Trenton High School (MO) gymnasium

Trenton boys basketball, 26 players strong, seek to replace lost scoring from graduated seniors

The 2016-2017 edition of the Trenton Bulldogs, led by a starting group of three seniors in Corbyn Guile, Connor Cotton, and Spencer Harris, won the Grand River Conference championship in their first go-around in the 16-team league, defeating Stanberry in a memorable buzzer-beater in early February at THS.  This season, a team that lost much of its scoring punch from last year may rely more on defense and rebounding to find continued success.

The Bulldogs will look for increased scoring production from the likes of Lathan Croy and Dylan Harris to get off to a good start in the 2017-2018 season, according to Head Coach Jeremy Austin:

Along with improving offensive consistency and productivity, an early focus of practice has been on playing gritty basketball, with rebounding and defensive work sitting at a high level of importance:

The Bulldogs will play in a four-team jamboree at Cameron High School on Friday night, November 17th, and open the season in Gower against the East Buchanan Bulldogs on Tuesday, November 21st (on Hot Country Z 101.7), with Coach Austin admitting that the level of intensity and focus on East Buchanan will increase as the season opener gets closer:

While varsity experience level is fairly low, numbers are good for the THS boy’s basketball program, with 26 in the program this year.  Coach Austin likes the freshman class coming into the program, but does admit that they will generally need seasoning, experience, and muscle growth before being able to consistently help at the varsity level.