Lainee Trosclair made a steal then calmly made a pair of free throws to lift Weston to a thrilling 66-64 victory to climax Senior Night this past Thursday. The victory improved the Lady Wolves overall record to 27-6 overall and with a 5-1 record in district 1B play secured their first district title since 2016-17.
In between the girls and boys games, which Weston lost 72-68, seniors Daniel Moffit, JaMichael Fourd, Mitchel Mathews, Skyler Shirley, Kinleigh Harvey, Jessica Newton, Morgan Russell, Laurel Russell and Emma Kate McBride (shown in banner above) were honored by the fans, families, coaches and players.
Down by four at 61-57 late in the contest played before a packed house at Weston, Briley Peterson cut the deficit to 61-60 with a basket and a free throw and then added another field goal to keep Weston just one behind following a Castor basket. A Lady Tiger free throw upped the margin to two but Emma Kate McBride made two free throws to bring Weston even at 64 apiece setting up Trosclair’s heroics. Jessica Newton and Briley Peterson ensured the win by making blocks on Castors last two possessions.
Briley Peterson led Weston in scoring with 22 points followed by 18 and 11 rebounds from Lexie Millien, who ironically made a three pointer for the first points of the game after draining a last second trey to lift the Lady Wolves to a win in their last game with Castor. Trosclair finiished with 11 points and Jessica Newton added eight to go along with 10 boards and five blocks which gives her an incredible total of 108 rejections on the year. McBride also had an all around good game with seven points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks as the starting five scored all the points for the Lady Wolves.
Castor, who fell to 16-9 and 3-3 in district play was led by Kailey Ann Shirley with 20 points and Ambree Collinsworth with 12. Kalena Smith had 11, MeLayeh Rogers 8 and Timeria Gray closed with seven points. Kaylyn Long, who entered the game averaging 25 points per game was held to only six points thanks to an excellant defensive effort by Millien, who blanketed her throughout the game.
|Weston (27-6, 6-0)||20||17||18||17||66|
|Castor (16-9, 3-3)||14||13||20||17||64|
CHS scoring: Shirley 20, Collinsworth 12, Smith 11, Rogers 8, Gray 7 Long 6
Castor 72 Weston 68 (boys) The Wolves gave a game effort but ended district 1B play winless at 0-6 following the loss. With their seventh loss in a row and 10th in the last 11 games, Weston’s overall record fell to 9-22 on the year, dropping them to #35 in the Division V power rankings and eliminating them from any postseason considerations.
Braden Theriot and Mitchel Mathews scored seven and five points repectively in the first quarter on the strength of each canning a three pointer to give Weston an 18-14 lead but a 21-12 second quarter advantage by Castor left the Wolves behind 35-30 at the half. Five points each by Mathews and Bryce Zehr along with four from Ja’Michael Fourd helped Weston narrow the gap to 49-46 heading into the final frame but despite a ten point fourth by Zehr and five from Tait Henderson the Wolves were unable to close the gap.
Weston ends the season with their best balanced team offensive effort of the year as five players reached double figures. Zehr led the way with 15, followed by 14 from Mathews, and 12 by Theriot. Henderson had 11, Fourd 10 and both Jude Otwell and Nathan Wages made a basket. Castor was led by the Clark brothers, Jamison and Demitre who had 31 and 16 points each. Gage Jordan ended with 13.
|Weston (9-22, 0-6)||18||12||16||22||68|
|Castor (14-13, 3-3)||14||21||14||23||72|
CHS scoring: J. Clark 31, D. Clark 16, Jordan 13, Bolyer 4, Wood 4, Warren 2, Cooper 2