West overcomes in final quarter

By Nikki Blankenship - [email protected]

The West Lady Senators and the Northwest Lady Mohawks had a tough game Monday night (Dec. 5), forcing both teams to dig deep, with West defeating Northwest 62-59.

“Heck of a game. Both teams fought hard,” said West Coach Jayson Claytor. “I have to give props to Coach Crabtree and her girls. They fought extremely hard.”

Northwest was beating West until the final quarter, with a 10 point lead in the first quarter. West was starting to catch up in the second, trailing by seven. By the end of the third period, West was only down by three points. To ensure a win, the West came out in the fourth fighting even hard and scoring 19 points and only giving away 13.

“On our behalf, we dug ourselves a hole early and just had to fight and claw all game to get back into it,” Claytor stated. “This was a big game for us. We needed a win. The girls have been busting their butts and to get the ‘W’ is a great payoff.”

Claytor was proud of the strength his Senators showed, stating, “To put up 62 points, especially with only scoring 5 in the first quarter is impressive. To steal a line from my assistant, tonight our girls simply showed a will to win. We got great effort across the board. Everyone who played contributed something.”

In addition to winning the game, West had the leading scorer of the night.

“MaKayla White had a monster game. A 30 point effort in three quarters as she didn’t score in the first quarter,” her coach stated.

If West continues to play as they did, they will certainly be a force to fight in the conference.

“We were a little undersized tonight so to some illness but I thought we fought hard and battled inside,” said Claytor.

1 2 3 4

Northwest 15 29 46 59

West 5 22 43 62

Scoring Summary

Northwest: Breech-5, Ruth-8, Swavel-5, Patty-20, LeBrun-1, McClurg-12, Baer-12

West: Bricker-6, Compton-13, Swords-11, Book-2, White-30

By Nikki Blankenship

[email protected]

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1924

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1924