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Titans battle Poky well; then win easily over CWL

January 14, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

RUTHVEN - The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys played a couple good games this past weekend.

On Thursday, the Titans lost an 83-80 overtime contest to Pocahontas area. On Friday, GTRA defeated Corwith-Wesley-Luverne 79-38.

On Thursday, GTRA led 25-20 after the first quarter and still led 41-38 at halftime. Pocahontas Area took the lead in the third quarter with a 55-54 edge to start the final period. The game was tied at 74-74 at the end of regulation.

"This was a great high school basketball game," said GTRA coach Randy Hough. "Both teams played well. I thought our boys played very hard."

Austin Dyer led the Titans with 28 points, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Connor Sturgill contributed 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

Lane Reiman had 12 points, Michael Girres had seven, Marcus Girres and Mason McGrauth each had five and Trevor Hagedorn had two.

Michael Girres had six assists and McGrauth had four assists and three steals.

The Titans had a much easier time against CWL on Friday, leading 27-8 after one quarter, 52-16 at halftime and 70-22 after three quarters.

"We got off to a great start both offensively and defensively," said coach Hough. "It was a good game to get all the players playing in different combinations and to get everybody playing time."

Sturgill led the Titans with 28 points n 12-for-14 shooting from the field and 4-for-6 from the free throw line. He also had 11 rebounds along with three steals and two blocked shots.

Dyer finished with 15 points, nine assists and three steals.

Marcus Girres finished with nine points, four assists and three steals. Lane Reiman and Noah Stukey each had seven points, Trevor Hagedorn had six, Ryan Jacks, Mason McGrauth and Jared Sikora each had two and Joe Tonderum had one. McGrauth and Michael Girres each had five assists.

GTRA (5-8 overall, 5-2 in the Cornbelt Conference) hosts North Union in Graettinger on Friday.



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