Melican Takes Tough Loss As Trottier Thrives

The Melican boys basketball team took a tough loss to Trottier on Tuesday, 49-34. Trottier’s #34was clearly the biggest contributor, scoring an unimaginable 21 points. That’s nearly half of the entire team’s scoring! #8 also chipped in 11 points. Combined, they scored over 65% of the team’s points. For Melican, #23 Zachary scored 11, and #33 Greg scored 8. Both continued to be big contributors to the team as they have been all season. #5 Gabe, #21 Nathaniel and #32 Ethan each scored 4 points as well.  
Trottier played very aggressively, which was hard for Melican to keep up with. Some of the calls made were questionable, but Trottier had a pretty good lead all game. 
To begin the game, Trottier outscored Melican 14-5. #23 Zachary got all 5 points. Getting to the basket quickly was good, but led by #34, Trottier played very well offensively. #8 was also a big contributor for Trottier.  
The 2nd went a little bit better, but Trottier pulled away with a 23-15 lead, due to more aggressive shooting and foul shots by #34, and #00 and #11 also got to the basket frequently. However, #10 James, #21 Nathaniel and #23 Zachary led a strong all-around offense to gain some points on Trottier before halftime.  
In the 3rd, #23 Zachary led an attempt to continue the Melican comeback, but #34 and #8 led Trottier to outscore Melican 18-8 in the quarter. #34 continued aggressively shooting, scoring 8 points in just the 3rd, just as much as the entire Melican team. 
Unfortunately, Melican could not come back from that. Although #33 Greg scored 6 points in the 4th, and Trottier began to slow down, Trottier had an 18 point lead going into the quarter, and that was too much for Melican to come back from. Melican did outscore Trottier 11-8 in the 4th, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. They lost 49-34. After the 1st quarter, Trottier never lost the lead.  
Here are the stats for both teams:

Melican 
# Name Points Scored Fouls

3 Jacob — —

4 Beau — 2

5 Gabe 4 1

10 James 2 —

12 Chris — 3

13 Aaron 1 1

14 James — —

21 Nathaniel 4 1

22 Brendan — 1

23 Zachary 11 3

24 Ian — —

31 Harrim — —

32 Ethan 4 1

33 Greg 8 2

TOTALS 34 15

Trottier
00 5 1

1 — 1

3 — 1

5 — —

8 11 —

10 — 1

11 2 1

12 — —

15 — —

17 2 2

18 2 3

20 — —

22 2 1

33 2 1

34 21 1

TOTALS 49 13
End 1st 14-5 Trottier

End 2nd 23-15 Trottier

End 3rd 41-23 Trottier

Final 49-34 Trottier
Melican still has two more games against Trottier this season. Will they win in a rematch?

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