It was a week marked by celebration for the Trojans.
Winter Sports Week’s theme of “Sea of Blue” looked to boost school spirit and unite the student body, from kindergarten to 12th grade, behind the Trojans’ athletics.
Judging by the hallway decorations and the student body present, it was a success.
And on Feb. 7 against Swallows Charter Academy, the Trojans took a stand.
In the girls’ game, both teams played equally until the final buzzer. Both teams peaked and both teams had horrid valleys where it seemed they couldn’t buy a bucket, but in the end with the Trojans up only one, Amber Saucedo sank two free throws to solidify a Lady Trojan victory with seconds remaining. The Trojans won 36-33.
All Lady Trojans on the roster contributed to scoring, but Summer Lovato led all scorers with 6 and Sierra Gonzales led all Lady Trojans with 7 rebounds.
The boys’ game was not as celebratory for the Trojan fans. Struggling to score in the double digits, the Trojans lost 52-19.
Diego Hernandez led all Trojan scorers with 8 points and Cutter Nichols pulled down 5 rebounds.
Without time to sulk, the Trojans took off to Swink on Friday. The Lady Trojans didn’t score in the first half, making a second half come-back impossible. The Ladies fell 59-11.
The boys had a barn-burner of a game that came down to the last point.
In the first quarter, both teams came out to score. The Trojans put up 13 and the Lions put in 12.
In the second, both teams were flat – scoring a total of 10 points. With a 19-16 lead at half, the Trojans looked to capitalize in the second half, but the Lions had other plans.
Swink put 13 points on the board in the third quarter, as opposed to the Trojans, who only put up 6 to flip the script. The Lions were up 29-25 going into the fourth, so the Trojans had work to do.
The boys clawed back, but in the end the Lions came out victorious 38-37.
Nick Chavez and Devon Frazier had 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Chavez added 15 rebounds for a double double.
This week the Trojans ended their regular season against the Wildcats, in Holly on Tuesday. Scores were not available at press time.
Postseason play is still in the air for both teams, as it depends on who wins and loses across the league on Tuesday. Both teams are nearly certain to travel on Thursday to begin postseason play.