Trojans can’t overcome Keota deep ball

Tri-County was rarely given any easy opportunities at getting to the bucket, with most of their shots contested. Monroe led the Trojans in scoring with 15 points and also pulled down five boards in the loss to Keota. 

Tri-County was unable to come away with a win when they traveled to face Keota on November 30. They were already at a disadvantage considering they were short-handed to begin with, one available player on the bench in addition to the starting five. The three ball proved to be an issue for TC as Keota won 71-32.

The Trojans were down in an early hole facing a double-digit deficit, putting up four points in the first quarter. They got their offense going more in the following quarter, getting some stolen passes and transition points with their speedy guards. The Trojans scored a dozen in the second quarter to cut into their deficit, but still trailed 38-16.

A flurry of threes cut out any chance of a comeback, but the offense kept putting up points. With a running clock going, there wasn’t as much time for either team to score as they combined for 18 points. Keota tacked on another 11 points with their reserves while Tri-County was finding some spacing in attack mode, not being pressed late in the game.

Brayden Monroe put up 15 points to lead the team and hauled in five boards, assisted on three shots and stole one ball. Aydan Bos also got in double digits with 10 points while Tegon Fogle led the team with 12 rebounds and three steals to go along with two assists and two points.

The Trojans hosted Iowa Valley on December 4 followed by another home game against Sigourney on December 7.