The Trojans defeated Holt on Feb. 11 by 25 points, with the final score being 74-49. It was a big victory for the boys, coach Tim Gilmore said, and a confidence booster as the team dives into the last two weeks of the regular season.
The biggest key [takeaway] from last night’s game is how well we took care of the basketball,” Gilmore said. “We finished the game with only five turnovers. We have been harping a ton on taking care of the ball to give ourselves extra possessions and we did a great job of that last night.”
Troy took the lead early in the game, and was up 24-6 at the beginning of the second quarter.
They maintained a double-digit lead into the second half, and by the end of the third had expanded that to 60-31.
Gilmore said another key factor in the team’s victory was how the boys were sharing the ball.
“This led us to getting great looks from three and making nine in the game,” Gilmore said. “Lastly, we felt we did a great job of not taking any possessions off. We have been really emphasizing to compete every possession and leave it all on the floor and our kids did that last night.”
Troy’s districts start in March, with only a few games left between then and now.
“As districts quickly approach we will look to fine tune sets and any defensively rotations that we have been struggling with,” Gilmore said.
“Our district will be very tough this year but we love that we get to host. Francis Howell is obviously one of those tough teams, being currently ranked fourth in the state. We hope to use our final five games of the season to prep us for an upcoming district run.”