Freshmen-led Trojans sweep 2-game series from Saints

ST. MICHAELS — Kent County’s varsity girls erupted for 22 points in the opening quarter, enough, as it turned out, to win the game if they hadn’t scored another point Thursday at St. Michaels.

They stretched a 22-2 lead after one frame to a 50-19 final Feb. 1, completing a sweep of the home-and-away series.

Kent County won the first game, 49-9, on Jan. 4.

In the rematch last week, freshman point guard Talicia Wright scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter. 

BreAsia Jackson, the only senior on the KCHS squad, contributed six points. Jane Cleary and Kate Cannon added four and two points, respectively, to account for the Trojans’ 22 points in the opening eight minutes.

“Talicia really played an outstanding game that night. As a freshman point guard she’s really been stepping up and getting better along with freshman Jane Cleary,” Kent County coach Tyray Johnson told The Evening Enterprise

Johnson said the Trojans “ran an upbeat fast-paced game and really put the pressure on the ball from the beginning.”

He said one-win St. Michaels “really did not have much answer for our defense.”

With Zoe Angel putting up six points and Wright and Jackson each dropping in a bucket in the second quarter, the Trojans extended their lead to 32-8 at intermission.

Three Trojans scored in double figures: Wright (14), Angel off the bench (12) and Cleary (10). 

Jackson contributed eight points, all in the first half, and Cannon added six.

Class 1A Kent County (4-10) slammed the brakes to halt a four-game losing streak in a schedule that includes nine games against larger Class 2A schools, led Queen Anne’s (14-0) and Kent Island (13-2).

KCHS is home only once more in the regular season, Tuesday, Feb. 13 against Kent Island. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.



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