Trinity basketball team brings home state championship


by WHAS11

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 23 at 8:55 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Trinity High School Shamrocks rocked the house winning their first-ever State Basketball Championship.

"We're number one," cheered the boys basketball team.

Trinity held a rally in their gym to celebrate and the school will go down in history with bragging rights for good reason. They won the boys basketball state championship.

"I think it's been great to go through this journey with these guys with the support of the school and everything like that," Nathan Dieudonne, Trinity Player of the Year, said.

The Shamrocks beat Scott County in the Sweet 16.

Icing on the cake - they're also the only school in Kentucky to win both the football and basketball championships in the same year.
Mayor Greg Fischer, part of the class of '76, as well as coaches and staff, couldn't contain themselves.

"The entire city of Louisville loves you all, the entire state loves you all and the entire country loves you all," Fischer said.

Dennis Lampley, Trinity HS athletic director, said: "That was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I know Rob and I both felt like Mary Poppins off that floor thanks to Joe."

"The thing that stuck out to me was right before the championship game right before the lights went out and they showed the highlight video with the song one moment in time. I thought to myself wow how fitting is that?" Mike Szabo, Trinity boys basketball coach, said.

Along the way, the team set records.

Thirty-three three-pointers, 699 assists in a single season - the second highest in the state.

But their mothers said they may be the most excited because now they're all one family.

WHAS asked: "You guys have bragging rights now."

Sonia Fields, mother, said: "Yes we do. I'm so excited. This is something I've been looking forward to our sons have been playing together since 4th grade. This is something we've been greatly looking forward to."

WHAS asked: "Are y'all going to go to the grocery stores and say that's my son. You know? Trinity won!"

Mother: "We wear our buttons and we have our pom poms."

Not only are the boys the new reigning state champions, but this year the school had the highest average ACT score in history.