Tussey Mountain continues to play well sporadically and the trend continued at Southern Fulton Tuesday. The Titans turned things around in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback effort in a 60-51 loss to the Indians.
The Titans (3-6, 3-2 ICC) stopped themselves with 25 turnovers. The team played better in the second half, outscoring the Indians 32-27, but it wasn’t enough.
“We have to play more consistent,” Tussey Mountain head coach Jeff Swope said. “We can’t have that many turnovers. We didn’t run our set offense.”
Matthew Leonard led the Titans with 16 points. Devin Swope added 10 points, playing with back pain that limited his abilities. Chad Morningstar chipped in nine points.
Dyan Melton led four players in double figures for Southern Fulton with 13 points. Justin Morris netted 12.
It was all Indians in the first quarter as Tussey turned the ball over five straight times. Southern Fulton went out to a 13-0 lead. That put the Titans behind the eight-ball right from the start, but they came back to trail 22-13 after one.
Both teams slowed down in the second quarter. An 11-6 second period put the Indians up 33-19 at the break.
The teams played even in the third quarter. Jordan Berkstresser scored all of his seven points in the final frame for the Titans. Tussey Mountain got within four with two and a half minutes to play but couldn’t take the lead.
Jacob Henry had nine points in a 42-29 junior varsity loss for the Titans.
Tussey Mountain will play host to Southern Huntingdon Friday.