Middle quarters’ lull cost A-W boys

Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

By Steve Peterson

A 38-12 run over the second and third quarters by Trinity Christian proved to be the telling blow in a 65-37 victory against Akron-Westfield in non-conference play Jan. 29 in Hull.

A-W had a 12-12 tie after one quarter but fell behind 37-20 at halftime.

Tavian Banks was the Westerners’ leading scorer with nine points and had one three-point basket and three assists. Joel Brenner made two three-point baskets for six points. Chance Hoffman had six points and five rebounds.

A-W shot just 14-for-36 for the game for all field goal tries, 3-for-13 from the three-point range. A-W was 6-for-7 from the free-throw line.

Trinity Christian, who has applied to be part of the War Eagle Conference, improved to 11-8 overall record. Their team was led by Brad Gritters’ 19 points.

A-W was 2-16 overall record after the loss.

Statistics

Jacob Neubrand: 4 points, 2-of-2 all field goal attempts, 1 assist.

Hoffman: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot.

Nathaan Sanchez: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal.

Caleb Colt: 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist,

Kevin Carlson: 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist.

Banks: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.

Kyle Schroeder: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal.

Team totals: 37 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots.

AW 12- 8- 4-13-37

TC 12-25-13-15-65

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