No. 1 Trinity claims first state crown--Trinity slams Scott County 71-53Sunday, March 18, 2012 By Robert Sampson '05, Trinity Athletics; photos by Nolan Devine, Staff Reporter
LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 1 Trinity (35-3) won the school’s first state basketball title with a 71-53 victory over Scott County in the championship game of the 2012 PNC/KHSAA Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. It marked the first time in state history that a school has won the state titles in football and basketball in the same season. The Trinity football team defeated Scott County 62-21 to win the 6A championship. Trinity finished the year 32-1 against teams from the state of Kentucky this season, the lone loss coming by just one point. The Shamrocks enjoyed their most successful season in program history in 2011-2012. In addition to their success at the state tournament, Trinity won a school record 35 games, including its final 18 of the season. Trinity won the prestigious Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic and the Coca-Cola/Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament. The Shamrocks also won the 7th Region Tournament by defeating Ballard in the semifinals after trailing by 12 points in the fourth quarter and defeating rival St. Xavier in convincing fashion in the regional finals. The graduating senior class finishes their careers as the winningest in program history, posting a 104-23 mark during their time wearing a Trinity uniform. The 2012 class included Nathan Dieudonne, Charles Foster, Troy Saxton, Hunter Hepler, Damon Thurman, Andrew Perito, Chad Hartlage (support staff) and Stephen Anderson (support staff). For complete coverage of Trinity Athletics, follow the program on Twitter at @trinitysports.