Trojans keep win streak alive with victory over Fort Madison

The girls basketball team defeated Fort Madison 65-34 on Feb. 6 after not being able to practice or play for 14 days.


Owen Aanestad

Starters huddle before tip-off against Fort Madison on Feb. 6.

After not being able to practice or compete for two weeks, BJ Mayer and the girls basketball team faced off in a non-conference affair with talented 4A favorite Fort Madison (14-1). Mayer’s squad didn’t miss a beat from the start as they looked to improve their winning streak to six consecutive games. The Trojans handly defeated the Bloodhounds 65-34 with the help of 21 points from senior Audrey Koch on Feb. 6.

Audrey Koch ’21 makes an acrobatic catch as she looks to score against Fort Madison on Feb. 6. (Owen Aanestad)

Matayia Tellis ’21 kicked off the afternoon with a top of the key three to go along with her steal and fast-break lay in early to score five of the Trojan’s eight about two minutes into the first quarter. The Bloodhounds connected from beyond the arch a couple of times as well to stay in the game throughout the first quarter. A Melae’ Lacy ’24 corner three and Meena Tate ’23 bucket put West up 13-9 heading into the second quarter.

Meena Tate ’23 knocks down a three against Fort Madison on Feb. 6. (Owen Aanestad)

With the help of some fresh legs and the one-three-one zone, the girls basketball team flipped a switch in the second quarter and started to pull away. The front-court pressure from Koch and Tellis put together a handful of steals and transition points throughout the rest of the afternoon. After outscoring Fort Madison 15-10 in the second quarter, West went into the half up 28-19.

More of the same fast-paced offense and front-court pressure helped the girls basketball team go on a quick 7-0 run to start the third quarter. Emma Ingersoll-Weng ’22 got in the mix in the third from beyond the arch, finishing with six points. After outscoring the Bloodhounds 19-5 in the third quarter, the girls basketball team headed into the fourth calm, cool and collected up 47-24.

Freshman Lucy Wolf added to the Trojans’ lead in the fourth. From the point guard position, she finished the afternoon with six points of her own off of the bench.

Lucy Wolf ’24 goes up for a floater in the lane against Fort Madison on Feb. 6. (Owen Aanestad)

With a commanding lead, Mayer went to the bench for some more production as the Trojans eased their way to their eighth win of the year, 65-34.

BJ Mayer and the girls basketball team will be back in action at home against Jefferson on Feb. 9.