Homer boys and girls basketball teams lose in their 2nd round of Sectionals

It was a tough second round Sectional loss for the Homer Trojans yesterday, as both the boys and girls basketball teams were eliminated from the tournament. 

Boys Basketball

Team 1st  2nd 3rd 4th Final
General Brown 16 12 6 13 47
Homer 9 13 13 6 41

It was a tough loss for the Homer Trojans, after a close game vs. 3rd seed General Brown. 

The Trojans were able to keep the game close. They took the lead with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, but were not able to keep it.

“Everything seemed to be going against us, but we kept fighting and gave ourselves a chance to win,” said Homer Head Coach Rex Ryan. “We turned the ball over too many times, and couldn’t seem to get a defensive stop when we needed it most.”

Jarrett Wilbur led the Trojans with 17 points, while Gavynn Aldrich scored 10. 

The Trojans ended the season with an 11-11 overall record. 

“Overall, this was a great season,” stated Coach Ryan. “The seniors this season have now created the new expectation for the basketball program moving forward. They were a group of kids who worked their tails off, and never took a moment for granted. I’d take any of them back in a heartbeat. They are a group of kids who make people smile when they enter a room, not when they leave. I can’t thank them enough for an amazing first season as a coach.”

Girls Basketball

Team 1st  2nd 3rd 4th Final
General Brown 22 21 21 15 79
Homer 11 5 8 18 42

The Lady Trojans suffered a tough 42-79 loss against #2 seed South Jefferson in their second round of Sectional play. 

Jerze Joseph led the Trojans with 18 points on the night, while Gracie Patriarco scored nine. 

South Jefferson was led by Jackie Piddock with 35 points. 

The Lady Trojans ended the season with an 11-11 record, and will look to come back strong next winter season.