West was outstanding this weekend. But, I also saw Mason. And right now they are a cut above most of the teams I saw. Which included 8 of the 10 top preseason D1 teams in the state and several of the top lower division teams. The Nubians were not there.
Mason 44 West 42 final score.West led most of the second half and most of the game.A late turnover with ball and a chance to win gave the ball to Mason and Fulton converted a layup for the deciding points with just under 5 seconds left.West managed to get off a half court shot just before the buzzer but hit the rim just wide.Fulton also had a big 3 point play to tie the game with just over 20 seconds left.
Mason is definitely the better team this year. West will struggle under the basket until they get the freshman post player up to a varsity pace, they don't have other options at that position. If they rely on Prohaska to play low they will continue to see her in foul trouble and they need her for as many minutes as possible.
On Wednesday (12/28) and Thurdsday (12/29) the Lakota West girls basketball program will be hosting their annual Kemba Classic Holiday Hoops event. Eleven schools will be participating including four of the current Ohio D-1 top 10 plus #1 ranked Alter from D-2. There will be five varsity games each day with the first starting at 1:15. Other games between non varsity teams will be going on in both the main arena and an adjoining gym. For more detail go to westfirebirds.com front page.