Updated Sat, Feb 9, 2013 1:08 pm
Friday night in Glouster, the Trimble Tomcats beat the Waterford Wildcats handily in a tremendous offensive effort, 72-56. The Trimble team has been battling with the roster, as injuries have been prevalent in the last few games. This teams chemistry relied on the depth of the squad, and some players proved they were up for the challenge.
The star player of the night was sophomore junior varsity call-up Micah Couch with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Eleven of Couch’s points came in the first quarter. The Tomcats took a strategic look at the Wildcat’s defense and found their coverage down low was lacking. This allowed for the Trimble team to push the ball down low and let Micah Couch do the rest.
The Tomcats also swarmed Waterford by immediately coming out in a full court press. This automatically propelled Trimble to a 19-8 lead after the first quarter. The Waterford team could not even get into the double digits until there was five minutes left in the second quarter. The Wildcats then had a 16-7 run and gained momentum going into the second half making the score at 33-24.
After some adjustments in the locker room, the Trimble boys came out strong again in the third. While still working the post, the outside shooting became apparent with Wyatt Bragg sinking three shots from behind the arc. The fourth quarter ended with a back and forth battle between the two teams as turnovers seemed to take up much of the remaining time.
The Trimble Tomcats improved their record to 10-11.
The Tomcats will take on Federal Hocking on Friday and they hope to make defensive adjustments in order to take on the Lancers next Friday.