Lady Titans fall to the Tigers in sectionals

Carson Brindle, Reporter

The Gibson Southern Lady Titans finished their season on Tuesday with a loss to the Memorial Tigers in the first round of sectional play at Heritage Hills 70-50. They finished with a record of 18-4.
“I really enjoyed this season,” head coach Kyle Brasher said. “It was a joy to work with these seniors this year. Even though this isn’t how we wanted to end the season, I was still really happy with a lot of the memories we made.”
The Lady Titans had a tough challenge in the first round of their sectional, facing Class 3A No. 3 ranked Evansville Memorial.
The Titans started the first quarter with a three pointer from Claire Jones. Unfortunately, the Tigers scored 13 of the next 15 points in the quarter and held a commanding lead 16-7. The deficit would continue to mount for the Lady Titans going into the half, losing 36-19.
“We usually like to push the pace and play fast,” junior Kami Miller said. “Their aggressive defense affected our offense and led to a lot of turnovers on our part.”
The third quarter held much of the same for the Lady Titans, losing 52-27 heading into the fourth. Gibson Southern picked up the scoring in the fourth, outscoring Memorial 23-18. This scoring spark, however, was not enough to crack the Tiger’s lead.
“We fought till the end and kept our heads up no matter the outcome,” sophomore Taylor Singer said.
The Lady Titans were led by senior Meredith Raley with 18 points, followed by Miller with 8 points.
The Tigers leading scorer was Peyton Murphy with 21 points.
The Lady Titans will be losing 5 seniors next year, but coach Brasher is not looking at it as a rebuilding year.
“We have had two very strong JV years,” said Brasher. “We have a lot of juniors coming back as seniors and we are really looking to Kami and Taylor to step up next year as our main leaders. I’m really excited to see what will happen next year.”