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Trenton Spears takes top honors

Feb. 14, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc., & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Gamer of the Week award to Trenton Spears of Calvary Baptist Academy.

The Calvary Baptist Patriots gleefully welcomed senior forward/center Trenton Spears into the 1000 point club in a win last week against Cross Lanes Christian School. Trent logged a double-double that night with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

Head Coach David Spencer has been very pleased with his senior leader's production, "Trent has developed into a very good basketball player for us over the past few years. His versatility allows him to shoot from the perimeter and play on the inside as well. I believe he is one of the top players in our league and contributes so much to our team. He leads our team in many statistical categories including scoring (18ppg), rebounding (9rpg), and block shots (2bpg)."

Trent had this to say about his career milestone, "It was a big accomplishment for my high school career and I was glad that a lot of my friends and family were there to experience that with me. First of all I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without whom I wouldn't be here today and second of all I want to thank my coaches and the staff that helps them help me get stronger and grow more as a player."

The Patriots are 9-7 this season but have been playing well the second half of the season and are poised to make a run in the 2014 WVCAT. Trent had this to say about his team's record thus far, "hopefully we will peak now so we can be playing our best basketball in the WVCAT in a few weeks. Our goal is to win the WVCAT so we can bring home the banner and hang it up in our gym!"

In order to win, teamwork is a must, and Calvary has plenty of chemistry on their team to go deep in the tournament, "When we are playing at our best, we are really communicating well; we have good ball movement and work well together. I really don't think anybody can stop us when we are performing at our best."

In order to bring home that coveted championship banner, the Patriots look to play great team basketball and run their plays the way they're drawn up, "We do like to 'run and gun' but we usually try to slow it down more and take our time; that way we can really take our time and make our shots count," says Spears.

Trent is a model student-athlete and undoubtedly makes his parents, Tim and Jeanna Spears very proud. He is very involved in his church, plays on both the soccer and basketball teams, is member of the ski club and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He is already taking some classes at Marshall University and plans to enroll full time in the fall semester.

Coach Spencer couldn't be happier to have such a great role model for his younger players to look up to, "Trent is a very good kid with a quiet and laid-back personality. He uses his gifts and abilities to help at the school and in his church. He's responsible and trustworthy and willing to do a favor if needed. He's not only one of the better players I've ever coached, but he's also one of the better young men as well."

Please look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Gamer of the Week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc., & The Putnam Herald.

Matt Smith, MS, ATC, CSCS, is the Potential PLUS Director at Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc.

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