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Raiders celebrate Senior Night with impressive win

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By Dave Taylor

By DAVE TAYLOR
The Trimble Banner
Trimble’s youthful Raiders came through for the team’s two seniors Monday, overpowering Thomas Nelson, 69-42, in the Raiders’ final home appearance of the 2016-17 season.
“It was a good night for Senior Night. Donovan [Liter] and Adam [Young]both played well,” Trimble coach Stacey May said.
The Raiders trailed by a 12-11 score after the first quarter but charged ahead to take a 32-26 advantage at halftime. The hometown lads increased their lead to 9 after three quarters of play, 46-37, then outsccored the Generals 23-5 during the final period for the 27-point win.
“We played team basketball tonight,” May said. “Everybody shared the basketball. Little things impressed me tonight. I just wanted to get a good effort tonight for both of our seniors because they both deserve it.”
Troy Grieshaber led Trimble’s scoring onslaught with 27 points. Reese Webster added 18. In all, eight Raiders put points on the board. Trimble shot 47 percent from the field (23-for 49) and sank 8 of 10 free throws.
“Adam Young is a kid that’s been a leader since I’ve been here,” May said. “Even as a junior he was a vocal leader. An agency or whatever he decides to do is going to get a heck of an employee. He’ll probably make a great supervisor because he’s a leader.
“Donovan Liter would’ve helped us last year but he got hurt in practice in preseason, an ACL tear, and obviously that really held him back. I wish we would’ve had him another year. Donovan has got really quick feet and plays really good defense. Tonight I think he had a game that he’ll remember for the rest of his life. He’s another leader. The bottom line is, that kid could’ve gave it up after the injury. He came right back and came to work. Everything you ask him to do he does it!”
Trimble closes the season tomorrow night at Lloyd Memorial. The Raiders face Oldham County Tuesday in the 29th District Tournament.

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