Big second quarter helps Honey Grove takes down Trenton 50-43 on home court
On Tuesday, the Honey Grove Warriors basketball team hosted the Trenton Tigers in a district contest for both competing teams. Thanks to a 22-point outburst in the second quarter, the Warriors (4-7, 1-2) defended their home court and secured new Warriors’ coach and esteemed sports alum Homer Garner with his first district win by a final score of 50-43 over Trenton.
In the early going, Honey Grove trudged ahead to an 8-2 lead after one low-scoring quarter. However, the offense began to sizzle for the Warriors in the next frame. Led by 8 points from Honey Grove senior guard Ki Bass, the Warriors cooked the Tiger defense for 22 points compared to 12 for the visitors as Honey Grove took a 30-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
With a double-digit lead in hand, the Warriors managed 20 points in the second half and, although Trenton put 26 points on the board in the game’s final two quarters, it was too little too late for the Tigers.
Bass led the Warriors with a team-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers. Ben Patrick also performed well for Honey Grove with 10 points while Alex Fisk scored 6 points. Jarvis Hill and Daniel Tortorella also chipped in by scoring 5 points apiece. Jordan Woods added 4 points to the winning cause while Austin Booker recorded 2 points. Greg Edwards led Trenton with a game-high 20 points.
Honey Grove will venture onto the court again at 6:30 p.m. Friday for another district contest at the Sam Rayburns Rebels. For more sports coverage, click here.