Trinity takes the 7th region crown over St.X 67-46
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 1 Trinity slammed rival St. Xavier 67-46 in the championship game of the 2012 Class Act 7th Region Tournament at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall to gain the school’s second trip the state tournament.
Trinity had four players in double figures, including 15 by James Quick, 12 by Darryl Hicks, 12 by Troy Saxton and Charles Foster 11.
Trinity will face either PRP or Bullitt East when they open play in the 2012 PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 ® on March 14 in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The opening game for the Shamrocks is set to tip at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the opening round game will be available through the Trinity Athletic Office, www.ticketmaster.com and the Rupp Arena Box Office. Information on purchasing tickets at Trinity will be available at www.trinityrocks.com and on Twitter via @trinitysports.
Trinity will return to Rupp Arena for the first time since 2004 when the Shamrocks reached the state tournament for the first time. In just the third year as head coach of the Shamrocks, Mike Szabo led Trinity to a win over University Heights (75-57 on Mar. 17, 2004) in the opening round before suffering a three-overtime loss to defending state champion and eventual state runner-up Mason County (66-59 on Mar. 19, 2004).
Trinity and St. Xavier met in the regional finals for the first time in program history and the first time in the postseason since 2001. The meeting of Catholic school rivals marked the first time since 1955 that two Catholic school teams had met in the 7th Region finals.
Trinity posted its 14th consecutive win, the second longest streak in program history, and have won 26 of their last 27 games. Trinity is now 28-1 against teams from the state of Kentucky this season.
With the win, Trinity completed the first undefeated season in program history against seventh region opponents. The Shamrocks were 12-0 against teams from one of the state’s toughest regions in 2011-2012. It is the first unblemished record for a team from the region since 2006-2007.
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|No. 1 Trinity||15||23||15||14||67||31-3|
Trinity (67)- Hicks 12, Foster 11, Saxton 12, Perito 2, Rice 2, Dieudonne 7, Thurman 4, Quick 15, Page 2.
St. Xavier (46)- Shaw 6, Glassford 5, Jones 6, Walker 2, Clemons 1, Smith 2, Moody 7, Hardy 2, Mitchell 2, Kiesler 13.
Three-Point Field Goals- Hicks, Foster, Saxton, Quick 2, Shaw 2, Glassford.