The Quincy Trojans (1-12) boys’ basketball team started its regular season Jan. 11 with a home game against the Maxwell Panthers (8-5). The Trojans led at the half but were ultimately outscored to lose the game 67-61.
“What was most frustrating was the missed opportunities,” said Quincy’s coach, Howard Hughes. “However, it was a good game to build off of.”
Quincy led the majority of the first half with Maxwell occasionally catching up to tie the game. Quincy went into the half with a 31-28 lead.
The second half was equally matched. Maxwell got the lead and the two teams kept passing it back to each other. Until the last couple minutes of the game the widest spread was only five points when Maxwell was up 52-47.
Free throws made by Maxwell proved to be the difference in the game. With only a minute left on the clock, Quincy was up. In that last minute, Maxwell made six free throws and one two-pointer.
Chris Guereque led the Trojans with 18 points. Brady Rick and Gavin Henderson added 13 points each. Ty Morrison contributed 10 points.