Girard boys earn trip to sub-state championship

By Camden McFarland

The Girard Trojan boys earned a victory over the Prairie View Buffalos Friday, March 2, during game one of the sub-state championship in Frontenac.

Although Girard was the number one seed, Prairie View put up an impressive fight throughout the game as the number four seed.

Despite facing strong adversity from the Buffalos, Girard’s offense rolled through the first quarter to establish a 21-16 lead.

The Trojans stayed on top through the second quarter, adding 14 to their score, but Prairie View countered with 10 of their own to stay in the game.

Girard’s Caleb Muia hammers down a dunk during the Trojans’ matchup against Prairie View Friday, March 2. PHOTO COURTESY OF RON GATES

With a 35-26 lead at the half, Girard still had their work cut out to secure the victory.

Prairie View stayed persistent in the third quarter, but the Trojans still managed to push their lead, outscoring them 11-9.

As the fourth quarter arrived, it became clear that Girard was not going to steal this victory with ease.

The Buffalos managed to go on a 21-point scoring streak in the fourth quarter, but in the end, Girard matched their momentum bringing the final score to 68-56.

Girard’s Caleb Muia had a big night, leading the Trojans’ offense with 30 points.

This victory will advance the Trojans to the sub-state championship game versus Frontenac tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The boys’ championship game will follow the Lady Trojans’ game at 6 p.m.