Greenwood Christian 49 Tri County 45
Greenwood 56 Tri County 38
The Vikings traveled to the fabled Hoosier Gym in Knightstown Indiana during Christmas break to compete in the Border WarsClassic.
TC opened with Greenwood Christian who led 36-24 entering the fourth quarter, before the Vikes reeled off 13 points in a row to take a one-point lead with 3:23 remaining.
The Cougars regrouped, however, retaking the lead on two Izzy Reed free throws at the 3:02 mark and building their edge back up to six with 1:10 to go. Tri County got back within a point in the final minute, but foul shots from Sarah Mangan and Grace Peters allowed Greenwood Christian to hold on.
Tricia Slavens led TC with 17 points with Emma Overbeek hitting for 9.
““We continue to dig ourselves holes and are always fighting back,” said Viking Coach Chrois Overbeek. “ We have tough kids, we just have to start better.”
The next day the team faced the Woodmen of Greenwood High once again playing in the bandbox gym that captured the enigma of Indiana basketball in the 1950’s in the sports classic "Hoosiers".
The talented Greenwood team fought off a late challenge from the Vikings to seal the win.
“We played really well against a very good team,” said Coach Overbeek. “ We were down 7 with 5 minutes left and they closed on a 13-2 run.
Grace Miller paced the scoring with a dozen points and Slavens added 9.
Tri County (2-5) will resume conference play Friday when they host Chippewa Hills.