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021623 trinity basketballTrinity’s Cole Hortman (No. 4) goes under the defense for Trinity’s first score. Trinity’s Cameron Anderson (No. 20) tries to pull in a rebound. Trinity’s Chanston Holland (No. 10) puts up a layup. Photos by Tony Farkas

TCNS staff

TRINITY — To end up in the postseason brackets, the Trinity Tigers needed to win out the regular season; however, a 72-59 loss to Crockett means the season ended against Shepherd on Tuesday.

The Tigers did beat Coldspring 84-81 in double overtime on Feb. 7.

Standouts during play were Junior Hernandez, Tristan Martinez, Kaden Barnes and Cole Hortman.

The Bulldogs won both games last week, beating Apple Springs on 53-47 on Feb. 7 and Slocum 60-56 on Friday.

Centerville secured sole possession of fifth place out of eight teams in one of the toughest 1A districts in the state, which is one spot from the playoffs.

Feb. 7 was Senior Night, and the school honored the five seniors before the varsity game — Aydn Self, Audra Bolton, Walker Thorne, Jada Welch and Brianna Commiato.

Top players for Centerville were Aydn Self with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist; Iain Kendrick with 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists; Colton Brasuell with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists; Brayden Watson with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals; Walker Thorne with 2 points, 7 rebounds and 1 block; and Audra Bolton with 1 point and 7 rebounds.

For Apple Springs, top players were Dakota Campbell with 21 points and 9 rebounds; Caden Diaz with nine points and 4 rebounds; and Connor Kaufman with 6 points and 11 rebounds.

The Apple Springs JV downed Centerville JV 51-26.

Against Slocum, top players were Iain Kendrick with 21 points and 4 rebounds; Colton Brasuell with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist; Aydn Self with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal; Brayden Watson with 1 point, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals and 1 block; and Audra Bolton with 2 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist.

Apple Springs
The Eagles were outmatched by Martinsville, and lost their game on Friday 104-36.

The Indians split games last week, downing Latexo 65-44 on Feb. 7 but losing to Grapeland 79-47 on Friday.


The Trinity Lady Tigers ended their season with a 61-16 loss to Coldspring-Oakhurst on Feb. 7.

The Lady Bulldogs downed the Lady Eagles of Apple Springs 33-19 on Feb. 7.

The Lady Indians finished district play with a hold on second place in the district and downing Latexo 41-37 on Feb. 7.

Top players were Kiki Smith with 16 points, 6 steals, 13 rebounds and 2 assists; Stormie Hensley with 9 points; Isavel Bautista with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals; Laney Peterson with 5 points and 4 rebounds; Daisia Leonard with 4 points; Anahi Chavez with 5 rebounds; and Marie Gonzalez with 4 rebounds and 1 assist.

The Lady Indians were to play Frankston in Elkhart in the first round.

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