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Big second half guides Trinity Catholic to sub-state semis

Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 10:28 PM CST
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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.

Trinity Catholic's Lucas Hammeke beats the third quarter buzzer with a three. He finished with...
Trinity Catholic's Lucas Hammeke beats the third quarter buzzer with a three. He finished with 25 points to lead the Celtics past Inman 59-51 in Monday's Class 2A Sub-State Quarterfinal round(Matt Henderson)

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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