Trinity crushes Lafayette 99-41

Story by: Trinity Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 1 Trinity rolled over Lafayette 99-41 on Senior Night in Steinhauser Gymnasium on the campus of Trinity High School. The Shamrocks easily defeated one of the state’s most storied programs, winners of a state record six state championships.

Trinity forced a Mike Szabo era record 39 turnovers, converting the turnovers into over 50 Trinity points.

Trinity has now won 18 of the school’s last 19 games. The Shamrocks are 36-5 in their last 41 regular season games.

With their 23rd win of the season, the 2011-2012 team moved into sole possession of third place on the single season wins list in program history. The team is just the third in program history to reach the 23-win mark. The 2004-2005 team had a school record 29 wins and the 2009-2010 team registered 26 wins.

Trailing 13-10 after a Lafayette free throw at the 3:42 mark of the first half, the Shamrocks exploded with a 20-0 run to take a 30-13 run early in the second quarter. The 4:42 run saw six different players score points for the Shamrocks.

The Shamrocks allowed just 19 first half shot attempts as the Rocks forced 22 first half turnovers. The Generals shot 7-of-19 in the first half while Trinity was 16-of-37. The Rocks pounded the Generals on the boards in the first half 23-9.

The game marked the first meeting between the Shamrocks and Generals since the 1990-1991 season when the teams faced off in the opening round of the King of the Bluegrass at Fairdale.

The Shamrocks return to action on Saturday when Trinity plays host to Central in Steinhauser Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

For complete coverage of Trinity Athletics, follow the program on Twitter at @trinitysports.

  1 2 3 4 Final Records
Lafayette 13 8 11 9 41 11-16
No. 1 Trinity 26 22 16 35 99 23-3

Lafayette (41)- Robinson 3, Owsley 3, Blakely 3, Davis 8, Sweat-Washington 7, Chester 6, Trisko 5, Wright 6.

Trinity (99)- Ivory 9, Hicks 10, Foster 14, Saxton 14, Hepler 7, Rice 7, Dieudonne 8, Thurman 5, Quick 7, Owens 5, Strothman 7 Page 6.

Three-Point Field Goals- Ivory 3, Foster, Saxton 2, Rice, Thurman, Robinson, Owsley, Blakely, Sweat-Washington, Trisko.

 

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