The Trenton Lady Bulldogs, after struggling for two quarters of play on Tuesday night at Chillicothe, exploded on the Lady Hornets in the third quarter to the tune of a 20-4 advantage, in a 53-41 win that moves the Lady Bulldogs to 14-1 on the season, going into next week's highly anticipated Hamilton Basketball Tournament.
Chillicothe stormed out of the gates to a 13-5 lead after one quarter, with senior guard Maddy Williams scoring nine points in that quarter, including a pair of three points shots. Trenton was able to rebound a bit in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Hornets 11-10 to trail by seven points at the break.
The Lady Bulldogs claimed their first lead of the game on a Cassidy Cotton mid-third quarter '3' that ended an 11-0 THS spurt. Tom Johnson had the call on KTTN FM 92.3:
Click here to listen to Cassidy Cotton's third quarter "3"
That was one of a pair of third quarter three point shots hit by Cotton, who rebounded from a sprained ankle suffered on Saturday at Bethany to score a game-high 11 points for Trenton. Avery Whitaker, Makaila Capeder, and Megan Sole all had nine points.
Chillicothe, in falling to 7-8 on the season, picked up 18 points from Maddy Williams, 11 from Mackenzie Barnett, and 10 points from Maggie Graves.
Trenton head coach Brian Upton said his team was able to play better when they were able to control their nerves and adrenaline:
Click here to listen to THS girl's coach Brian Upton
The boy's game followed a similar pattern to the girls, with Chillicothe jumping out to a big early lead, as center Ryan Smith scored seven first-quarter points, including one on a breakaway dunk, to give the Hornets a 19-7 advantage after one quarter. Both teams scored 14 points in the second quarter, with the halftime score at 33-21.
Trenton started to show signs of a comeback in the third quarter, as Chase Tolson's eight point quarter pushed the Bulldogs to within eight points of the Hornets at the end of three.
The early portion of the fourth quarter belonged to Trenton, with senior guard Austin Taul bringing the visitors within two points of the lead just past the midway point of the fourth. Again, here is Tom Johnson on the call:
Click here to listen to Austin Taul's fourth quarter '3"
That timeout called by Chillicothe Head Coach Tim Cool calmed down the Hornets, to went on a 9-0 run over the game's next two minutes to put Trenton away. The final score read: Chillicothe 63, Trenton 56.
The now 6-9 Hornets were paced by 17 points from Tyler Clampitt and 16 from Nate McKiddy. Trenton, in falling to 10-6 on the campaign, was led by 26 points from Colby Larson (13 of those in the fourth quarter), 13 from Taul, and 10 from Tolson.
Trenton head coach Jeremy Austin was proud of the way his Bulldogs fought to give themselves a shot at a road win late:
Click here to listen to THS boy's coach Jeremy Austin
Trenton is next in action next Tuesday night, January 22nd at the Hamilton Basketball Tournament. The boys play Lathrop at 6 o'clock, followed by the girls against South Harrison at 7:30. Both games will be quarterfinals broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7, www.kgozfm.com, and 'Internet TV'.
Other basketball scores from Tuesday, January 15, 2013 were:
Hale 55, Newtown-Harris 33
Marceline 62, Green City 30
Brookfield 50, Tolton Catholic 36
North Mercer 75, Pattonsburg 30
Meadville 42, Northwestern 29
Putnam County 33, Milan 31
Linn County 43, Novinger 32
Grundy R-5 50, Ridgeway 28
Winston 60, Tri-County 25
Cameron 55, Maryville 48
King City 43, Worth County 34
Maysville 69, Stanberry 36
Braymer 64, Albany 50
North Harrison 55, Cainsville 36
South Harrison 59, Princeton 52
Polo 62, Gallatin 53
North Mercer 67, Pattonsburg 28
Newtown-Harris 55, Gilman City 29
Meadville 60, Northwestern 44
South Harrison 75, Princeton 37
Marceline 58, Green City 27
Putnam County 78, Milan 25
Linn County 63, Novinger 49
Ridgeway 85, Grundy R-5 73
Winston 82, Tri-County 56
LeBlond 42, Lawson 37
King City 58, Worth County 53
Gallatin 62, Polo 51
Braymer 66, Albany 55
Stanberry 45, Maysville 38
North Harrison 61, Cainsville 39
Cameron 66, Staley 35