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Stanton knocks Trojanettes out of Corner Tournament

Stanton knocks Trojanettes out of Corner Tournament

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Brianne Johnson, Essex

Essex sophomore Brianne Johnson looks for her shot during the Trojanettes' loss to Griswold Friday, Jan. 8.

The Stanton Viqueens scored 46 points in the first half and coasted past Essex 62-34 in a pool play game of the Corner Conference Tournament.

The loss eliminated the Trojanettes from the tournament.

Stanton led 46-18 at halftime and extended the lead to 55-23 by the end of the third quarter.

Jenna Stephens led three Viqueens in double figures with 21 points as Stanton improved to 11-2 on the season.

Elise Dailey scored 16 points to lead the Trojanettes. She also pulled down six rebounds, but watched her team fall to 2-9 on the season.

Emma Barrett added 10 points for Essex, including the team’s only two 3-point shots.

Brooke Burns, Riley Jensen, Olivia Baker and Kyndra Gray all scored two Essex points. Baker finished with a game best 14 rebounds and added three assists.

Tori Burns and Cindy Swain added three rebounds for the Trojanettes, who are now off until Thursday, Jan. 28, when they travel to Sidney.

Boys Game

The Essex Trojans scored just 11 points in ending their Corner Conference Tournament with a 66-11 loss to top seed East Mills Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Mason Crouse led the Wolverines with 22 points as East Mills led 23-2 after the first quarter, 45-6 at halftime and 62-6 at the end of the third quarter.

Five different Essex athletes split the 11 points, led by three from Tucker Hadden, who added four rebounds.

Skylar Hall, Dylan Barrett, Preston Driskell and Gage Sample all added two points. English pulled down six rebounds.

The Wolverines improved to 10-1 while the Trojans fell to 2-11. Next for the Trojans are make up games with Clarinda Academy Thursday in Clarinda and Monday at home.

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