By: Elise Hempker for Miami County 10
TROY HIGH SCHOOL – It didn’t take long for the Troy Trojans to assert their dominance over the Piqua Indians in last night’s rivalry basketball game.
Troy came out on fire scoring 22 points in the first quarter, 16 of which were thanks to senior Noah Davis who put up a career high of 29 points Thursday night.
Davis only missed three shots the whole game creating an energy that the team fed off of.
The Trojans quickly established a strong defense that the Indians found a hard time penetrating, holding them to only 5 points in the first quarter.
“I think what we did tonight that we hadn’t been doing lately was our attention to detail defensively,” said head coach Mark Hess. “The guys did a great job following the game plan and scouting report and really made it tough for them.”
Throughout the rest of the first half, Piqua’s shots began to fall a little more but with two impressive blocks from seniors Hollis Terrell and Konyae Foster the Trojans were able to hold a comfortable 33-17 lead at halftime.
After the break, the Trojans never looked back. Terrell slammed in a dunk and Troy let up only 8 points in the third quarter.
As the clock started to wind down Davis racked up several more points sealing the 64-38 victory.
Davis was one of eight players to score Thursday night. Hollis Terrell had 9 points, Nick Prince had 7, Isaac Phillips had 5, and Konyae Foster and Andrew Morlan each put up 2.
Juniors Evan Kaiser contributed 6 and Kellen Miller added 4 points.
The Trojans are now 8-3 on the season with only one loss in their conference. They will travel to Greenville next Tuesday to take on the Green Wave.
Troy – 22 – 11 – 20 – 11 – 64T
Piqua – 5 – 12 – 8 – 13 – 38T
Davis – 29
Terrell – 9
Prince – 7
Kaiser – 6
Phillips – 5
Miller – 4
Foster – 2
Morlan – 2
D. Roberts – 14
B. Roberts – 12
Cox – 5
Anderson – 2
Kuhlman – 2
Webster – 2
Beougher – 1