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West sets school record for career assists

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By Ryan Naus

With eight assists in the Lady Demons’ season opener against West Jessamine, Williamstown junior Chelsea West set a school record.

West, who has played at the varsity level since she was in seventh grade, surpassed Carol Robins’ school record that had stood for 19 years.

The previous record was 449 and West now stands alone with 454.

“It’s an honor and I couldn’t have done it without my team,” West said. “The biggest part of an assist is them being able to finish a shot. I’ve learned to make good passes with the help of my team and my coaches.”

West hopes to continue breaking school records and she has the school’s career three-pointer record in her sights. She is only two three-pointers away from breaking the record.

“It’s an individual goal of mine,” she said. “It’s great to have started as young as I did. At the time, it was frustrating and I made mistakes, but without those mistakes, I would not be near as good as I am today.”

“It’s an outstanding accomplishment for her and she’s worked hard for it,” coach Mark Wilhoit said.

Lady Demons fall to West Jessamine

Score: 65-42

When: Nov. 30

Where: West Jessamine High School

What: The Williamstown girls’ basketball team entered the game against West Jessamine without starter Tori Wilhoit, who is out with an injury. The Lady Demons scoring was balanced as eight players scored. They were led by senior Taylor Eldridge, who had nine points.

Quote of the game: “I was pleased with the fact that we scored 42 points with Chelsea West having an off night and Tori not playing. We did miss a lot of contested layups though,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “We allowed their post players to go wherever and do whatever they wanted to do. This is the complete opposite of what we teach. Emma Harris played solid defense all night and played a good floor game. Alex Prokopchak came in off of the bench and did an overall good job for her first varsity game.”