Posted: Feb 11, 2013 11:52 AM
The No. 1 team in the state visited Lexington Friday night.
Trinity came to town riding a 10-game win streak and left with its 11th victory after gutting out a 65-51 victory over Lafayette.
The game was closer than that. The Generals led by four at the half, and the Shamrocks clung to a 1-point advantage with less than five minutes to play. But Trinity put together a 15-2 run down the stretch to put the game away.
"I felt like our intensity fell off toward the end of that second half, and we could have played a little bit harder," Lafayette forward Jackson Davis said after the game.
A future U of L football player led the Rocks. James Quick finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. He said his team was rushing shots in the first half and a second half adjustment made the difference.
"Well basically in the second half, we came out and attacked the rim more. You know, get into the paint and kick it out."
Trey Ivory drained four treys for the Shamrocks and finished with 14 points. Darryl Hicks also hit double figures for the state's top team, finishing with 17.
Davis led Lafayette, scoring a double-double. The junior standout finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds. But the Generals didn't manage to get anybody else in double figures.
Trinity followed up the win in Lexington with a 76-55 victory over Louisville Central to improve to 23-4.
Lafayette dropped to 14-10 with the loss.