Trinity opens district play with big wins

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Trinity Episcopal’s varsity basketball teams had little problem with Pine Hills in a MPSA District 5-1A doubleheader Tuesday night at Clyde Adams Arena on the Trinity campus.

In the varsity boys game, five players scored in double-figures as the Saints trounced the Wildcats 85-34.

Chad Ridley led Trinity (6-2, 1-0) with 20 points, 10 steals, eight assists and seven rebounds. Chase Brown had 16 points, four rebounds and seven steals.

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Mike Lickliter had 13 points and a game-high eight steals. Ryan Rachal added 12 points and Brett Mount chipped in with 11 points.

Trinity had 42 steals and 44 rebounds in the game.

&uot;The home-court advantage is built for our game,&uot; said Saints head coach David King. &uot;I was extremely proud of the way we played defensively. That’s how we win.&uot;

The Saints could have won the game by even more poins had it not been for bad free-throw shooting (10-for-24) and several missed lay-ups.

&uot;We’ve got to work on free throws and lay-ups,&uot; King said.

Pine Hills wasn’t any better from the free-throw line – 10-for-26 for the game.

Barry McCormic and Brad Delaughter each had 14 points to lead Pine Hills (2-7, 0-1). McCormic also had 20 rebounds.

In the varsity girls game, the Lady Saints shut out the Lady Wildcats in the first half en route to a 58-8 win.

Sara Greer led the Lady Saints (12-2, 1-0) with 14 points and six rebounds. She was the only player to score in double-figures in the game.

Becky Bass and Lauren Tanner each had eight points.

&uot;To God be the glory,&uot; said Lady Saints head coach Melanie Hall. &uot;What I liked best was when the younger players were in there. They were playing liked the game had just started. They played with desire and heart.&uot;

Raven Adams was the lone bright spot for the Lady Wildcats (1-9, 0-1) as she had 11 rebounds to go with two points.

Trinity next plays at Amite School Center in four games beginning at 4 p.m. Friday.