Tussey Mountain had an off-night shooting the basketball, but luckily the defense played well. The Titans won a very low-scoring affair against Southern Fulton 33-24 in Saxton Monday.
The Titans (6-3, 5-0 ICC) made 16 of 21 foul shots to stay afloat and hold off the Indians. Alexis Weimert scored 11 points and went seven of eight from the line. Meghan Molosky had 10 points, six of which came in the final period.
“We were not mentally into the game,” Tussey Mountain head coach Todd Gates said. “Our shooting was bad. We were throwing the ball away and not running the offense. It was not good.”
Southern Fulton’s Jessie Covalt went to the bench with three fouls in the first quarter and ended up not scoring at all. Drew Gordon had 11 points to lead the Indians.
“We got outhustled, but their shooting was as bad as ours. We made our free throws when we had to,” Gates explained.
Maddie Garner hit a three-pointer to end the first quarter tied 10-10.
While Tussey’s offense struggled, the defense did play well. The Titans were able to get good shots but they weren’t going in. Sophie Brumbaugh couldn’t get anything to go in the lane, scoring five points.
The Titans led 16-14 at halftime and 22-19 after three. Tussey made nine of 10 foul shots in the fourth to finish off the Indians.
“We didn’t play well Saturday and have been sluggish and not crisp. We need to get it figured out. We’re coming into the meat of the league schedule,” Gates remarked.
Tussey Mountain heads to Southern Huntingdon Thursday.