BOTKINS â€” The Botkins Trojans ripped down a 49-27 victory over the Parkway Panthers in non-league varsity boys basketball action Saturday night at Botkins High School.
The Trojans dominated every aspect of the floor, from the initial tip-off down to the final minute in the first quarter as they pulled ahead of the Panthers 15-3.
But as the second quarter started, Parkway picked up its offensive mentality, matching Botkins with eight points each going into the half.
â€śWe knew Parkwayâ€™s capabilities werenâ€™t limited to their 1-10 record,â€ť Botkins coach Brett Meyer said. â€śWeâ€™d watched quite a few games where they had staged a comeback. So we told our boys they needed to continue to play hard and get at them.â€ť
Even though the Trojans were up 23-11 coming out of halftime, they didnâ€™t let down on their intensity.
Draining shots all over the court, senior Ethan Zimpfer added eight points to the boards while juniors Seth Hoying and Heath Geyer each sank a 3-pointer of their own.
The Trojans offense wasnâ€™t the only thing there Saturday night as they outrebounded the Panthers by eight and grabbed 13 steals.
â€śGoing into the fourth quarter Parkway had 18 points, so we challenged our boys to keep them under 30,â€ť Meyer said.
And they did just that, outscoring Parkway 10-9 in the final quarter.
Botkinsâ€™ victory increased its record to 6-4 overall.
The Trojans are back in action again Tuesday night when they travel to Anna to take on the undefeated Rockets.View more articles in: