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TCU boys knock off Blooming Prairie, lose to NYA
Coach Andrew Meier’s Titan boys basketball team played two drastically different games on the hardwood last week, knocking off the Blooming Prairie Blossoms 63-49 Tuesday, Dec. 11, but finding a lid on the hoops Friday night against Norwood Young America Central in losing 63-28 to the Raiders.
Titans vs. Blossoms
TCU 35 28--63
BP 20 29--49
The Titans jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first half and played the Blossoms even in the second to chalk up the non-conference win.
Pat Lloyd and Nate Chadderdon led the scoring attack with 19 and 17 points respectively, while Andrew Feddema was just short of double figures at nine.
Chadderdon also controlled the boards, totaling 16 rebounds.
Blooming Prairie had good scoring from Rumpza with 21 points and Thomas 14. Rumpza was also their top rebounder with 11 boards.
Titans vs. Raiders
NYA 33 30--63
TCU 14 14--28
The Titan scoring punch left the gym early in this contest, the first Minnesota River Conference test of the season for TCU. The top Titan scorers were shut down almost completely by the big and athletic Raider squad, with Lloyd going scoreless and Chadderdon having two points in the final stats.
Shooting percentage numbers tell the story of the game. The Titans hit 33 percent on 10-of-30 from 2-point range, 9 percent on 1-of-11 from the 3-point circle and overall 26 percent, while the Raiders shot 54, 41 and 50 percent in those same categories.
Scoring for the Titans were Aaron Dwyer and Alex Turgeon with five points each, Connor Oak, Jordan Yetzer and Jordan Trnka each with four, and Hunter Hinze and Ryan Iverson joining Chadderdon at two points apiece.
TCU did not have anyone with more than two boards.
The Raiders ran away from the Titans with good balance from several scorers.
Leading the attack were Kyle Brazil with 16 points and Trevor Groschen 13. They also had help from Tom Messner with eight points, and Andrew Cardinal and Taylor Trick at seven.
Groschen was also in charge of cleaning off the boards with 11 rebounds.