The Verona girls improved their record to 20-4 overall and 9-1 in the Ozark 7 with a 73-22 domination of visiting Southwest on Friday night.
The Lady Wildcats had no trouble controlling the game from the opening tip-off. Verona led 40-9 at half-time and 60-15 at the end of the third quarter on their way to capturing the conference victory.
Tristan Carrasquillo led the Lady Wildcats with 24 points, seven rebounds, two as sists and four steals. Jenna Chadd contributed 18 points, three assists and five steals, and Jessica Smith tallied 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals.
|Other Verona standouts were: Beth Bigham 6 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block; Whitney Shue 5 points, one rebound; Jori Dodson 2 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals; Jordyn Butler 2 points and three rebounds; and Kelsei Krueger 1 point and one assist.|
Verona boys fall to Trojans
There would be no homecoming victory for the Verona Wildcat boys team on Friday night as the visiting Trojans jumped on top early and held on for the 66-50 win.
Southwest led 21-12 after the first, but Verona managed to narrow the gap to 30-20 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Wildcats scored 20 points to Southwest's 19 but Southwest was able to outscore the Wildcats in the final stanza to secure the victory.
Verona scorers were: Clifford Williams 15; Wesley Kissinger 8; Ascencion Estrada 6; Seth Losack 5; and Larry Patterson 4.
The Verona boys and girls squads will host McAuley Catholic of Joplin on Tuesday.