Trent Strubberg capped quite a two-day stretch Saturday night.
The St. Francis Borgia Regional junior guard was selected as the most valuable player of this year’s 66th Annual St. Francis Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament after he helped his team win the title over local rival Pacific, 49-37.
That came a night after Strubberg’s half-court shot lifted Borgia over Normandy in overtime of the semifinals Friday night. Strubberg hit two three-point shots at crucial times with the first tying the game at the end of regulation.
Strubberg averaged 11 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game.
Strubberg was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Cole Weber and Brendan Smith.
Weber, a junior guard, was the leading scorer in the title contest with 18 points, including four three-point baskets. He was Borgia’s leading scorer at 14.7 points per game. He also averaged 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Smith, a senior forward, netted 22 points in the first half of Borgia’s opening-round win over Owensville Tuesday. For the event, he averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 blocked shots and 1.7 steals per game.
Runner-up Pacific had two players on the all-tournament team. Don’TA Harris, a sophomore guard, was the leading scorer for the Indians with 10 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in the title game. Harris had his best night in the opening round Wednesday, scoring 26 points with 13 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot against North Tech.
For the tournament, he averaged 15.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and one steal per game.
Senior guard Jordan Cowsert averaged seven points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game while also making the all-tournament team. He was 9-11 from the free-throw line during the event.
Ft. Zumwalt North, the third-place winner, had two players on the all-tournament team as well. They were junior guard Grant Rapplean and senior guard Kyle Bampton.
Rapplean averaged 15 points, 4.7 rebounds, three assists and one steal per game. Bampton averaged 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, one assist and one steal per game.
Normandy senior guard Terron Robinson was his team’s representative. He led the Vikings with 17.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Consolation winner Union was represented by senior guard Trevor Kelly. He scored 30 in the consolation semifinals against North Tech and averaged 21 points per game.
Washington placed senior guard Alec Brinkmann on the all-tournament team. He averaged 15.7 points per game.
Owensville won the consolation game and was represented by junior guard Trevor Abernathy on the all-tournament team. Abernathy averaged 14 points per game to lead the Dutchmen.
North Tech was the eighth-place team and the Golden Eagles put senior guard Dressel Huston on the all-tournament squad. He averaged 16 points per game during the tournament.