Eagles put up valiant effort at Purple and Gold

Preparing to make a shot, Cooper Desormiers stays focused on Saturday evening.

  Determined to get some points for Trego, the high scoring member of Trego’s team on Friday night, Keagan Shubert, looks to the basket.
By Sybil Giefer
The TCHS boys’ basketball snatched fourth place at the Purple and Gold Tournament the week of December 3.

On Tuesday, December 4, the boys went up against Stockton. Daunted by their falling to the Tiger’s last year in the tournament, the team worked extra hard to secure a win. Trego won with a score of 52-42, with Carter Minson reeling in 21 points to achieve the position of high scorer in the game.

On Friday, December 7, Trego faced Northern Valley. Keeping up, the Eagles pulled ahead of the Huskies in the third quarter, leading by one. In an intense fourth quarter, the two teams were tied at 43-43. The first overtime resulted in a second tie, both teams at 49 points. After the second overtime, there was yet another tie, and the score board read 55-55. In the third and final overtime, the Eagles made a valiant effort, but only added five to the score board; the Huskies put up 11. The game ended in a hard loss for Trego, 60-66. Keagan Shubert scored 17 points and was the top scorer of the game.

Saturday, December 8, proved another tough loss. Against Oakley, the boys had pulled ahead 48-47 with seconds to go. The clock ticked as Oakley moved to offense around their basket. The final shot was made mere moments before the buzzer went off. In great suspense, everyone watched as the ball slid through the goal, adding two to the Plainsmen’s score, leaving the Eagles with a loss of 48-49. Scoring 15 points, Minson again made the most points for Trego.