After a 10-20 season, the Lady Trojans’ season came to an end in Union County on Monday night in the opening round of the Region 2 Tournament against the 7th District Champs, the Hopkins County Central Lady Storm.
The Lady Trojans hadn’t beaten the Lady Storm since Dec. 4, 2021, and this meeting would be no different as Central went on to claim a 64-50 win.
The Lady Trojans won the tip but turned the ball over right off the bat due to some miscommunication. The Lady Storm quickly to advantage of the situation with Central’s Emile Jones finding Lady Storm Tyah White for the easy layup to make it 2-0. The Lady Storm would go out to outscore Webster County 21-5 in the opening quarter, with Calajia Mason and Emile Jones leading the way with seven points each.
In the second quarter the Lady Trojans found some spark from Addison Thompson, Malorie Austin, and Katelyn Cates after sank a three to lead Webster County to 14 second quarter points. Webster would go on to outpace Central 14-12 in the quarter, but trailed the Lady Storm 33-19 at the half.
Coming back room the Lady Trojans continued to trim away at the Lady Storm’s lead. Webster County out produced Hopkins Central 17-12 to close the gap to nine at 45-36 headed into the fourth quarter.
It was finally free throw shooting that put the Lady Storm over the top. Although the Lady Trojans managed to put up 14 points in the fourth quarter, Hopkins County Central sank 13 from the charity stripe. With another six points from the floor, in the end they outscored the 6th District runner-up 19-14 to take a 64-50 win.
Brook Shepherd led Webster County with 18 points, she was 4 of 6 from the line and drilled two triples for the Lady Trojans. Katelyn Cates had nine, Hannah yates finished with eight, Addison Thompson finished with six, Malorie Austin had five points in the game, Karsyn Cates had three, and Kaylyn Braden finished with one point in the game.