The Trojans headed to Centauri this past weekend to take part in their annual Mountain Top Classic.
The Trojans headed to Centauri this past weekend to take part in their annual Mountain Top Classic. This tournament hosts teams like Salida, Olathe, Center and Las Animas as a prep for their regular season. The setup for the tourney guarantees three games over three days, and the Trojans had a full plate for all three games.
In their first match against 3A Salida, the Trojans put 50 points on the board, but fell by 42. This was due in part to a third period where they only scored one point, but the Spartans put up 27. The final was Trojans 50, Spartans 92.
The second game pit the Trojans against the 1A perennial contender Center Vikings. In a much lower-scoring affair, the Trojans put up 40 to the Vikings’ 64. Still a loss, but plenty of basketball left.
The final game of the weekend had the Trojans face off against the 3A Olathe Pirates. Again, lower scoring, closer margin. However, the outcome was still the same. The Trojans fell 43-57.
Coach Tyson Vigil was not disappointed by his team’s performance this weekend despite the 0-3 outcome: “I am so proud of our guys and the fight they showed. We faced some fierce competition and hung in there with all of them. We are now battle-tested, and we will be ready for whatever the Santa Fe League throws at us. Also, I am very excited about the play of our bench this weekend. We threw a few young players into the fire of varsity competition and they rose to the occasion. We are a much deeper team than I anticipated. “
Coach Vigil also touted his senior leader Josh Gauna who led the team in scoring and was honored by being named to the All-Tournament Team. Good job, Josh!
The Trojans continue their campaign this week in Westcliffe against the Custer County Bobcats. Varsity matches will begin at 7 p.m.