Of the Gophers’ 41 shots, 21 came from behind the arc and only seven found the bucket. Conversely, the Trojans went 4 of 10 on 3-pointers but were 14 of 17 otherwise. TC also outrebounded the bigger Gophers, 22-19, and had five fewer turnovers, 16-11.
Smith finished with 16, and Blunck had 10 to go with the eight of Leininger, seven of Howell and Dowell and six of Davis. Morris had 16 to lead Prairie, and Austin Martin had 10 to go with the seven of Merrick McGraw and six of Jacob Price.
FINAL Cl. Prairie 42 Tri-Central 54 Next: TC hosts Eastern Friday