Titans fold to Golden Aces

It was a literal David and Goliath story when the Gibson Southern boys’ varsity basketball team hosted the Mt. Carmel Golden Aces on Tuesday. The Golden Aces controlled the scoreboard during the course of the game, with the help of 6’6” Kaleb Applebey on the inside. Mt. Carmel came out on top 60-49.

“We really worked on picking up the tempo of our game,” Titans head coach Kyle Runyan said. “We had some mistakes in there, which we can work on, but I really liked our effort.”

The Golden Aces took an early lead ending the first quarter 18-12.

Gibson Southern ended the half trailing, 30-14, only managing to score 2 points in the entire second quarter.

“The energy was the highest we’ve ever played at, but our shots weren’t falling, and we just couldn’t manage to score,” senior Mitchell Spindler said.

The Titans connected more shots in the third quarter, but still could not manage the lead, closing out 48-30. The Titans made up more ground in the fourth quarter bringing the game within 11 points, but it wasn’t enough to stop Mt. Carmel.

Senior Aidan Neel and sophomore Carson Brindle lead the Titans, each scoring 13 points. Brindle also lead the team in rebounds with 6. Spindler had seven points and sophomore Kaden Hurless contributed six.

“We played really hard, just gotta get back at it in practice and keep improving,” said senior Adam May, who was sidelined with an ankle injury.

The Titans are still trying to get a much needed win; looking to break an eight game losing streak.

“I was proud of how the boys played,” Runyan said. “We threw something completely different at them, and, for the most part, they responded very well to it.”

Gibson Southern is back in action on Friday, January 31, when they travel to Mt. Vernon to take on the Wildcats.