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Trimble gets win over Vikes, 78-72

ALBANY – The Trimble Tomcats just had too many hots guns.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

ALBANY – The Trimble Tomcats just had too many hots guns.

Trimble placed five players in double figures as they outscored the Symmes Valley Vikings 78-72 Tuesday in the Division IV sectional tournament.

A. J. Jenkins had 19 points and Jeff Trace 15 to lead the Tomcats (8-13). Bruce Fouts scored 12 and Alex Shust and Zach Walton added 11 each.

The group effort overshadowed a 31-point performance by Drew Hunt whose total included seven 3-point goals. Brandon Runyon added seven rebounds and six blocked shots.

Trimble now plays Green at 7 p.m. Friday for the sectional title.

The Tomcats took an 18-17 first quarter lead, then held the Vikings to nine points the second quarter to open up a 37-26 lead.

Both teams scored 14 points the third quarter to make it 51-40. Hunt tried to rallythe Vikings the fourth quarter, but Trimble managed to hold on in order to advance.

For the first time in several weeks, the Vikings were outrebounded, 47-28.

Symmes Vally finished 12-9.

Trimble 18 19 14 27 – 78

Sym. Valley 17 9 14 32 – 72

TRIMBLE (8-13): Brad Gilders 0 0 0-0 0, Noah Barrett 1 2 0-0 8, R.J. Andrews 1 0 0-0 2, A. J. Jenkins 5 1 6-13 19, Jeff Trace 4 0 7-11 15, Zach Walton 4 0 3-7 11, Bruce Fouts 5 0 2-3 12, Alex Shust 2 1 4-6 11. Totals: 26-66 (4-16) 22-40 78. Fouls: 18. Rebounds: 47 (Walton 14, Barrett 7). Assists: 13 (Shust 4). Steals: 10 (Trace 4). Turnovers: 20. Blocked shots: 2.

SYMMES VALLEY (12-9): Chris Elswick 0 0 0-0 0, Kyle Gilmore 0 0 0-0 0, Terry Elswick 0 1 5-8 8, T. J. Grubbs 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Hunt 4 7 2-7 31, David Owens 2 1 0-0 7, Kevin Miller 2 1 0-2 7, Michael Roth 0 0 0-0 0, Jarrod Shaffer 1 1 2-4 7, Brandon Runyon 5 0 2-2 12. Totals: 25-69 (11-38) 11-23 72. Fouls: 23. Rebounds: 28 (Runyon 7). Assists: 13 (Gilmore 5). Steals: 9 (Hunt 3). Turnovers: 17. Blocked shots: 7 (Runyon 6).