The Trinity Lutheran Cougars used a string of 10-consecutive points in the third quarter to break a 30-all tie and lead the rest of the way to defeat Hauser 44-37 in Tuesday night’s boys basketball game at the Bollinger Athletic Complex.
Trinity had a 30-28 lead at the half before Hauser’s Ryan Christy scored off of an offensive rebound at 6:45 of the third period to tie the game.
The Cougars then scored 10-straight points, and a 3-pointer by Luke Stuckwisch from the left wing with 2:45 left in the period gave Trinity its biggest lead of the night at 40-30. The Jets missed eight-straight shots from the floor and shot 2 for 10 in the quarter, plus committed six turnovers, and Jets coach Bob Nobbe said that was too much for his team to overcome.
“No question, the difference in the game was turnovers,” Nobbe said. “We 23 turnovers, down a little bit from our first couple games. But in a low-scoring contest like this, maybe a little more of a defensive battle, all those possessions become more and more important, and we didn’t do an effective enough job of hanging onto the basketball tonight.”
Trinity coach Aaron Rudzinski said he liked the defensive pressure his team applied.
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