Trinity vs. St. X

On Friday night, senior guard Connor McKim took the Tigers to their biggest win of the season.

McKim scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to propel St. X to a 55-48 upset victory over Trinity at Broadbent Arena. In coming back from a nine-point deficit, the Tigers beat their archrival on the basketball court for the first time in nearly three years.

Early on, it looked as if the Shamrocks (13-3), the No. 4 team in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings, would continue their dominance over the Tigers. They scored seven of their first nine points in the second quarter thanks to their offensive rebounding. Slowly throughout the course of the game, the tide started to turn in favor of St. X.

The game would remain back-and-forth for most of the second half until Austin Brian put back a McKim miss at the third quarter buzzer to tie the game 36-36. Olsen, who finished with 10 points, scored two layups in the first 1:16 of the fourth quarter to give St. X the lead for good, ending the game with the score of 55-48.

Photos by DAMON ATHERTON | Contributing Photographer

The Trinity Shamrocks and Coaches, celebrated their Region 7 Championship Win.The Trinity Shamrocks, Cheerleaders, and Coaches, got to together for a group photo for the media.The Trinity Shamrocks, celebrated capturing the Region 7 Championship.The Trinity Shamrocks, celebrated capturing the Region 7 Championship.The Trinity Shamrocks, celebrated their win with their classmates.The players and coaches from both teams, congratulated each other on a great game.The players and coaches from both teams, congratulated each other on a great game.Damon Thurman, shot a pair of free throws.James Quick, pulled up under the basket for an easy 2 points.The Trinity Shamrock Cheerleaders, motivated the Trinity Student Section during a timeout in the 4th Quarter.Troy Saxton, pulled up along the baseline, to shoot a short jumper.Justin Moody, put up this shot from beyond the 3 point arc.#22 Nathan Dieudonne, jumped for a short jumper as #41 Brock Kiesler, attempted to block the shot.The St. X Student Body, cheered on their team.St. X Head Coach Kevin Klein.Austin Clemons, shot a pair of free throws.Will Glassford, passed the ball to a teammate.#41 Brock Kiesler and #22 Nathan Dieudonne, got tied up under the basket.The Trinity Student Body, cheered on their team.