The Trenton Bulldogs took a pair of semifinal wins in convincing fashion, taking down the upset minded Braymer Bobcats in back-to-back contests on Thursday night, broadcast live on Hot Country Z 101.7.
In games at Gallatin High School, the Trenton girls used their depth, speed, and passing ability to overwhelm Braymer, winning 61-22. Sophomore guard Ainsley Tolson had 17 points, with 15 of those in a whirlwind first half for THS. Salem Croy had 15 points, with the majority of her damage done in the third quarter, when she hit a trio of 3-point shots. Whitley Richman, after being held scoreless in the first half, scored 11 points in the second half of play. The win improves THS to 3-0 on the season.
For Braymer, promising freshman forward Jasmine Taylor scored nine points. Maggie Phillips added seven. Braymer is now 1-2 on the campaign.
The Trenton boys were consistent in beating Braymer on Thursday night, outscoring the Bobcats by either four OR five points in all four quarters, winning by a score of 65-47. The Bulldogs had a strong one-two punch from Connor Cotton (23 points) and Spencer Harris (22 points) in winning for the third time in as many outings this season. Corbyn Guile had early foul trouble that kept down his minutes in a nine-point night. Lathan Croy added eight, including a buzzer-beating “3” at the end of the first half, that gave the Bulldogs a 33-24 lead into the locker room.
Braymer, falling to 2-1 on the season, had 20 points from Jordan Miller and 19 scored by Austin Hall.
In earlier action from Thursday night’s semifinals, the Gallatin Lady Bulldogs defeated the Hardin-Central Lady Bulldogs 48-27, moving Chad Sullenger’s team to a perfect 3-0 on the season, and moving the host of the tournament into a championship game duel (Saturday 3:00 PM) with GRC rival Trenton. Gallatin was led by Karley Salmon with 10 points.
The Winston boys, in an all-Daviess County semifinal, took down the host Gallatin Bulldogs 57-32. The #1 seed Redbirds had 17 points from Jacob Lewis and 14 from Griffen Harris in the victory. Craig Lewis had 10 points. Gallatin’s Jett Simmons scored 21 of his team’s 32 points.
Saturday’s schedule is now set from Gallatin High School, with Braymer playing Hardin-Central in the girls third place game at noon, followed by Galatin battling Braymer in the boy’s third place game at 1:30. Coverage of the championship games on Hot Country Z 101.7 will begin at 2:45, with the Trenton-Gallatin girls title tilt set for a 3 o’clock tip. At 4:30, the Trenton boys take on Winston.
Next week, Trenton places a pair of road challenges, with the Bulldogs headed south to take on Marceline on Tuesday night (December 6th) and Chillicothe (December 9th). The Marceline games will be shown on our new video channel, with Tom Johnson providing play-by-play on KGOZ-TV (www.YouTube.com/KTTNRadio). The games at Chillicothe will be broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7.