New Castle JV Boys Basketball Team lost their third game of the season against the Connersville Spartans. 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 were led in scoring the first quarter by Trey Miller with 3 points. The Trojans were trailed after the first quarter to the Connersville Spartans 11 to 3.
The second quarter the Trojans continued to struggle on the offensive end. The Trojans were getting open looks but could not get anything to fall. The Trojans started mixing up their defenses and it slowed Connersville’s offensive attack down and started to confuse the Spartans. The Trojans were led in scoring by Dillon Bergum with 6 points. Isaac French had 2 points. The Trojans were trailing the Spartans of Connersville at the half 19 to 11.
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 continue to mix it up and start pressing and try to cause the Spartans to turn the basketball over. In the third quarter the Trojans were led in scoring by Michael Holmes with 6 points. Derek Tabor and Trey Miller both had 2 points apiece. After the third quarter the Trojans were trailing the Spartans of 29-21.
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 started getting Connersville all sped up and it caused them to turn the ball over which led to easy baskets for the Trojans. The Trojans were led in scoring by Michael Holmes with 6 points. Trey Miller added 5 points. Dillon Bergum and Derek Tabor bth had 3 points apiece. The Trojans got beat by the Connersville Spartans with a final score of 39 to 38.
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 quarter was awful defensively, but we figured it out and played a lot better for the last three quarters. We mixed up the defenses we played and it caused Connersville to make some mistakes. This basketball game ended on a controversial call. Derek Tabor hit a 3 to tie the game and send it into overtime the film showed, but the ref called it a two pointer so we lost by one. What we talked about after the game that call would have made a difference, but there were plenty of other possessions throughout the game that we could have executed better as well.
The Trojans were led in scoring by Michael Holmes with 12 points. Trey Miller added 10 points. Dillon Bergum had 9 points. Derek Tabor added 5 points. Isaac French had 2 points.
The New Castle Trojans JV Team is 6-3 this season. The Trojans JV Team will be in action on Thursday, January 10 at Greenfield-Central High School against the Greenfield Cougars. The JV tip will be at approximately 7:15pm. Go Trojans!!!!