Boys Basketball

Tri 54, Union City 52

The Titan boys won a close game against the host Indians Saturday night to improve to 1-1 in the Tri-Eastern Conference and 2-5 for the season.

Tri led 30-29 at halftime, stretched its advantage to 46-41 after three quarters, and held on for the two-point victory.

The Titans’ scoring was well-balanced. Caelin Huffman led the way with 13 points, followed by Jonah Huffman 11, Evan Murphy 10, Luke Hill six, Holden Thomas and Daniel Davis five apiece, and Parker Burk four.

Elijah Cowper led Union City with 17 points, followed by Rylan Mote and Zerrin Cantu 12 each, Camden LaFuze six, Antoni Velasquez three, and Hunter Reagan two.

Girls Basketball

Tri 63, Union City 60

The Titan girls won a close game against the host Indians Saturday evening to improve to 4-1 in the Tri-Eastern Conference and 8-5 for the season.

Tri led Union City just 25-24 at halftime, but stretched its lead to 46-39 after three quarters and held held on for the three-point win.

Bailey Parham led a well-balanced scoring attack for the Titans with 20 points, followed by Chloe Gentry 13, Maddie Burchett and Averi Phelps 12 apiece, and Abi Clarke six.

Skylie Lutz and Emily Livingston led the Indians with 16 points each, followed by Jodi Carpenter and Mariah Claywell with 10 points apiece, Katherine Elliott four, and Carlee Rismiller and Andrea Sanders two each.

Jr. High/Middle School Girls Basketball

Tri 29, Randolph Southern 12 (7th)

The Titan 7th-grade girls traveled to Lynn Monday evening and overcame a slow start to defeat the host Rebels by 17 points and improve to 7-0 for the season.

Tri’s Emma Mondrush led all scorers with 10 points, followed by Olivia Parham with six, Ava Houchins five, and Rylan Matthews and Nakaya Cridge four apiece.

The Titans’ much-needed spark came from the defensive performance of Houchins, who came off the bench to pressure Randolph Southern into numerous turnovers and poor passes which resulted in several steals for teammates Jillian Chew and Matthews.

Tri hosts rival Eastern Hancock this evening.