The South Tama County eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Williamsburg on Jan. 22. This is always a tough game for the Trojans so they knew it would be a battle.
STC came out ready as it took an 11-0 lead right away. The Trojans started off the contest shooting very well and playing good defense. After one period the Trojans led 11-6. Williamsburg continued to battle and did not have shots falling for them. STC played a 1-3-1 zone defense and led at the half 22-15.
The Trojans shot well in the first half and played good defense as well. This changed the second half. STC went cold shooting and did not rebound well. Williamsburg began to heat up and knocked down some big shots. The Trojans would only score two points the third quarter while Williamsburg put up 10. Going into the final quarter STC trailed 25-24.
STC could not get any easy shots as Williamsburg tightened up on defense. The Trojans battled to the end and had a three-point try at the buzzer, but it did not go in. Williamsburg prevailed 34-31.
This was a hard game as we began to force some shots the second half and our defense seemed tired. It was a good season for the group of six and I am proud of the effort they showed all year. Clayton Rosenberger and Riley Davenport are two very good leaders for this group and I hope they continue to help STC basketball in the future. They ended the year with a record of 7-5.
Scoring - Rosenberger 17, Davenport 9, Hunter Filloon 5.
Rebounds - Davenport 10, Filloon 3, Jarret Morris 2, Onel Valdez 1, Rosenberger 1.
Steals - Rosenberger 3, Morris and Filloon 2 each, Davenport and Valdez 1 each.