Trinity boys take care of tournament field

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 30, 2001

ROLLING FORK – The Trinity Episcopal Saints went into the Jeff Arrington Memorial Tournament looking to regain momentum after a tough district loss to Ben’s Ford on Dec. 21.

They did that by going undefeated in the tournament, capped off by an impressive 61-35 win over Greenville Christian School Saturday night in the boys championship game at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy.

For the second straight game, Dudley Guice Jr. and Chad Ridley had double-doubles for the Saints, who improved to 8-1.

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Guice finished with 17 points and 15 points. Ridley had 14 points and 14 points as well as five steals.

Chase Brown chipped in with nine points and six assists.

Trinity Episcopal’s defense held Greenville Christian under double digits in three of the four quarters in the contest.

The only quarter that GCS was able to score in double figures was the second quarter (11 points).

Greenville Christian tried to stay in the game with the Saints and, surprisingly, trailed only 26-18 at the half. Then Trinity Episcopal put the game out of reach with a dominating second half. The Saints extended their lead to 39-26 going into the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter was the only quarter in which the Saints did not score 13 points. They scored 22 points in that quarter while holding Greenville Christian to just nine points for the final score. Chris Hight led Greenville Christian with 16 points.

Trinity Episcopal plays in the WCCA Shootout Thursday.