Win Sparta Invitational

--Phegley Photo

Lady Musketeers start 3-0

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS–The varsity team opened its season at the annual Sparta Invitational last week. Red Bud played Chester for the championship title and defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets 55-53. Pictured in front, from left: Talia Carter, Lilly Minemann, Ava Wagner, Tori Muench, Addy Piel and Assistant Coach Malone Wall. In back, from left: Assistant Coach Alan Piel, Olivia Geralds, Lyla Hess, Addi Dilley, Jeda Friess, Emma Carter and Head Coach Eli Rogers.

by Addy Piel

The Lady Musketeers traveled to Sparta for the Bulldog Invitational last week where they started off their season with a 3-0 record, and a first place trophy.

Their week started on Monday with a game against New Athens. The Musketeers came out eager and ready to go and held New Athens scoreless until there were 30 seconds left in the first quarter. They kept up this same energy and went into halftime leading 48-10. Ava Wagner led the scoring at the half with 13 points followed by Lyla Hess with 11, Addi Dilley eight, Olivia Geralds and Emma Carter five apiece, Jeda Friess four and Lilly Minemann two points.

For more on the tournament, please see this week’s print edition.