Updated Tue, Mar 4, 2014 9:06 pm
Peebles' Beau Justice took control of Tuesday's district semifinal battle with Trimble. After being shut down in the second frame the Indians' junior guard exploded for 16 second half points including a game-winning field goal at the buzzer to lift Peebles over the Tomcats.
Justice opened up the contest hot with eight points, but a balanced attack from the Tomcats gave the gang from Glouster a first period lead. Entering the second, Trimble upped their defensive mentality, witholding Peebles from a field goal until 5:40 remained in the half. The 'Cats took a 26-19 lead into the locker room at the half.
Peebles went on a 7-0 run to start the third to tie the game at 26 and rounded out the frame tied at 35. The Indians reclaimed the lead within the first three minutes of the final period jumping up 41-39. With just over a minute left and Peebles holding onto a 47-43 lead with the bonus, missed free throws enabled Konner Standley and Jacob Koons to tie up the game. Dallas Slack forced a Peebles turnover that gave Trimble possession with a chance at the final shot.
As the Tomcats looked to hit a game winner, Justice took matters into his own hands. The Indians forced a turnovers with under 10 seconds left and Justice scooped up the loose ball. After weaving through Tomcat defenders, he sent up a turn-around jumper from just inside the arc that fell as the buzzer sounded sending his squad to a district finals.
Jenkins, who averaged over 30 points per game entering Tuesday's contest, finished the game with 26 points. Wyatt Bragg paced the Tomcats off the bench with 14 points.
Peebles moves on in the Division IV State Tournament and will face the winner of Notre Dame and South Gallia on March 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Photos from Peebles' 49-47 win over Trimble in the Division IV district semis.