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Titan BBall Teams Head to Sweet 16

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This weekend, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School hosted the first round of state basketball games for both the BT boys and the girls teams, a first in school history.

 

Friday evening the BT gymnasium was packed with fans cheering on the Titans boys team to an 81 to 45 victory over Chestatee High School located in Gainesville. The first half saw both the Titans and War Eagles take the lead several times. By the time the teams headed for the lockers room at half-time the Titans were up 31 to 21, knowing they needed to keep up their stamina and defense against such a worthy opponent.

 

According to head coach Brian Marks, after half-time the Titans ran out onto the court to their best performance all season. During the second half, we played as good a basketball game, on both ends of the court, as we have played all year. We broke open 50 to 23 which means good basketball on defense and offense. It was our best half by far, said Marks. Seniors Jordan Callahan and Tyler Cerone had 22 points and 19 points, respectively. Junior Aris Brundidge scored 11 points.  

 

The Titans head to Hart County this Tuesday for the next playoff round. We are looking forward to playing in the Sweet 16. We are especially proud and excited to play against Hart County who has a majority of their team back from last years state Final Four team, said Marks.

 

The boys teams victory and celebration were on the minds of many BT supporters as they gathered at the school again Saturday to cheer on the Lady Titans in their first-round playoff game.

 

On Saturday, the Lady Titans took the court against the Gilmer High School Lady Bobcats in an exciting and heart-pumping game. Both teams traded leads until almost the middle of the fourth quarter when the Lady Titans drove their way to a playoff victory of 73 to 69. The Titan fans met their match in the Bobcat fans who were just as vocal and encouraging as those in green and gold, but in the end the BT fans chanted, cheered, and prayed their team to triumph.

 

Junior Riley Cerone led the team with 18 points followed closely by senior Colleen Bauer with 17 points. Sophomore Joi Reynolds, a multi-talented player, had 10 points and 8 rebounds. 

 

According to head coach Tamara Henderson, the Lady Titans got the job done against an admirable team. Whew!!...it was a very hard game to play. Gilmer is a great shooting team and we had to contend with their three-point shots. We also needed to stop their dribble penetration. Our free throws could have definitely used some work (16/37 43%), but toward the end we hit them when we needed to, said Henderson.

 

The Lady Titans will play again this Wednesday night at home against Monroe Area. Im glad we have the opportunity to still be playing in the state tournament; a lot of teams do not, commented Henderson. We are excited about the fact that we get to play at home (at least one more time). Our fans are a big help to us and we need all the support we can get. I think it really energizes the girls when there are people in the stands rooting for them.