Welch, Beamer and the Trojans gang up on Madison

Welch, Beamer and the Trojans gang up on Madison
By: 
Dave Faries
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Alexis Welch and Brianna Beamer had a lot of help, but judging by the scoreboard the Trojan tandem didn’t need much.

They put up 20 points each, outscoring Madison 40-18. With the rest of Community R6’s roster adding to the onslaught, it made for a 68-18 runaway for the 10-0 Trojans.

Welch gives a lot of credit to team speed.

“It’s like we’re in fifth gear and they’re in third gear,” she observed.

The Trojans raced out to a 32-6 lead in the first quarter, with Beamer and Welch contributing 19 of those points. In the second half, Community’s defense really clamped down, allowing just 2 points with the running clock.

“This group really generates a ton of offense off of their defense,” said head coach Bob Curtis.

Beamer and the Angels – Sarah and Emma – play a swarming defense in the front court and are ready to spring loose in transition. Welch had 8 rebounds and Emma Hombs pulled down six.

Yet Sarah Angel recognized room for improvement.

“Last night wasn’t our best performance on the defensive side, but I still thought we provided good pressure,” she said.

Still, all night they were able to turn defense boards into fast break points, often finding Sarah Angel at speed.

“We played with a chip on our shoulders, as always,” Beamer said. “Our team chemistry is amazing.”

Welch explains that the starting five have been playing basketball together since the third grade, for the most part. They are able to anticipate and create opportunities.

“We always make the next pass,” she added.

In addition to Beamer and Welch’s 20-20 net vision, Sarah Angel cranked up 13 points, Emma Angel dropped in 6, Hombs 5. Finishing things off were Paige Meyer and Brynna Beamer, with 2 each.

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