Trinity rocks Trojans

December 27, 2001

Trinity rocks Trojans

By BILL STERNER / Staff Correspondent
Trinity 69
Chambersburg 38

Trinity (69)

Ramus 6, Hudock 10, Murray 4, Stetler 6, Glessner 4, Gianni 4, Cassidy 5, Torchia 2, Crane 2, Daly 6, Bekelja 10. Totals 27 9-11 69.

Chambersburg (38)

Cook 20, Mayer 2, Burnham 3, VanBrakle 13. Totals 11 15-20 38.



Three point goals - Trinity 6 (Hudock 2, Stetler 2, Bekelja 2), Chambersburg 1 (Cook). JV- Chambersburg, 43-41.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harry DeFrank had to dig for a piece of hardware in the Trinity team bag Friday night, a bag that includes the trophy as defending PIAA Class AA state champions.


When the Trinity coach found the right tool in that bag, the wheels quickly came off for Chambersburg.

Eleven Shamrocks put points in the scorebook while the error-prone Trojans turned the ball over to the press more than two dozen times as Trinity to rolled to a 69-38 win.

Trinity showed balance and persistence on offense and put the game out of Chambersburg's reach early by taking a 23-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.

"We started slowly tonight," DeFrank said. "We had two kids whistled early for fouls, and we were a litle out of sorts."

Even in the second quarter, when the Trojans successfully slowed the Shamrocks, Trinity exhibited a patience that did not allow Chambersburg to cut into the lead.

"Now that is a very good team," Chambersburg coach Bill Lindsay said. "We seemed to be pumped up, but we really weren't pumped up."

The stellar play of Shamrocks guard Kathyrn Hudock (10 points) and forward Kate Bekelja (10 points) overshadowed an excellent effort by the Trojans' Sarah Cook, who led all scorers with 20.

The third quarter turned into a track meet as Trinity scored on eight of their first nine possessions and opened a 58-33 lead . DeFrank liberally shuttled substitutes in and out of the game.

"Their execution was just phenomenal," Lindsay said. "We were not prepared well and that starts with me. We need to be mentally and physically prepared, especially against teams of that caliber."

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