Trenton Freshmen Teams Top Princeton
Trenton’s freshmen basketball teams were in action at home on Monday night, playing host to Princeton’s junior varsity squads. Both Trenton teams scored victories, with the Lady Bulldogs winning 28-25 and the Bulldogs winning 50-46.
The Trenton girls jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in their match-up with Princeton and led 22-7 at halftime. Princeton’s defense came to life in the second half, however, allowing Trenton just six points in the third and fourth quarters combined. Princeton piled up 18 second-half points in a furious rally that came up three points short as Trenton held on for the win.
“I thought we did a great job in the first half running our offense and not giving up any easy points on defense,” Lady Bulldogs’ Coach John Cowling said. “We did some good things in the second half, but just couldn’t put the ball in the basket. I’ proud of the girls for holding on and getting this win.”
Trenton was paced by Tenna Roberts, who had 10 points, and Lana Raymo, who scored eight. Jaylen Neff added four points, Hannah Kennebeck had four and Jordain Oshel finished with two.
The Trenton boys were in a close game throughout the night with Princeton’s JV, but the Bulldogs used small runs in the second and third quarters to gain a lead that would stand up through the final frame.
Trenton was led by Spencer Harris, who had a game-high 29 points to go with eight rebounds and a steal. Tucker Franklin added eight points and Connor Cotton and Eli Leininger each scored four points. Leininger added six rebounds, two assists and a steal and Cotton tallied four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Trenton also got three points, four rebounds and three assists from Corbyn Guile and two points from Nate Swann.
“This was a very hard-fought game,” Bulldogs’ Coach Adam Clark said. “Spencer Harris played extremely well for us in the second half. The boys were able to hold onto the ball just long enough to get to the free-throw line at the end of the game.
The next lower varsity action for Trenton High School will be tonight as the freshmen and junior varsity boys teams play host to Gallatin in a doubleheader. Action in the THS gym is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the freshman game and the JV will follow.
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