The Trojans played two games this week. On Tuesday, they traveled to Westmont High School. The Trojans prevailed in this game 53-44. They got out to a pretty good start leading after one quarter 12-6. The second quarter was deadlocked as the half-time lead was the same as the first quarter 24-18. During the second half the teams traded back a forth a bit but ultimately the Trojans were able to secure the victory.
The team shot 48% from the field on this evening and had 17 assists. Scroing leaders on the night were Chris Ridolphi (15 pts, 4 rebs, 5 assists, 1 stl) and Danny Leach (11 pts, 5 rebs, 5 stls, 6 assists,). Matt Robinson (7 pts, 2 rebs, 3 stls, 2 assists), Matt Morrison (3 rebs, 2 pts, 1 stl), Tyler VanderBrug (7 pts, 5 rebs, 1 assist), Aaron Snoeyink (5 pts, 1 reb, 1 assist), Luke Davidson (1 reb),and Connor VanderBrug (6 pts, 1 reb) also cracked the stat sheet on the night.
On Friday night, the Trojans traveled to Riverside Brookfield to face the defending Metro Suburban Conference champions. RB showed why they are picked once again to defend the conference crown as they defeated the men from Timothy 65-59. The Trojans gave a spirited effort on this night. The entire team was really focused and ready to go. The effort was evident early as the Men in Red showed their tenacity. They came out and played even early but a late run at the end of the first quarter saw Riverside have a lead of 16-9. The 2nd quarter saw the Trojans outscore their opponent 15-13 to close the gap at halftime to 29-24. Danny Leach scored 9 in the quarter. The 3rd quarter was a joy to watch as the Trojans showed right at the outset that they were here to stay. The first possession saw Matt Robinson fly in for an offensive rebound to keep the ball alive. After a missed shot attempt and a scramble another offenive board produced a Tyler VanderBrug made basket to pull the Trojans within 29-25. Another possession in the period saw Matt Morrison scramble and work hard on the offensive glass to secure a rebound and then complete a 3 pt play. The end of the 3rd quarter saw Luke Davidson make a strong move to the basket and hit a scoop shot inside at the buzzer while being fouled. He completed the 3 pt play and at the end of the 3rd quarter The Trojans were down 44-46. At the beginning of the 4th quarter, the Trojans were able to lead 47-46 on a 3 pt basket by Tyler VanderBrug with 7:29 to go in the game. Riverside was able to withstand the push and their inside and outside game came alive to re-take the lead. After some timely shooting by RB the closest the Trojans could get was 59-54 late in the game. RB was able to hold on for the victory.
Some strong play tonight from the Men in Red. Matt Robinson (7 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assists), Matt Morrison (9 pts, 5 rebs, 2 stls), Tyler VanderBrug (10 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assists), Luke Davidson (3 pts, 1 reb, 1 assist), Aaron Snoeyink (1 reb), Connor VanderBrug (3 pts, 3 rebs), Chris Ridolphi (10 pts, 2 rebs, 3 stls, 3 assists), and Danny Leach (17 pts, 3 assists,1 reb, 1 stl,) all led the Trojans tonight.
Thank you for the incredible support tonight. The Trojans are off until the Glenbard West Christmas Tournament. They will play Wheaton Academy on Tuesday Dec. 27 at 4:30, Addison Trail on Wed. Dec. 28 at 3:00 pm, St. Charles East on Thurs. Dec. 29 at 3:00 pm, and then a cross over game on Friday Dec. 30 (TBA). Please keep coming out and supporting the Trojans.
The entire Trojan Coaching staff and players wish you a Blessed Christmas Season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas !!!!