JV Draws Split With Hornets At Home
The Trenton junior varsity basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night, hosting Chillicothe at home. The night was a split for the schools as Chillicothe won the girls’ game 37-20 and Trenton took the boys’ contest 41-26.
The Trenton girls were undone by a strong shooting night for Chillicothe that saw the Lady Hornets knock down seven three-pointers in the game. Trenton, meanwhile, had a relatively cold night shooting. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 12-6 after the first quarter and 25-10 at the break before battling back a bit in the second half. Ultimately, Chillicothe’s hot shooting from the outside put Trenton away for good as the Lady Hornets went on to win by 17.
Leading Trenton in the loss was Lana Raymo, who scored eight points. Tenna Roberts added six points and Jaylen Neff scored four. Shayla Woodside rounded out the team’s total with two points.
“We had some good looks tonight, but just couldn’t finish when we got to the basket,” Lady Bulldogs’ Coach John Cowling said. “We struggled to contain their outside shooters. Overall I felt like this group had a great season. We played with five or six girls most of the year and the girls played hard every night. I’m proud of how far this group has come over the last three months.”
The Lady Bulldogs’ JV team finished its season with a 7-2 record.
The Trenton boys jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the first quarter and held a 22-17 advantage at halftime. An 11-5 run in the third quarter allowed Trenton to push the lead to a comfortable margin and the Bulldogs continued to pull away in the fourth, taking the game by 15 points.
“The boys bounced back well from last night’s loss,” Bulldogs’ Coach Adam Clark said. “Their execution on offense was much better tonight and after some adjustments we were able to slow down Chillicothe’s inside game. The boys had a much better focus as a team tonight.”
Trenton was paced by Brice Dillon, who scored 14 points to go with six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Spencer Harris added 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists and Connor Cotton had nine points. Trenton also got five points and three steals from Aaron Anderson and two points, five rebounds and two assists from Ryan Hines. Colton Ellis pulled down six rebounds on the night.
With the win, Trenton’s boys JV team improved to 11-1 overall on the season.
While the girls’ season came to a close, Trenton’s JV boys team still has two games left. Trenton travels to Lawson on Monday for a freshman-junior varsity boys’ doubleheader with the Cardinals and will travel to Marceline on Thursday, Feb. 6, for a JV boys’ only match-up with the Tigers. Action in Lawson begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Marceline game begins at 6:30 p.m.
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