Friday, February 24, 2012

Trinity Earns Impressive Win at Home vs. Spaulding

In a match up of possibly the 2 best boys basketball teams in the state right now, Trinity showed why they have to be considered the favorite to the win this year's Division I title. Spaulding led 11-8 after 1 quarter of play, but then in the 2nd quarter Trinity went on a 15-0 run to take a 26-13 lead. That run was led by 6'10" senior center Silvere Aluko, who scored 10 points in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter. The Pioneers went on to win it 48-39 to pick up an impressive D-I victory on their home court.

Spaulding had trouble matching up inside with the size of not only Aluko but also 6'7" Mabor Gabriel and 6'7" Andrew Lauderdale, as Trinity controlled the boards all game long. They also got hot shooting from Carmen Giampetruzzi, Patrick Keefe, Ian Sistare and Jake Hamel to go with their strong inside play.

Spaulding meanwhile simply could not get anything going offensively. They kept on settling for outside shots, and they weren't falling. Nick MacGregor hit 3 threes but he also missed 8 of them. The Red Raiders were able to cut the lead to 6 late in the 3rd quarter after Dominic Paradis hit a three while getting fouled. However on the very next play they shot themselves in the foot by fouling Giampetruzzi while attempting a shot at the buzzer from just inside half court. He made all 3 free throws, and then after a three by Hamel the trinity lead was back into double digits at 46-35. From there they held on for the win to improve to 14-2 on the year.

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