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Trinity

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 The Trinity Lion's varsity basketball team prepares to play Burlington Christian Academy.  Hansen French, a captain, stretches in the back of the room.  Coach Mike Huff explained that French "is one of the best on the team.  If he isn't playing, you can tell."
 The Lions huddle up to pray.   Coach Huff's hand, wearing a ring with a cross, holds the team's hands together.  Since Trinity is a Christian school, prayer is an important aspect of every game and practice.

The Lions huddle up to pray.   Coach Huff's hand, wearing a ring with a cross, holds the team's hands together.  Since Trinity is a Christian school, prayer is an important aspect of every game and practice.

  Hansen French, a captain for the Lions, makes a shot against the Oakwood Eagles in Greenville, NC.  The Lions were defeated 71-49, but "fought hard against a highly talented team," Coach Huff said after the game.

Hansen French, a captain for the Lions, makes a shot against the Oakwood Eagles in Greenville, NC.  The Lions were defeated 71-49, but "fought hard against a highly talented team," Coach Huff said after the game.

  Left to Right: Todd Echstenkamper, a Junior, Christian Kowalski, a junior, Will Govert, a senior, and Hayes Thielman, a junior, listen to Coach Huff during half-time.  They were playing Carolina Friends School.  According to Govert, they have never been able to beat Carolina Friends and that after a 53-38 loss, it was not looking promising.  Coach Huff said that "Friends' is like our kryptonite.  I just don't understand why we can't beat them when we are just as good and fight so hard."

Left to Right: Todd Echstenkamper, a Junior, Christian Kowalski, a junior, Will Govert, a senior, and Hayes Thielman, a junior, listen to Coach Huff during half-time.  They were playing Carolina Friends School.  According to Govert, they have never been able to beat Carolina Friends and that after a 53-38 loss, it was not looking promising.  Coach Huff said that "Friends' is like our kryptonite.  I just don't understand why we can't beat them when we are just as good and fight so hard."

  Hayes Thielman, a junior, looks back out the window of the Trinity bus at 10:30 pm.  The team had just enjoyed a quick dinner together before making the 2 hour drive back to Durham from Greenville.  Despite their loss, Hansen French, Senior Captain, said that they will "sing, procrastinate homework, and gossip all the way home."

Hayes Thielman, a junior, looks back out the window of the Trinity bus at 10:30 pm.  The team had just enjoyed a quick dinner together before making the 2 hour drive back to Durham from Greenville.  Despite their loss, Hansen French, Senior Captain, said that they will "sing, procrastinate homework, and gossip all the way home."

  Todd Echtenskamper, a junior, laughs as Christian Kowalski, also a junior, gives him a friendly punch from behind during practice.  The team practices most weekday nights and because of it has become really close.  Coach Mike Huff said, "I have a great group of guys to work with.  The juniors on the team are especially tight though, always sticking together."

Todd Echtenskamper, a junior, laughs as Christian Kowalski, also a junior, gives him a friendly punch from behind during practice.  The team practices most weekday nights and because of it has become really close.  Coach Mike Huff said, "I have a great group of guys to work with.  The juniors on the team are especially tight though, always sticking together."

  Coach Mike Huff stands in the middle of Trinity's gym reading off the exercises that he wanted his team to do.  They were preparing to play a series of teams who they had a history of losing against.  Despite that daunting prospect, Coach Huff remained positive and confident. 

Coach Mike Huff stands in the middle of Trinity's gym reading off the exercises that he wanted his team to do.  They were preparing to play a series of teams who they had a history of losing against.  Despite that daunting prospect, Coach Huff remained positive and confident. 

 Towards the end of every practice Coach Huff has the juniors and seniors compete against eachother in a shooting contest.  They have to make a certain number of free throws, three-pointers, and, finally, two half court shots.  Senior Andrew James, according to Coach Huff, hardly ever misses a half court shot; therefore, the seniors had won every shooting competition all season.  However, on February 6th, two juniors made the half court shots before the seniors were done hitting all their three-pointers.  It was the first time that the juniors had won all season and, thus, was cause for celebration.

