Mike Baldy said he was “bummed out” and feeling “nostalgic” after Friday morning’s loss to Parkersburg Catholic in the state semi-finals.
Trinity fell 51-39, despite a strong effort from senior Rachel Rosen, who supplied 12 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in her final game for the Warriors.
Fellow senior Reagan Sharp, who scored 40 points in Wednesday’s win against Magnolia, chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds along with four steals.
The Warriors outscored Parkersburg Catholic 18-6 in second chance points, but Trinity’s 26 turnovers fueled the Crusaders, and led to the Warriors being held to seven points or fewer in two of the four quarters played.
“And we kind of got to ourselves. A lot of turnovers, a lot of high passes and we didn’t catch them. It just seemed like ever time we started to chip away that a pass was flying over someone’s head or through someone’s hands, or into Parkersburg Catholic’s hands,” said Baldy
Friday was the final game for six Trinity seniors, including Paige Dixon, who was sidelined with a head injury she sustained Wednesday.
“We’ve got incredible support out there. We had fans who came down. They canceled school today so they could come watch us today. It’s been amazing to be a part of this community, a part of this school and a part of this program,” Sharp said.
The nostalgia the head coach felt, he said, was after he and his current seniors piecing the program back together over the last few seasons.
More reaction from Baldy and his seniors will come over the weekend.