Updated Sat, Dec 3, 2011 12:04 am
The Alexander Spartans swarmed the Trimble Tomcats defensively and won an their opener in an ugly affair, 46-39. The Spartans were led by Braden Jones who pulled a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Spartans forced 15 Tomcat turnovers, and their inability to control the ball. Alexander led most of the game, and every time the Tomcats made a push, the Spartans were able to keep them at bay.
The Spartans shot poorly from behind the arc, only hitting three of their 13 attempts. That, along with a huge amount of hustle plays and second chance plays kept the Tomcats in the game. The Trimble squad, led by senior Cyrus “The Virus” Jones owned the offensive glass, and Alexander Coach Blaine Gabriel put it best when he said that “we gave up about 20 offensive rebounds tonight.”
Konner Standley, a sophomore, started at the point for the Tomcats and shared the team lead in scoring with nine points.However, the Spartans were too much for the Tomcats, especially Zach Weffler, who pulled down a monstrous 18 rebounds along with his 11 points.
Both teams next play the Eastern Eagles, with the Spartans making their trip on December 6th, and the Tomcats will visit the Eagles on December 9th.