Tyler Greer and Drew Moore were named to the 2008 Jet Holiday All Tournament team despite losing to Versailles in the title game.
Tri-Village survived a furious comeback against Franklin Monroe to earn the opportunity to try and defend their Jet Holiday Tournament Title. However, the struggles they encountered in the last four minutes of the game the previous night seemed to carry over to the first 16 minutes of the championship game against Versailles.
Versailles outclassed the Patriots in every phase of the game in the first half while holding TV to just 8 points building up a 25-8 halftime lead. The Versailles defense was successful in bottling up the penetration of Tyler Greer and making sure someone was there to help. The Tigers also rotated bigger, athletic defenders off on Drew Moore to keep him in check as well. The Patriots were unable to establish any inside game and Versailles took advantage.
The Patriots would play even with Versailles in the third quarter… but the lead Versailles established early on was insurmountable. In the final stanza Tri-Village would outscore Versailles and had a chance to get it under 10 points with about 3 minutes to play… but Versailles was able to make their early lead hold up and went on to claim the Jet Tourney Title by the score of 46-33.
This was the 16 time in 16 years that either Tri-Village or Versailles has won the Jet Tourney Title with Versailles winning 12 and Tri-Village 4 as they continue shut out the other two teams Arcanum and Franklin Monroe. This also was the 11th time Tri-Village and Versailles has competed in the final with Versailles holding a 7-4 advantage.
Tyler Greer and Drew Moore were both named to the all tournament team joining Austin Pressly from Franklin Monroe, Zach Barlage, Patrick Mescher and MVP Clayton Nieport.
The Tri-Village loss drops their record to 6-3 overall and they are back in action on Saturday as they host the Ansonia Tigers.
In the JV contest the Patriots rebounded from their heartbreaking double OT loss 37-34 to Franklin Monroe to win the consolation and rematch against Arcanum by the score of 45-35. Evan Barger and Tyler Garland led the way with 14 points each. The junior varsity boys now hold a 6-3 overall record.