The Trojans earned a spot in the title game of the annual TCU Bi-County Tournament by topping how LaVille 56-50 Thursday night in the second semifinal contest.
The Class 1-A No. 10 Trojans improve to 13-4 and advance to play Class 1-A No. 2 and defending tourney champion Oregon-Davis. The title tilt is slated for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. back at LaVille High School. The Bobcats, who beat Culver 69-42 in the first semifinal game Thursday night at LaVille, defeated Triton 65-55 in Bourbon on Jan. 2.
The Trojans built an 11-point lead at 46-35 after three quarters Thursday night on the strength of their 3-point shooting and then hit enough free throws in the final frame to top the host Lancers.
Taylor Hatfield tossed in a game-high 20 points, including draining three of Triton’s seven treys, to lead the Trojans to the win. Shana Anderson scored 13 points and Breanna Lemler had seven for the Trojans. Kylie Mason and Mallorie Jennings each added six points.
The Trojans have won five in a row since losing at home to Oregon-Davis earlier this month. The title game appearance Saturday night will be the first for Triton since they joined the field for the Bi-County Tourney four years ago.
Hannah Herbster scored 16 points and Katie Berger had 15 to lead LaVille, which drops to 9-8.
Oregon-Davis opened semifinal play Thursday night by rolling past Culver 69-42. Haley Collings led the Bobcats, who have won six in a row, with 20 points. Alicia McIntosh scored 15 points, Jesse Averone 13 and Ashley Campbell 12 for OD. Coach Terry Minix’s squad, which improved to 15-3, has won five of the last six Bi-County girls tourney championships.
The Triton boys basketball team, which has won three straight Bi-County Tourney titles, plays in the tourney semifinals tonight at LaVille High School. The Trojans (8-4) face host LaVille (8-3) in the second semifinal contest. The first semifinal tonight at 6:30 p.m. pits Culver (9-3) versus John Glenn (2-8).
The girls championship game featuring Triton (13-4) versus Oregon-Davis (15-3) begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening at LaVille High School. The boys title game will follow the girls championship contest.