Trimble Boys: Dec. 13-20

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After a deep post-season football run, the Trimble Tomcats boys squad was off to a late start on the 2014-15 campaign.

After opening the season 2-0 with wins over Belpre and MIller, the Tomcats traveled to play the Crooksville Ceramics (0-5) Saturday night with hopes of remaining undefeated. The team did just that defeating the ceramics 68-53. 

The Tomcats' coach Howie Caldwell was proud of the way his team started the game. With only five turnovers heading into halftime, Caldwell praised the clubs teamwork.

“This is the most team oriented club I’ve had,” Caldwell said.

With a large lead heading into half time, the starters did not get much playing time in the third and fourth quarters. When the Tomcats went up by 30 in the third, Caldwell was able to rotate his starters out.

With the 3-0 start for Trimble, Caldwell “could name five or six” key players on his squad. Some of the names are familiar to the Trimble faithful including football standouts Austin Downs and Justice Jenkins. Downs is the teams point guard while Jenkins sees most of his time on the wing for the Tomcats.

“We are staring to get there,” Caldwell said. “We are starting to get into basketball shape.”

The Tomcats have had success early on in the year, despite missing out on the pre-season for a second year in a row. The shortened stint of preparation is nothing new for the Trimble team.

“We learned two weeks of basketball in about four days,” Caldwell said.

The Tomcats will attempt to keep streaking Tuesday evening when they host Waterford.