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Word of God rides Troy’s hot hand in record setting victory over Trinity

Boys Basketball: Trinity Christian vs Word of God (December 30,

Demetrius Troy (2) of Word of God. Trinity Christian plays Word of God on the final day of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational. Word of God beats Trinity Christian 103 to 85 . (Photo by: Suzie Wolf/HighSchoolOT.com Contributor)

 

In a rivalry game pitting two of the best teams in the state, Word Of God not only defeated Trinity Christian, but set several HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational records as well.

Demetrius Troy scored 49 points, including a tournament-record 10 three-pointers as the Holy Rams beat the Crusaders 103-85 in the third-place game in the John Wall bracket.

Troy, who also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, also broke the record for tournament three-pointers with 17. Word Of God (16-1) as a team had 14 threes and 30 for the tournament, both records.

The teams combined to break another record with 20 threes, and if Josh Peacock’s downtown shot at the final buzzer didn’t rim out, Word Of God would’ve broken the record for most points in a tournament game. The point total of 104, set by three teams and most recently Middle Village, N.Y. Christ The King in 1998, still stands.

Holy Rams coach Tim Woods said he was pleased by the team’s efforts, particularly Troy, after losing 98-85 to High Point Wesleyan on Monday.

“Demetrius was in a zone, which I was looking for last night,” Woods said. “Everyone played great and we’ve had a real good start to the season. We’re not as big as we want to be, but we’re quick, fast and have great shooters.”

The game started close with six ties and four lead changes in the first half, the last tie coming on a basket by Trinity Christian’s Andre Harrison to knot things up at 32 with 5:09 in left in the second quarter.

Over the next two minutes, Word Of God went on an 11-0 run to establish control and took a 49-41 advantage at intermission.

The Holy Rams went on another 11-0 run to start the second half with Troy hitting a trio of shots from downtown. Troy scored 32 in the second half, including the record-breaking three with 6:15 left in the contest.

Troy attributed his game to the rivalry, rebounding after the team’s first loss and an interesting breakfast.

“I had bacon and snack rolls,” Troy said with a laugh. “I thank my teammates and coaches who have a lot of confidence in me. Trinity Christian is always tough competition and they’ve been our rivals since before I was enrolled here. It was a big deal for us to win against them and come back from (Monday) night.”

Trinity Christian (10-6) fell behind by as many as 29 points and never got closer than 17 in the second half after the Holy Rams’ initial run. One day after losing to Orangeville Prep 79-75, Crusaders coach Heath Vandevender said he felt the team was flat, particularly on the defensive end.

“We knew the scouting report,” Vandevender said. “They like to play fast and we didn’t respond. We have a lot of pride for this program and in 14 years we hadn’t given up 103 points or let someone score 49 on us. Demetrius is a good player and shot well, but we didn’t do things from a defensive standpoint to make his touches more difficult.

“As a staff, we’ll work on two of the biggest things we can coach: heart and effort. We’ll play Word Of God on Feb. 11 and you should see a change in the way we play.”

Dennis Smith Jr. had 34 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Crusaders.

Read more at http://www.highschoolot.com/word-of-god-rides-troy-s-hot-hand-in-record-setting-victory-over-trinty/14318576/#xMGKLtHpigoYqGVP.99

Athletic Director and Head Boy’s Basketball Coach

Tim Woods

Phone number: 919-834-8200 ext 2237 * email address: twoodsad@wogca.org *

 

Congratulations to Word of God Christian Academy: Winners & Champions of the Bull City Classic & Jalen Harris, MVP

 

In a rivalry game pitting two of the best teams in the state, Word Of God not only defeated Trinity Christian, but set several HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational records as well.

Demetrius Troy scored 49 points, including a tournament-record 10 three-pointers as the Holy Rams beat the Crusaders 103-85 in the third-place game in the John Wall bracket.

Troy, who also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, also broke the record for tournament three-pointers with 17. Word Of God (16-1) as a team had 14 threes and 30 for the tournament, both records.

The teams combined to break another record with 20 threes, and if Josh Peacock’s downtown shot at the final buzzer didn’t rim out, Word Of God would’ve broken the record for most points in a tournament game. The point total of 104, set by three teams and most recently Middle Village, N.Y. Christ The King in 1998, still stands.

Holy Rams coach Tim Woods said he was pleased by the team’s efforts, particularly Troy, after losing 98-85 to High Point Wesleyan on Monday.

“Demetrius was in a zone, which I was looking for last night,” Woods said. “Everyone played great and we’ve had a real good start to the season. We’re not as big as we want to be, but we’re quick, fast and have great shooters.”

The game started close with six ties and four lead changes in the first half, the last tie coming on a basket by Trinity Christian’s Andre Harrison to knot things up at 32 with 5:09 in left in the second quarter.

Over the next two minutes, Word Of God went on an 11-0 run to establish control and took a 49-41 advantage at intermission.

The Holy Rams went on another 11-0 run to start the second half with Troy hitting a trio of shots from downtown. Troy scored 32 in the second half, including the record-breaking three with 6:15 left in the contest.

Troy attributed his game to the rivalry, rebounding after the team’s first loss and an interesting breakfast.

“I had bacon and snack rolls,” Troy said with a laugh. “I thank my teammates and coaches who have a lot of confidence in me. Trinity Christian is always tough competition and they’ve been our rivals since before I was enrolled here. It was a big deal for us to win against them and come back from (Monday) night.”

Trinity Christian (10-6) fell behind by as many as 29 points and never got closer than 17 in the second half after the Holy Rams’ initial run. One day after losing to Orangeville Prep 79-75, Crusaders coach Heath Vandevender said he felt the team was flat, particularly on the defensive end.

“We knew the scouting report,” Vandevender said. “They like to play fast and we didn’t respond. We have a lot of pride for this program and in 14 years we hadn’t given up 103 points or let someone score 49 on us. Demetrius is a good player and shot well, but we didn’t do things from a defensive standpoint to make his touches more difficult.

“As a staff, we’ll work on two of the biggest things we can coach: heart and effort. We’ll play Word Of God on Feb. 11 and you should see a change in the way we play.”

Dennis Smith Jr. had 34 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Crusaders.

Read more at http://www.highschoolot.com/word-of-god-rides-troy-s-hot-hand-in-record-setting-victory-over-trinty/14318576/#xMGKLtHpigoYqGVP.99


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