Girls’ Basketball Victorious Once Again

A strong fourth quarter helped Atlantic get their third win of the season, 60-50.


Madison Botos

The varsity girls throw their hands in the air after the conclusion of the National Anthem. The win against Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln is third of the season for the Trojan girls, as they have also topped Saint Albert and Clarinda this year.

Hana Holtz, Editor


The Trojan girls matched up with Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln on Friday night in what would go down as a thriller. The 2-15 Trojans traveled to Lynx turf for a cross-conference game.

Abraham Lincoln came into the game boasting a winning record containing nine wins and six losses. Though the two schools play in different conferences, they often play one another in a variety of sports. Previously in the season, the Lynx had beaten three Hawkeye 10 teams–Shenandoah, Harlan, and Saint Albert. Of those three opponents, Atlantic had only topped one–Saint Albert.

The starting lineup for the Trojans included sophomore Haley Rasmussen, juniors Kenzie Waters and Corri Pelzer, and seniors Baylee Newell and Heidi Williams. At the end of the first quarter, Abraham Lincoln led 13-6. However, the Trojans recovered in the second quarter, and trailed by only one point heading into the locker room.

While the Lynx put together points to pull away from the Trojans in the third quarter, Atlantic battled on in the fourth, outscoring Abraham Lincoln 28-11 in the final frame. With the offense offered in the fourth quarter, Atlantic was able to pull away for the first time all game, and grab the win, 60-50.

The last time the Atlantic girls were victorious over Abraham Lincoln was during the 2015-16 season, which was the last time the girls’ program had a winning record.

Three Trojans finished the game in double-figures–Newell and Waters scored 14, and Rasmussen netted 12.

As part of a boys’-girls’ doubleheader, Atlantic will play Creston in the AHS gym on Monday. This is the annual Pink Out game, which helps to raise funds and support for the American Cancer Society.