Webster County finally got the early season monkey off its back on Monday night.
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Sophomore Marissa Austin scored 15 points, the defense put together an overall dominant performance, and the Lady Trojans romped to a 65-26 victory over Evansville Bosse (IN) at Trojan Gym.
The victory marked the first time since 2014 that Webster County won its season opener, and the win also signified the third straight win over an out-of-state opponent for the Lady Trojans.
The Lady Trojans raced out to a 21-7 first quarter lead thanks to eight points from senior forward Jessica Winders, including two shots from behind the three-point line.
Webster County spread the scoring around in the second quarter, and the Lady Trojans went into the locker room with a comfortable 41-16 lead.
The Lady Trojans continued the onslaught in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 19-7 to take a 60-23 lead at the end of the period to put the running clock into effect. Webster County tacked on five more in the final period to ultimately make the final score 65-26.
Austin led Webster County in the win, netting six field goals while converting on 3-of-4 free throws for a team-high 15 points.
Winders was the next-leading scorer with 13 points, and sophomore Alyssa Payne followed with seven points.
The youth did extremely well for Webster County on Monday night, as freshmen Sadie Wurth and Adeline McDyer scored five and six points, respectively.
Senior Kelsey Payne scored four points in her first game back since knee surgery, and senior Jamie Winstead, junior Karlie Keeney and freshman Mariah Austin each made a three-pointer to round out the Lady Trojans’ scoring.
Senior Jaelah Crosby and sophomore Denaya Harris led Bosse in the loss, each scoring six points.
With the win the Lady Trojans will now look to continue the positive momentum against McLean County on Thursday night in Calhoun. The past two games in the series against the Lady Cougars have gone down to the wire, Webster County has won the past two years by a combined six points.
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Webster County had a little bit of help from the three-point line in its scrimmage against Calloway County going into the Thanksgiving break.
Clinging to a 23-19 lead at halftime the Lady Trojans knocked down six out of their seven three-pointers in the second half to run away with a 61-32 victory last Tuesday night in Murray.
Sophomore Marissa Austin led the way for Webster County with 16 points, while senior Jessica Winders and junior Karlie Keeney each added 11.
Senior Jamie Winstead tallied seven points in the book, with three of them coming from long distance.
Sophomore Alyssa Payne and freshman Adeline McDyer each knocked down one three-pointer for Webster County, while senior Kelsey Payne and freshman Sadie Wurth each chalked up two points apiece.
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