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Trinity Christian celebrates Senior Night time with sweep of Notre Dame

MORGANTOWN — It was Senior Night time excessive on the hill in Sabraton on Friday night because the Trinity Christian Warriors hosted the Notre Dame Combating Irish in a girls and boys doubleheader on the hardwood. 

The ladies bought the evening began because the Warriors (4-3)  pulled away from the Woman Irish (3-3) within the second half for a well-earned 64-44 victory. The boys adopted with a 70-61 win in a bodily contest that noticed each the Warriors (4-2) and the Irish (3-3) shoot the ball properly.

The TCS ladies held leads of eight (20-12) and ten (35-25) after the primary and second quarters, however ND got here out sturdy within the second half and minimize the deficit to as little as six factors halfway by means of the interval.

The Warriors struggled to place the ball within the basket almost till your entire third body however ended the ultimate 90 seconds on a 9-0 run to increase a double-digit lead that they wouldn’t permit the Woman Irish to get shut from there.

“We went by means of the identical factor we went by means of final season with letting a lead slip within the second half,” TCS head coach Mike Baldy mentioned. “So after we known as that timeout left with 90 seconds left, we switched to the press they usually began getting deflections and developing with steals. It’s not the scheme of the press, however the hustle and dedication that makes it work. Hats off to them for that.”

ND junior Selena Wilson led all scorers with 27 factors, together with 4 triples. TCS was led in scoring by senior guard Jenna Barnett with 23 factors, whereas Ella Lynch (14) and Kate Williams (11) additionally contributed double-figures.

Trinity’s Chayce Adams (12) shoots whereas being guarded by Notre Dame’s Jovanni Minnocci (3) on Friday. (William Wotring/The Dominion Submit)

The boys’ matchup was nearer than the women’ all through the sport, however TCS held its lead for almost your entire 32 minutes and didn’t permit ND to recover from the hump when it bought the lead down to at least one possession.

A 21-21 first quarter noticed baskets being traded forwards and backwards between the 2 sides. TCS senior Carter Hartsock scored 13 of his 25 factors within the opening body and 21 of these within the first half. Junior Chayce Adams added 25 factors of his personal for the Warriors.

Hartsock’s third triple of the primary half gave TCS a 33-30 lead with 3:07 to play till halftime and the Warriors solely allowed ND to attain three factors within the closing couple of minutes of the body to steer 37-33 into the locker room.

TCS continued its momentum out of the break and used it to outscore ND 20-13 within the third quarter. Junior Lucas Kniska scored 13 factors off of the bench for the Warriors, together with three from past the arc. Two of his triples got here in an important time of the third quarter that helped his staff take a double-digit lead into the ultimate eight minutes 57-46.

“The important thing for us was slowing our offense down a bit of bit,” TCS boys coach Codey Horton mentioned. “Our transition offense saved us within the lead however we would have liked to decelerate a bit of. Our transition ultimately kicked in and helped us draw back. Carter has gotten so a lot better along with his outdoors capturing, he and Chayce each did what they wanted to tonight. However the large distinction was Lucas offensively, his confidence was missing in the beginning of the season however he’s again and actually was the rationale we received the sport.”

The Irish bought as shut as six factors (61-55) within the fourth quarter, however a giant three-point play for Adams adopted by a pair of free throws for him as properly, prolonged the lead again to 11 and the Warriors wouldn’t look again from there to earn their second straight win.

The TCS ladies will get pleasure from a break over the vacations and can return to motion in 2024 on Jan. 2nd in opposition to Valley-Wetzel. The TCS boys will get pleasure from Christmas by means of the subsequent week earlier than making the brief journey to Blacksville for a weekend shootout hosted by Clay-Battelle.

Trinity 64, Notre Dame 44
ND 12 13 9 15 – 44
TCS 20 15 14 10 – 64
Notre Dame – Wilson 8 7-10 27 Shaffer 2 1-2 5 Fryer 1 0-0 2 Policano 2 0-0 4 Besten 3 0-0 6
Trinity – Barnett 8 5-6 23 Lynch 5 0-0 14 Williams 5 0-0 11 Moore 1 5-6 7 Blake 2 0-0 4 Deal 1 0-0 3 Fisher 1 0-0 2 
3-Pt. Targets – Trinity 8 (Lynch 4 Barnett 2 Williams 1 Deal 1); Notre Dame 4 (Wilson 4)
Trinity 70, Notre Dame 61
ND 21 12 13 15 – 61
TCS 21 16 20 13 – 70
Notre Dame – Minnocci 0 4-4 4 Woofter 3 0-0 8 Chandra 5 6-6 16 Urso 2 0-0 6 Helmick 4 3-4 12 Thompson 5 0-0 14
Trinity – Hartsock 11 0-0 25 Adams 9 5-5 25 Lohmann 1 1-2 3 L. Kniska 5 0-0 13 Porta 1 2-2 4
3-Pt. Targets – Notre Dame 9 (Thompson 4 Urso 2 Woofter 2 Helmick 1); Trinity 8 (Kniska 3, Hartsock 3, Adams 2).