North Platte – The North Platte Community College Knights basketball season came to an end on Saturday night with a defeat by the Trinidad State Junior College Trojans, 72-68 in double overtime.
Chase Grabau, Knights Assistant Basketball Coach said. “I am proud of our guys playing hard in a hostile environment.”
The Knights started the game on a 12-2 run to take the early lead. The Trojans then went on a 14-2 run on their own to take the lead at 16-14. The Trojans led 28-26 at the half.
The Trojans led the Knights at 51-42. The Knights chipped away at the lead with a 12-3 run eventually tied the game at 54.
The Knights end the season at 15-13. Trajan Harris, who made two clutch three-pointers and sank three free throws to tie the game in regulation led the Knights with 14 points. Jakub Karwowski had 12 points. The Knights leading scorer Godfrey Rolle was held to 11 points. Goy Lew added 10 points. Karwowski had 11 rebounds to lead the Knights.
The Trojans improve to 20-9 and will face the North number two seed team in La Junta, Colo., in the quarterfinals of the Region IX Basketball Tournament. Job Alexander had 18 points for the Trojans. Tykeem Anderson added 15 points and Travell Alexander had 13 points. Cole Lawrence had 10 rebounds to lead the Trojans.
The loss concludes the career for the three sophomores Rolle, Buom Dubuol and Goy Lew for the Knights.