Trent, Kirksey and Jones too much in Apple Valley win

Prep sceneJunior forward Gary Trent Jr.’s 23 points, 11 more from fellow senior front court mate Cameron Kirksey and a steady floor game from sophomore point guard Tre Jones — who chipped in eight — helped No. 3 seeded Apple Valley to a 77-57 Class AAAA state boys’ basketball quarterfinal victory over Blaine at the Target Center Wednesday afternoon.

Blaine’s Byron Bynum (23) guards Apple Valley guard Tre Jones during his team’s Class AAAA quarterfinal game.
Blaine’s Byron Bynum (23) guards Apple Valley guard Tre Jones during his team’s Class AAAA quarterfinal game.

The Eagles raced out to 50-25 halftime lead and didn’t look back. The victory sets up a showdown with Hopkins. Apple Valley, who now sports a 29-1 record, lost 89-81 to the Royals in December.

 

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