Warriors Roll Past Crusaders Despite Foul Troubles


Emma Rieser

Senior Jasmine McGinnis-Taylor rises above Millard South’s Jayme Horan in last friday’s loss.

When star senior Jasmine McGinnis-Taylor was called for her fourth foul early in the second half of Wednesday night’s 55-42 win over Omaha Marian, she knew she had backup. Despite her being on the bench for the majority of the third quarter, Westside was able to maintain a 13 point lead going into the final portion of the game. McGinnis-Taylor, who scored in double digits for the 11th time this season despite the foul trouble-said her teammates played well in Wednesday’s win.

“I think they did a really good job helping me out,” McGinnis-Taylor said. “When I couldn’t go help on my girl, they did a good job to cover.”

The sixth-ranked Warriors came into the matchup with a 9-3 record following last Friday’s 54-40 loss to Millard South, and they were looking to bounce back. McGinnis-Taylor cited playing together–which is stressed in head coach Steve Clark’s schemes–as the key to Wednesday’s win.

“We just needed to play together and just do what we do best,” McGinnis-Taylor said.

With the win, Westside moves to 10-3 on the season, and they are now 3-0 at home. The Warriors will return to action on Saturday, January 10th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn South.