Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 20, 2013

Troup hits 9 treys to eliminate Jefferson 66-58 District round

DOC SMITH
Jacksonville Daily Progress

CARTHAGE — To say Troup had the hot hand from beyond the arc Tuesday would be an understatement.

The Tigers popped in nine long balls which enabled Troup, the District 18-2A co-champions, to claim a  66-58 win over the Jefferson Bulldogs in Class 2A Region II bi-district win at Bulldog Gymnasium in Carthage on Tuesday evening.

Marcus Kincade came off the bench with five second quarter points to spark a 21-6 spurt after trailing 19-16 with one period complete.

The team-specialty of 3-point shooting was evidenced as well with seven in the first half, back-to-backers by Hunter Clark, and a buzzer-beating trey from Richard ‘Chick’ Lacy made the largest lead of the game at the break with a 37-25 cushion.

Jefferson made a run to close it back within 43-39 until Lacy busted two more treys to push the Tiger lead back to 52-37 at the two-minute mark of the third period.

“I thought our kid’s rallied around each other and it was a total team effort tonight,” said Troup first-year head coach, Jody Sorey. “Tonight we played about as well as we have played in a few weeks and that was good to see.”

Lacy led all scorers in the game with 23-points while teammates, Clark and Bradly Stewart were in double-digits with 13- and 10-points respectively.

The Bulldogs (18-12), were paced by Terrance Whitaker with 19-points. Jefferson point guard, David Police canned one trey and scored 14 points and Devonte Singleton rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points in the setback.

Jefferson ends the season with a 18-12 record.

Troup advances to play Palestine-Westwood late this week at a time and location to be announced.

Class 2A, Region II Boys Bi-District Basketball

Troup 66, Jefferson 58

Jefferson     19      6     14     19  -  58         

Troup          16    21     16     16  -  66

JEFFERSON – David Police, 14; LaDarius Holt, 1; Terrance Whitaker, 19; Devin Hodge, 3; D’Vonte Hood, 3; Devonte Singleton, 10; Jonathan Mathis, 2; Cordarryl Hale, 6.

TROUP – Richard Lacy, 23; Hunter Clark, 13; Bradly Stewart, 10; Marcus Kincade, 5; Shaquille Rollins, 4; Chance Selvidge, 2; Wes Thompson, 8.

THREE-POINT GOALS – J: Police, Hodge, Hood. T: Lacy 3, Clark 3, Stewart 2, Kincade..

RECORDS – Jefferson 18-12. Troup 22-10.

NEXT UP - Jefferson's season is over. Troup plays Palestine-Westwood, Area round, TBD.