New Castle JV Boys Basketball Team lost their second game of the season against the Mt. Vernon Marauders. The Trojans got off to a good start on both ends of the floor. The Trojans moved the basketball really well on offense and made Mt. Vernon shoot tough contested jump shots. The Trojans were led in scoring the first quarter by Caleb Grow with 5 points. Trey Miller added 3 points. Deven Fielen and Michael Holmes each had 2 points apiece. The Trojans were beating Mt. Vernon after the first quarter 12 to 9.
The second quarter the Trojans came out and kept getting great shots and working the basketball around. On the defensive end the Trojans were making Mt. Vernon shoot contested jump shots. The Trojans were led in scoring by Michael Holmes with 8 points. Trey Miller added 5 points. Isaac French had 4 points. The Trojans had the lead at the half 29 to 20.
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. Defensively, we wanted to continue to defend and not let Mt. vernon get any second chance points. In the third quarter the Trojans were led in scoring by Derek Tabor had 6 points. Caleb Grow added 4 points. After the third quarter the Trojans were leading the Marauders of Mt. Vernon 39-33.
To start the fourth quarter the Trojans could not take care of the basketball and was struggling against Mt. Vernon’s 1-3-1 zone. On the defensive end the Trojans let the Marauders get to many second chance points and started getting lane driven for easy baskets. The Trojans were led in scoring by Trey Miller with 7 points. Derek Tabor added 4 points. The Trojans got beat by the Mt. Vernon marauders with a final score of 55 to 50.
Offensively, the Trojans did a nice job of running their offense and got whatever shot we wanted. The Marauders went to a 1-3-1 zone and we continued to get trapped and that forced the Trojans into multiple turnovers. Defensively, the Trojans did a really nice job for the first 3 quarters on holding the Marauders to one an done on the offensive end. The Trojans also did a nice job of guarding the basketball for 3 quarters. The fourth quarter the Trojans struggled to keep the ball in front of them and gave up to many offensive rebounds.
The Trojans were led in scoring by Trey Miller with 15 points. Derek Tabor and Michael Holmes each had 10 points apiece. Caleb Grow had 9 points. Isaac French added 4 points. Deven Fielden had 2 points.
The New Castle Trojans JV Team is 5-2 this season. The Trojans JV Team will be in action on Friday, January 4 at Richmond High School against the Richmond Red Devils. The JV tip will be at 6pm. Go Trojans!!!!