Trenton JV, Freshman Boys Handed Home Losses By LeBlond
Trenton’s freshman and junior varsity boys basketball teams were dealt losses on Monday night at home. St. Joseph-LeBlond came to town and picked up wins of 57-25 in the freshman game and 45-38 in the JV contest.
The Trenton freshmen found themselves in a big hole early, falling behind 22-4 in the opening quarter of play. The Bulldogs recovered a bit from that point on, but there was no coming back from the large deficit as the Bulldogs were handed a 32-point loss.
Trenton was led by Jonathan Lamp, who scored 12 points to go with four rebounds and two steals. Eli Leininger added five points and four rebounds and Connor Cotton had four points and five rebounds. Tucker Franklin and Corbyn Guile each scored two points and Guile had three steals and five assists in the game as well.
“LeBlond shot the ball very well from the perimeter,” Trenton Coach Adam Clark said. “Our defense was not able to slow down their shooters. Offensively, I thought Jonathan Lamp played very aggressive and he also hit our only three-pointer.”
Trenton’s freshman team will be back on the court on Monday, Feb. 3 as part of a freshman-junior varsity boys’ doubleheader. The freshman game tips off at 6 p.m.
The Trenton junior varsity was handed its first loss of the season as the Bulldogs fell to 10-1 overall. Trenton jumped out to a 10-5 first-quarter lead and held a 21-12 advantage entering the second half. LeBlond made a run behind some strong outside shooting and had the lead trimmed to just three points entering the final frame. LeBlond completed the rally in the fourth quarter, pulling ahead for the first time all game to take the victory by seven points.
“The boys played a hard-fought game,” Clark said. “Our first half defense was very good – we held them to 12 points. The second half we struggled against the full-court pressure and LeBlond shot lights out, hitting seven of their nine three-pointers.”
Trenton was led by Spencer Harris, who had nine points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two assists in the loss. Aaron Anderson had eight points and three steals and Colton Ellis added eight points as well. Trenton also got six points from Ryan Hines, four points and nine rebounds from Cotton and three points from Guile.
Trenton’s JV boys won’t have to wait long to try and get back on the winning side as they play host to Chillicothe tonight. The girls-boys junior varsity doubleheader tips off at 6 o’clock with the girls’ contest and the boys match-up will follow.
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