Trail Girls Win in Final Seconds
In a game that featured a tremendous foul and free throw discrepancy between the teams, the Lady Blazers showed resilience and resolve to pull together and secure their first WOAC victory of the season over Twin Valley South. With the game knotted at 36 with only 13 seconds left, the Blazers faced the challenge of advancing the ball the full length of the court for a chance to win. But the Blazers proved equal to the task. Morgan House threw a long pass over the top of the Panther full court press to find a streaking Kendyl Johnson on the sideline, who then found a cutting Ollie Mason for the go-ahead score to put Trail up two with time running out. Unfortunately for the Blazers, South’s leading scorer drew a foul and went to the line with a chance to tie the game, but could only net one of two to seal the Lady Blazer victory. The game was not without adversity as Trail found themselves down two starters (Josie Stiner and Hannah Henderson) due to fouling out and two additional starters carrying four fouls each (Johnson and House), resulting in a whopping 20 additional free throw opportunities for the Panthers (28 compared to Trail’s eight). In the end, the home team escaped with a much-needed win, with multiple players contributing defensively, on the glass, and spreading the scoring around amongst all players: Henderson (12), Johnson (nine), Stiner (eight), House (seven), and Mason (two).

The JV squad fell in a two-quarter matchup with the Panthers but will look to get back on track as both teams face Lincoln High School (Cambridge City, IN) Tuesday evening on their home court with a 6 PM tip.