Towards the end of every practice Coach Huff has the juniors and seniors compete against eachother in a shooting contest.  They have to make a certain number of free throws, three-pointers, and, finally, two half court shots.  Senior Andrew James, according to Coach Huff, hardly ever misses a half court shot; therefore, the seniors had won every shooting competition all season.  However, on February 6th, two juniors made the half court shots before the seniors were done hitting all their three-pointers.  It was the first time that the juniors had won all season and, thus, was cause for celebration.

  Hayes Thielman, a junior, tries to gather his nerves during half-time in the Lions' second face-off against Carolina Friends School.  The Lions, after never having beaten Carolina Friends, went into half-time tied. 

Hayes Thielman, a junior, tries to gather his nerves during half-time in the Lions' second face-off against Carolina Friends School.  The Lions, after never having beaten Carolina Friends, went into half-time tied. 

 Coach Mike Huff tried to rally the team during a time-out.  This was the closest that the Lions had ever come to beating Carolina Friends.  The Lions had been down by 3 with 50 seconds left, made a shot making them 1 point behind with 34.4 seconds left.  After the time-out Carolina Friends made a three-pointer, making the final loss 59-55.  In the locker room after the game, Coach Mike Huff told them that he had never seen them play so hard and that he was extremely proud of how close they had gotten to finally beating Carolina Friends. 

Coach Mike Huff tried to rally the team during a time-out.  This was the closest that the Lions had ever come to beating Carolina Friends.  The Lions had been down by 3 with 50 seconds left, made a shot making them 1 point behind with 34.4 seconds left.  After the time-out Carolina Friends made a three-pointer, making the final loss 59-55.  In the locker room after the game, Coach Mike Huff told them that he had never seen them play so hard and that he was extremely proud of how close they had gotten to finally beating Carolina Friends. 

 Maurice Troy, junior, winces as half-time as Coach Mike Huff tries to pump up the team.  They had fallen behind Burlington Christian Academy by nearly 20 points and, according to Troy, had little hope of catching up.

Maurice Troy, junior, winces as half-time as Coach Mike Huff tries to pump up the team.  They had fallen behind Burlington Christian Academy by nearly 20 points and, according to Troy, had little hope of catching up.

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 The Trinity Lion's varsity basketball team prepares to play Burlington Christian Academy.  Hansen French, a captain, stretches in the back of the room.  Coach Mike Huff explained that French "is one of the best on the team.  If he isn't playing, you can tell."

The Lions huddle up to pray.   Coach Huff's hand, wearing a ring with a cross, holds the team's hands together.  Since Trinity is a Christian school, prayer is an important aspect of every game and practice.

Hansen French, a captain for the Lions, makes a shot against the Oakwood Eagles in Greenville, NC.  The Lions were defeated 71-49, but "fought hard against a highly talented team," Coach Huff said after the game.

Left to Right: Todd Echstenkamper, a Junior, Christian Kowalski, a junior, Will Govert, a senior, and Hayes Thielman, a junior, listen to Coach Huff during half-time.  They were playing Carolina Friends School.  According to Govert, they have never been able to beat Carolina Friends and that after a 53-38 loss, it was not looking promising.  Coach Huff said that "Friends' is like our kryptonite.  I just don't understand why we can't beat them when we are just as good and fight so hard."

Hayes Thielman, a junior, looks back out the window of the Trinity bus at 10:30 pm.  The team had just enjoyed a quick dinner together before making the 2 hour drive back to Durham from Greenville.  Despite their loss, Hansen French, Senior Captain, said that they will "sing, procrastinate homework, and gossip all the way home."

Todd Echtenskamper, a junior, laughs as Christian Kowalski, also a junior, gives him a friendly punch from behind during practice.  The team practices most weekday nights and because of it has become really close.  Coach Mike Huff said, "I have a great group of guys to work with.  The juniors on the team are especially tight though, always sticking together."

Coach Mike Huff stands in the middle of Trinity's gym reading off the exercises that he wanted his team to do.  They were preparing to play a series of teams who they had a history of losing against.  Despite that daunting prospect, Coach Huff remained positive and confident. 

