Trimble Lady Tomcats: Dec. 6-12

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It was a week of mixed emotions for the Trimble Lady Tomcats.

Despite falling short by a basket in their 31-29 loss Thursday against the Southern Tornadoes, the Lady Tomcats turned around and scored 50 points in their 50-46 overtime win at St. Joseph Central.

Trimble head coach Joe Richards feels the biggest aspect that hurt them Thursday was free throws.

“We were 5/15 from the free throw line and we missed some key ones in the third,” Richards said.

He said the Lady Tomcats had no problem making it to the line, they just couldn’t make the shots.  They were up by five at the half, but the Lady Tornadoes made two late game free throws which would eventually lead them to the two point victory.

Coach Richards pointed out that even with coming up short, seniors Nikki Kish and Morgan Murphy played outstanding.  He said Kish played up to her potential, scoring 16 points, more than half of the team’s points.  Murphy finished with 12 points.

Behind the two leading seniors, Nikki Kish and Morgan Murphy, Trimble routed the Flyers in its  third consecutive road game.

Kish finished with 18 points and Murphy finished with 21 points.

Coach Richards expressed that the offense worked on all cylinders Saturday.  They got the ball to Kish and Murphy, and Trimble scored.

“We got a little more up and down, and we made some shots,” said Richards, “It was a hard fought game, both team played hard, but we executed a little better on offense and made more shots compared to Thursday.”

Coach Richards felt his team excelled defensively in both games, but simply passed better and scored more Saturday night.

“One thing I take as a coach, the biggest compliment to me is when a coach, or a fan, or a reporter says man you guys played hard,” Richards said.

After this week, Trimble moves to 3-3 (1-2) and sits at fifth in the TVC-Hocking standings.

The Lady Tomcats are looking for a winning record for the first time this season as they play at home Monday night against Wahama.