Thursday, the Subiaco Academy Trojans basketball team will travel to Van Buren for a single game night to face the tough Pointers with game time at 6 p.m. The Pointers will for sure be one of the toughest tests of the year for the Trojans as they have more than just the six-foot-nine post man, but extreme quickness at all other positions as well.
Last Saturday, Subiaco had their first time out when they traveled to Southside to take on the Mavericks.The Trojans won, 64-63.
In the early going the game was tight and back and forth. In the second period the Trojans not only drained the three ball but got to the free throw line to turn a deficit into a 32-20 lead at the half. The Trojans did add to the lead in the early part of the third period jumping extending to a 16-point lead. Things began to change as the Mavericks began to take advantage of their size and the Trojans seemed to have lost some of their intensity.
Absent from the first half was the Trojans getting to the free throw line. After spending much of the first half on the line, the Trojans found it would take a major collision to return to the stripe in the second half. Not only did the Trojans see their lead evaporate, they trailed by four with two minutes left.
Some steals and clutch free throws saw the Trojans pull the game out for a 64-63 hard fought win.
The game saw the Trojans play well in spurts building substantial leads, watch the lead slip away, and do one of the hardest things, regroup and come back to win. James Taylor led the Trojans with 22 points, John Capps and Elvis Janga threw in 12 and 11. Thomas Myers and Devin Forest each tossed in eight with Devin hitting two huge free throws with nine seconds left to lead the Trojans to the 64-63 win.