Saints Game Update Dec. 10

Saints Game Update Dec. 10

Saints Game Update Dec. 10

Trinity Lutheran 68 Kennedy 57 

It was raining 3’s in the high desert.  In front of a full house for their first home game, Trinity Lutheran made a record 10 3 point baskets on their way to a solid 68-57 win over 2A Kennedy from Mt Angel.

After falling behind 0-4, the Saints rallied for a quick 8 points and did not trail the rest of the game. Cash Niemeyer and Scooty Gilbert each hit two 3’s in the first quarter and the Saints (4-0) led 14-10.

The second quarter was back and forth. The Trojans (1-1) cut the lead to one point at 23-22 but a quick 3 by Niemeyer helped lead the Saints to a 30-26 lead at half. Scoring at this point was fairly balanced as Niemeyer had 11, Gilbert 9 and Matt Eidler 8.

Trinity started the third quarter strong on a 7-0 run and they opened the lead to 49-40 behind Eidler and Niemeyer who each score 8 in quarter.

Kennedy never got closer than 7 points in the fourth quarter and the Saints put the game away at the free throw line. Despite not attempting any free throws in the first 3 quarters, a strong 10-14 effort eliminated any chance of a late comeback.

Cash Niemeyer led Trinity with 22 points including shooting 5-7 from 3 and contributed 4 assists and 5 rebounds. Matt Eidler contributed 20 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Scooty Gilbert shot 4-9 from 3 (16-33 ytd) adding 15 points and 6 assists while Niko Uto was strong in the second half grabbing 7 of his 9 rebounds.

Go Saints!