Euless Trinity boys’ defense holds L.D. Bell to 13 percent shooting in rout

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There are very few nights that Hurst L.D. Bell shoots 13 percent from the floor.

There are even fewer when the Blue Raiders do it against rival Euless Trinity.

But Bell fired mostly blanks against a strong Trojans defense Tuesday as Trinity won 53-26 in a District 6-5A game at Bell High School.

“They’re not going to do that very often; it was rare,” Trinity coach Mark Villines said. “I’d like to think we played some great defense tonight as well and that’s the kind of team we are.”

Of Bell’s 48 shots, eight never made it to the rim thanks to Trinity center Myles Turner, one of the nation’s top recruits.

Turner, who added 14 points and 13 rebounds, kept the middle occupied most of the evening as the Raiders worked for shots on the perimeter.

That didn’t work either as Bell missed all 15 of its 3-point attempts.

Trinity (11-2, 4-0 6-5A), though, came out humming as Adrian Wong knocked down three 3-pointers in a 14-5 opening-quarter run. He finished with 16 points.

Bell (12-7, 3-1) roared back with its defense in the second quarter, cutting Trinity’s lead to 17-16 before Wong’s 3-pointer made it 22-16 at the half.

“We use the kind of defense we play to give us the open shots at the other end,” Wong said. “We’ve worked hard all season to keep that kind of mindset and it’s working out for us.”

Turner got his team fired up midway through the third quarter when he threw down the back end of an alley-oop for a 28-18 lead.

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