Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trojans Use Basics to Best Blazers







All coaches have those nights where the shots aren't dropping and the team is struggling on offense. It is a long season, and it is hard to for a team to stay spot on night after night. And when you don't have offense, you need to have a strong defense and do the little things right such as boxing out and getting rebounds. On some nights it is the team that executes the basic fundamentals of basketball that ends up with the victory. That was the case with the Arcanum Trojans as they did not do anything fancy, just did the little things right against the Trail Blazers.


Normally Arcanum is a team that shoots well from the outside. But the Trojans only sunk 2 – 3 pointers on the night. Mackenzie Sharritts got one in the 1st quarter and Brittany Kinney got hers in the last quarter. Arcanum got most of their points on the night from Stevie Johnting and Gracie Garno knifing through the Trail zone to the basket for layups. On the other hand, a small Trail team shot well in the 1st half from the perimeter. They scored well enough to keep the game tight for most of the game. At halftime it was 22-18 in favor of Arcanum.  

Scoring for Arcanum: Kaitlyn Zell 2, Kayla O'Daniel 1,Stevie Johnting 18, Gracie Garno 9, McKenzie Sharritts 3, Madi O'Daniel 2.

Scoring for Trail: P. Laird 12, M. Laird 5, E. Byrd 6, Abner 2,  J. Byrd  7.


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Panthers Defeat Eagles in Overtime

Twin Valley South  14  17  15  19  9  75
Middleton Christ    30   7   15  14  5  71

The Panthers fought back from a 16 point deficit in the first quarter and a 10 point deficit in the middle of the 4th quarter to take the Eagles into overtime, where they finished the win. Mylan Crews led the Panthers with 25 points and 7 steals, Kelsie Shafer put in 18 points and brought down 12 rebounds and Madison Johnson gave the Panthers 13 points with three from behind the three point line. The Eagles were led by Bellard with 29 points and Arrington with 22 points. 

Scoring for TVS: Crews 25, Shafer 18, Johnson 13, Hutchings 8, Bowers 5, Vorhis 2, Bingham 2, Robertson 2 (Record 3-9)

Scoring for MC: Bellard 29, Arington 22, Long 13, Crawford 4, Kim 2, Veal 1 (Record 6-6)