Findlay won’t win the Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys basketball championship this season.
But the Trojans could have a definite say in who does.
Findlay wraps up its home schedule on Friday with a Senior Night matchup with Toledo Whitmer. Much of the league’s attention, though, will be focused up north where TRAC leaders St. John’s (15-5, 11-1) and Central Catholic (15-2, 10-1) will be battling for what will almost assuredly be at least a share of the title.
Findlay (15-4, 9-3 TRAC) handed St. John’s its lone league loss last Friday, riding good depth and balance, a solid defensive effort and some clutch play down the stretch into a 63-57 win over the Titans. The Trojans are at Central Catholic Feb. 21 in a regular-season ending game that, depending on what happens at St. John’s Friday, could have the TRAC title, or a portion of it, riding on the outcome as well.
First, though, Findlay will be looking to complete its home schedule with its tenth win in 11 games at the FHS Gymnasium. Six seniors will be playing their final varsity game before the home crowd — Braden Miller, Michael Clark, Adam Twining, Austin Gutting, Duke Gobrecht and Nick Kairys.
In one of its best defensive games of the season, Findlay rolled to a 61-34 victory at Toledo Whitmer earlier this season. The Trojans limited a young Whitmer team to two baskets and four free throws the entire first half when Findlay opened a 32-9 lead.
Findlay has won three straight, five of its last six and eight of its last 10 heading into Friday’s contest.
Whitmer has won two straight and three of its last four. The Panthers are 8-10 overall and, at 6-6 in the league, sit just behind Findlay in the league standings.
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