Trenton girls win championship, boys claim third, at Gallatin JV Tournament

The Trenton High School junior varsity girls won the championship of the Gallatin Tournament on Saturday afternoon, defeating the hosts from GHS, 44-14.  Trenton jumped out quickly to a 16-0 advantage after the first quarter, with Haley Kidd scoring nine of her game-high 17 points in the frame.  By halftime, the lead ballooned to 26-4.  In the third quarter, Gallatin had a rally to cut the lead to 16, but never threatened Trenton’s advantage in a serious manner.  Saedee Jackson had 10 points and McKayla Blackburn nine for Trenton.

On Monday night, the Lady Bulldog JV continued its fine play, moving to 9-0 with a 65-14 win over the visiting Milan Lady Wildcats.  McKayla Blackburn had a career high 21 points to pace Trenton, with Haley Kidd and Saedee Jackson each tallying 14, and Allena Allen 10 points.

On Saturday, the Trenton JV boys picked up their first victory of the season, 40-26 against Maysville in the third place game of the Gallatin Tournament.  The Bulldogs dominated the middle two quarters in the victory, pulling away from a 10-all tie after the first quarter to outscore the Wolverines 23-7 over the next 16 minutes.

Dalton Burchett led the Bulldogs with 12 points, with Matt Sibbit adding 10.

On Monday night, Trenton’s JV lost to Milan, 34-27, with the Bulldogs finding offensive struggles on their home floor in the second half.  Milan jumped on the Bulldogs quickly, leading 19-7 after the first quarter, but THS rallied in the second, trailing 21-17 at halftime.  However, the home team scored only one point in the third quarter, the decisive slump in the defeat.

Burchett had eight points for the Bulldogs with Gavin Roeder contributing seven.

Photo credit – John Cowling / Gallatin, MO