Trojans trail by 1 at the half, win by 22
Things kicked off on a high note when Sophie Hawkinson hit a nothing but net three-pointer to start the game, sparking a 9-0 run for the Trojans.
The Lakers made a comeback in the first half, including scoring five three-pointers with Bree Bowman sinking three, Joselyn Horner tossing in one, and Anna Van-Helden adding another. That put Prior Lake ahead 30-29 as both teams hit the locker room at halftime.
The Trojans turned up the heat in the second half, locking in some solid defense and impressive teamwork to score a win against the Lakers.
Wayzata played it smart with a beefed-up lineup featuring 10 players, a step up from the Lakers’ 7. Their fresh legs and solid defense shut down Bowman in the second half, keeping the Lakers’ top scorer from making any more baskets. The Trojans also contained Laker Brooklynn Holberg to 9 points in the contest, Prior Lakes’ second leading scorer.
Head Coach Julie Stewart had this to say after the game, “We had a few turnovers that lead to a run by Prior Lake in the first half. We were able to build a lead in the second half because of our depth. Defensively we are getting better. We were able to maintain pace and intensity for 36 minutes.
I’m proud of the girls. All and all I thought this was a great team win for us. We had many improvements and multiple things we can build on.”
For Wayzata fans in attendance, the real highlight was watching this young crew continue to come together on the court. They were dishing out assists left and right, showing off some serious teamwork. It was one of those memorable nights that Wayzata basketball enthusiasts won’t forget anytime soon.
Kate Amelotte was the leading scorer for Wayzata with 15 points, Allie Berns had 12 points, Sophie Hawkinson had 11 points, Maren Day & Sarah Hyde had each had 9 points, Katie Kelzenberg had 6 points, Sam Johnson & Elli Howard each had 3 points, and Reilly Kurth and Annika Kieser each had 2 points.
The Trojans will travel to Chaska (3-1) on Tuesday night to face Ella Keenan, Alexis Schaefer and the Hawks in continued non-conference play. Chaska lost at Minnetonka 36-69 tonight after defeating Lakeville South, Rochester Mayo, and Prior Lake earlier this season.
Many thanks to KWI for the Statistics.