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New Boston 64 Trimble 53 a final

New Boston 64
Trimble 53 a final

… the D4 district games have by far been the most entertaining thus far – excellent basketball game between 2 teams who will be back next season for a possible “do over” rematch in D4 district play … BOTH TEAMS are young, New Boston losing 6-7 senior swing/post player Tyler Caldwell … Coach Howie Caldwell’s Tomcats return their top 7 players … good stuff …

… Both TEAMS big men in the middle led their respective teams in the opening quarter of action … for the Tomcats 6-0 Big Man freshman Blake Guffey got it done down low for 11 points while New Boston’s BIG Kyle Sexton matched the tally of 11 first quarter points mainly from outside the paint – Sexton went 3/3 from behind the arc in the 1st … both teams turned their opponent over in the opening period – NB with 6 turnovers/Trimble 4 … Trimble 15 New Boston 13 after 1 … in the 2nd NB increased the pressure going to their man to man D – forcing 5 Tomcat miscues while taking better care of the ball only 1 TO for the Tigers in the 2nd … scoring for THS was spread among the masses – Jeremiah Brown with 5 pts/Cameron Kittle 5 pts … both with a trey … Trimble went 2/3 from three point land … the Tigers got their role players involved as freshman guard Grady Jackson picked up a 3 ball/ freshmen PG Jerome McKinley added 4 points, Sexton picked up 4 points all from the FT stripe … 6-7 Caldwell added a deuce … both teams matched their opening quarter scoring numbers New Boston 26 Trimble 30 at intermission … through 2 quarters the Tigers were geared to stopping the Tomcat floor leader Brayden Weber – only 2 FTs after a half of action … the 3rd was not much better for Weber as the quick lefty was only able to put up 1 fg /4 points for the game … with Weber being hounded by Jerome McKinley , Blake Guffey picked up the slack offensively adding 7 points in the 3rd with 2 points each by Sawyer Koons & the Weber 2 … New Boston defensively showed a 1-3 zone with Mckinley going man on Weber … the D held THS to 11 third quarter points while NB was able to add 18 to the scoreboard – 5 Tigers contributed on the offensive end … Grady Jackson 5 pts/Marcus Saunders 4 pts/Jerome McKinley 4pts/ Sexton with 2 and a triple by Tyler Caldwell … the Tigers were chasers for most of the first 3 periods finally catching THS for the first time 33-33 with 5:34 in the 3rd … then 36-36 with 3:51 on the clock … NB closed out the 3rd topping out an 8-5 Tigers run to finish the 3rd … New Boston 44 Trimble 41 after 3 … the final quarter was all Tigers – defensively Caldwell blocking multiple shots down low , while the 6-7 swing man got into the paint for 7 points to pace the Tigers on a 20-12 run in the 4th … led by the defense – Jerome McKinley got NB the separation they needed on back to back transition buckets to push NB out to a 48-41 lead with 6:56 to play … the Tigers never gave up the lead … leading 55-46 with 4:07 to play … stretching the lead to 13 points 59-46 at 2:29 … 61-46 with 1:51 to play Tigers … Trimble got 6 pts from Blake Guffey in the 4th and a couple of 3’s from Brayden Weber – too little too late as Marcus Saunders for NB added 6 pts (4/4 from the line) and 3 from Sexton to seal the deal and the Tiger’s appearance in regional play for the first time in 60 years … New Boston 64 Trimble 53 a final …

Pfloyd’s Official “unofficial” Napkin Stats – Trimble

Scoring …Blake Guffey 26,Brayden Weber 10, Cameron Kittle 8, Jeremiah Brown 5, Sawyer Koons 4
3 Pointers … 5/18 … Brayden Weber 2, Cameron Kittle 2, Jeremiah Brown 1
FTs …. 10/15
TOs …. 16
PnP … 13 fgs/ 26 points in the paint
PnT … 2 fgs/ 4 points in transition

… great season by Coach Caldwell and the Tomcats … playing the underdog from the beginning of the regular season through to the district final … outstanding coaching job for Howie … a Coach of the Year performance this year with the whole cast of characters returning for 2019-20 …

