The Winston Redbirds beat a cold-shooting Trenton Bulldog squad on Saturday afternoon, 56-44, taking home the Gallatin Invitiational Tournament championship for the third consecutive, with all three victories coming against THS.
Trenton’s best quarter was the first, with the Bulldogs, behind three baskets by junior Carson Radcliff, taking a 14-11 lead after eight minutes. However, Trenton’s shooting difficulties began to become more evident by the second quarter. In addition, Winston’s potent scoring combination of junior guard Jacob Lewis and junior forward Cy Uthe began to click, as the ‘Birds rallied for a 27-21 halftime lead.
Trenton, despite a number of mini-runs at Winston in the second half, was not able to again threaten the advantage, as WHS improves to 4-0 with the victory, while THS drops to 2-2.
Lewis, the son of Winston Head Coach Eric Lewis, led Winston with 28 points, including sparkling work from the free-throw line in the second half, with perfect 10 of 10 accuracy. Uthe had a balanced effort, with 13 first half points and 7 after the break giving him 20. Trenton had 10 points each from Dylan Harris and Max McNabb.
Trenton’s home opener is coming up on Tuesday night, with the Bulldogs hosting Marceline at 7:30 on Hot Country Z 101.7. On Thursday night, THS hosts the Chillicothe Hornets at 7:30 on KTTN FM 92.3.
Winston has road trips next week, traveling to Southwest Livingston on Tuesday night, Polo on Thursday night, and North Harrison on Friday night.