Triton seeks road breakthrough

by | Feb 19, 2018 | Triton

Junior point guard Kalil Hodges leads Triton in assists with 5.7 per game. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Maggie Hobson)

The Triton varsity boys basketball program enters the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs for the ninth straight season with a matchup at Terry Sanford (20-5) on Tuesday (Feb. 20) at 7:30 p.m.

The Hawks (14-12) are assured of their eighth straight winning record under Coach T.J. Morrison.

Triton is 9-8 in postseason games since the playoff streak began with the 2009-10 campaign, but will be looking for its first road win in that span.

The Hawks are 8-2 at home and 1-1 on neutral courts in the playoffs over the last eight seasons.

The record is 0-5 in playoff road games.

Fan support, comfort and familiarity with the court as well as travel can all be factors in the home/road disparity. Of course, the home team is the higher seed, too, which is based on performance prior to the playoffs.

This season’s team has gone 7-5 at home and 6-5 on the road with a 1-2 record on neutral floors — not much variation in terms of location.

Perhaps it could be taken as a good omen that a ticket for the Triton boys basketball program won $2,000 at the Hawk Pride Athletic Boosters reverse raffle on Saturday night.

Playoff Streak Summary
Season/Opponent              Result              Record

at Eastern Alamance            (L, 75-56)          11-15
West Brunswick                  (W, 72-49)
at Hunt                                  (L, 61-56)            20-5
Douglas Byrd                       (W, 80-62)
Western Alamance             (W, 69-65)
Northeast Guilford              (W, 66-64, OT)
Westover*                             (W, 55-51)
Rocky Mount*                       (L, 82-67)            27-4
Northern Nash                     (W, 54-52)
Havelock                               (L, 63-61)            23-4
McMichael                            (L, 69-55)            19-6
Southern Durham                (W, 72-65)
at Eastern Alamance            (L, 63-54)           13-12
at Orange                              (L, 74-39)            14-12
Westover                              (W, 48-42)
Asheboro                              (W, 64-33)
at Orange                              (L, 67-47)            18-11
*—neutral court game at Crown Coliseum


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