Pfloyd’s Official “unofficial” Napkins Stats – New Boston

Scoring … Kyle Sexton 20, Jerome McKinley 14, Tyler Caldwell 12, Marcus Saunders 10, Grady Jackson 8
3 Pointers … 5/12 … Kyle Sexton 3, Tyler Caldwell 1, Grady Jackson 1
FTs ….11/17
TOs … 14
PnP … 17 fgs / 34 points in the paint
PnT … 4 fgs/ 8 points in transition

… pretty good birthday present for Coach Cox – a District Championship for the Tigers and a trip to the Sweet 16 … great defensive effort in taking Brayden Weber out of the game offensively – excellent defensive effort from Jerome McKinley on Weber … forced the rest of the Tomcats to matchup offensively with the Tigers 4 on 4 … making it “a my 4 vs your 4 game” – Tigers win that matchup – as size does eventually matter … the Tigers take on the winner of Fisher Catholic vs Berne Union both beatable opponents imo … an opportunity to get into the Elite 8 in D4 in regional play …

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Trimble 57 Peebles 55 a final …

Trimble 57
Peebles 55 a final …

Game #2 in D4 District action started out with a blitz by Coach Howie Caldwell’s Trimble Tomcats … 24 points for THS led by junior Brayden Weber’s 11 points … Weber matched the Peeble’s offensive output for the quarter … Jeremiah Brown added 1 of the Trimble opening quarter 3 triples (5 pts) … Cameron Kittle 6pts including a trey, Blake Guffey 2pts … the Trimble blitz was initiated by turning the Indians over 5 times in the period leading to 4 transition baskets the final 2 in a row by Weber to finish out the quarter … Peebles went 2/4 from downtown Dawson Mills/Alex Camp with the triples … Kyle Lightner had 4 points for Coach Arey’s Peebles team… the Indians sporting ALL underclassmen – no seniors … Peebles 11 Trimble 24 after 1 … the 2nd quarter saw both teams exchange baskets with the Indians finding offensive help from sophomore Oakley Burba, the soph swing man dropped 2 three pointers in the 2nd totaling 10 points for PHS … Trimble countered with 4 pts from Weber/4 points from Conner Wright / 2 from Kittle and Blake Guffey to finish out the quarter … Trimble 36 Peebles 24 at intermission … through 2 quarters the undersized Tomcats held their own on the boards and on the scoreboard … the 3rd period saw PHS turn up the D – holding THS to only 2 fgs in the 3rd period – a deuce from Weber , a trey & 2 FTs from Jeremiah Brown was all Trimble could muster … Peebles with the increased defensive pressure turned the Tomcats over 5 times … found offense in Westin Browning’s 7 points and 2 points each by Gage Crothers/Kyle Lightner/Dawson Mills … Trimble 43 Peebles 37 after 3 … the key to the Indians creep back in to the game happened midway in the 2nd quarter as Coach Arey went from a man to man D to zone … the score was 32-16 in favor of Trimble when the adjustment was made … after the 3rd Peebles had outscored Trimble 21-11 … Trimble continued to struggle offensively in the 4th putting only 8 more points on the board led by Blake Guffey’s 5 points … Peebles continued to find points from the perimeter as Dawson Mills connected on 2 triples in the 4th 4 pts each by Lightner/Crothers … at 3:40 in the 4th THS held onto a 50-47 lead … at :46.6 on the clock 51-49 Trimble … Peebles outscored Trimble after going to a zone 35-19 to close out regulation … Trimble 51 Peebles 51 end of regulation… OT had Trimble get a transition bucket from Blake Guffey 53-51 Tomcats … Coach Caldwell put the game “on the line” – the FT line with Brayden Weber scoring the final 4 points from the foul line … :21.3 Trimble up 56-53 … :12.9 56-55 THS … a Weber 1/2 FT making the score 57-55 with :04.1 to play … a long trey off the front rim … Trimble 57 Peebles 55 OT final …

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