No. 3 Trojans dominate Eagles, 69-39
BOURBON — Two of Class A No. 3 Triton’s trademarks are a sticky-fingered defense and long range accuracy, and the Trojans put both on display Tuesday.
Triton created seven first quarter turnovers by the visiting Eagles, converting them into 11 points and senior shooter Griffyn Carpenter went 4 for 5 from beyond the arc as the Trojans ran off to a 22-4 lead at the quarter break and never looked back in a dominant 69-39 win over visiting Elkhart Christian at The Trojan Trench Tuesday.
“I talked to the kids about defense starting your offense, and you’ve got to come each and every night and give a defensive effort, and when you do that a lot of times it will open up your offense,” said Triton head basketball coach Jason Groves. “I thought that was the case tonight. We caused some turnovers, got some stuff in transition, got some open looks. That’s a big spark when you can get after them defensively like that.”
All total, Triton punished the Eagles with 25 points off 16 turnovers by the visitors. Meanwhile, Trojan shooters combined to go a lights-out 11 of 16 from 3-point land in the win, including an eye-popping 8-of-10 effort from Carpenter, who finished just seven points shy of joining the 1,000-point club with his game-high 28 Tuesday.