Titan boys fall 64-47

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

HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team fell behind early in its matchup with Villa Grove/Heritage, never managing to rally in a 64-47 loss.

The Titans fell behind 20-6 after an …

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Titan boys fall 64-47

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HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team fell behind early in its matchup with Villa Grove/Heritage, never managing to rally in a 64-47 loss.

The Titans fell behind 20-6 after an explosive first quarter from Villa Grove/Heritage. Blake Smith paced the Hawks with eight points in the period. Despite several open looks at the basket through the opening quarter, Tri-County managed to sink just two baskets as Cole McClain scored five of the Titans six points.

Tri-County continued to struggle in the second quarter, scoring just nine points in the period. VGH failed to show any mercy in the second quarter as the team extended its lead to 36-15 as Anthony Arbuckle and Matt Gulick combined for 10 of those points.

CJ Eackle and McClain attempted to push the pace for the Titans in the fourth quarter, combining for 13 of the teams 19 points in the frame. Despite that though, the Hawks scored 28 second-half points to take a commanding 64-47 victory.

Tri-County was 18-59 from the field and 7-11 from the charity stripe. The Titans committed 25 turnovers. Cole McClain led the way with 19 points. Jack Armstrong and Mitch Pollock added eight points each.

VGH was 23-65 from the field and 16-33 from the free throw line. The Hawks committed just 12 turnovers.