Trinity defeats Scott Co., wins Ky. Boys Sweet 16

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 18 at 11:48 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Trinity didn't need the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

The Shamrocks lived up to their No. 1 ranking on Saturday by capturing the school's first-ever Kentucky Boys Sweet 16 championship by defeating Scott County, 71-53.

Trinity (35-3) became the first school in state history to capture both the football and basketball state championships in the same school year.

Mike Szabo's squad used the 3-pointer to its advantage by knocking down nine-of-14 for the game and the Cardinals (34-5) had no answer.

Nathan Dieudonne earned tournament MVP honors by scoring 70 points and 33 rebounds in four games. He finished with a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) in the championship game.

The Cardinals never got on track offensively, hitting 16-of-33 shot attempts from the floor and 17-of-24 from the free throw line.
 

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