By Nick Corn
In Thursday night’s action, the Lady Trojans were defeated 55-22 by the number two ranked 4A-I Fort Scott Lady Tigers. After Fort Scott went up 4-0 early in the first quarter, Carly Heatherly nailed a three to tighten the game. From that point on the Lady Trojans were outscored 10-1, the point coming off a Morgan Herlocker free throw. The offense picked up the pace for Girard in the second quarter, as the Lady Trojans scored eleven points. Heatherly hit four free throws to lead Girard in the quarter. Hannah Jones, Schyler Nepote, and Ashley Ray all added two points apiece.
At the half Girard was down 26-15. Fort Scott ran away with the game in the third, outscoring Girard 16-2. Ray had Girard’s only two points in the quarter. Olivia Hanson and Calea Augustin each had two points in the fourth, and Ray had one point. Fort Scott scored eleven to finish off the game.
Next week Girard will compete in the Wilson County Tournament at Neodesha High School. On Monday the Lady Trojans will take on Erie at 3:15 in the north gym. Girard will also play Tuesday and Thursday, with their opponent currently unknown.
Trojan Girls Jan 16 BOX SCORE
Girard 22, Fort Scott 55
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
GHS 4 11 2 5 22
FSHS 14 12 16 13 55
Girard: Heatherly 7, Ray 5, Augustin 3, Jones 2, Hanson 2, Nepote 2, Herlocker 1