It was a difficult week for the TSJC Men's Basketball team. The Trojans lost a physical matchup with a 17-3 Otero team on Tuesday night, bounced back on Friday to defeat North Platte, before running out of gas late against McCook on Saturday. On Tuesday, the Trojans were close until the final minutes when the Rattlers pulled away for a 85-77 win. TSJC was led by a great effort from sophomore point-guard Job Alexander who put in 21 points to go with four rebounds and three assists. On Friday, the Trojans shrugged off a slow start to run away with an 88-70 win. Charles Henderson had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds, to lead the team. On Saturday, the Trojans led late in the first half, but saw the lead fade late to trail by one heading into the break. In the second half, the Trojans took a lead, but saw the Indians shoot themselves to the 82-73 win from the free throw line late. Tykeem Anderson put in 14 points to lead the team. Anderson was solid all week totaling 48 points and seven rebounds over the three-game stretch.
The Trojans (16-6, 6-4) will face Northeastern JC (9-13, 3-7) in Sterling this Friday night. They then have five more games remaining on the schedule, two at home followed by the final three on the road. They will next be at home on Friday, February 9 to face Western Nebraska and on February 10 to host Eastern Wyoming.