Lady Trojans overcome slow start; top Earlville


MENDOTA – The Mendota Lady Trojans hit the hardwood for the first time this season and they came away with a 52-37 triumph over Earlville on Nov. 18 at the MHS gym.

Mendota got off to an extremely slow start, trailing 12-5 after the first quarter. But the tide turned in the second period when the Lady Trojans outscored Earlville, 21-4, to take control. Amellia Bromenschenkel went to work in the second, scoring 13 of her game-high 28 points.

“Lots of rust early on offensively,” stated MHS coach John Hansen. “We played hard and forced a ton of turnovers. We finally found our rhythm on offense right before the half.

“It was a nice start to the year. It was nice to get away from scrimmaging each other.”

In addition to Bromenschenkel, Daisy Arteaga also broke the double-digit mark in scoring with 10 tallies. Jenna O’Donnell chipped in with nine points. Bromenschenkel also led with 16 rebounds, five assists and four steals. O’Donnell contributed four assists and three steals, while Teghan Tillman also had three steals and five rebounds. Jaelyn Fitzgerald also hauled down five caroms.

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