TCT girls pick up wins

Villa Grove-Heritage push Titans as TCT takes 67-61 victory

By Tim Hendershot sportsfan122774@yahoo.com
Posted 1/20/20

HUME — The Tri-County girls basketball team used a strong week of play to secure two victories including  a 67-61 thriller over Villa Grove-Heritage at Shiloh High School Thursday.

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TCT girls pick up wins

Villa Grove-Heritage push Titans as TCT takes 67-61 victory

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HUME — The Tri-County girls basketball team used a strong week of play to secure two victories including  a 67-61 thriller over Villa Grove-Heritage at Shiloh High School Thursday.

In the opening eight minutes, VGH came out of the gate fast with 16 first quarter points. Tri-County went to Tayler Barry to try and shrink the deficit as she scored seven of the Titans 11 points in the frame putting the score at 16-11 after the first quarter.

The Titans finally got into a rhythm in the second stanza as Bella Dudley drove to the basket to score eight points while Barry continued to look inside as well, scoring five points as part of Tri-County’s 19 point frame.

VGH continued to look to Holloman as she found looks in the paint to score seven more points while Kyleigh Block got some looks off of great passing inside to add five points as the Blue Devils scored 14.

The quarter ended on a high note for the Titans as Dudley drove up the right side to the basket to make a lay-up as time expired to tie up the contest at 30-30 going into halftime.

The third quarter was all about the free throw line for the Titans, going 9-12 from the line in the period. The free throws were much needed for the Tri-County as they made just three shots from the field for their 16 points.

The Blue Devils kept up their defensive pressure, forcing several Titan turnovers and turning them into points as Holloman scored nine to help take a 48-46 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

Both teams went shot-for-shot in the fourth quarter, but the Titans managed key shots down the stretch as Dudley and Lille Cox both went 4-4 at the line with Cox getting a key block on a shot from Holloman in the closing minutes of regulation.

Haylee Barry, who came into the game late in the third quarter, scored five points as part of the 18-point frame.

The Blue Devils ended up having two key players foul out during the fourth quarter as Campbell fouled out early in the quarter, then Holloman fouled out with around a minute to go.

VGH made just two field goals in the quarter and went only 7-12 from the line as Tri-County held on for the six-point win.

TCT was 18-58 shooting from the field and 26-36 from the charity stripe.

Bella Dudley finished with 23 points and four assists.. Tayler Barry had 19 points and five steals. Lillie Cox added 12 points and five rebounds in the win.

VGH was 23-46 shooting from the field and 14-24 from the free throw line.

 

TCT 52, Arcola 39

arcola — On Monday, the Titan girls basketball team managed a strong road victory defeating Arcola 52-39.

The Lady Titans entered the contest on a four-game win streak, tacking on a fifth victory in rematch of last year’s regional title game.

The Titans, who were without the services of Tayler Barry due to illness, received a strong fight from Arcola throughout the contest..

Tri-County never quite managed to pull out of striking distance of the Purple Riders, but also never ceded the lead to Arcola. Tri-County used its versatility across its lineup to capture its fifth-consecutive victory 52-39.

Bella Dudley led all scorers in the contest for the Titans with 19 points and five rebounds. Melia Eskew scored nine points while grabbing five steals and five assists. Kaylenn Hunt added eight points. Kaylin Williams and Lillie Cox had six points each.