Waterford Uses a First Half Push Over Trimble

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Trimble’s schedule this week featured the two top teams in the TVC-Hocking. The Lady Tomcats (6-7, 4-5) finished out their hardest part of their schedule with a loss to the Waterford Lady Wildcats (11-0, 9-0) 55-14.

Waterford’s defense took control early. Only allowing four points in the first half, the Lady Wildcats forced the Tomcats to commit turnovers, miss shots, and make crucial mistakes.

Waterford has shown all year it can win games using its depth. Out of the eight Lady Wildcats who scored, seven players on scored over five points, with Regan Porter leading the scores with 11. Coach Jerry Close was focused on making sure everyone had a piece of the win.

“We were able to get 14 kids in,” Close said. “That’s what we want to do.”

The Lady Tomcats couldn’t find throughout the game anyway to get a rebound.  Trimble coach Joe Richards felt its Achilles’ heel was getting boards.

“Our defense, I felt was pretty solid,” Richards expressed. “Just rebounding. They missed their first shots, but they just kept getting offensive rebound after offense rebound. Sometime they have to make a shot.”

The Lady Wildcats finished with 29 rebounds, which is more boards than Trimble scored points.

Close thought it was a good win for Waterford looking forward.

“You try to get through things you work on in practice against someone else besides yourself,” Close added.

The Lady Wildcats will look to continue their undefeated season with a travel to Belpre on Monday Jan. 11. Belpre has displayed an average season so far. The Lady Eagles has been unable to be consistent by only being able to spark up two consecutive wins. The Lady Wildcats defeated Belpre 88-45 earlier in the season.

With the hard week the Lady Tomcats faced, things will start to go up for Trimble. The Lady Tomcats will go on to face Miller to begin a lighter part to their season.