The Titan boys of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire earned a split in their final two regular season games last week. On Tuesday, the Titans manhandled Clay Central-Everly by a 49-15 tally, but fell to Newell-Fonda on Friday by an 84-50 tally.
In action on Tuesday, the Titans took command of the contest early and never looked back. GT/RA jumped out to an 18-5 lead at the end of the opening quarter, and extended their lead to 23-7 at intermission.
In the second half, GT/RA would continue to put up solid defense against the Mavericks, while keeping their offense working to take a 39-11 lead into the final quarter of play. Down the stretch, the Titans would add 10 points to their coffers while allowing the Mavericks just four points to tally the 49-15 final margin of victory.
For GT/RA, Trevor Hagedorn netted 13 points, while Connor Sturgill added eight points and Austin Dyer tallied seven points to the effort. Mason McGrauth and Michael Girres both scored five points, while Andy Geelan added four points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Titans. Jared Sikora came off the bench to add three points, while Lane Reiman and Noah Stukey both scored two points.
On Friday night, the tables were turned as Newell-Fonda took command of the game and left the Titans battling to stay close in the 84-50 setback.
GT/RA?would trail by 14 at the end of the opening quarter as the Mustangs galloped out to a 26-12 lead and expanded that lead to a 41-21 margin at the intermission. In the second half, the Titans would try to mount a rally, scoring 15 points in the third quarter, but Newell-Fonda continued to play near-perfect offense as they inflated their lead to 65-36 to end the third quarter.
The contest would end much the same as it started, with the Mustangs taking the 84-50 win.
For the Titans, Connor Sturgill garnered the double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Trevor Hagedorn added 14 points. Andy Geelan scored nine points, while Mason McGrauth tallied five. Marcus Girres came away with four points, while Austin Dyer and Lane Reiman each tallied two points. Austin Dyer would hand out five assists in the loss.