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Trojans go into overtime but first win eludes them

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

The Troy Buchanan High Trojans continue to pursue their first win of the season. Like a broken record, the team battles opponents for three quarters but came up short in the end. Their most recent loss was to Wentzville Holt (77-63) in overtime. This was their second loss to the Indians this season.

Adam Mennemeyer led Troy with 18 points and JD Powell returned from an ankle injury with 17 points. Each also had seven rebounds. Hunter Martin was also in double figures with 10 points and six rebounds.

The Trojans trailed 47-39 after three periods but rallied in the final period with an 18-10 edge to tie the game at 57-all, forcing the extra session. Wentzville dominated this with a 20-6 edge in scoring.

“I was proud of the way the kids battled back to take the game into overtime,” said Coach Ryan Meyers. “We were again short handed playing without our point guard Tanner Ludwig, but Tyler Springer really stepped up and had a good game for us. He drew three charges and did a good job of handling the ball. The kids are playing hard and getting better, and hopefully we will get completely healthy and be ready for conference play in January and February.

After a Dec. 20 game with Fort Zumwalt South, it doesn’t get any easier for the Trojans as they will play in the Meramec Holiday Festival Tournament in Kirkwood. They will play second-seeded Webster Groves at 7 p.m. on Dec. 27. Depending upon the outcome, they will play the loser of the Lafayette-Hazelwood East game at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 but if they win their first round game, they will be the winner of Lafayette-East Dec. 28 at 8: 30 p.m.