Chester and Robbe earn All-Tournament honors

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On Nov. 30 the Lady Lancer basketball team took on Fort Zumwalt West for the third place spot in the Marquette Varsity Invitational.

The team won their first game of the tournament with a 59-50 win over Nerinx Hall on Nov. 26. They then lost to Webster Groves  with a score of 40-34 on Nov. 28.

Although the Lancers lost 38-29 to Fort Zumwalt, Madison Chester, junior and Tara Robbe, senior took home All-Tournament honors.

Sophia Scheller
Tara Robbe, senior, takes the ball down the court during the Nov. 30 game against Fort Zumwalt West. Robbe, along with junior Madison Chester, earned All-Tournament honors.

“Both of them proved to be a force defensively and offensively. They took great shots and produced not only our blocks and steals but our offense,” Denise Meyer, head basketball coach, said.

Chester and Robbe both had 18 points through two games and 10 steals between the two girls. Robbe had six blocks, proving herself to be defensive weapon for the team.

“It’s [being named All-Tournament] such a great honor,” Robbe said. “I would have to give it out to my teammates because they helped me get here. Maddie Chester also had a great tournament; we just saw the ball go through the hoop.”

The Lancers basketball team’s motto for the year is “It’s a We thing.” The team oriented mentality shows as both Robbe and Chester were quick to give credit to their teammates.

“Its a big accomplishment for me personally but it wasn’t what I wanted for the team because we didn’t get the place we wanted,” Chester said.

Sophia Scheller
Maddie Chester runs around a screen to play defense. The Lancers lost on Nov. 30 to Fort Zumwalt West to place fourth in the Marquette Varsity Invitational.

Although the team had two tough losses, they have hope for the future.

“I see us improving a lot,” Robbe said. “Obviously this wasn’t how we would like to start the season but we see how far we can go and we know we can get there.”

The tournament was just the beginning for the girls and their season.

“We have a great coach and a great team and good chemistry,” Chester said. “We all have the skills we just need to put it all together in practice and that will show in the upcoming weeks.” 

The Lancers will travel to Rockwood Summit on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. for their next game.