Centerville, Ohio — Entering this first-round matchup, both Troy and Carroll have had very different seasons this year. Troy has played a decently easy schedule up to this point with tough matchups against teams like Tippecanoe and Sidney while Carroll has played in the gauntlet of a conference with teams like Alter, Badin, and McNicholas all having great seasons.
Shaeden Olden got the game started off with a bucket right off of the tip. After another Troy bucket, Sam Severt would knock down a three to cut it to a 4-3 Troy lead. Jaden Dahm then caught fire, he got three straight buckets including an and-one. Tre Archie would answer with a bucket of his own. Shaeden Olden would then hit a three. The score at the end of the 1st was a tied game at 9-9.
Troy’s Landyn Henry and Carroll’s Logan Broaddus each hit a three to open up the second quarter. Dahm got another bucket and then Broaddus hit a transition three to put the Patriots up 17-12. Tre Archie and Shaeden Olden would each get another bucket before Broaddus drilled another three to give Carroll the 22-18 halftime lead.
Broaddus would open up the second half with another three and then Sam Severt’s layup put Carroll up 11. Dahm would put Carroll up 13 with a pair of layups and then Ryan Seltsam was fouled while shooting a three with 0.5 seconds left. Seltsam would go 2/3 from the line to put Carroll up 37-23 heading into the 4th.
It looked like Troy might make a late comeback as Jaden Owens hit a three to open the 4th, but Logan Broaddus and Jaden Dahm proved to be too much as they went on a final run in the 4th. Shaeden Olden got a couple more buckets, and Tre Archie made a nice behind the back pass to Hollis Terrell for the layup. Carroll ran away with this game in the second half as they will move on to the second round with a 52-35 win over Troy.
Jaden Dahm finished with 19 points and Logan Broaddus notched a career-high 14 points in the big win. Shaeden Olden had 16 points for Troy, while no one else scored in the double digits for the Trojans.
Carroll will play Wayne next after the Warriors narrowly escaped a possible first-round exit at the hands of Northmont. That game will be played at Centerville on Tuesday.