Raiders’ season ends in loss to Grayson County

February 20, 2019 | 12:01 am

Updated February 20, 2019 | 12:16 am

Illustration by The Owensboro Times

Trinity’s hopes of reaching the 12th District boys’ basketball championship and keeping their season alive fell just short in a 45-40 loss to Grayson County on Tuesday.

The Raiders (13-15) held a slim edge at the end of each of the first three quarters, but the Cougars (15-14) closed strong to win the first-round game of the district tournament.

Trinity only went 1-for-4 at the free throw line, while Grayson County hit 17-of-25 from the charity stripe. Eleven of those came in a 21-11 fourth quarter that helped the Cougars go in front.

Raiders’ head coach Nathan West said they weren’t able to match the Cougars’ intensity to close out the game.

“I don’t think we adjusted to the way the game was being played, particularly in the fourth quarter,” West said. “Grayson County stepped up their intensity and got a little more physical, and we didn’t adjust.”

It was slow going for the rest of the game, as Trinity led 10-8 after the first period and 19-18 at the half. They stretched their advantage to 29-24 after three quarters.

Ethan Howard led the scoring for the Raiders, and Trenton Morris and Will Edge each added 7.

Trinity 10-9-10-11–40
Grayson Co. 8-10-6-21–45
Trinity: Ethan Howard 8, Trenton Morris 7, Will Edge 7, Cameron Wright 4, Brenden Wathen 4, Sam Russelburg 4, Landon Hall 4, Devin Rhinerson 2

February 20, 2019 | 12:01 am

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