Northeast Tarrant

Trinity boys hoops grinds through tough early season

Jacob Jackson, left, and the Trojans are facing tough early-season competition.
Jacob Jackson, left, and the Trojans are facing tough early-season competition. Star-Telegram Archive

The Euless Trinity boys basketball team is in full swing in this early-season meat-grinder after going 2-2 in San Angelo Central’s McCutchen Memorial tournament. The Trojans (5-2) started things off last Thursday with a 44-40 win in the first round over Abilene Wylie. That win put Trinity in a quarterfinal matchup Friday against Kerville Tivy, which the Trojans lost 53-50.

In the ensuing consolation bracket game, Trinity put together one if its most complete performances yet in a 78-62 win over El Paso Del Valle. That win put the Trojans in the seventh-place game against Lubbock Trinity Christian, the 17th-ranked small private school team in the state, according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Lubbock Trinity Christian took an 81-77 win, as the Trojans’ two tournament losses came by a combined seven points. Trinity has played some of the best smaller schools in the state in the nondistrict portion of the season, in preparation for District 7-6A play, where the Trojans were picked to finish second behing Richland.

Trinity took a nail-biting 61-59 win over Class 4A Wichita Falls Hirschi to open the season before facing another Class 4A team in Abilene Wylie in the McCutchen tourney, and Lubbock Trinity Christian, which plays in TAPPS Class 4A.

Trinity will stay on the road through the start of District 7-6A play, squaring off with Denton Guyer this week and fitting in one more tournament before district play starts on January 2 at Colleyville Heritage.

Trinity girls keep up winning ways

Trinity (11-1) won its only matchup last week with a 48-35 win over Mansfield Lake Ridge. The backcourt tandem of Trinity Oliver and Haleigh Talbert combined for 37 points, while Sydney McCallister chipped in six points.

The Trojans will play at Dallas Lake Highlands and Irving this week before District 7-6A play begins on Dec. 15 with a game at Richland. Trinity was picked to finish second in the district this year behind Southlake Carroll, which is ranked No. 22 in Class 6A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.