Lady Pioneers claim their first conference win of the season
January 19, 2022
With a new and improved look, the Lady Pioneers took the floor with class, wearing new warm-ups (sponsored by Jurenka Farms) and their game face on. They came out determined and ready to play basketball. This season has been one of growth for the Lady Pioneers. They have displayed their youth in losses but have shown what they are capable of in their wins, and Friday night, they played a physical battle on both ends of the court. The Lady Pioneers jumped out to an impressive start outscoring the Tornadoes 16-0 in the first 4 minutes of play. The ferocious attack was led by the tremendous defense of the Lady Pioneers, in which they outscored the Tornadoes 26-7 in the first quarter. The two teams traded punches in the second quarter as the Tornadoes attempted to fight back. The Lady Pioneers maintained a 10 point lead going into the half. With the girls feeling that their opponent was getting a little too close for comfort, they poured on the press to start the 3rd quarter. They managed to rebuild a commanding lead with the outstanding offensive efforts of Eva Wagoner, who used her speed to rack up a season-high 14 points going, 7-11 from the field. Eva had a very well-rounded game contributing all over the floor. The third quarter ended with a score of 59-31. Freshman Jai Baumann and Eva Yeadon both had outstanding performances. Jai led the team with an impressive seven assists and five steals while putting in 15 points of her own. Eva Yeadon led the Lady Pioneer with 17 points, going 5 for 5 from the free-throw line; she also had 10 rebounds and four assists.
The 4th quarter brought more of the same; leading the way was Lainey Terry racking up an impressive seven steals; she also contributed 9 points. All in all, 10 of the Lady Pioneers got into the scorer’s column, which included Malaysia Baumann with one of her quick nothin’ but net 3’s, Bri Terry added 4, Mattie Gasvoda and Angie Sant each added 2. At the same time, Jenny Sant and Amy Gasvoda also contributed with a bucket each. The Lady Pioneer ended the game with an impressive outing beating the Lady Tornadoes 70-49 and improving their record to 4-5 on the season.
Saturday night, the highly anticipated match between the Lady Pioneers and the CJI Hawks was postponed due to Covid. This week the Pioneers open the 2nd half of the season with high expectations of evening the score with some of their conference opponents down the stretch.
Come out and support your Pioneer in their quest to “Flip The Script.”