TCU boys lose twice in hoops


The Tri-City United boys basketball team got a taste of some tough non-conference competition for opening their season on the court during the past week, losing to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Friday, Nov. 30, and to Triton on Monday, Dec. 3.
  WEM    24 16--40
  TCU    17  9---26
It was a bad night around the hoop as the Titans could only muster 17 points in the first half and nine in the second, on their way to a 14-point loss to the Bucs. However, looking at the shooting percentages for the night tells the story: the Titans hit the nets on six of 31 2-point attempts (19 percent), and an ice-cold one of eight (12 percent) from the 3-point stripe.
The Bucs, meanwhile, were 11 of 39 (28 percent) on 2-pointers and three of six (50 percent) from long range—numbers which tell the story for the game.
Pat Lloyd led Titan scoring with eight points, followed by Jordan Trnka with seven, Nate Chadderdon five and three each for Hinze and Dwyer.
WEM was led by Harmon with nine points, Grose seven, and six each from Kinniry, Klugherz and Kaplan.
   Triton   39 40--79
   TCU    35 35--70
Coach Andrew Meier’s TCU Titans scored 35 points in both halves of Monday’s game, but it wasn’t enough to stay with the high-flying Triton Cobras.
The Titans had some nice balance in the scoring column, led by Trnka with 17 points, Lloyd and Chadderdon with 15 apiece and Turgeon 12.
The Cobras, shooting almost 50% on 2-point field goals (25-53, 47%) counters with some impressive numbers: Schaefer 21 points, Finne 18, Dahms 12 and Otto 11.