Titans pick up 9th win

Tri-County has up and down week with a victory over Cerro Gordo, loss to Tuscola 57-43

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BEMENT — The Tri-County Titans and the Cerro Gordo/Bement Broncos played Dec. 18 in Bement as Tri-County hoped to bounce back from a Saturday afternoon loss to Tuscola. 

Tri-County used an 11-5 second quarter to take a 19-15 halftime lead and then used a huge 24-point final period to withstand a Broncos rally to escape with a hard fought 53-49 win

The victory was the ninth of the season for the Titans. Mitch Pollock led the way with 14 points while getting a huge boost off the bench as Kenzal Lloyd added 13 points — a season high for him. Trenton Pinnell finished with nine points in the win.

tuscola 57, tct 43

The Tri-County Titans hosted the Tuscola Warriors Dec. 15. Despite a hard-fought game, Tuscola proved too much to handle as Tri-County fell 57-43 to the visitors.

The first eight minutes saw both teams feel each other out as Caleb Ard provided the spark, scoring five of the nine Titan points in the quarter as they took a 9-8 lead.

Tuscola opened up the offense using a strong presence in the paint before expanding to the perimeter where Will Little sank two three-point shots. The Warriors managed to take a 24-17 lead into the halftime break.

The Titans found a spark in the third quarter as Trenton Pinnell scored four of TCT’s 10 third quarter points, but the Warriors continued to pound the ball inside along with penetration as Jalen Quinn scored six of Tuscola’s 15 points. Tuscola extended the lead to 39-27 heading into the final quarter. Pinnell continued to create offense for the team and a four-point play by Mitch Pollock put together a 16-point frame. However, the size of the Warriors was just too much as Quinn and VonLanken combined for 15 of Tuscola’s 18 points to secure the 14-point win.

The Titans were 17-52 shooting for 32.7 percent while making all seven free throw attempts. 

Trenton Pinnell led the way with 12 points while Mitch Pollock added nine. TCT coughed up the ball 17 times.

The Warriors were 21-45 shooting for 46.7 percent and 8-11 from the line for 72.7 percent. 

Brayden VonLanken led all scorers with 22 points and Jalen Quinn added 16.