Towards the end of every practice Coach Huff has the juniors and seniors compete against eachother in a shooting contest.  They have to make a certain number of free throws, three-pointers, and, finally, two half court shots.  Senior Andrew James, according to Coach Huff, hardly ever misses a half court shot; therefore, the seniors had won every shooting competition all season.  However, on February 6th, two juniors made the half court shots before the seniors were done hitting all their three-pointers.  It was the first time that the juniors had won all season and, thus, was cause for celebration.

Hayes Thielman, a junior, tries to gather his nerves during half-time in the Lions' second face-off against Carolina Friends School.  The Lions, after never having beaten Carolina Friends, went into half-time tied. 

Coach Mike Huff tried to rally the team during a time-out.  This was the closest that the Lions had ever come to beating Carolina Friends.  The Lions had been down by 3 with 50 seconds left, made a shot making them 1 point behind with 34.4 seconds left.  After the time-out Carolina Friends made a three-pointer, making the final loss 59-55.  In the locker room after the game, Coach Mike Huff told them that he had never seen them play so hard and that he was extremely proud of how close they had gotten to finally beating Carolina Friends. 

Maurice Troy, junior, winces as half-time as Coach Mike Huff tries to pump up the team.  They had fallen behind Burlington Christian Academy by nearly 20 points and, according to Troy, had little hope of catching up.

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 The Lions huddle up to pray.   Coach Huff's hand, wearing a ring with a cross, holds the team's hands together.  Since Trinity is a Christian school, prayer is an important aspect of every game and practice.
  Hansen French, a captain for the Lions, makes a shot against the Oakwood Eagles in Greenville, NC.  The Lions were defeated 71-49, but "fought hard against a highly talented team," Coach Huff said after the game.
  Left to Right: Todd Echstenkamper, a Junior, Christian Kowalski, a junior, Will Govert, a senior, and Hayes Thielman, a junior, listen to Coach Huff during half-time.  They were playing Carolina Friends School.  According to Govert, they have never been able to beat Carolina Friends and that after a 53-38 loss, it was not looking promising.  Coach Huff said that "Friends' is like our kryptonite.  I just don't understand why we can't beat them when we are just as good and fight so hard."
  Hayes Thielman, a junior, looks back out the window of the Trinity bus at 10:30 pm.  The team had just enjoyed a quick dinner together before making the 2 hour drive back to Durham from Greenville.  Despite their loss, Hansen French, Senior Captain, said that they will "sing, procrastinate homework, and gossip all the way home."
  Todd Echtenskamper, a junior, laughs as Christian Kowalski, also a junior, gives him a friendly punch from behind during practice.  The team practices most weekday nights and because of it has become really close.  Coach Mike Huff said, "I have a great group of guys to work with.  The juniors on the team are especially tight though, always sticking together."
  Coach Mike Huff stands in the middle of Trinity's gym reading off the exercises that he wanted his team to do.  They were preparing to play a series of teams who they had a history of losing against.  Despite that daunting prospect, Coach Huff remained positive and confident. 
 Towards the end of every practice Coach Huff has the juniors and seniors compete against eachother in a shooting contest.  They have to make a certain number of free throws, three-pointers, and, finally, two half court shots.  Senior Andrew James, according to Coach Huff, hardly ever misses a half court shot; therefore, the seniors had won every shooting competition all season.  However, on February 6th, two juniors made the half court shots before the seniors were done hitting all their three-pointers.  It was the first time that the juniors had won all season and, thus, was cause for celebration.
  Hayes Thielman, a junior, tries to gather his nerves during half-time in the Lions' second face-off against Carolina Friends School.  The Lions, after never having beaten Carolina Friends, went into half-time tied. 
 Coach Mike Huff tried to rally the team during a time-out.  This was the closest that the Lions had ever come to beating Carolina Friends.  The Lions had been down by 3 with 50 seconds left, made a shot making them 1 point behind with 34.4 seconds left.  After the time-out Carolina Friends made a three-pointer, making the final loss 59-55.  In the locker room after the game, Coach Mike Huff told them that he had never seen them play so hard and that he was extremely proud of how close they had gotten to finally beating Carolina Friends. 
 Maurice Troy, junior, winces as half-time as Coach Mike Huff tries to pump up the team.  They had fallen behind Burlington Christian Academy by nearly 20 points and, according to Troy, had little hope of catching up.