The Mount Union boys cleaned up their regular season schedule with a statement Wednesday night in Flinton. The Trojans took on Glendale in a rescheduled contest. The Trojans built an early cushion over the Vikings and held off a late push to bring an 85-64 Inter-County Conference North win back to Mount Union.
The Trojans were hitting both inside and outside with Trey Heffelfinger scoring 29 points that included four from beyond the arc. Cameron Trice hit four buckets and went six-of-six from the foul line for 14 points. Kobe Hand and Devon Delo added 11 points each.
The Trojans stand at 13-9 overall, winning their last four games. They are 10-4 in the Inter-County Conference North. The Trojans won both games against Glendale this season with an 80-67 victory in Mount Union Dec. 18. The Vikings are at 6-15 overall.
“The team played team ball, spreading the scoring around. Trey had a great night on both sides of the ball,” stated Trojan head coach Scott McClain.
Delo scored eight of the Trojans’ 17 points in the first quarter to get them going. The Vikings matched up well early, answering with 15 points in the frame. Logan Smeal hit a bucket and a trey, while Jackson Kitko hit two buckets and a pair from the foul line to keep the Vikings just two-points back at the end of the quarter.
Heffelfinger started to hit in the second quarter, knocking down three treys, a bucket and going four-of- four from the foul line for 15 points in the quarter. Hand hit for seven inside as the Trojans scored 25 points. The Trojan held the Vikings to 15 in the quarter. The Trojans were up by 12 at intermission.
Mount Union continued to push the ball down the floor in the third quarter, hitting for 27 points. Heffelfinger hit a trey and a couple buckets and Delo nailed a trey. Trice added six-points and Braylan Knable drained a trey. The Vikings went outside to try and close in, hitting four treys. Justin Jasper hit two and Kitko and Smeal drained a trey each to total 18 points in the frame. The Trojans were up by 21 going into the fourth quarter.
The Vikings added three more treys in the fourth quarter and scored 16 points. The Trojans matched the 16 points, working the bench late.