BOCA RATON- Trinity Christian came back from an eight point deficit in the fourth quarter to shock St. John Paul II 40-38 on Friday night. The win was the sixth straight for the red hot Warriors and perhaps their biggest of the season.
Coming into the game, the Warriors had averaged 71 points per game over the course of the winning streak. This game, however, was a defensive battle from the tip. Despite cold shooting, TCA went into the locker room trailing just 23-17 and stayed within eight headed into the fourth quarter. The Warriors heated up quickly in the final frame, tying the game in the first three minutes. A Jaiden Santiago steal and bucket and threes by Vonte Allen and Justin Wiggins knotted the game at 33. St. John Paul retook the lead at 36-35 with less than a minute to go, setting the scene for more heroics from the Warriors. Allen drained a three to give Trinity the lead for good. After forcing a SJP turnover, Tristan Gee was fouled and made both free throws to seal the come-from-behind victory. Gee, the district's leading scorer, led the Warriors with 17 points. Allen added 11 points and Wiggins had 10.
TCA will travel to Highlands Christian for a key ECC matchup on Tuesday night. They are currently 10-8 on the season after a 1-5 start.
LAKE WORTH- Trinity Christian won their fifth straight game as they scorched Glades Day 84-58 on Thursday night. TCA led by 17 at halftime and held off a third quarter GDS run to pick up the district win.
Juniors Tristan Gee and Justin Wiggins both had career-high scoring nights to lead the Warriors. Gee poured in 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Wiggins dropped in 29 points and pulled in 15 rebounds. Fellow junior Vonte Allen added 17 points and had 12 rebounds.
With the win, the Warriors moved to 2-2 in district play and into third place in the district rankings. They will take on St. John Paul II in a big non-district game on Friday night.
LAKE WORTH- Trinity Christian utilized a balanced offensive attack to cruise past Morningside 57-42 at Friday night's Homecoming game. Five Warriors had at least eight points in leading TCA to their seventh win of the season.
After a week that the state's leading scorer Melanie Garbarsky had already posted 40 and 37 points performances, the Warriors took on a new look in this one. Sofia de los Mozos hit three first half three pointers, and Alyssa Jean-Gilles dropped in a season-high 13 points. Garbarsky continued her outstanding play with a game-high 23 points. Allison Eloy and Emily Castillo rounded out the scoring for the Warriors.
The 7-6 Warriors have now more than doubled their win total of three wins from a year ago. They will host Glades Day on Thursday in a district 13 match up.
LAKE WORTH- Trinity Christian scored a school-record for points as they rolled past Morningside Academy 88-54 before a packed Homecoming crowd at the Peters Center. Junior Jovonte Allen poured in a career-high 34 points to lead the Warriors to their third straight win. The winning streak is TCA's longest since 2014.
A motivated Warrior squad came out of the locker room on fire, running out to an 16-2 lead on an overwhelmed Eagles team. Tristan Gee scored early and often, dropping in 10 first quarter points on his way to a 22 point night. Seventh grader Drovinsky Ulysse wowed the TCA crowd, nailing a trio of three-pointers in helping pace the Warriors to a 22-point halftime lead. Eight different Trinity players got in the scorebook en route to the record-setting point total. The previous record of 81 points was scored in 2014 against Dreyfoos. The Warriors also set a record for rebounds in game, grabbing 59 and shattering a record they set just last week.
TCA improved to 7-8 on the season after a slow 1-5 start. They host Dreyfoos on Tuesday and will look to move to the .500 mark for the first time this late in the season since 2014.
LAKE WORTH- Rumi Martie scored two goals and the Trinity Christian defense posted another strong outing as TCA downed Glades Day 2-1 on Tuesday. The game was the Warriors first since the start of the semester and they improved to 7-3 overall.
Martie got on the board early as he slipped a shot past the keeper at the 15 minute mark of the game. He found the net again six minutes later. The Warriors continued to pepper the goal with shots, but they could not find the back of the net again.
Two goals would be all they needed, however. Goalie Judah Lopez stopped nine shots and allowed only a late goal. It was the fifth straight game in which the defense has allowed one or less goals.
