`The Trenton Lady Bulldogs, coming off of Saturday night’s Grand River Conference championship game win over Stanberry, had spent a few days fearing that a well-deserved Senior Night send-off for the most successful class in program history might not occur. On Monday night, the Cameron Lady Dragons cancelled their trip to Trenton, as CHS had to make-up a postponed conference game with Maryville.
On late notice, a Class 1 state-ranked squad filled the bill for Trenton’s hole in the schedule, as the I-70 Conference’s Wellington-Napoleon Tigers traveled north on Thursday night to play at the Bulldogs at Trenton High School, in a doubleheader broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3.
In the first half, the #10 ranked Lady Tigers showed some good moments against Class 3 #2 ranked Trenton, but the Lady Bulldogs ability to go on sudden, game-changing momentum charged runs proved decisive, as the Lady Bulldogs beat WNHS 72-44.
Trenton led 16-11 after one quarter, but quickly extended the lead to 33-13 in the first five minutes of the quarter. In one moment of frenzy for THS, Mykah Hurley followed a Maci Moore lay-up with a steal and a three-point shot. Tom Johnson had the call:
Wellington-Napoleon scored the final eight points of the half to score Trenton’s halftime lead to 33-21, but the Lady Bulldogs exploded on the Tigers again in the third quarter to control the finish, scoring 25 points over the eight minutes of action.
Maci Moore had 27 points, Ainsley Tolson 18, and Mykah Hurley 12 for Trenton, now 20-0 on the season.
At the half of the boy’s contest from THS, Lady Bulldog seniors Ainsley Tolson, Sidney Lynch, Salem Croy, Mykah Hurley, and Taylor Richman looked back on Senior Night, and forward to next week’s Class 3 District 14 tournament at Higginsville:
Ayden Shannon had 14 points and Carleigh Jenkins 10 for Wellington-Napoleon, now 19-4 on the season. Trenton Coach Brian Upton spoke of how quickly four years with this group has flown by:
The Trenton boys found a disappointing result from their Senior Night, as Wellington-Napoleon’s hot shooting point guard, Trey Shannon, sizzled the THS nets to the tune of 32 points, in a 59-49 road win for the Tigers, improving W-N to 15-8, while dropping Trenton to 9-11. Scout Schaberg had 7 points and Colton Zeysing 7 for the Tigers. For Trenton, Dylan Harris had 18 points, Carson Radcliff 13, and Jaren Whitney 10.
Head Coach Jeremy Austin acknowledged the difficulty in staying sharp with lack of practice time, but also noted that rebounding cost the Bulldogs dearly on Thursday night:
Trenton will visit the regular season with GRC road tests at Milan High School this (Friday) afternoon, with the girls game at 4:30, and the boys game at 6 o’clock, both on KTTN FM 92.3 and KTTNSports.com.
Other scores from the region on Thursday, February 14, 2019:
Meadville 53, Grundy County 49
Worth County 52, South Harrison 24
Northwestern 70, North Shelby 62
Tina-Avalon 45, Linn County 18
Brookfield 55, Palmyra 48
Brashear 57, Novinger 47
Green City 88, Bucklin/Macon County 41
Albany 55, Gilman City 30
Princeton 45, King City 25
Braymer 38, Polo 27
Pattonsburg 48, North Harrison 46
East Buchanan 53, St. Joseph Christian 34
Chillicothe d. Cameron
Maryville 56, Savannah 47
Benton 57, LeBlond 17
Mound City 38, Osborn 13
Plattsburg 45, Lathrop 35
Penney 51, North Platte 41
Stanberry d. Gallatin
Meadville 69, Grundy County 53
Northwestern 90, North Shelby 62
Green City 76, Bucklin/Macon County 46
South Harrison 55, Worth County 45
Chillicothe 63, Cameron 44
Albany 54, Gilman City 24
Maryville 75, Savannah 30
Princeton 72, King City 32
Hamilton 62, North Platte 59 (OT)
Putnam County 65, Centerville 56
Lathrop 62, Plattsburg 55
Polo 47, Braymer 32
Mound City 68, Osborn 30
Pattonsburg 56, North Harrison 37
Winston 78, East Harrison 35
Stanberry 59, Gallatin 49
Photo credit – Facebook / John Cowling / Trenton High School in Trenton, MO