Trinity sweeps Mustangs

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 17, 1999

Balanced scoring and outstanding defensive pressure helped Trinity to a district sweep over visiting River Oaks.

Sarah Greer poured in a game-high 19 points as the Lady Saints cruised to a 63-28 victory.

Trinity’s boys had to hold off a late Mustang rally behind Kris Thomson’s 23 tallies pacing his team to a critical 78-60 win.

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The Lady Mustangs came to Trinity with one of the better players in the district in L.A. Johnson.

“We knew if we shut down L.A., everything else should fall in place,” said Trinity’s Liz Lewis.

River Oaks coach Roger Stockton worried about the skills of Lady Saint Sara Greer.

“She scorched us last year and we know she can light it up.”

Everything went according to plan for Trinity in the opener as their full court pressure overwhelmed the visitors. Before some fans got a seat, Trinity was on a 10-2 run thanks in part to Lauren Tanner dominance with 12 first-frame points. With surgical precision the Lady Saints dissected the River Oaks’ defense for a commanding 22-4 first quarter lead as Johnson was held scoreless.

Trinity extended their lead to 30-4 before Johnson began to heat up hitting 3 long-range three-point shots as she cut the margin to 30-14 at the half.

But on this contest the hosts would not be denied as Greer lit it up early and often in the third with 11 points. Tanner finshed with 14 with Becky Bass chipping in 9. Johnson lead the Lady Mustangs with 18 points.

For the boys, Trinity’s David King warned that his team could be quickly humbled after their big win against powerhouse Silliman.

“We can come back down to earth in a hurry,” King said. “River Oaks is the favorite in this district and they have a 6’7 kid in Josh Creel. Their big and quick, a deadly combination.”

John Bass would help jump-start the Saints with 11 first-quarter points as the hosts lead 21-9. Thomson’s acrobatics would increase the bulge to 27-12 with 5:39 in the half.

Bobby Craig finished with 18 and Bass and Chad Ridley finished with 15 and 12 points respectively. Creel lead the Mustangs with 16.

Trinity visits Franklin today.