Trinity came out from the beginning on fire, with guard Mike Trimboli firing away (and hitting) from 3-point range. The Trojans of West Brunswick never really got in the flow, as their group of guards could barely get the ball across the timeline at times.
With their best player, Cedric Simmons, drawing constant double-teams out of the zone and man-to-man, West found themselves down 38-18 at the half. Trimboli had 13 points at the half for Trinity Catholic and Simmons led West Brunswick with 6 points.
In the second half Duke signee David McClure began to take over for Trinity Catholic. The saavy McClure was able to get open for dunks in transition and showed more athleticism then we were led to believe he had. He also did a good job of helping on Simmons, who finished the game with 12 points and 7 rebounds for West Brunswick.
Trimboli and McClure led Trinity with 20 and 18 points respectively.
For the tournament, West Brunswick's Cedric Simmons was named Most Outstanding Player with David McClure garnering Most Valuable Player honors. Trojan guard Chris Bland and the aforementioned Mike Trimboli both were selected to the All-Tournament team.
Simmons Evaluation: Cedric was never really able to get it going against Trinity Catholic. He didn't get the ball in scoring position too often, and he was forced to take shots he otherwise wouldn't take. He was above average on defense, registering five blocks including three on McClure. Ced's upside is tremendous, but he's still a work in progress. The future's bright for the young man who some believe may end up being Herb Sendek's best recruit during his tenure.
Trinity Catholic 23 15 16 12 - 66
West Brunswick 11 7 14 12 - 44
Trinity Catholic: Trimboli 20, McClure 18, Austrie 10, Skrelja 8, James 6, Shields 4, Blackmon, Hawthorne, Mueller, Velander. Leaders - rebounds: McClure 9, Sklreja 6. assists: Austrie 8. steals: James 4, McClure 3.
West Brunswick: Simmons 12, Burney 11, R. Bland 7, Hewett 4, Johnson 2, Griffen, Cox. Leaders - rebounds: Simmons 7, Burney 6, R. Bland 5. assists: R. Bland 4. steals: R. Bland 2. Blocks: Simmons 5.