Boys’ Basketball recap (Feb. 27): THS

February 28, 2024 | 12:03 am

Updated February 28, 2024 | 1:20 am

The Raiders took on Butler County in the first round of the District 12 Tournament, but their season came to an end after they were defeated 100-50. Trinity’s overall record on the season was 2-28. 

Both teams wasted no time as the game opened with a close scoring battle that ended with Butler barely leading 29-27 at the end of the first quarter. Hayden Aull had 3 of Trinity’s 4 threes in the quarter. The second quarter saw THS lose steam as they struggled to get past Buter’s defense as they were outscored 26-10. The halftime score sat at 55-37. Trinity couldn’t build up the same momentum in the second half as they had in the first, and they scored 13 points in the half while Butler went on to win 100-50.

Cale Boarman led the Raiders in scoring with 13 points while shooting 5 of 5 on free throws. Aull followed behind with all 12 of his points coming from his 4 threes. Will Hernandez scored 10 points on the night as well. 

Raiders head coach Nathan West said they knew this season would be a bit of a rebuilding year, but their adversity throughout the season revealed their next steps forward as a team and he is confident Raider fans will see a different team next season.

“Obviously, it was a tough season,” he said. “We all knew it would be a bit of a rebuild, but we didn’t expect this much of a struggle throughout. However, I think we found each player’s strengths as we went throughout the season. I think we found how we want to play going forward, and I think we have identified what we need to do to improve. We’ll hammer each player’s strengths and build on some weaknesses (shooting, defensive principles, getting stronger, etc.) this summer. I think Raider fans will see a totally different team next year.”

February 28, 2024 | 12:03 am

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