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Sunday, December 31

Trojans Take Meramec. . . Again

    The Troy Buchanan Trojans again were crowned the Meramec Tournament Champions on Saturday night with a 57-54 win over previously-undefeated area #1 Webster Groves. After a dismal opening half, Richard Rose sparked the Trojans midway through the third quarter with a steal at half court and a two-handed dunk. Rose struck again at the same spot on the next possession and finished with a layup. When the dust settled, Troy had fought back from a 15 point+ deficit to take a four point lead with less than thirty seconds to play. A late Statesmen three pointer brought the lead down to 1, when a foul on the in-bounds play sent Kent Rau to the free throw line. Rau calmly sunk both shots to widen the lead to three at 57-54 with 4 seconds remaining and ensure the title would reside in the Troy Buchanan hallway for at least another year.
    Rose finished with 23 points, 21 of which were scored in the second half. Mark Roettger finished with 11 points and was a key player for the Trojans when he was on the floor. Rose and Kent Rau were named to the All-Tournament Team. Rose became the third Trojan to earn a spot on the Meramec All-Tournament Team twice, joining Shea Weimann and Corey Weimann.

  • Other Numbers

  • 5--Trojans have been named to the All-Tourney Team at Meramec: Brock Perkins ('00), Shea Weimann ('01, '02)Corey Weimann ('04, '05) Richard Rose ('05, '06), Kent Rau ('06)
    4--Teams have won back-to-back Meramec titles: SLUH('79-'82) Webster Groves('85,'86) Desmet ('88,'89;'98-'00) Troy('05, '06)
    69%--Troy's Winning Percentage at Meramec: 20-9



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