(Neola) Tri-Center improved to 8-2 on the season with a 41-31 girls basketball win over AHST Friday night in Neola. The Trojans keep pace with IKM-Manning and Treynor at 7-1 in the Western Iowa Conference standings.
AHST ensured that the win wouldn't come easy. The game was much closer than the final score indicated. The game started with each team scoring the bulk of their points from three-point range. The Trojans held a 9-7 first quarter edge and extended it to 15-7 early in the 2nd before AHST clawed back. The Vikings picked up the tempo to end the half on a 14-2 run and lead 21-17 at the break.
Tri-Center's Morgan Sullivan scored six of her ten points in the first two minutes of the third quarter to help the Trojan's reclaim the lead. Tri-Center took a 28-27 lead into the fourth quarter and controlled the final frame.
Kaylee Grote finished with a game high 21 points. She also led the team in steals and assists. Danika Grobe paced 4-6 AHST with a 14 point effort.