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Pats cruise to easy victory over TCN
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Tri-Village's Shade Brubaker goes up for a layup during a boys basketball game against Tri-County North Friday night in New Madison.
1/5/2013 12:00:00 PM
By Kyle Shaner
– Tri-Village dominated Friday night's game against Tri-County North from the tip, cruising to an easy 90-31 victory in Cross County Conference action.
Tri-Village had five players in double-digit scoring against Tri-County North. The Patriots, who hadn't been shooting consistently, got a good all-around team effort Friday, coach Josh Sagester said.
“We made a lot of shots tonight,” he said, adding the defense helped set up good opportunities for the offense. “When you make shots, you look pretty good.”
Tri-Village never trailed in the game and led almost the entire 32 minutes. After Shade Brubaker's game-opening basket and a free throw from Tyler Cook, Tri-County North was able to tie the game with a 3-pointer. But from there Tri-Village went on a 9-0 run with scoring from Andrew Wilcox, Cook and Kyle Pipenger to take a lead it never relinquished.
“We played well from the beginning,” Sagester said.
Going into the second quarter up 19-9, Tri-Village went on a 21-0 run to begin the period with Pipenger, Brubaker and Matthew Werner leading the Patriot offense.
Tri-County North was able to finally get its offense going late in the second quarter and scored seven of the period's final 12 points to make it 45-16 in favor of Tri-Village at halftime.
Tri-Village went on another long run to begin the third quarter, scoring the second half's first 22 points, capped off by Andrew Wilcox's second dunk of the night. At the end of the third period, Tri-Village led 74-25.
Up 79-30 with 5:42 left in the fourth quarter, Tri-Village took its starters out of the game and played the rest of the night with five backups. Kaleb Chowning and Colton Linkous led the Tri-Village offense in the game's final minutes as the Patriots capped off the 90-31 win.
“We had a lot of guys making plays, and that made us a lot better tonight,” Sagester said.
Pipenger, who was honored prior to the game for scoring his 1,000th career point last week, led Tri-Village with 22 points on the night. Also for the Patriots, Brubaker scored 19 points, Werner scored 15, Cook scored 11, Linkous scored 11, Wilcox scored eight, and Chowning scored four.
Sagester said he was happy to see the balanced offensive attack from the Patriots Friday night.
“It's nice because then other teams realize we've got four guys who can score,” he said.
Tri-Village returns to action Tuesday when it plays host to Troy Christian. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.
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