Friday, February 10, 2017
Ringgold High School
Trinity Senior High School
Ringgold traveled to Trinity on Friday in a must-win game against the Hillers. The Rams not only needed to win, but also needed help from West Mifflin to keep their playoff hopes alives.
Trinity used suffocating defense to jump out to an early 19-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Ringgold struggled to protect the ball and trailed 38-19 at the half.
In the second half, Trinity used to a variety of full court presses and defenses to force Ringgold into 38 turnovers as a team, leading to easy transition baskets for the Hillers.
Trinity would pull away over the final two periods to win 82-58.
The Rams were led offensively by Anthony Pampena with 13 points, while Dakota Browning added 12.
The Rams (9-13, 4-8) were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss and ended the season with five consecutive losses.