Boys Basketball: Trimble can't keep up with Belpre

By
James Massara

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Updated Sat, Jan 28, 2012 12:34 am
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The Trimble Tomcats boy’s basketball team had a tough night as they traveled to Belpre High School Friday night. The Eagles defeated the Tomcats 73-39.

The Tomcats struggled on both sides of the ball as they couldn’t find a way to stop the Eagle offense or get the ball in the basket when they had possession.

The Tomcats held their own in the first quarter and kept the game within reach. Both teams came out with high energy and intensity to start the game. At the end of the first quarter Belpre led Trimble 21-14. 

The second quarter was the start of Belpre’s domination of the ballgame. The Eagles used a strong dribble penetration game-plan to pull away from the Tomcats. The Eagles won the quarter 19 to seven. At the half, Belpre went into the locker room leading Trimble 40-21.

The third quarter was another showing of Belpre’s dominance of the Tomcat defense and Trimble’s struggles getting the ball in the hoop. The Tomcats were still unable to stop the Eagles’ ability to penetrate the lane to the basket. Belpre won the quarter 26-9. The quarter ended with Belpre leading Trimble 66-30.

The positive on the night was Trimble managed to win the fourth quarter 11-7. 

The Shooting stats sum up the contest as Belpre finished shooting 31-56 (55%) while Trimble 15/49 (31%). The Eagles also went 6/17 from the tree point line while the Tomcats went 2/14.

Leading all scorers in the contest was Belpre’s Jake Ullman who finished with 26 points and went 5/10 from the three point line. Supporting Ullman were teammates Ryan Leasure with 14 points and Dakota Hoffman with 12 points.

Leading the scoring category for the Tomcats was Jacob Koons with 12 points. Playing wingmen for Koons were teammates Chris Spears with 10 points and Cyrus Jones with seven points.

The Tomcats have a week break until they host South Gallia in their home gym on February 3rd.

Belpre next travels too Southern to play on January 31.

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