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Trinity surges on offense

Published 12:01am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

BASTROP, La. — Five players for the Trinity Episcopal Day School boys basketball team scored in double digits as the Saints cruised to a 77-58 win at Prairie View Academy Monday night.

Tanner Cage led Trinity in scoring with 17 points to go along with 12 steals. Carter Smith, Tommy McCoy and Dre McCoy each tallied 14 points, while Garrett Vinson finished with 10 points.

Saints head coach Edwin White said he was very pleased with his team’s offensive performance and teamwork.

“We played a good offensive game and played very well as a team,” White said. “We passed the ball well among teammates and had a balanced attack on offense, I think the team concept is finally sinking in.”

The Saints led 43-31 at the half. Prairie View’s Brandon Jacons led everyone in scoring with 24 points. Brendon Tubbs had 17 points for Prairie View, and Tyler Jones finished with 15 points.

Dre McCoy had 12 rebounds, and White was very complimentary of him and Tommy McCoy.

“That duo, with their leadership and talent, has been magnificent,” White said.

Even with the win, White said there are still some things for his boys to work on, but he was happy with their progress up to this point.

“We’re still doing things not quite right as far as the defense goes, but that’s a work in progress,” White said. “We’re just trying to grow and get better. I think the leadership of seniors has been the X factor as far as team goes, I think once we really get the defensive concept down, it’s going to be hard for anyone to beat us.”

Trinity rose to 6-1 on the season.

Prairie View 48,

Trinity girls 13

The Lady Saints didn’t fare quite as well as their male counterparts Tuesday, as Trinity didn’t even score any points until the third quarter.

Prairie View led 43-0 at the half before the Lady Saints finally got on the board in the third quarter. Tali Beard led Trinity with seven points, while Murphy Aldridge had three points. Macy Aldridge tallied two points, and Marty Lewis rounded out the scoring with one point.

Jordan Caldwell led Prairie View in scoring with 12 points.

The Lady Saints (0-8) will host Riverfield Friday.

  • Linda Smith

    First, congratulations to the Trinity Saints. As a former basketball player, I learned teamwork and leadership starts with the head (Coach). Your assistant coach was out last week and every timeout the players put their hands together and said let’s do this for Coach Minor. Not one time did you put your hand in? Is it that you were to clean to touch the boys’ hand? Yes, they recognized that Coach. Also, a good coach knows that the leader of the team does not have to be a SENIOR (especially if the senior is your best friend son). The leader (Coach) would keep good stats on their player (turnover, shot attempts/made, free throw attempts/made, rebounds, assists) not just who scored the most points. Boys
    keep up the good hard work but natural talent will not be enough when you compete against a good coach.