Big second half guides Trinity Catholic to sub-state semis
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - After heading to the locker room tied at 28, Trinity Catholic erupted in the second half, using a 16-2 run to get past Inman Monday night, 59-51.
A 30-all game turned into a 46-32 Celtic lead early in the fourth quarter, with the Trinity defense conceding just one basket for more than 7 and a half minutes to open the second half.
Lucas Hammeke was unstoppable for much of the game, scoring 15 first half points and leading the Celtics with a game best 25. Landon Gray added 14 and Evan Remar 11.
Jace Doerksen dropped 18 to pace the Teutons, who end their season with a 10-11 mark. 12 of those points came in the first quarter when he started a blistering 4/4 from three. Freshman Tanner Heckel added 11.
Trinity will move to to the sub-state semifinal round to be held at Ell-Saline where they will face two seed Salina-Sacred Heart. The Knights blew by Bennington 76-28 Monday night. Trinity fell in their lone regular season matchup, a 65-62 game that went to overtime.
The other semifinal matchup set for Thursday night will feature top seed Hillsboro and Moundridge.
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