Trinity falls to Madison Central 78-77
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MT. STERLING, Ky. – No. 1 Trinity saw a late five point lead disappear in shocking fashion as Madison Central was allowed free throws after time expired in a 78-77 win for the second ranked Indians in the Joe B. Hall Prep Classic at Montgomery County High School in Mt. Sterling.
The stunning finish saw five fouls called in the final 11.2 seconds of the game, including one after the final buzzer had sounded against Trinity that allowed the Indians a chance to win with 0.0 remaining.
Junior Darryl Hicks hit two free throws with 11.2 seconds remaining to give Trinity a 77-73 lead.
The Indians were then sent to the line with 5.8 remaining and Dominique Hawkins hit two free throws to cut the lead to 77-75.
Hicks returned to the line with 5.0 remaining, but missed both shots. The rebound bounced towards the baseline where Miles Rice was called for an foul, sending the Indians to the line to tie the game.
Madison Central’s Hunter Allen hit both free throws to tie the game with 4.6 remaining.
After the inbounds pass, the ball was ruled out of bounds off a Trinity player with 0.1 second remaining. The Indians inbounded in front of their own bench and Trinity was called for a foul despite the clock reading 0.0.
Quan Taylor missed the first free throw, but nailed the second with no time remaining to allow Madison Central to stay unbeaten.
The Shamrocks had their 12 game winning streak, tied for the second longest, end with the loss. It was Trinity’s second game in as many days. The Shamrocks defeated rival St. Xavier 63-45 on Friday night at historic Freedom Hall in Louisville in front of 5,753 fans.
Senior Nathan Dieudonne was dominant for the Shamrocks, finishing with 21 points, including an 8-of-11 performance from the free throw line.
Trinity returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 when the Shamrocks travel to Pleasure Ridge Park to take on the perennial sixth region power for the first time since 2006. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. with complete coverage available on Twitter via @trinitysports.
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Madison Central (78)- Hawkins 33, Bosley 28, O’Bryan 2, Taylor 9, Allen 6.
Trinity (77)- Hicks 10, Foster 14, Saxton 10, Perito 2, Rice 3, Dieudonne 21, Thurman 2, Quick 8, Owens 7.
Three-Point Field Goals- Hicks 2, Foster 2, Saxton, Rice, Dieudonne, Hawkins 2, Bosley 3.