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Raiders hoops teams experience ups, downs

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By The Staff

TCHS Correspondent

The Raiders started out Homecoming week with a win against the Walton-Verona Bearcats on Tuesday Jan. 5.

Fighting through the whole game, the Raiders pulled it out with a score of 53-44.

Justin Webb led the Raiders, scoring 19 points, followed by Zach Adair, 11; Josh Edington, eight; Craig Ward, Dylan Staples and Skiler Alexander, four each; Ethan Turner, two; and Stuart Barnes, one.

“Justin Webb played really well,” said Raiders Head Coach Bob Lauster. “Zach Adair showed some toughness as he fought through cramps in the second half.”

Trimble got off to a 8-0 start and led 21-14 at halftime. W-V briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter at 40-39, but in the last three-and-a-half minutes, the Raiders outscored them 14-4 to win.

 “We shot well from the free-throw line and the field,” Lauster said. “We had many people hit free throws at the end of the game to stretch our lead. We also received solid play from our bench.”

Lauster said this is the third year in a row that the Raiders have defeated W-V on their own turf.

The Homecoming games on Friday night were cancelled because of the snowstorm that dropped about 4-6 inches of snow on the region starting Thursday. Schools were closed both days. Homecoming was rescheduled for the Jan. 29 home game against Eminence.

Next week starts the 8th Region All A Classic for the boys.

The girls face off tonight against Owen County in round one of their All A champsionship, hosted by Gallatin County High School. Tip-off is 6 p.m.

The boys All A tournament starts Monday, Jan. 18, at Walton-Verona High School, with Owen County against Gallatin at Walton-Verona. W-V plays Carroll County and Williamstown plays Eminence on Wednesday night.

The Trimble Raiders are set to play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, against one of the other winning teams.

 Trimble Banner editor Phyllis McLaughlin contributed to this report.