Morey paces Trinity past Mott-RegentMOTT — Robbie Morey poured in a game-high 24 points as the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team used a big first quarter to top Mott-Regent on Friday.
MOTT — Robbie Morey poured in a game-high 24 points as the Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team used a big first quarter to top Mott-Regent on Friday.
The fifth-ranked Titans held a 24-8 edge at the end of the first quarter en route to a 67-41 win.
“I thought the kids had a lot of good energy,” Trinity coach Gregg Grinsteinner said. “It was a pretty good team effort.”
Grinsteinner made note of Trinity’s struggles against a zone defense in a win over Beach on Tuesday. Mott-Regent also played zone, and the Titans were able to work out a few chinks in their armor.
“I was disappointed with the game against Beach,” Grinsteinner said. “That’s one thing we really wanted to work on … making sure we’re doing a better job against zone. We got our posts a lot more touches tonight.
“We challenged kids after the Beach game and the kids responded very well.”
Morey, a junior, finished with four 3-pointers, seven assists and five steals while senior point guard Jordan Selinger had 14 points and five assists.
Mott-Regent junior Luke Honeyman had 17 points in the loss.
Trinity improves to 11-1. The Wildfire fell to 3-11.
Trinity 24 44 54 67
MR 8 24 33 41
T: Robbie Morey 24, Jordan Selinger 14, Aaron Grinsteinner 9, Brooks Thorson 5, Tommy Peters 4, Austin Fridrich 3, Alex Klug 3, Scott Gordon 2, Michael Mortensen 2, Jalen Lee 1.
MR: Luke Honeyman 17, Nick Kautzman 7, Jon Carlson 5, Chad Mosbrucker 3, Val Jahner 3, Weston Bohnet 2, Justin Herner 2, Randy Reich 2, Tanner Kautzman 2.
3-pointers: Morey 4, Selinger 2, Klug 1, Mosbrucker 1. Free throws: T 8-18, MR 8-23. Total fouls: T 25, MR 20. Rebounds: T 32 (Erik Arnold 7), MR 25. Assists: T 19 (Morey 7), MR 14. Steals: T 15 (Morey 5), MR 2. Blocks: T 1 (Selinger), MR 0. Turnovers: T 12, MR 17.