Trinity boys stage late comeback


Trinity Lutheran rallied to tie Scottsburg late in the fourth quarter, then outscored the Warriors 11-7 in overtime to pull out a 70-66 win Friday night at the Bollinger Athletic Complex.

The Warriors held a 59-53 with a minute remaining in the fourth period when Tyler Goecker and Hudson Norton drilled 3-pointers to tie the game at 59 all.

Both teams missed shots in the closing seconds to send the game into overtime.

Norton scored off an offensive rebound, and Goecker followed with two free throws early in overtime and the Cougars were in front to stay.

Goecker made 7 of 8 free throws in overtime, 13 of 14 for the game, plus he drilled 4 3-pointers and tied his season-high with 31 points.

Cougars coach Ryan Crase said it would take a team effort for his team to win and he was proved correct.

“Every possession will be important,” he said. “They’re a real good team. They’re a bigger school than us and they play some big schools. If they didn’t do that they’d probably have a better record.

“We’ve got to get better at contesting 3s, stop teams from killing us from the 3-point line. If we do that and rebound at the same time we’ll be OK.”

The Cougars made eight 3-pointrrs and the Warriors hit five.

The rebounds were even at 30-30, and each team committed 12 turnovers. Trinity made 20 of 26 free throws to 10 of 17 for Scottsburg.

Trinity got off to a hot start as a layup by Jack Marksberry put the Cougars on top 10-0 after three minutes of play.

Marksberry scored two baskets, and Jacob Sabotin scored 5 points, including a 3-pointer, to help Trinity to a 14-11 lead at the end of the first period.

Goecker scored 5 points in the second period, but the Warriors outscored the home team 16-9 during that time to lead 27-23 at the half.

Goecker and Mitchell Hackman both drilled two 3-pointers in the third period as Trinity took a 44-40 lead into the fourth period. Scottsburg held a 40-39 lead before Goecker hit a three and Marksberry followed with a pair of free th5ows to give Trinity the 4-point lead entering the fourth period.

The Warriors pulled even at 51-all with five minutes remaining, and the visitors took a 59-53 lead on a layup by Hayden Cutter with 1:11 remaining, but the Warriors didn’t score again until there was 1:56 remaining in overtime.

Cutter was high scorer for the Warriors (4-15) with 32 points.

Goecker and Sabotin topped the Cougars in rebounds with 7 each.

The Cougars finished with 21-for-56 shooting from the floor.

Crase said, “We need to share the ball. The games where we really shared as a team and everybody had touches every possession we were a lot better and a lot more effective.”

The Cougars (7-12) will travel to Madison tonight before hosting Charlestown for their final home game Tuesday night.

At Seymour



Trinity Lutheran (7-12) — Tyler Goecker 7 13-14 31, Jack Marskberry 3 4-5 10, Jacob Sabotin 2 0-0 5, Mitchell Hackman 2 1-2 7, Sage Broughton 2 1-1 5, Hudson Norton 3 1-4 8, Kaden Hill 2 0-0 4 Totals 21 20-26 70

Scottsburg (4-15)- Hayden Cutter 12 8-11 32, Treyton Owens 8 2-5 19, Wyatt Zellers 2 0-0 4, Dalton Daniels 1 0-0 2, Kody Clancy 3 0-1 9. Totals 17 10-17 66

3-point goals: TL (Goecker 4, Hackman 2, Norton, Sabotin), Sc (Clancy 3, Owens)

Rebounds: TL 30 (Goecker 7, Sabotin 7)

Turnovers: TL 12, S 12

Fouls: TL 20, S 18

Junior varsity

Scottsburg 60, Trinity 36

Trinity Lutheran — Williams 8, C. Hackman 5, Hill 8, Evan Hunt 13, 2, Peyton Pollert 2

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