The New Castle Lady Trojans fell to Richmond Tuesday night in Richmond, 56-50. The Lady Trojans dug a hole early with foul trouble, 16 turnovers, and just 5-24 shooting in the first half, but they showed a lot of fight in the second half, cutting a 17-point Red Devil lead down to just 3 points midway through the 4th quarter, before ultimately running out of time.
The Lady Trojans were once again paced by Junior Guard Cameron Tabor, who with 21 points has now posted five consecutive 20+ point games to start the season. She also added 5 rebounds. Sophomore Forward Megan Mills also scored in double-figures with 13 points, plus she added 6 rebounds (5 of them offensive) and 6 steals. Junior Guard Darriyn Hackbarth also contributed 7 points and 5 rebounds. The Lady Trojans as a team created 19 steals in the game, a season high.
Richmond was led by Senior Guard Braxtyn Hurley with 14 points, Senior Forward Anna Creech with 12 points, and Senior Guard Kalianna Lauderdale with 10 points. Another defensive note: the Lady Trojans have not allowed an opposing player to score more than 14 points in a game through five games this season.
The Lady Trojans are back in action with two road games this weekend. First, the Lady Trojans travel to Muncie Southside Friday to take on the Muncie Central Bearcats. The game has been move from the Muncie Fieldhouse to Southside due to storm damage on 11/5. On Saturday, the Lady Trojans travel to Delta High School for their second HHC matchup of the season, this time with the Eagles. JV tip time for both nights is 6:00 p.m., with the Varsity contest to follow. Please come out and support the Lady Trojans!!!
New Castle (50): Cloie York 3 (3-4 FTs), Alyssa Semler 2 (0-1 FT), Haylie Graham 0, Cameron Tabor 21 (3-4 FTs, 4 made 3s), Darriyn Hackbarth 7 (1 made 3), Gabby Williams 0, MacKayla Huckeby 4, Megan Mills 13 (3-3 FTs)
Richmond (56): Kelsey Mullins 0, Braxtyn Hurley 14 (6-7 FTs), Heaven Stephens 0, Kierra Wright 8 (2-5 FTs), Kalianna Lauderdale 10 (2-4 FTs, 2 made 3s), Zoee Woolridge 8 (2-2 FTs), Alayha Allen 4 (2-2 FTs), Anna Creech 12