Alices hand Titans fifth consecutive loss


The Titan boys’ basketball team faced off against the Alices of Vincennes Lincoln at home on Tuesday. With the lead changing from the first half to second, the Alices came out on top, 64-52.

“It was a game we were really hoping to win,” Titan’s head coach Kyle Runyan said. “We kept it close but just came down to getting out physicaled.”

The Titans took an early lead winning the first quarter 14-7.

Gibson Southern ended the first half with the lead, 28-21. However, that changed as the teams continued to battle into the second half.

“We need to get better at not hurting ourselves,” senior Adam May said. “Just little mistakes that we do to ourselves are costing us close games.”

The Titans came out flat in the third quarter, giving up 23 points. The Titans needed to make up ground in the fourth but didn’t have enough fight to close the deficit.

Senior Aidan Neel lead the Titans in scoring, putting up 13 points; while senior Mitchell Spindler and sophomore Carson Brindle each had 11. Sophomore Drew Foster chipped in 10 points.

Junior Ethan Bushey lead the Alices with a game high 20 points. 

“We did a great job executing on offense and getting to the bucket,” Spindler said. “Our downfall is our defense; we gave up too many points and second chances.”

The Titans are looking to reverse a string of five losses, wanting to finish the season with a record of 500 or above.

“It’s always tough losing a game we knew we should have won,” Runyan said. “That was a very winnable game, but we’ll just look to get a nice win on Friday against Princeton.

Gibson Southern is back in action on Friday, January 17, when the Titans host county rival Princeton. This game has a little more weight to it, as this is the Titan’s Winter Homecoming.

“I think we have a great opportunity on Friday to bounce back and get some momentum going,” Spindler said. “Princeton is missing some of their key players, so we hope to be able to put the game away early and get a much needed win.”