The Warriors take on Somerset Key on Thursday evening at home.
LAKE WORTH- Melanie Garbarsky poured in 37 points and Trinity Christian rolled past Berean Christian 60-36 on Tuesday night.
The game was never close as the state's leading scorer staked the Warriors out to a 28-9 halftime lead. She continued her torrid scoring pace from Monday night (40 points) as she builds a case for an all-state selection. Allison Eloy did her part as a second scorer, dropping in 10 points for Trinity. Emily Castillo, Alyssa Jean-Gilles, and Sofia de los Mozos added three point baskets for the Warriors.
With the win, the Warriors have now doubled their win total from a year ago. They stand at 6-6 with Morningside next up on the schedule for this Friday. Earlier this season, TCA downed Morningside 39-29 on the road.
LAKE WORTH- Trinity Christian picked up their first win over Berean Christian in nearly a decade on Tuesday as the Warriors escaped the Bulldogs 60-58. Up two in the waning moments, the swarming TCA defense forced a jump ball with less than a second to go to pick up the biggest win of the season to date.
The Warriors continued a recent trend of dominating the glass, piling up a school record 51 rebounds to the Bulldogs 30. Tristan Gee took advantage of his 14 rebounds, scoring 24 points with several on second chances. Vonte Allen grabbed a season-high 15 boards to go along with 7 points. Justin Wiggins dropped in 15 points and Joshua Joseph added 12.
TCA built a 10-point fourth quarter leader, but Berean hit a flurry of threes to tie the game in the final minute. Gee and Wiggins hit key free throws to give the Warriors the lead, and the defense stood tall to earn the win. The last win over Berean came in February 2012. The Warriors are now 3-1 in 2020. They will take on Morningside Academy for Homecoming on Friday night.
LAKE WORTH- Tristan Gee poured in a career-high 29 points and Jovonte Allen narrowly missed a triple-double as Trinity Christian beat Posnack Jewish Day 62-53 on Monday night.
Allen and Gee were dominant early on in the high low game. Allen had eight assists (along with 13 points and 12 rebounds), most of which were to Gee. In the first half, Gee had 21 points to stake the Warriors out to an eight point lead at the break. Posnack cut the lead to just a point in the fourth quarter, but Trinity was able to weather the storm and pull back ahead by double figures late. Joshua Joseph, Justin Wiggins, Jaiden Santiago, and Gavin Raymond all had big buckets late to put the game away for the Warriors.
The win over Posnack was TCA's first since 2014. The Warriors have won four of their last seven games for the first time since 2013. They will square off with Berean Christian on Tuesday night in a district clash. Game time is 7:00 pm at Trinity.
LAKE WORTH- Trinity Christian opened the 2020 portion of the schedule with a resounding 73-48 win over Donna Klein at home on Tuesday. The Warriors led by as many as 30 in the win.
TCA continued their unselfish play, setting a new school record with 25 assists. The Warriors have had 20+ assists in three of their last five games. Four players were in double figures for Trinity on the night. Vonte Allen (20 points, 13 rebounds), Joshua Joseph (15 points), Tristan Gee (14 points), and Justin Wiggins (12 points, 8 assists) led the balanced Warriors' attack. Gavin Raymond and Jaiden Santiago combined to hold DKA's leading scoring Kai Moran (19.0 ppg) to just 7 points on the night.
Trinity will host Olympic Heights on Thursday night, continuing a long string of home games in January.
LAKE WORTH- Trinity Christian continued their hot play on Monday as they took down district rival Berean Christian 3-1. The win was the fourth straight for the Warriors, a stretch that has seen them outscore opponents 22-1.
Senior Rumanique Martie scorched the Bulldogs for two goals, running his season total to 13. Joshua Santiago, moving up to attacking mid, scored the first goal of the game for the Warriors.
Trinity controlled the game from the middle of the first half on, building an insurmountable three goal lead before Berean broke through late in the game. That goal broke a shutout streak that reached over 300 minutes.
Trinity will travel to Somerset Key on Thursday for their final game for Christmas break.