TCT girls pick up big wins

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CHARLESTON — The Tri-County girls basketball team got off to a hot start this season, posting a 14-0 record.

Their most recent success came in the first day of the Charleston Holiday Classic where the Lady Titans finished out the first day going 2-0 and putting themselves in the driver’s seat to finish no less than fourth place overall.

tct 74, Pekin 51

Game one saw the Titans face the Pekin Dragons, a Class 4A team, in the opening round of Red Pool play. 

The Titans patented pressure offense exploded early in the first half outscoring the Dragons 41-18 and cruising to a 74-51 win. One key factor was that the Titans went 22 of 26 from the free throw line for 84.6 percent.  

Taylor Barry finished with a game-high 26 points while Harley Barry added 15 points, six assists, eight steals, and five rebounds. Kiersten Price-Wilson had 14 points in the paint.

TCT 63, Sacred Heart 54 (OT)

In game two the Titans faced a solid Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin Cyclones

The two teams played toe-to-toe with the teams finishing regulation tied a 52-52 forcing an overtime of another four minutes of play. 

In the extra frame, the Titans wore down the Cyclones outscoring SHG 11-2 to pull away for a 63-54 win. Senior Harley Barry recorded her 1,000th career point in the contest. Barry finished with 15 points, eight steals, and four assists.

Kiersten Price-Wilson had a game-high 21 points and Tayler Barry added 19 points and eight rebounds.