Lady Trojans defeated by second-ranked Fort Scott

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                                                                                                                              

Three-pointers:  Heatherly