The Trinity girls improved their season record to 7-2 with an authoritative 56-43 victory over 6A Wetumpka Thursday night at home. The Wildcats possessed a huge 20-2 lead when the clock ran out for the first quarter. After Wetumpka mounted something of a comeback early in the second quarter the Wildcats got busy to maintain a safe lead at intermission, 45-31.
The Wildcats had no trouble breaking the Wetumpka press and showed tremendous ball handling skills and passing ability. They excelled at something infrequently seen in girls basketball – the bounce pass. “Yep, we work on that. I think we saw tonight how effective it can be. We say look up to throw down and look down to throw up. It has worked well for us,” Trinity coach Blake Smith said.
In addition to excellent ball handling the Wildcats burnt the Indians with effective long range shooting. The Wildcats drained seven 3-point shots, with five coming from Emma Kate Smith. Brooke Avant and Kaylee Peevy also knocked down 3-point shots.
Smith led all scorers with 21 points. Mary Alice Sasser totaled 15 points and Peevy scored ten points.
The Wildcats will probably play a high movement brand of basketball the entire season. “We are not very big. We are not going to be able to play a physical type of game,” Coach Smith said. “That’s one reason we have worked so hard on handling and passing the ball. It’s just the type of game we will need to play.”