Titans roll past Warriors


ARMSTRONG - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire built an early lead against host North Union, leading 15-4 after one quarter and 26-10 after half-time. The Warriors' offense finally jumpstarted in the second half, but the Titans held on for a 48-38 victory.

GT/RA led from start to finish. The Titans led 7-4 after two free throws from North Union's Gage Madden, but then Drew Schnell came off the Titans' bench to hit two 3-pointers from the left corner as part of an 8-0 run to end the opening frame.

Both teams' offenses struggled in the second quarter with the Titans' Kadin Norris making the only basket over the first 4 1/2 minutes before North Union's Noah Morphew connected on a 3-pointer.

The lids came off the baskets in the third quarter with North Union cutting the deficit to 11, 27-16, after 3-pointers by Morphew and Braden Pierce.

The teams played mostly even the rest of the period with GT/RA taking a 42-26 lead into the final frame. North Union just couldn't make up the difference in the fourth quarter.

Kadin Norris led GT/RA with 13 points while shooting 5-of-7 from the field. Schnell finished with 11 points while shooting 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Dalton Young shipped in 10 points while making 5-of-6 shots.

The Titans shot 47.6 percent (20-of-42) from the field, but struggled from the free throw line where they were 3-of-7.

Max Hough had a team-high seven assists while Norris, Blake Rosacker and Schnell each had four rebounds.

Robert Ortman led North Union with 10 points while Morphew finished with nine, Parker Eichenberger had six, Brendan Anderson had three, Gage Madden, Aidan Fries and Avery Krantz each had two and Jay Heinen had one.

The Warriors shot 31.9 percent (15-of-47) from the field. Morphew had six rebounds and Ortman and Anderson each had four steals.

GT/RA (4-7 overall) is at Pocahontas on Friday.

North Union (1-11 overall) travels to Buffalo Center to play North Iowa on Friday.

Sioux Central 71, GTRA?44

On Monday, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire lost 71-44 to Sioux Central. The Rebels jumped out to a 21-9 first-quarter lead and led 34-21 at halftime and 45-27 after three quarters.

Max Hough led the Warriors with 14 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals. Drew Schnell had eight points, Kadin Norris had six, Kory Hough had five, Dalton Young and Blake Rosacker each had four and Nolan Darr had three.


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