Posted On: 02/13/18 8:14 PM
This was the third time these teams met up, however this game held more weight due to the fact that it was on a neutral floor and the winner would take home the Conference Championship. This was a back and forth matchup with each team taking the lead numerous times, however Trinity would take home the win and championship with a final score of 57-55.
Trinity Christian Junior Guard K.J Marshall: With only seconds remaining in the game, KJ drove to the basket and converted a tough layup off the glass to put Trinity ahead by 2. He would go on to be named the Tourney MVP and well as All-Conference.
Village Christian Senior Guard Junub Char: This was his first time getting an opportunity to play against Trinity and he was solid throughout. Just before the end of the first half he knocked down a trey ball to put Village up by 4 going into the half.
Trinity Christian Junior Forward Greg Gantt: Without a doubt, he was one of the most versatile players on the floor on Saturday. He scored it well in the first half but his best moment of the day was a forced turnover which set up Trinity with a chance to score the ball with only seconds remaining.
Village Christian Junior Wing Khuath Gatkuoth: He plays the game with an edge and toughness that many youngsters don’t have, throughout this game he scored at a high level inside the paint and out. His trey ball was falling and his ability to put the ball on the floor and bang inside, made him a very difficult player to matchup with.
Trinity Christian Junior Wing Audiese Toney: The second half of the game was where he made his mark, he got into the paint, rebounded at a high level , all while getting going within the flow of the offense. There is a lot to like about this young man and colleges have clearly taken notice as we have seen a steady increase in his recruitment.
Village Christian Junior Guard Travion McCray: His ability to score the ball from the PG spot is what catches your attention instantly. The athletic ability, strength and quickness with the ball also makes him a difficult player to defend, he scored at a solid level and stayed aggressive throughout.
Trinity Christian Junior Wing Joey Baker: This was not one of his best showings throughout but one thing you have to love about his game and demeanor is how he stays engaged and focused on the main goal. Many times we see youngsters ‘‘Zone out’’ when having game but he stay locked in to help his team.