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Jeremy Horst and the Trenton Trojans used a big second half to beat Huron Wednesday night and advance to Friday’s district final where they will face Cabrini. Photo by Larry Caruso.

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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Big second half lands Trenton in district finals (PHOTO)

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Downriver League runner-up Trenton shrugged off a slow start Wednesday night and used a big second-half scoring edge to beat Huron 53-37 in a Class B district semifinal game.

With the win, Coach Rick Morrow’s Trojans advanced to Friday’s district final at Summit Academy where they will face Cabrini, winner of Wednesday’s other semifinal game.

Through the first two quarters Wednesday night, Trenton found itself in a dogfight.

The Trojans led 13-8 after the first period, but after only scoring four points in the second quarter, they found themselves down 19-17 at halftime.

It did not take Trenton long to turn things around after the intermission. Relying heavily on big post player Dan Hall, the Trojans started the second half with a 14-4 scoring spurt that essentially put the game out of reach.

It did not help Huron’s chances when the Chiefs’ outside shooting went cold and by early in the fourth quarter, Trenton’s advantage had reached double digits.

Trenton salted the game away with a 23-14 scoring edge in the final quarter.

Hall, who had eight points in the pivotal third quarter – two baskets and four free throws – finished the night with a game-high 21 points. He also wrecked havoc in the middle on both ends of the floor.

Tony Flaim, who did a good job of fronting the Trenton big man at times, eventually fouled out trying to guard him.

Jason Zahran had 12 points, as did Christian Mercure, who along with brother Dan (seven points), kept the Trojans rolling in the second half when they did almost all of their scoring.

Bill Ames led Huron with 16 points, but after getting off to a hot start, he cooled and half his points came after the outcome was really decided. Karan Ghuman added 10 points and Tyler Olson dropped in seven.

Last Updated: 3/8/2013 1:59:51 PM EST