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BASKETBALL: Trojans hammer Houston

January 4, 2012

BOTKINS — Nine different players scored as the Botkins Trojans rolled to a 67-44 win over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County League varsity boys basketball game Tuesday at Botkins High School.

It was the first league win of the season for the Trojans (4-3, 1-2 SCL).

Botkins’ Tyler Egbert led all scorers with 21 points, scoring 15 of those in the second half.

Ethan Zimpfer added 11 for the Trojans. Gabe Lawrence chipped in with nine and Josh Schwartz contributed eight.

Botkins led 17-11 after one quarter and stretched the margin to 32-24 at the half.

The Trojans added to their lead in the third quarter, pulling out to a 46-33 advantage, before pouring it on with a 21-11 fourth-quarter spurt.

Jesse Philpot led Houston with 13 points. Nate Ritchie added nine.

Botkins returns to action when it hosts the Fort Loramie Redskins at 6:30 on Friday.

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