Lady Titans conquer Vikings on senior night

Nick Shelton, Reporter

The Lady Titans (0-0) hosted the Lady Vikings (0-0), looking to open their season with a conference win as they celebrated both Senior Night and Coaches v. Cancer. 

The first quarter was very even with the quarter ending with the Titans up 11-7. The Titans, however, would quickly break away from the Vikings after the first quarter going up 28-12 by the end of the second quarter. 

The Titans locked in on both offense and defense as they outscored the Vikings 17-5. 

“Anytime you can come out and take an early lead, that is a great feeling. The girls were ready to play and it showed from the tip,” head coach Kyle Brasher said. 

The Titans came out of halftime with another great quarter as they widened their lead over the Vikings going up by 27 points as the third quarter ended, 44-17. 

The fourth quarter was identical to the third with the Titans outscoring the Vikings 5-16 for the second straight quarter. 

The Titans won their season opener 60-22 moving to a 1-0 record to start their season. 

Taylor Singer had a great game on both the offensive and defensive end with 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 blocks. Taylor Singer broke the Gibson Southern Girls Basketball record for most blocks in a game. 

Carson Cruze also had a nice game with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kami Miller and Ava Weisheit also made big contributions with 11 and 10 points respectively. 

“Taylor Singer did a great job in anchoring our defense as she set the single game record in Lady Titan basketball history with 7 blocked shots while pulling in 7 rebounds,” said Brasher, “Carson Kruse also did a great job pulling in a game high 11 rebounds.” 

The Gibson Southern girls basketball varsity game awards went to Taylor Singer who earned the Hard Hat, Carson Kruse who earned the Windex Bottle, and Kamryn Miller who earned the Lunch Pail. 

“We played hard on both the offensive and defensive end and pulled away with a big win against North Posey,” said sophomore Loren Stoll. “On the offensive end, we worked the ball around the perimeter and got wide open looks. On the defensive end, we implemented a new defense and I feel like we executed it very well.” 

The Titans played a great game on both ends of the floor getting a big conference win to top off both Senior Night and Coaches v. Cancer. 

“The seniors are great leaders and helpful on and off the court,” said Stoll. “I am hopeful for success and I look forward to what this season will entail.”