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Tri-City United cagers lose to Watertown Mayer, Sibley East
The Tri-City United Titan boys basketball team was roughed up in court action last week, falling to Watertown-Mayer and Sibley East in Thursday-Saturday games. The opponents both scored 69 points against the Titans, who were unable to stay with the high-powered quints.
WM 28 41 - 69
TCU 21 20 - 41
Coach Andrew Meier’s cagers stayed fairly close to the Royals in the first half (down by seven), but were blown away by the opposing scoring punch in the second, to lose by 28.
Alex Turgeon was the top scorer for the Titans with 14 points, followed by Connor Oak with nine, Jordan Trnka eight and Nate Chadderdon seven.
Watertown-Mayer countered with big nights from Wandersee (24 points) and Sandquist (12).
Coach Meier said he thought the team played decent on defense in the first half. “Connor Oak had an excellent half, being aggressive on both sides of the ball, but unfortunately he broke his hand at the end of the session. We did not rebound very well (23-14), and in the second half we let some of their shooters get open and make a couple of 3’s, leading to more confidence as they continued to shoot.”
SE 33 36 - 69
TCU 21 31 - 52
The Titans were again down at the half and continued that trend to the final buzzer before losing by17.
Andrew Feddema led TCU scoring with 13 points, supported by Hunter Hinze at 11 and Turgeon nine.
The Wolverines had some tough-to-beat balance in the scoring column, led by Brody Rodning with 18, Tyler Bates 15, Sam Harrison and Mark Grabow 12 each.
“Too many turnovers in the first half, and we just can’t beat ourselves like that,” commented coach Meier. “We didn’t shoot very well in the first half, with some open looks that just didn’t fall. I thought we did a better job at rebounding, but still need to improve in that area.”