The Lady Knights hit the hardwood for three games in four days


PRUNTYTOWN—The TCMS girls’ basketball program has been busy recently, playing three games in four days this past week, starting with a Jan. 6 matchup at Westwood Middle School in Morgantown.

In that game, the Lady Knights hung on for a tough-fought 26-25 win over the Warriors after the TCMS JV squad had won handily by 26 points in the earlier contest.

In the varsity matchup, TCMS’s Kambree Delaney led the way on offense with 14 points, while Robbi Jacobs played lights out on the defensive end, accounting for eight steals, six assists, and six rebounds.

The Lady Knights missed out on a lot of opportunities throughout the game, however, and squeaked out the one-point win after being down seven points with 3:20 to play.

“It was a 180-degree change in effort, execution, and skill utilization from the first game,” said TCMS head coach Robbie Jacobs. “We were just terrible in every facet of the game. Bad in the tangible things that I can try and coach and equally as bad in the effort and attitude department. We were lucky to get out of there with a win because honestly, they outplayed us.”

Two nights later, the Lady Knights would host a talented Elkins squad at TCMS.

The Lady Knights would drop the JV contest by the score of 15-8, as Natalie Kelley would lead the way for the TCMS with four points, followed by Kelsey Massie with two points.

Sophia Austin (1) and Anna Harbison (1) rounded out the scoring for the Lady Knights.

In the varsity contest, TCMS would drop a tough 22-10 contest to the visiting Hornets. Jodi Keene would lead the way on offense for the Knights with six points.

And on Thursday, TCMS would hit the hardwood once again as they hosted Belington Middle School at home.

The Lady Knights JV squad would get scoring from six different players in their 15-8 win over the Hawks.

Lillie Crimm led the way with four points, followed by Anna Harbison (3), Kenna Keener (2), Caitlyn Boylen (2), Sophia Austin (2), and Kelsey Massie (2).

In varsity action, the Lady Knights would pull away to a 38-27 win behind Kambree Delaney’s 17-point, four-rebound performance, while also adding a steal.

Robbi Jacobs had another all-around solid game, adding eight points, three assists, one steal, and one rebound. Ally Mayle chipped in seven points, while tallying three steals and an assist. Jodi Keene rounded out the scoring for the TCMS with six points while pulling down nine rebounds and accounting for four steals.

The Lady Knights will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 14 as the varsity squad will travel to Lincoln Middle School in Shinnston for a 6:00pm contest.

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