By, Nolan Buser
January 24, 2023
TRENTON, NJ. – Coming off of their first loss of the season, Trenton Central got back on track with a dominating performance Tuesday night against Nottingham, defeating the North Stars 67-45.
“As a team, we took that loss very hard, there was no way we should have lost that game,” said Trenton guard Kabrien Goss. Goss’s 20-point performance against Nottingham proved to be pivotal in what was a rebound game for the now 16-1 Tornadoes. His shot making ability was on full display, hitting 6 three-point-shots in the game. “We were only up 8-or-10-points heading into the half, that is unacceptable. So, I took the chances and put the team on my back,” said Goss. “Kabrien has the green light from the beginning of the game,” said Trenton Central head coach Darryl Young. “Once we get him going it opens up everything.”
Trenton Central outscored Nottingham 22-7 in the 3rd quarter, this ultimately won them the game. “It was about turning that switch on, having a great practice and coming out here and getting a win and the guys responded well to that,” said Young. Nottingham played tough and was led in points by center Dom Raymond (15). But it was not enough to overcome the swarming pressure of the Tornadoes. The Northstars will look ahead to a matchup against one loss Ewing on January 26. Trenton Central will also be in action on the 26th, as they look to acquire their 17th win of the season against Hightstown.
Trenton is certainly pleased with their win over Nottingham, as it is their first since 2019. “My seniors have never beat Nottingham, so this was a game they had circled on their schedule,” said Young. “We are the better team this year, we are the more talented team this year, Chris Raba always has a great game plan, but we executed well today.”