Subiaco Academy played three tough games last week and will end regular season play this Friday at Mansfield. The Trojans will then enter tournament play next week at Pottsville with time and opponent not known as of yet.
Last Tuesday, Subiaco traveled to Paris to take on the Eagles. The game was intense and hard fought as the old-time rivals played with the toughness that the games used to have when it was a yearly event. The game started slow for the Trojans as they could not find the basket in the early going. By the end of first period the Trojans held a slim lead of 12-11.
The second and third periods saw the Trojans slowly pull away to have a nine-point lead. In the early minutes of the fourth period things got a bit more interesting as Paris hit some shots and the Trojans struggled to find their touch. Paris cut the lead to five when John Capps entered the game and scored 11 points, including three, three-point shots to help the Trojans pull away for a 57-45 win. Devon Forest led the Trojans with 15.
Last Friday, the Trojans were hosted by the Ozark Hillbillies on homecoming with a large enthusiastic crowd. The Trojans started the game in control and jumped out to a 15-8 first period lead. James Taylor went to the bench with minutes remaining in the first as the Trojans and Hillbillies played a slow paced second period, with Subiaco holding a 21-16 lead at intermission.
The game tightened up the second half with Ozark seemingly taking over in the third period. The fourth period saw the teams trading big time shots and entertained the large crowd with some of the most intense basketball seen this year. With seconds remaining and the Trojans up two on the scoreboard, a fifth foul was called on James Taylor sending Ozarks great shooter Massengale to the line to tie the game.
With three seconds left Bryce Tencleve used his baseball arm to throw the ball the length of the court to Elvis Janga. Ozark did an excellent job covering the play and tipped the ball out with two seconds remaining. On the inbound, Tom Myers drained the three at the buzzer to give the Trojans an extremely hard fought win 52-49. Elvis Janga led the Trojans with 15 points with Tyler Komp and Tom Myers each tossing in nine.
Last Saturday, the Trojans traveled to Charleston for yet another homecoming. The Trojans could not muster the same energy they had in the previous two games and especially not the quickness they had the night before against Ozark. Despite scoring plenty of points, the Trojans were unable to stop the red hot Tigers and fell by a score of 83-67. James Taylor led the Trojans with 23 points, followed by Tom Myers with 18. Tyler Komp tossed in 10 with Devon Forest and Elvis Janga contributing eight each.