The top-seeded Trenton Bulldogs picked up their first victory of the 2013-2014 basketball season, cruising to an 84-21 victory over the Gilman City Hawks on Monday night, in quarterfinal round action from the Gallatin Invitational Tournament.
Trenton jumped on the Hawks early, leading 24-3 after one quarter, and 59-9 at the half. Colton Neff led the Bulldogs with 18 points, with Chase Tolson scoring 17, Chris Flowers 15, and Chanse Houghton 11 points. All of Gilman City's 21 points were scored on three-point field goals, with Alec Sievering scoring nine points.
The win sends Trenton into the semifinals, and an 8:15 Thursday night battle with either Winston or Maysville. Gilman City drops into the 8:15 Wednesday night consolation semifinal. The Hawks are 0-2 on the season. Head Coach Daryl Betts said despite the lopsided defeat, the Hawks are "getting better each game".
The Gallatin Bulldogs rolled to a 71-27 win over #7 seed Tri-County on Monday night. Jacob Boyd led a balanced attack for the host Bulldogs with 14 points, with Grant Simmons adding 10. Eleven players scored points in the game for GHS. Dillon Cook scored 13 points for the Mustangs in the loss, as Tri-County falls to 1-1, and Gallatin improves to 2-0.
The Bulldogs, on Thursday night at 5:45, will take on Braymer or Newtown-Harris in the semifinals. Tri-County drops to a 5:45 consolation semifinal on Wednesday night.
Tonight's (Tuesday night's) boys quarterfinals from Gallatin High School will be: #3 Braymer vs. #6 Newtown-Harris at 5:45, #4 Winston vs. #5 Maysville at 8:15.