The Subiaco Academy Trojans traveled to Mena and Pottsville for a pair of conference games last week. The Trojans were able to improve to 8-1 last Monday at Mena, but were unable to build on their record at Pottsville last Thursday.
The Mena trip has several stories through the years, mostly bad. Subiaco did come out of Mena with a win, though not too satisfied with their performance. The Bearcats shot the ball extremely well against the Trojans and are a difficult match up, starting five guards. In the end, Cash Krueger, Chris Reed and Kelly Hollis combined for 41 points as the Trojans left Mena with a 60-46 win. Chris Reed had 10 assists and also six steals to go with his 14 points.
Last Thursday, Subiaco traveled to Pottsville to take on the defending state champion Apaches. Pottsville had some early struggles this year, but has found their game.
The Apaches were able to get things going, since they did return the starting backcourt, including the MVP, from last year’s state championship. It would easily be considered one of, if not the best, backcourts in the state. Michael Perry is a household name, but his running mate, Travis Cole, is an outstanding player himself.
Pottsville was on top of their game, and played like a state champion. For whatever reason, Subiaco did not play as well as they would have liked, or needed, to make this a good game. The Apaches punched the Trojans in the mouth and now the Trojans will have to see how they will respond in future contest with them. In the end, Subiaco limped out of Pottsville with a 59-44 loss.
Subiaco will host Dover Thursday night with games beginning at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb 11, Subiaco will host Booneville on Senior Night, for a varsity game only beginning at 7 p.m.