The Castle Knights girls basketball continued their stellar season on Nov. 28 as they dominated the Boonville Pioneers by the score of 56-22.

The Knights used their size and length to force the Pioneers into countless turnovers and scored by primarily driving the ball to the basket. Only 12 of the Knights 56 points came from behind the three point line.

Castle was playing without their 6-foot-3 center Jalaya Dowell who was sidelined due to a concussion.

The Knights were dominant from the opening tip. McKendree Ward scored the Knights first four points and Castle opened the game on a 19-0 run. The Pioneers did not score until the very end of the first quarter.

The Knights continued their dominance in the second quarter and built a 30-2 lead. The Pioneers scored the final four points of the quarter as the halftime score read 30-6 Castle.

"Castle is a great team," Pioneers coach Jason Gansman said. "They are tall, athletic, and well-disciplined on defense."

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The Knights were led in scoring by Josie Freeman. The sophomore guard finished the game with 10 points on hitting all five of her two point field goals. The Pioneers were led by Ramey Wilder who finished with 10.

"We did a good job of coming out aggressive and letting our defense drive our offense," Castle Bob Meier said. "Regardless of who we are playing against, we stress trying to play the game the correct way.

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