Red Raiders slip past Bulldogs for boys win

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 10:43 PM

The T.W. Andrews boys basketball team pulled out a win Wednesday night over conference opponent Trinity 58-55 in a rematch of the PAC-6 conference championship from a season ago.

Chris Eatmon led all scorers with 19 points for the Red Raiders, who held off the Bulldogs.
With 42 seconds remaining, Andrews led 54-52 and in the double-bonus and Trinity was whistled for an offensive foul, giving the ball back to the Red Raiders. From there, Xavier Davis hit four consecutive foul shots and came up with a big stop defensively to seal the victory for the Red Raiders.
“You know, we’ve had a lot of off the court issues and we finally were able to put guys on the floor that are comfortable playing together, and it just so happened to be against Trinity,” first year head coach Cleaver Rennie said. “We cut our turnovers tonight and understood what we needed to do to get the win.”
Midway through the fourth quarter, Trinity suffered a big blow when junior point guard Jarrod Rogers fouled out, leaving the Bulldogs without a true ball-handler to run the point. Andrews got a couple of big 3-point baskets from Davis (who finished with 10 points) and some athletic put-backs by Eatmon.
“That’s Andrews-Trinity for you. Hard fought basketball,” Rennie said.
Andrews picked up its second conference victory of the season, improving to 2-1 in the PAC-6.
Trinity had three players reach double-figure scoring, including David Newcomer with 15. The Bulldogs suffer its second straight loss and slip to 1-2 in the conference, 12-3 overall.