Lady Knights take on Lady Wildcats


PRUNTYTOWN—Wedged between JV and varsity basketball games between the Taylor County Middle School boys and the Lincoln Middle School boys on Tuesday, the TCMS girls’ varsity basketball team was able to compete against the Lady Wildcats of Lincoln.

The Lady Knights would drop the contest by the score of 37-15, as Kambree Delaney led the way with seven points on offense. Robbi Jacobs would account for three assists, three rebounds, and two steals, while Jodi Keene grabbed six rebounds to go along with her two points. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Knights were Tayler Rudy (3), Ally Mayle (2), and Kenna Keener (1). Lincoln was led by Alexis Williams and Ashlyn Riley who scored 14 and 13 points in the win.

The next evening, the TCMS girls would travel to Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School to face off against the Lady Buccaneers.

In JV action, the Lady Knights would play excellent defense to get the best of Buckhannon in a low-scoring contest, winning by the score of 18-6. Anna Harbison accounted for six points, three rebounds, two steals, and an assist, while Natalie Kelley added four points and two rebounds in the win. Kelsey Massie and Kenna Keener also had excellent games, as Massie grabbed five rebounds to go along with her two steals and two points while Keener pulled down four rebounds and added three steals and a free throw. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Knights were Caitlyn Boylen (3), and Emma Johnson (2).

In the varsity matchup, TCMS would have a hard time getting much going offensively as they dropped that contest by the score of 34-12. Kambree Delaney and Jodi Keene would each score six points, while Keene, Ally Mayle, and Robbi Jacobs would lead the way on defense. Mayle would grab four rebounds, while Keene would snag three of her own. Jacobs led TCMS in takeaways with three steals from her point guard position. Kenna Maxwell led Buckhannon-Upshur in scoring, hitting two threes on the way to her game-high 15 points.

Finally, playing their third game in three days, the Lady Knights would again hit the road, this time traveling to Lost Creek to take on South Harrison Middle School on Thursday.

The evening would start off with the JV matchup, with the Lady Knights prevailing by the score of 18-6. Seven Lady Knights would make it into the scoring column, led by Kelsey Massie and Anna Harbison’s four points. They were followed by Kenna Keener (3), Sophia Austin (2), Caitlyn Boylen (2), Natalie Kelley (2), and Lillie Crimm (1).

In the varsity contest, TCMS would defeat the Hawks by the score of 30-20. Jodi Keene would have a fantastic game, scoring nine points and adding an assist on offense, while grabbing six rebounds and accounting for two steals on defense. Kambree Delaney led TCMS in scoring with 11 points to go along with two rebounds, an assist, and a steal. Delaney and Keene were followed in the scoring column by Robbi Jacobs (7), Anna Harbison (2), and Macy Johnson (1).

The Lady Knights will return to action on Tuesday as they travel to East Fairmont Middle School for a 6:00pm matchup against the Hornets.

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