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Trevs put up a fight but fall short against Vikings, set to face off in third-place match.

Trevs put up a fight but fall short against Vikings, set to face off in third-place match.

Recent Trier will shoot its shot within the third-place IHSA 4A game for the second straight yr following a heartbreaking 40-35 defeat to high-flying Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday evening.

The Trevians and Vikings went forwards and backwards for nearly all of the semifinal clash before H-F grabbed a fourth-quarter advantage and sealed the victory on the free-throw line.

“In the event you’re going to beat us, you’re going to need to tear our heart out. And that’s what Homewood-Flossmoor needed to do tonight,” Recent Trier coach Scott Fricke said.

The Trevians carried a 26-23 lead into the fourth quarter, but H-F star Bryce Heard swung the sport in his team’s favor with two big shots — one a three-pointer.

Trevs sophomore Christopher Kirkpatrick puts it up and in for 2 of his team-high 13 points.

Heard did a lot of the damage for the Vikings, scoring 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting.

Recent Trier hung in, but long possessions by each teams limited opportunities for the Trevians to grab the lead back.

Ian Brown sank a three-pointer and Danny Houlihan hit two more to maintain Recent Trier inside striking distance.

H-F sank its free throws, nonetheless, converting 10 of 12 within the fourth quarter to make it difficult on the Trevs.

In perhaps the most important play of the night, Gianni Cobb also had a steal and rating plus a foul to provide H-F a six-point advantage late within the fourth.

Still, Recent Trier had a likelihood to tie the sport in the ultimate seconds, but an off-balance three-point attempt was off-target with 4 seconds to play.

Recent Trier fans showed up in Champaign in force for the Trevians second straight state appearance.

Chris Kirkpatrick led Recent Trier with 13 points, nine of which got here in the primary half. Logan Feller finished with 9 points, 8 rebounds and three assists. Feller scored 7 points within the third quarter, helping his team take a lead into the ultimate quarter.

Will Leemaster had 5 rebounds and dished out a game-high 7 assists, most of them occurring when Leemaster found his back-cutting teammates.

“I believe he’s the very best within the state at throwing those passes,” Feller said of Leemaster. “I don’t think we’re the team we’re without him.”

The Vikings got here into the ultimate 4 as the favourite after topping previously top-ranked Curie within the supersectional round.

Recent Trier held H-F to only 4 points in the primary quarter and 11 within the half. Each of the primary two quarters led to low-scoring ties: 4-4 and 11-11.

Fricke said that’s the variety of game he hoped to play.

“I’m so happy with our guys. I believed we dictated tempo in the sport. We played the sport exactly how we wanted,” he said. “I’m slightly upset. Their good players hit a pair big shots and we just couldn’t recover from the sting, but our youngsters fought hard until the top.”

Recent Trier will look to quickly regroup for a third-place tilt with Palatine, which lost to Normal Community, starting around 8:30 p.m. Friday night.

“Last yr, the massive theme within the locker room, coach told us only two teams get to win their last game,” Trevians senior Ian Brown said. “Our goal is to go on the market and win our last game, in order that’s what we’re going to do.”

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