Titans turn away Tigers on Homecoming night

Senior Kaden Hurless had a game high 24 points to help the Titans beat their county rival.

Homecoming night ended with a fourth quarter push from the Gibson Southern Titans that turned a tight game into a 17-point blowout win over the Princeton Tigers for the first time in seven seasons. 

The Titans (5-5) faced off with their conference rivals, the Princeton Tigers (3-8) on Friday, January 14. The Titans, led by senior Kaden Hurless with a game high 24 points, rallied in the fourth quarter behind a quick 10 points from senior Eli Chandler to win the game, 57-40. 

Gibson Southern, who started the season 1-3, has now won five of its last seven games to give them momentum heading into their matchup against the current sectional favorite, Bosse Bulldogs (8-5). 

“We have a lot of momentum going right now with bg wins over Memorial and Mater Dei, and we’re looking to carry that over to this Saturday,” senior Carson Brindle said. 

With a majority of the Gibson Southern boys’ basketball roster having also been a part of the football team that won the 3A State Championship just a week before practice started this season has taken some time to get used to for the players.

“We’ve gotten back to our normal (practice) week; we’ve been gameplaining and working out the smaller details so we can get into these bigger games that we have been playing lately,” senior Noah Bryant said.

This being Head Coach Mark Rohrer’s first year working at Gibson Southern with a varsity roster that is composed of 8 seniors, a lot of adjustments had to be made at the start of the season. 

“Football conditioning is much different than the basketball side of conditioning, and the time that we have had in practice, to put in our offensive and defensive system, has allowed us to get a lot better from where we were six or seven weeks ago,” Rohrer said.

The Gibson Southern Titans will face their next conference challenge Saturday, January 22 when they face off with the Bosse Bulldogs.