1-23-04   ST. JAMES @ Trinity   GAME RECAPS

VARSITY BOYS     @ Trinity 62, St. James (13-4) 54

Score by quarters:     STJ         8     19     12     15       54
                               TPS       14     16     11     21       62

STJ Scorers:             Nelson 27, Roberts 7, Ward 7, Gibson 6, Mills 4, Kirkland 3
TPS Scorers:            Trott 21, A. Hoyt 9, Jones 9, McKean 9, Hooper 7, Eddins 4, Waters 3

STJ 3 Pointers:         Mills (1)                                      FT (team):      15 of 26  (57.7%)

The Trinity Wildcats made crucial freethrows down the stretch, nailing 7 of them for the last 7
points of the ballgame, as they defeated the Trojans by 8.  A Richard Jones three pointer midway
through the first quarter gave Trinity a 9-6 lead, one which they would hold until Taylor Nelson,
whose 27 points were a game high, tied the game at 39 late in the third quarter with a basket.
The Trojans finally regained the lead at 42-41, and led or was tied for most of the final quarter
before a Tommy Trott basket with 2 minutes remaining gave the Wildcats a 55-53 lead.  Trinity
made 17 of their 22 second half free throws, and were nearly perfect in the fourth quarter, to
secure the victory in a physical hard fought game in front of an expected overflowing crowd.

VARSITY GIRLS   ST. JAMES (13-5) 49, @ Trinity 27

Score by quarters:     STJ        14     16     13      6      49
                               TPS         4       7     16      0      27

STJ Scorers:             Barnes 16, Richards 8, Ca. Cowart 7, Smith 6, Ce. Cowart 5, Bright 3, Adams 2, Meadows 2
TPS Scorers:            Sims 8, Redden 7, Dupree 5, Ki. Beck 3, Ka. Beck 2, Voreis 2

STJ 3 Pointers:         Barnes (2), Richards (1)               FT (team):      8 of 12   (66.7%)

Hillary Barnes hit two three pointers late in the first quarter to shake up the deliberate game
of the Lady Wildcats, and the Trojans defense held Trinity basically in check for three quarters,
and shut them out in the fourth, as they cruised to a 49-27 win.  Trinity came out and switched
to a much faster tempo in the third quarter, and actually outscored both St. James in the quarter
and themselves for the remainder of the game.  However, St. James adapted to the up-tempo and
did not allow a Wildcat score in the last 9 minutes of the contest.  Casey Sims scored all of her
Wildcat-high 8 points in the third quarter, and Paige Redden added all 7 of hers as the only
scores in the second quarter.  Hillary Barnes made five two point field goals after her back to
back threes in the opening period.