Trojans Fall To Loyalsock In D4 3A Title Game

Trojans Fall To Loyalsock In D4 3A Title Game

By: Chris Manning  /  March 4, 2024  /  Photo: Chris Manning

The Troy boys' basketball teams struggled with turnovers and controlling the defensive boards in the fourth quarter as they fell to Loyalsock, 67-57, in the District IV, Class AAA title game.

They had leads in the second and third quarters, but a Loyalsock push late in the third put them up, and the Lancers never relinquished it.

Troy would hit four 3-balls in the final frame, but couldn't catch Loyalsock.

Lincoln Chimics had 23 points to lead Troy - netting 12 in the third quarter alone - to go with two steals, as Colin Loveland added nine points, all on threes and all in the fourth.

Lance Heasley had eight points and seven boards off the bench, providing a first quarter spark. Jack Burbage finished with seven points and four boards, as Evan Woodward had five points and six assists.

Joseph Frye hit a long distance buzzer beater for three points as Jackson Taylor finished with two points and four assists. Taylor and Burbage battled foul trouble for much of the game.