Titans earn split in boys basketball

Wait for it ... Junior guard Hunter Hinze waits for a Medford’s Connor Chapple to land before putting up two points for the Titans. To see more photos, click on the blue button. (Wade Young Photo)

 

The Tri-City United Titan boys basketball team earned a split in two non-conference games played last week, losing to Faribault Bethlehem Academy in overtime Thursday, Dec. 6, and dominating Medford by 25 points the next evening.

  BA   30   27   8--65

  TCU   29   28   6--63

This one was a nail-biter from start to finish, as the Titans and Cardinals appeared to be evenly matched, were tied in regulation, with the Faribault school winning by two in OT.

The Titans had excellent balance in the scoring column, shooting 54 percent (17/31) from 2-point range and 46 percent (7/15) on 3-pointers, and 52 percent overall (24/46).

TCU was led in scoring by Pat Lloyd with 12 points, Nate Chadderdon 11, Aaron Dwyer and Andrew Feddema 10 apiece and Jordan Trnka nine points. Chadderdon also led in rebounding with 11 boards, and Hunter Hinze led with five assists. The Titans won the battle of boards by 32 to 21.

The Cardinals were only successful on 40 percent shooting overall, but having more attempts made the difference.

The Cards also has excellent balance in the scoring department, led by Adam Clark with 22 points, followed by Kyle Filzen and Mark Mahowald with 15 each, and Tim Angell 10. Angell also was the top Cardinal rebounder with 10.

  MED  18   18--36

  TCU   44   17--61

The Titans scored 44 points in the first half and played even with the Tigers in the second session to win by 25.

Lloyd was again the top scorer for TCU with 14 points, followed closely by Chadderdon with 13 and Feddema 12, as the team again had decent shooting percentages of 42 percent for 2-pointers, 46 percent at long range and 43 percent overall.

A total of nine Titans got into the scoring column, including Ryan Iverson (6), Trnka (5), Turgeon and Hinze (4 each), Dwyer (2) and Matt Holicky (1).

Chadderdon again controlled the boards with seven, while 10 other players contributed in that department for a 35-23 edge in rebounds.

Hinze again led the team in assists with four, followed by Lloyd and Alex Turgeon with three each.

The Tigers had scoring from Alex Spinler (14) and Connor Chapple (11), but they didn’t have much support from teammates, with three others with six or under.

Spinler also led in rebounds with seven boards, with Chapple close behind with six.

The Tigers shot only 35 percent overall, going 15/37 on 2-pointers and 0/5 on 3’s.