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‘Play to the buzzer’ was the attitude of the Trimble Lady Tomcats as they fought an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to Wellston. The Lady Golden Rockets challenged Trimble the entire game, making for an exciting back-and-forth contest that could swing either way.
Trimble put the game in the hands of Jayne Six, who opened her varsity career with a buzzer-beater to put the Lady Tomcats over Wellston by a score of 60-58.
After closing out the first quarter with a 16-15 lead, Wellston began to stall on offense allowing Trimble to take a one-point lead into the halftime break. Both teams went on scoring runs all second half, the last of which allowed the Lady Tomcats to tie the game at 58 with less than a minute left to play.
Conditioning and early-season stiffness affected this game, as the pace of play slowed in the third quarter to allow the players to catch their breath at stoppages throughout the game. However, Trimble head coach Joseph Richards called strategic timeouts to give his players a break when they started to tire beyond a healthy point.
The Lady Tomcats started this year with new faces all over the court, eight faces to be exact. These freshmen joined sole senior Skylar Moore to record a perfect start to the young season. Moore recorded eight points and four rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter, while Emily Young and Laikyn Imler put up sixteen and fourteen points respectively.
Wellston’s Sydney Mullins was a stud from beyond the arc, recording 20 points with four 3-point field goals. Tory Doles and Emily Kisor recorded double-digit points as well, combining for 21 of Wellston’s 58 points. Mya Bouska provided the Lady Golden Rockets efficiency on both sides of the court, registering eight rebounds, three turnovers, and four assists.
Trimble will begin conference play Thursday when they host Waterford, which will be playing its first game of the season.