By Vern Hee
Last week the Lady Trojans faced some tough competition at the Mountain View Tournament where they went 2-2.
The tournament started last Wednesday with a loss.
The Trojans engaged a team from Utah, Layton Christian, and lost 63-34.
Then on Thursday, the team faced Clark and lost 16 -37.
Friday, the girls turned things around and faced Indian Springs and beat them by three points, 40-37.
Jennifer Hagstrom, head Trojans coach, said the Indian Springs team got off early to a big lead.
Pahrump came back, led by Alyssa Murphy, who had 19 points in that game. Shayla Dance had 12 rebounds.
Hagstrom said that Indian Springs tried to come back in the third but her girls shut them down in the fourth by extending possessions.
The last game was played against the Beatty Hornets, last Saturday.
In the Beatty game, the Trojans triumphed 29-19.
Hagstrom said her team was down 9-2 in the first quarter.
“Then we started knocking down some shots and made a big run,” said Hagstrom. “Kayla Skilling and Britney Noel led us offensively and defensively.”
“We really beat them on the boards to win the game. Number 10 hurt us from Beatty and they were a scrappy bunch, but our bench really helped us because Coach Aimee Senior only had seven dressed for the game. I give them a ton of credit. They are a scrappy group and it should be a good game in January when we go up to meet them,” said Hagstrom.
Pahrump returns from winter break on Jan. 8 and will resume league play. The Trojans travel to Western. They come home on Jan. 10 and play Mojave. The Trojans are now 5-10 overall and 0-1 in league play.
The Beatty Hornets went 1-3 in the tournament. They played two games on Thursday losing to Fairmont Prep from California, 72-20. The Hornets then lost a close one to a good Calvary Chapel team, 46-42.
On Friday, the Lady Hornets went on to then beat Mountain View 56-34. They lost their last game to Pahrump, 29-19.
Beatty returns from winter break on Jan. 8 and will travel to Spring Mountain. Their first home game after the break will be on Jan. 10, when Word of Life comes to Beatty at 5:30 p.m.