The Dickinson Trinity Basketball team only has two losses on the season-- both were to Beulah--
Last week Trinity was finally able to beat the Miners, and at the most important part of the season, the Region Championship.
At number 3 they are the highest ranked team left standing.
Jon Schaeffer has more as the Titans prepare for a title run.
After a two point loss in Districts to Beulah-- The Trinity Titans responded with a 12 point over the Miners in the Regional championship.
Coach Gregg Grinsteinner says," it was a fun game great atmosphere. I'm proud of the kids how hard they worked. Give Beulah a lot of credit, they're a very good team well coached team. Sometimes that 0 in the loss column it's tough you feel the pressure been there done that. We're just happy to go to state."
For Volk, "Making a state run it was huge for us it was a dream come true. Just watching trinity as kids gave us that much more motivation to make it to state this year."
Coach Grinsteinner will look to Jacob Volk, Jesse Kubik, and Isaiah Binstock -- 3 seniors on the roster that have played in a state tournament before.
"Jacob, Jesse, and Isaiah all played when they were sophomores you know Jacob was our sixth man, our leading scorer that year as a sophomore and Jesse had the game winning shot against Minot Ryan in the first round so they've been in games like this before but it's different when you have other kids that are leaders. Now it's their job to be the leaders of the team." says Grinsteinner
Volk isn't letting the pressure get too him but He still knows that nerves will be hitting his teammates
Jacob Volk says, "It's just a whole team game. Individuals don't matter. It's not too much pressure. There's going to be nerves going through everyone's veins. You know every team in state they're gonna be a good team so every team is going to be tough to beat."
"Our Motto going into the state tournament is you just gotta be better then the team you're playing you can't beat all 7 teams that are there just be better then the one team you're playing on that given day," says Coach Grinsteinner.
For this Titan team, a state title would be something each player can hang their hat on.
Grinsteinner says, "we got a goal we have in mind. Go to the state tournament and try to win the thing so if those guys meet that goal something they've accomplished. That's something they can carry around the rest of their life with them."
The state tournament starts tomorrow in Minot, first round sees Trinity facing LLM at 1 PM.
Milnor and Shiloh play at 2:45.
At 6:30, Cavalier and Trenton face off, followed by Four Winds Minnewaukan and Rugby at 8:15.
All games are at the Minot State dome.