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Trojans can’t repeat comeback win

December 6, 2017
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor (agraham@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Despite their best efforts, the South Tama Trojans could not pull off a two-night streak of come from behind wins. The Trojans hosted Grinnell in their season opener on Monday, Nov. 27. They trailed the Tigers throughout the majority of the night but came back with a victory in the final seconds of the non-conference contest.

The following evening, the Trojans hosted Solon, who come from the eastern side of the WaMaC conference. The Trojans gave it a solid go and even narrowed the gap to just five points at the top of the fourth quarter. They just couldn't catch the break they needed to change the momentum. Solon came out of the night with a 78-61 win.

The loss of Justus Ward in the first quarter was a blow to the Trojans. Ward came out of the game with an injury and did not return.

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South Tama’s Gabe Shields (5) goes up for a shot during STC’s non-conference contest with Solon. The Trojans fell to Solon 78-61 on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham

Gabe Shields led the Trojans with 21 points and also had 5 rebounds and 5 steals.

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STC STATS

Pts. - Gabe Shields 21, Kaiden Buffalo 10, Sterling Tyon 9, Lane Koch 7, Nathan Lasley 6, Keith Keahna 6, Roger Flores 2

FGM/FGA - Gabe Shields 7-16, Kaiden Buffalo 4-11, Sterling Tyon 4-16, Lane Koch 1-2, Nathan Lasley 3-6, Keith Keahna 1-7, Justus Ward 0-2, Roger Flores 1-2

3PTM/ 3PTA - Kaiden Buffalo 2-5, Gabe Shields 1-3, Roger Flores 0-1, Keith Keahna 0-1, Sterling Tyon 1-7

FTM/FTA - Gabe Shields 6-6, Lane Koch 5-6, Keith Keahna 4-6, Wyatt Crain 0-1, Shae Betz 0-2, Kaiden Buffalo 0-1

Off Rebound - Lane Koch 8, Shae Betz 2, Keith Keahna 2, Gabe Shields 2

Def. Rebounds - Keith Keahna 5, Sterling Tyon 4, Gabe Shields 3, Nathan Lasley 2, Lane Koch 1, Jake Wilkerson 1, Tim Evans 1, Wyatt Crain 1, Shae Betz 1

Assists - Jake Wilkerson 2, Shae Betz 2, Kaiden Buffalo 1, Lane Koch 1, Keith Keahna 1, Sterling Tyon 1

Steals - Gabe Shields 5, Kaiden Buffalo 3, Lane Koch 1, Keith Keahna 1

Blocks - Justus Ward 1, Gabe Shields 1, Keith Keahna 1, Sterling Tyon 1, Wyatt Crain 1

 
 

 

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