Posted On: 12/29/17 12:00 PM

Not all the good games are in the big city. I proved that on Thursday night with a drive down to Randolph where the Rockets edged Triton 48-44 to win their own holiday tournament. It was a spirited, fast-paced, physical game. “We’re trying to play a good brand of basketball down here,” coach Denny Trom said, “and get it up and down the floor.”

The Rockets and coach Trom had clobbered winless Trinity 73-40 while Triton surprised Cannon Falls 58-44 the previous night. That made Triton under first-year coach Melissa Young the best 2-7 team you’ve ever seen while the homestanding Rockets came into the game at 6-3.

Triton’s Kiara Boeck and Nicole Kress scored the game’s 1st 2 buckets for what would be the Cobras largest lead of the night at 5-0. For Kress, it was just the 1st of 5 (of 10) 3-pointers. But Randolph tied it up at 5-5. Over the next 32 minutes there would be 36 scores, and 26 of them would result in a tie or the lead exchanging hands. Randolph’s largest lead was 36-32 with 10:50 to go and, of course, the final score of 48-44.

Triton ran with Randolph and neither team

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