GIRARD — It was all Trojans on Tuesday night against Frontenac, as both Girard High School basketball teams picked up wins over the Raiders, with the girls’ winning 62-50 and the boys 58-50.
LADY TROJANS TROUNCE RAIDERS
Nine consecutive points for the Lady Trojans in the first quarter gave them an early advantage, before going on to control the tempo throughout the contest in the 12-point win.
There were a lot of times throughout the game where I felt like we didn’t execute well,” GHS head coach Brad Herlocker said. “Although, I felt like our defense made up for that. I felt that our defense did a decent job of boxing out in the first half, but did a better job in the second in limiting shots.”
Despite starting the second half strong, the Lady Raiders couldn’t manage to hang on to the momentum.
“I felt that there were a lot of momentum changes in the game,” FHS head coach Martha Harper said. “The things we need to improve on, is that we need to play strong the entire game. We had some really good corner shots and then we would give up too many points at one time.”
Crain had a day to remember, scoring 35 point sin the win.
Jaycee Murphy was also shooting well with 11 points.
Madi Davis and Karma Fields each had quality outings scoring 11 and 10 points respectively.
GHS BOYS COMPLETE SWEEP
The Trojans were holding on to a three-point lead with three minutes remaining in regulation, but a 15-2 run down the stretch was the difference in the 62-50 win over the Raiders.
“I was really pleased with my team in the fourth quarter,” GHS head coach Rod Westcott said. “I thought we kept our composure and executed well.”
Girard jumped out to a quick lead in the early going and went on to make it a double-digit advantage in the second quarter with points coming from Caleb Muia, Brett Ferguson and Ethan Goff.
Blayne Baldwin led the Raiders to a rally in the third quarter, but the comeback came up short, as Caleb Muia took over in the fourth to give Girard the win.
“It was a great game, I thought both teams played really hard. I was proud of my team for battling back in the fourth quarter,” FHS head coach Ryan Varsolona said. “Girard is a great team with a great coach, Rod Wescott is probably one of the best coaches around. We executed down the stretch and lost to a great team.”
Caleb Muia was the leading scorer for the Trojans with 27 points.
Evan Troike also had a nice night with 17 points.
For the Raiders, Broc Ginavan led the way with 18 points, while his teammate Hayden Pile was good for 15 points.