Road Win for Atlantic Girls Basketball

The Trojans squashed their competition on Thursday, Jan. 23.


Addie DeArment

Junior Taylor McCreedy hits a jumper. She averages 6.2 points per game.

Hana Holtz, Editor

The Atlantic girls basketball team took on an unfamiliar opponent on Thursday, Jan. 23 as they made the long haul to Des Moines. The Trojans faced off against Des Moines North, the final of their new schedule additions for the 2019-20 season.

The Polar Bears had a record of 3-9, and they were coming off a loss to tenth-ranked Ankeny Centennial. The Trojans’ record stood at 6-7. Ready to break back into the win column, coach Dan Vargason sent out juniors Haley Rasmussen, Taylor McCreedy, and Maycie Waters, as well as seniors Corri Pelzer and Kenzie Waters at the beginning of the game.

The Trojans quickly grabbed control of the contest, putting up 22 points in the first eight minutes. Atlantic’s defense came out strong and limited Des Moines North to five points in the first quarter. The Trojans held the lead at the half, 35-17.

It was more of the same in the third quarter. The Trojans continued their offensive production, earning many points from beyond the arc. Going into the final frame, Atlantic was up 52-29. The Trojans held the Polar Bears to single digits in the fourth en route to a convincing, 66-36 win.

Rasmussen led Atlantic with 20 points. Also finishing in double figures was M. Waters with 16, and McCreedy with 12. In the win, Rasmussen and M. Waters each hit four three-pointers. As a team, the Trojans had 16 assists, 15 steals, and five blocks.

The girls will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 28 as take on Kuemper Catholic on the road. This is a rescheduled game from Friday, Jan. 10.