Tri-Village boys basketball rolls by way of Dixie for WOAC win

Tri-Village boys basketball rolls through Dixie for WOAC win

By Drew Terhall

NEW LEBANON — The Tri-Village boys basketball group received again into the win column as they cruised to a 72-30 street win at Dixie on Jan. 12.

Head coach Josh Sagester mentioned after feeling like they let one slip away at Belmont on Jan. 6, the group got here out able to go.

“Tonight, we got here out actually engaged and targeted on the street after not having college right this moment. I used to be happy with our efforts,” Sagester mentioned.

The Patriots led 41-10 at halftime after scoring 23 factors within the first quarter. Sophomore Trey Sagester had 14 factors within the first quarter. Sagester mentioned Trey has been taking pictures the ball effectively from everywhere in the courtroom and has been artful in attending to the rim as groups are beginning to attempt to not let him get to the foul line.

Tri-Village suffocated the Dixie offense. Dixie’s first factors within the second quarter got here on the 3:30 mark.

Sagester mentioned senior Braden Keating did an ideal job taking away Dixie’s level guard and the remainder of the group locked in defensively.

Senior Reed Wehr began the third quarter with a number of steals that led to some factors in transition. With the press or within the half courtroom, the Patriots have been enjoying sound protection.

The rebounding for the Patriots additionally confirmed up in a giant means. Senior Jayden Hollinger and freshman Dom Black each managed the boards and created some second probability alternatives offensively.

Sagester mentioned each put their rebounding abilities on show after the group didn’t rebound effectively in opposition to Belmont. Sagester believes they could be a extra harmful group if they will proceed to rebound like they did on this recreation.

“Massive distinction for us on the glass than what we had on final Saturday night time. If we are able to proceed to do this, that’s actually going to be a feather in our cap,” Sagester mentioned.

After the third quarter, the Patriots have been up 59-22 and maintained management of the sport for the reason that first quarter.

The bench gamers had the prospect to come back in and end out the sport. Sagester mentioned the 5 guys on the finish of the sport performed effectively and confirmed some good issues.

Total, Sagester mentioned each one on this recreation confirmed what they have been able to and they’re going to solely get higher from right here.

Trey Sagester led the group with 27 factors and three made three pointers. Black had 13 factors and Wehr had 10 factors.

Tri-Village could have an off day after which tackle Marion Native at Fort Loramie on the third annual Fort Loramie MLK Basic.

Sagester mentioned with the MaxPreps RPI figuring out the seeding for the postseason, these non-league video games have turn out to be a bit extra necessary.

“There’s no nights off, you bought to care for your non-league. After all your league video games (are necessary), however the non-league are actually necessary as a result of we predict we received a very good non-league schedule. Hopefully, that can come to fruition and assist us down the street,” Sagester mentioned.

Tri-Village is presently seeded third in Division III Southwest North district. They’re behind Indian Lake and Preble Shawnee. They’ll tackle the Flyers at 3 p.m.

Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]