New Castle JV Boys Basketball Team lost their fourth game of the season against the Beech Grove Hornets 54 to 48. The Trojans got off to a terrible start on both ends of the floor. The Trojans could not hit a shot and they could not get a stop. The Trojans on the defensive end kept letting the Hornets lane drive us and get to the basket anytime they wanted. The Trojans were led in scoring the first quarter by Michael Holmes with 4 points. Dillon Bergum added 3 points. Trey Miller had 2 points. The Trojans trailed after the first quarter to the Beech Grove Hornets 15 to 9.
The second quarter the Trojans continued to struggle on the offensive end. The Trojans were getting open looks but struggled to hit them constantly. On the defensive end the Trojans could not get a stop. We let the Hornets get offensive rebounds. We let them drive right around us for easy shots. We could not get anything going on the defensive end of the floor. The Trojans were led in scoring by Dillon Bergum and Deven Fielden both had 3 points apiece. Isaac French had 2 points. The Trojans were trailing the Hornets of Beech Grove at the half 30 to 17.
At the half, the Trojans made a few defensive and offensive adjustments. On the offensive end we wanted to continue to move the basketball and get shots, but we wanted to crash the glass and get some easy put backs. We also wanted to drive the basketball and try to get easy baskets instead of settling for three pointers. Defensively, we were going to try to keep the basketball in front of us and contest every shot Beech Grove took. We also had to rebound the ball and not give the Hornets any second or third chances on offense. In the third quarter the Trojans were led in scoring by Trey Miller with 7 points. Derek Tabor added 3 points. Michael Holmes and Deven Fielden both had 2 points. After the third quarter the Trojans were trailing the Hornets of 42-31.
To start the fourth quarter the Trojans finally started getting their offense clicking and started hitting some outside shots. The Trojans executed their sets down the stretch. On the defensive end the Trojans picked up the pressure and it sped the Hornets up. Beech Grove turned the ball over and that led to easy baskets for the Trojans. The Trojans were led in scoring by Trey Miller with 8 points. Michael Holmes added 7 points. Isaac French had 2 points. The Trojans got beat by the Beech Grove Hornets with a final score of 54 to 48.
Offensively, the Trojans struggled again to get anything going until the second half. We struggled to hit shots from the perimeter. This team always does a nice job of taking care of the ball and making the extra passes, but we just have to convert and make some shots earlier in basketball games. Defensively, the Trojans the first half was awful. The Trojans could not contain the basketball and let Beech Grove get whatever they wanted. The Trojans also let the Hornets get offensive rebounds which led to easy points. In the second half the Trojans finally started to show a little fight and started getting some stops on defense. The Trojans picked up he pressure which caused the Hornets to turn the ball over. The Trojans also held them to one shot only every time down the floor.
The Trojans were led in scoring by Trey Miller with 17 points. Michael Holmes added 13 points. Dillon Bergum had 6 points. Deven Fielden added 5 points and Isaac French had 4 points. Derek Tabor added 3 points.
The New Castle Trojans JV Team is 10-4 this season. The Trojans JV Team will be in action on Tuesday, February 5 at Hamilton Southeastern High School against the Hamilton Southeastern Royals The JV tip will be at 6pm. Go Trojans!!!!