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Trimble Co. rides FTs, big third quarter to 66-48 win over Demons
Courier Sports Staff
Friday, January 25, 2013 10:00 AM
Freshman forward Michael Dunaway posted a double-double in points and rebounds and sophomore guard Evan Long was perfect at the free-throw line down the stretch as Trimble County powered past Williamstown for a 66-48 road win on Thursday night.
The Raiders (12-6, 1-2 North Central Kentucky Conference) used a huge 19-7 third quarter to pull away from the Demons (2-17, 0-3 NCKC) and then thwarted a Williamstown comeback in the fourth with dead-eye shooting at the foul stripe.
Trimble took 16 free throws in the fourth quarter and made 13 to expand a 41-27 cushion into a 66-48 rout.
Long was clutch down the stretch at the free-throw line, making 5-of-5 while Dusty Wyssbrod was 5-of-6 and Dunaway was 3-of-4.
Dunaway scored a game-high 23 points to go with 12 rebounds while Long tallied 20 and Wyssbrod had 13 points off the Raider bench.
Starting guard Rob Brooks scored just four points but was on the play-making end of eight Raider baskets to lead all players in assists.
Williamstown's sharpshooting junior guard David Jump led the Demons with 21 points and Dakota Griffin scored 11.
The Raiders got off to a slow start in the first half, leading 14-10 after a quarter and just 22-20 at halftime, but stepped up their defensive intensity in the second half to close out the team's 12 win of the season.
Trimble, winners of two straight on the road, will return home tonight to host Beth Haven (6-11) on the Raiders' basketball homecoming.
THURSDAY'S BOYS GAME
at Williamstown, Ky.
TRIMBLE CO. 66, WILLIAMSTOWN 48
TRIMBLE CO. 14 8 19 25 - 66
WILLIAMSTOWN 10 10 7 21 - 48
TRIMBLE CO. (12-6, 1-2 NCKC) - (f)Dunaway 23, (g)Long 20, Wyssbrod 13, (g)Brooks 4, (f)Merrill 4, Taylor 2, (g)Young 0, Creech 0, Rexroat 0, Hankinson 0, Blanton 0, Craig 0, Payton 0.
WILLIAMSTOWN (2-17, 0-3 NCKC) - (g)Jump 21, (f)Griffin 11, (f)Jordan 5, (f)Rose 3, Barnes 3, Varner 3, (f)Taylor 2, Albers 0, Harris 0, Simpson 0.
3-Point Goals - Trimble Co. 2 (Long 2), Williamstown 6 (Jump 3, Barnes 1, Rose 1, varner 1). Free Throws - Trimble Co. 24-33 (73%), Williamstown 8-14 (57%). Total Fouls - Trimble Co. 13, Williamstown 25. Fouled Out - Trimble Co.: None, Williamstown: Rose. Next Game - Trimble Co. hosts Beth Haven Saturday (homecoming), Williamstown visits Henry Co. tonight.
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