Trinity International. What was a 3 point game at the half in favor of SVC turned into a 7 point advantage for Trinity Int. after 3 quarters. Trinity ended up coming away with the championship over SVC by a final score of 79-68. This game saw both teams battling foul trouble, with both bigs fouling out in the 3rd period. The first half was marred by a lot of fouls called which took both teams out of their game plan. Trinity Int. was able to finally get the lead for good at the beginning of the second half when they went ahead 31-30. They were also finally able to secure their biggest lead of the game at 44-37 and they never looked back from that point. The final score was just a formality as SVC went to fouling to try and get the ball back which created the final score spread. Trey Smith was excellent all tournament for SVC and was no different during this game as when his team needed a big bucket, he provided it for them. Unfortunately he didn’t get much help offensively to help stop the momentum that Trinity got in the second half. Daishen Nix, a freshman, was the consistent force at point guard for Trinity Int, leading to a tournament MVP recognition for him.
Trinity Int. started off tournament play with a loss but were able to defeat Villa Park, who was previously undefeated, in the semi-finals to secure their spot in the finals. They definitely earned it as after the first half of the first game, in which they lost by 1 point, they exerted themselves as the clear favorite to win it all. SVC played well all tournament and just came up short in this finals but it doesn’t negate their play during the week.
Best of luck to all the teams who participated in this 2016 Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions during the rest of their seasons. We hope you enjoyed our hospitality and will consider coming back again next year, or in the future years.