Trinity struggles at Parklane

Published 12:02 am Friday, November 21, 2014

Trinity Episcopal couldn’t cruise past road woes Thursday night against Parklane. The varsity boys showed their rust in a 62-46 loss, while the varsity girls’ turnovers in overtime led to a 63-60 defeat.

Trinity girls’ coach Fay Minor said the team battled hard, but turned the ball over six times in the overtime period, opening the door for a Saints’ loss.

“We were up by four or five points with a couple minutes to play, but those turnovers cost us chances to win the game,” Minor said.

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Trinity led for most of the tightly contested battle. D’Asia Mitchell led the Saints offensively with 24 points, while Dionna Jackson added 10, despite injuring her knee in the first half.

“She did a great job,” Minor said. “She’s going to have to ice her knee down for a couple of days, but she’ll get to rest it up with the holidays coming.”

Later in the evening, the lack of practice time for the boys varsity squad showed on the court, as Trinity mustered up only 14 points in the first half.

The Saints entered the ballgame with only one day of practice, as most of the team, along with head coach Zach Rogel, had football obligations.

“The big thing was they were being coachable, and we were hustling,” Rogel said. “We only had one offensive set in, so our offense was really sloppy.”

Tommy McCoy managed to still provide 18 points for the Saints, while David Jackson added 14.