Posted On: 11/28/18 4:15 AM
Trinity vs Village meet up the Tuesday before thanksgiving each year in a game to battle for bragging rights and the ”pilgrim cup”. This year was once again an action packed game with standing room only before the varsity game even started. Both teams started off the game slow but things picked up as the game went on. Trinity would take a lead but Village would come back and take over late in the game, the teams went back and forth with Trinity securing the win.
TCS Senior Guard Talton Jones would be the Player of the Game if there was an award given. Time after time he made winning plays for his team, it didn’t matter if it was on the defensive or offensive end, he finished with 17 points on the night.
Village Christian Senior Guard Travion McCray took over the game in the 3rd quarter with a big time scoring performance. He scored 11 out of his 20 points in the 3rd quarter which helped give Village the boost on offense that they needed.
TCS Senior Guard DJ Horne played better as the game went on, he stepped up for his team and knocked down some trey balls in the second half. Horne has already committed to Illinois State and we expect him to have a nice amount of success there, he’s still finding his way on the court with TCS at times but is a very talented player.
Village Christian Senior Forward Derrick Quansah does a lot of the small things that you like to see from a big man. He blocks shots, rebounds, finishes inside the paint and doesn’t try to do more than he is comfortable with, factor in the fact that he’s 6’10 and there is a lot to like.
TCS Senior Guard KJ Marshall came out aggressive, he scored 7 points in the first half and would finish with 9 points on the day. He can play in an uptempo setting or he can play in the half court due to his ability to knock down shots.
Viillage Christian Junior Guard Zavian McLean didn’t have his best day scoring the ball but he stayed engaged throughout the day. He showed some flashes of how good he can be on both ends of the floor and his energy alone is something that always helps his team.
TCS Junior Forward Todd Burtt is still finding his way on the court with his new team but also showed some flashes of how good he can be. He can be a dangerous player when he is consistently aggressive and under control, he has size and versatility that college coaches really like.