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‘Heads thump Troy, look forward to Loyola Tuesday

Trent Mikalatos flushes home two of his game-high 19 in Saturday's big win over Troy at Memorial Gymnasium. COPPERHEAD COUNTRY/Melissa Hempstead

In many instances, a heavily-favored team may overlook an opponent when a big game lurks on the horizon. That wasn’t the case Saturday. 

Anaconda busted out of the gate and never looked back, knocking off Troy 69-27 at Memorial Gymnasium. 

Kylar Gochanour hits one of his game-high four 3-pointers Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium. COPPERHEAD COUNTRY/Melissa Hempstead

It was Anaconda’s last nonconference game of the regular season with just one game left on the schedule — a rematch for the 6B regular-season title against first place Loyola Tuesday at the Snake Pit. 

The Copperheads (13-4, 5-2) busted out to a 23-4 lead thanks to a stifling half-court defensive effort that led to easy transition buckets highlighted by a powerful two-handed Trent Mikalatos dunk. From that point forward, the starters played sparingly at best. 

Mikalatos was one of four Copperheads in double-figures, leading with a game-high 19. Braxton Hill and Kylar Gochanour had 12 and Braedon Sawyer added 10 off the bench. 

Troy was led by AJ Faur and Ricki Fischer with seven each. 

With a few days to prepare, Anaconda will be counting the minutes until Tuesday evening. With a win by 12 points, Anaconda will win the 6B regular-season title. 

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