The Trojans opened a tough week with the ugliest win ever against Future School and losses to Springdale and Southside. The Trojans would go back to work with three more games, making it six games in eight days. Each game against Springdale and Southside showed flashes of what these young Trojans hope to become.
On Monday, Subiaco hosted Hector. Hector came in returning all five starters from a year ago with a good amount of scoring punch. The first half saw the Trojans struggle offensively once again. A late rush saw the Trojans rally from a 15-8 deficit to take a 26-24 lead at the half. The second half saw a real glimpse of what the Trojans may become as their offense picked up to help their defense, which held the Wildcats to 14 second-half points while the Trojans scored 38 for a final of 64-38. Conner King led the Trojan scoring with 21, followed by Jackson Frederick playing his finest game as a Trojan with 13 points and an impressive eight steals. Jonathan Mercera chipped in 12 points to go along with his four assists.
On Tuesday, the Trojans traveled to County Line to take on the Indians. Subiaco was impressive in some areas, particularly the ones where they didn’t have the ball. The Trojans rebounded well and played good defense with an astonishing 17 steals. The trouble was, the Trojans would throw the ball right back to the Indians as they turned the ball over 21 times. While the Indian defense held the Trojans to a not great shooting night, Subi was able to get enough breakaway layups and put backs to score and pull out a 47-30 win. Conner King led the Trojans in scoring with 16 with Matthew Kremers, Jonathan Mercera and Ivan Martijin combining for 23.
On Thursday, the Trojans traveled to one of the toughest places to play when they took on the Harrison Goblins. The game saw the Trojans fall behind early but would quickly tie the game at 10. Early and often foul trouble for Jonathan Mercera and Jackson Frederick saw the two of them play minimal minutes. Added to that, Conner King went down with an injury. All told the Trojans were left with three of their leading players playing very limited minutes. Despite his limited minutes, Jackson Frederick continued his great week, scoring 12 points while Matthew Kremers and Ivan Martijin each scored 12 as well. Despite digging a hole, the depleted Trojans cut the Goblin lead to 6 with the ball. Poor free-throw shooting and perhaps weary legs kept the Trojans from getting over the hump as they fell 56-47.
Subiaco will be off until they play in the Van Buren Classic on December 6 and 7. The Trojans will take on the Van Buren Pointers and the Rogers Mounties before starting conference play the following week.