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Trimble Lady Tomcats’ Season Comes to an End Against Peebles

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JACKSON, Ohio- Every fan in the gym at Jackson High School for Thursday’s District Final game was on their feet for the matchup between the Trimble Lady Tomcats and Peebles Lady Indians. Back-and-forth can not even describe the intensity that came from this game. The Lady Tomcats gave it their all but unfortunately fell short with a final of 51-45.

Right from tip off, both teams played aggressively to finish off the first quarter with a close score of 16-15, with Peebles only ahead by one point. Emily Young from Trimble and Jacey Justice from Peebles both dropped 11 points for their respective teams to start off the game strong in the first quarter.

The Lady Tomcats carried their high energy into the second quarter. Defense by the Lady Cats held Peebles to only four points in the quarter. Jayne Six chipped in nine points during this quarter for the Lady Tomcats. Trimble was able to take a decent lead heading to the half 28-20.

The entire second half was too close for comfort. The Lady Indians made halftime adjustments and found their game to start the half. Peebles turned up the intensity on defense to make a nice run to take the lead, but they could not hold on to it as Trimble finished out the quarter on top 38-35.

Peebles was able to retake the lead in the fourth quarter but Trimble was able to tie it up 43-43 with about two minutes remaining in the quarter. Defense was put to the test because at this point in the game, every point was extremely valuable. Fouls by Trimble and made shots from the charity stripe by Peebles helped the Lady Indians solidify their victory and take home the District Title.

The Lady Tomcats struggled shooting-wise tonight. Trimble shot 12-for-35 from the field and 4-for-14 from beyond the arc.

Although Trimble’s season came to a bitter ending, this was an extremely impressive season overall. The Lady Tomcats are walking away as TVC-Hocking Conference Champions and as Sectional Champions for the first time since 2010. This young team, made of all freshmen and sophomores, will look to pick up right where they left off next season.