New Castle JV Boys Basketball Team got a very impressive win against the Anderson Indians 65 to 50. The Trojans got off to a decent start against the Indians and had a 15 to 14 lead after the first quarter. In the first quarter, the Trojans were led in scoring by William Grieser with 6 points. Logan Hinton added 3 points. Cole McDaniel, Sam Lowe, and Brandon Matney all added 2 points.
The second quarter the Trojans came out and extended their lead by moving the basketball and played as a team. The Trojans also changed defenses a went to a 2-3 zone and it caused the Indians some major problems. In the second quarter, the Trojans were led in scoring by Cole McDaniel and Michael Holmes with 5 points a piece. William Grieser and Sam Lowe both added 3 points. Logan Hinton got a steal and finished with a layup to add 2 points. At the end of the second quarter the Trojans led the Indians 33 to 24.
At the half, the Trojans made a few offensive adjustments, but on the defensive end of the floor the Trojans stayed in a 2-3 zone and packed it in, making the Indians hit shots. The Trojans were led in scoring by William Grieser in the third quarter with 7 points. Collin Blessinger contributed 6 points for the Trojans. Jack Hawrot came in off the bench and played solid minutes scoring 4 points. Cole McDaniel and Sam Lowe both added 2 points.The Trojans ended the third quarter with a 54 to 34 lead.
To start the fourth quarter the Trojans kept doing what they were doing the entire game. The Trojans were balanced in scoring in the fourth quarter. Led in scoring by William Grieser with 4 points. Michael Holmes hit a three pointer with a nice assist from Cooper Rusch. Collin Blessinger added 2 points, and Dakota Durick and Brandon Matney both hit a free throw to score 1 point. The Trojans beat the Indians with a final score of 65 to 50.
Offensively, the Trojans did a nice job handling Anderson’s ball pressure and trapping defense. The Trojans did a great job taking care of the basketball, rebounding, and sharing the basketball. Cole McDaniel did a great job at taking care of the basketball and running the offense, and William Griser was clutch hitting big shots and making his teammates better. Defensively, the Trojans played a 2-3 zone making Anderson hit shots from the perimeter. The Trojans held the Indians to one and done almost every single possession. Logan Hinton did a great job in the zone deflecting and eventually stealing passes. Tonight was a great team win.
The Trojans were led in scoring by William Grieser with 20 points. Cole McDaniels followed with 9 points. Collin Blessinger and Michael Holmes both added 8 points. Sam Lowe contributed 7 points. Logan Hinton added 5 points. Jack Hawrot scored 4 points. Brandon Matney added 3 points, and Dakota Durick added 1 point.
The Trojans will be in action again Thursday, December 7 at New Castle Fieldhouse. The JV tip is at approximately 7:30 p.m. Go Trojans!!!