Girls struggle to sink it

Alyshia Angileno goes for two points on Monday when the Titans hosted Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton. Click the blue button on the main page for more photos. (Wade Young Photo)


According to Kevin Woitas, the girls basketball team coach for TCU, the team has struggled all season with scoring points.

“The past two games were no different as the girls lost to Mayer-Lutheran 62-32 and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 57-51 in overtime on Monday,” he said. 

Last Friday the Titans traveled to Mayer-Lutheran who was tied for fourth place in the Minnesota River Conference with the Titans’ 2-2 record heading into the night.Woitas said the team’s size and the Titans’ shooting kept TCU from winning the game.

“The Crusaders starting line-up consisted of four six-foot-girls and one girl at five-feet, 11 inches. 

“Their size and the cold shooting woes of the Titans proved to be too much in the second half,” Woitas said. 

Leading the way for the Titans was Alyshia Angileno who scored 7 points.  Megan Steffan, Molly Ehlers, Samantha Ruger, and Courtney Hentges each had 4 points.  Danielle Angileno, Joslyn Vargo, Nora Miller and Jenna Bednar each had 2 points, and Edith Martinez had 1.

On Monday the Titans played host to Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton. The game went back and forth all night long, but the Bulldogs put together a late rally to send the game into overtime, and then continued the rally in overtime to down the Titans.  

“We struggled once again to make a basket,” Woitas said. 

The girls had an astonishing 81 shot attempts, but only made 23 of them for a 28 percent shooting percentage. They were 4 for 30 from 3-point land for 13 percent shooting and only 1 of 13 for free throws for a season low 8 percent shooting.  

‘We haven't struggled running the offense or getting shots,” the coach said.  “We just can't get them to fall!”  The Titans were led by Alyshia Angileno who had 18 points and 18 rebounds.  Courtney Hentges also had 18 points and 7 rebounds.  Danielle Angileno added 9 points and 6 rebounds.  It doesn't get any easier for the Titans as they play host to conference leading Jordan on Thursday night and travel to USC on Saturday.