Updated Fri, Jan 10, 2014 12:08 pm
The Trimble boys rolled in the New Year with a loss against the Waterford boys’ team on Friday, Jan. 3, with a final score of 72-63.
Junior Micah Couch was Trimble’s leading scorer with an impressive 32 points for his team while senior Konner Standley followed Couch by scoring 9 points.
“We had a slow start at the beginning of the game,” said Trimble head coach Curt Moore.
Trimble trailed behind Waterford at the end of the first quarter by only 9 points, but eventually fell short by 19 points before halftime.
The Tomcats then trailed behind by 17 points at the end of the third quarter with a score of 57-40. Trimble stepped up their game in the final quarter and began to make a comeback. The Tomcats tried to catch up with the Wildcats, but fell short in the end by, once again, nine points.
Rebounding from their previous loss, the boys snatched their first victory of 2014 the following day at home against Federal Hocking with a final score of 70-57.
Sophomore Justice Jenkins scored 18 points for Moore’s team while seniors Wyatt Bragg and Dallas Slack contributed 10 points each.
The Tomcats proved their dominance in the game with their 34-17 halftime lead. Trimble managed to rack up an extra 36 points in the final half of the game.
The Tomcats (3-2, 2-2 TVC-Hocking) were scheduled to face Miller (3-7, 2-3 TVC- Hocking) at home on Jan. 7, but the game was cancelled due to the weather conditions. Trimble will play at Eastern on Friday, Jan. 10, followed by a matchup against Nelsonville-York at home on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Shortly after their first victory against Wahama, the Trimble Lady Tomcats fell short to the Vinton County Lady Vikings on Dec. 30 with a final score of 65-28.
Sophomores Nikki Kish and Morgan Murphy finished the game as Trimble’s leading scorers; each with 8 points, while junior Tia Altier contributed 6 points. Kish tallied 7 rebounds for Trimble and junior Trista Lackey with 6.
The Lady Tomcats trailed behind the Lady Vikings by 3 points in the first quarter. By the end of the second quarter, Vinton County managed to obtain a 17-point lead on Trimble. Vinton County continued to control the match all the way until the end.
After the Vinton County game, Trimble came face-to-face with Waterford. The Waterford Lady Wildcats defeated the Trimble Lady Tomcats 72-22 on Jan. 4 at Waterford.
With a 15-point lead by the end of the first quarter and a 31-point lead by the end of the second quarter, Waterford showed dominance against Trimble throughout the entire match.
By the end of the third quarter, Waterford took a 47-point lead with the score of 66-19. Trimble only allowed Waterford to score 6 points in the final quarter.
Kish and Lackey tallied 6 points each for Trimble while Murphy racked up 5 points and 5 rebounds.
Trimble now has an overall record of 1-8. The Lady Tomcats will travel to Miller to face the Lady Falcons on Jan. 9. Both teams have a record of 1-5 in the TVC-Hocking conference. Tip-off starts at 6:30 p.m.