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Trinity scores another big victory over Richardton-Taylor

In their two meetings this season, the Titans have outscored the Raiders 161-36.

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Trinity sophomore guard Jake Shobe (24) drives to the hoop in the second quarter against Richardton-Taylor on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School in Richardton.
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For their second game of the week, the Dickinson Trinity boy’s basketball team visited Richardton-Taylor Thursday night, looking for a quick 2-0 start in Region 7 play, following their win over New England on Tuesday.

Just like in their first matchup on Dec. 14 in the first round of the Roughrider tournament, the Titans built a big lead early and never looked back, cruising to a 81-25 win over the Raiders.

It was an 8-4 lead for Trinity (2-0, 6-4) in the first quarter before they took off for a 20-2 run to end the quarter strong. Senior guard Ty Praus capped things off with a heave from well beyond half court that rattled in for three more points.

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Trinity senior forward Trenten Bertelsen (45) goes for the layup in the third quarter against Richardton-Taylor on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School in Richardton.
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Richardton-Taylor (0-4, 0-9) were held to only four points in the second quarter and found themselves down 47-10 at the half. The Titans sank seven 3-pointers in the first half, three by Praus and senior guard Aiden Haich, and one from junior Thomas Jacobs.

“Our defensive energy again was there but we did it tonight without fouling,” Trinity head coach Gregg Grinsteinner said. “Our kids are starting to get more confident and it doesn’t matter who it is on the bench, we have guys that can come in and make plays for us.”

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They opened the second half on an 8-0 run, taking a 55-12 lead. It was the second game in a row Grinsteinner was able to empty his bench early, this time coming midway through the third quarter.

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Trinity head coach Gregg Grinsteinner giving instructions to his bench in the third quarter against Richardton-Taylor on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School in Richardton.
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The second unit kept up the scoring, netting 16 points in the final quarter. Jacobs had eight of those points.

Sophomore guard Jake Shobe led Trinity in scoring with 16, all coming from two-point baskets. Haich finished with 13 and Jacobs totaled 11. Just like in their game on Tuesday against New England, 12 of the 13 players that saw the floor got in the scorebook.

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Richardton-Taylor senior guard Mack Hoselton (11) makes a layup in the first quarter against Trinity on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School in Richardton.
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By no means was it a positive result for the Raiders, but they did manage to more than double their output against Trinity in comparison to their last meeting.

Sophomore center Caisen Dohrmann scored a team-high nine points.

“When we get late in the year and get to tournament time you have to win games in the half court,” Grinsteinner said. “After the first quarter everything was in the half court. Offensively we pushed and such but I thought we did a great job of executing by reversing the basketball and taking the shots we were given. And on the defensive side for the most part it was one and done.”

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Trinity senior forward Trever Jassek (34) has an open layup in the second quarter against Richardton-Taylor on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School in Richardton.
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Trinity have one game left on their schedule this week, a home tilt with Region 5 side Flasher as part of the Class B day held at Trinity High School on Saturday. Richardton-Taylor will also take on a Region 5 opponent on Saturday, hosting the Max Cossacks.

BOX SCORE

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Scoring - Trinity: Jake Shobe 16, Aiden Haich 13, Thomas Jacobs 11, Ty Praus 9, Cade Fitterer 8, Trever Jassek 6, Trenten Bertelsen, Jeremiah Jilek, Anthony Spradley 4, Ty Dassinger, Drew Kovash, Luke Shobe 2; Richardton-Taylor: Casein Dohrmann 9, Chance Isaak 6, Marcus Cuevas, Mack Hoselton 4, Cody Miller 2.

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Richardton-Taylor senior guard Mack Hoselton (11) has trouble getting around Trinity senior forward Drew Kovash (22) in the first quarter on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Richardton-Taylor High School in Richardton.
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Race Archibald is a former sports reporter with The Dickinson Press.
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