Subiaco will head back to the hardwood for the second half of their season, playing all conference games for the rest of the season. The Christmas break was not as long as most years as the Trojans played three games in the Alma tournament. While not as successful as the Trojans would have liked, it did serve the purpose of having the Trojans more ready to start the second half more so than past years.
The Trojans played three one-point games in the tournament. In the first game, Subi played eventual tournament champion, Elkins. The Trojans made a tremendous and impressive run in the fourth as they went on an 18-0 run. Trailing 52-38 at the end of the third, the Trojans rallied and seemingly had the game won with a 4 point lead with 40 seconds left. However, the Elks scored the last 5 points thanks to Trojan missed free throws and turnovers to pull out a 57-56 win en route to the Championship. Jonathan Mercera played his best game as a Trojan as he stuffed the stat sheet, including 19 points.
The next two games for the Trojans were total frustration. After building a 20 point lead on Future School, the Trojans played poorly and trailed by 5 with a minute left. Fortunately, 5 points by Sahir Isei and clutch free throws by Clint Crow, including the game-winner with no time on the clock, allowed Subi to survive with a 72-71 win.
If the Trojans slipped in game two from game one, the worst was yet to come. The Trojans seemed mentally and physically exhausted as they fell in overtime to Greenland 50-49.
Subiaco will host Heber Springs on Friday, Jan 10. The night will be an early one with Jr High game at 5, followed by the Sr High. On Tuesday, the 14, the Trojans will travel to Dover for two games with the Jr High starting at 6:00. On Wednesday, Jan 15, Subiaco will host Ozark in a makeup game from earlier in the season.