West Drops Career-High 26 Points as Trojans Win Big at Home


UPLAND, Ind. – Junior guard, Claycee West, posted a career-high 26 points, including a career-best five made three-point field goals, in just 25 minutes of play on Thursday evening, as the Taylor women’s basketball team (13-9, 6-6 CL) cruised to a 92-60 win over Goshen (6-16, 1-11 CL) at home.


West was especially dynamic in the first half, scratching 21 points into the scorebook before intermission. Even more, 15 of West’s points came in an electric second quarter, in which Taylor hit five three-point baskets en route to a 33-point period.


At the break, the score read 51-27 in favor of the Trojans while West and her fellow classmate, Taylor Westgate, combined to outscore the Maple Leafs singlehandedly. Westgate added 12 points to West’s 21, while Kendall Wayne and Ava Henson each contributed seven first-half points of their own.


Throughout the second half of play, senior guard, Haley Harrison, extended Taylor’s sharp shooting from three-point land, as she knocked down a trio of three’s to score her first nine points of the season.


Wayne, meanwhile, finished the night with a career-best 10 points on perfect 3-3 shooting from the floor.


As a team, Taylor posted its highest scoring performance of the season, matching a season-best 14 made three-pointers along the way to 92 total points. Even more impressive, the Trojans recorded an assist on 26 of their 32 made field goals in tandem with just eight turnovers.


Ariel Dale led the way with six assists, meanwhile Henson added five of her own. Westgate finished with 16 points, alongside nine rebounds while sophomore guard, Jillian Osswald just missed double digits with a nine-point effort.


Taylor (13-9, 6-6 CL) is now in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Crossroads League standings, with a significant matchup against Saint Francis (10-12, 6-6 CL) slated for Saturday, January 28, at 1:00 pm.