The Union Spartans hosted the Trask Titans Tuesday night. The Titans picked up a big win over the Spartans, who just couldn’t get into the game, 56-28.
Trask jumped out early in the first quarter and immediately dominated the court. Defensively, the Titans forced the Spartans to make many turnovers preventing Union from sending the ball to the net. The Spartans trailed points by the end of the first quarter, 16-2.
The Spartans came out during the second quarter with more intensity, but the Titans momentum could not be slowed as they continued to make basket after basket and defensively only allowing Union very limited chances to find the net. The Spartans were left behind with a gap of 32 points, 40-8.
Union came back after the half with some visible adjustments in place. They were able to improve their performance and slow the Titans down offensively but it wasn’t enough to close in on the Trask team, 53-14.
During the fourth quarter the Spartans started to come back narrowing the lead. However, by this time it was just too much for Union to make up giving Trask the win at the end, 56-28.
Donta Chavious led the Spartans with 9 points. Jawawn Newkirk added on 7 points and Samuel Crumpler had 4.
Spartan head coach, Keagan Warren commented on the Titan team and how he was somewhat disappointed in his team tonight.
“Congratulations to the Titans from Trask on a good win. The Titans fight hard, play hard, turn the intensity level up, and they’re a really good ball team, which is why they stand at the top of our conference”, he said about Trask.
“Tonight, I didn’t think we came out with any enthusiasm. We didn’t show the things that we worked on during practice and we didn’t play very well. We made some adjustments in the second half and did okay but we just had too big of a hole to come back out of,” Warren concluded.
The Union Spartans will travel over the county lines to play against the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs.
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