free throws from Emma Ingersoll-Weng ’22 and behind-the-arc shots from Lacy late in the third quarter widened the gap to 41-22.

Attempting new defensive tactics in the fourth, the Trojans only allowed the Lions to score four points. Audrey Koch ’21 scored while in traffic with 4:40 left in the fourth quarter, putting the Trojans up 47-31. A free throw point from Lucy Wolf ’24 finished off the game to secure the Trojans second win of the season.

BJ Mayer’s squad will be back in action in another home game Jan. 2 against Southeast Polk.