Trail falls below .500 with pair of losses


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@civitasmedia.com



National Trail’s Dalton Mason scored a team-high 12 points in the Blazers’ loss to Tri-Village on Friday, Jan. 26.


NEW PARIS — National Trail’s boys’ basketball team suffered back-to-back losses over the weekend to see its record fall to 7-9.

On Friday, Jan. 27, Trail came out slow against Tri-Village, scoring just four first quarter points. The Blazers never recovered, suffering an 83-47 setback.

The Blazers trailed 21-4 after the opening quarter and 39-16 at the half. The Patriots extended their lead to 64-32 after three.

Dalton Mason led Trail with 14 points, while Gavin Richards led the Patriots with 18.

On Saturday, the Blazers were outscored 18-8 in the fourth quarter in a 61-50 loss at Dixie.

Travis Hunt, Peyton Harrison, and Mason each had 12 points for Trail.

The Blazers faced a deficit at the end of each quarter, traling 18-16 after one, 33-27 at halftime and 43-42 after three.

Trail is scheduled to visit Newton on Friday, Feb. 3, and host Tri-County North on Saturday. The North game will tip at 7 p.m. Prior to the boys’ contest, North and Trail’s girls’ teams will play, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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National Trail’s Dalton Mason scored a team-high 12 points in the Blazers’ loss to Tri-Village on Friday, Jan. 26.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2017/02/web1_ntbbk2.jpgNational Trail’s Dalton Mason scored a team-high 12 points in the Blazers’ loss to Tri-Village on Friday, Jan. 26.

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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH