GLOUSTER, Ohio — A tough night at Trimble.
The Eastern boys basketball team shot 28 percent from the field, while host Trimble netted 58 percent of its field goal tries Tuesday night during a 79-42 decision in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The visiting Eagles (2-19, 1-14 TVC Hocking) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but the Tomcats (9-7, 8-5) countered with a 23-4 surge to claim a 23-10 lead after eight minutes. THS followed with a small 12-10 second quarter run, allowing the hosts to secure a 35-20 cushion at the intermission.
The Tomcats kept that momentum going into the second half, as the Red and White made a 21-6 charge in the third quarter to grow their lead out to a comfortable 56-26 cushion entering the finale.
Trimble closed regulation with a 23-16 run to wrap up the 37-point decision and a season sweep of EHS. The Tomcats won a 70-58 decision in Tuppers Plains back on January 10.
Trimble outrebounded the guests by a 38-26 overall margin and committed 13 turnovers in the contest, compared to 20 giveaways by the Green and Gold.
Eastern connected on 15-of-54 field goal attempts overall, which included a 6-of-17 effort from three-point range for 35 percent. The Eagles were also 6-of-10 at the free throw line for 60 percent.
Jett Facemyer and Cameron Richmond led EHS with seven points apiece, followed by Christian Speelman with six markers. Daschle Facemyer and Greyson Wolfe each contributed five points, while Andrew Stobart, Chase Cook and Dillon Swatzel rounded out the tally with four markers apiece.
Trimble sank 33-of-57 shot attempts overall, including a 3-of-9 effort from behind the arc for 33 percent. The hosts also netted 10-of-16 charity tosses for 63 percent.
Justice Jenkins led THS with a game-high 16 points, followed by Konner Standley with 13 markers. Micah Couch and Grant Clarke also chipped in 12 points each to the winning cause.