The Titans may have not had the Jamboree that they hoped for, falling 48-35 to Underwood on Saturday.
After falling to New England on Friday, the Trinity hoped to go 1-1 with a victory over the Comets. But cold shooting in the first half did not help the team’s chances at obtaining the victory. However, the team made adjustments that may help them throughout the rest of the season. Kara Wanner led the team with 13 points, scoring the majority of her points from behind the 3-point line.
“I was happy, we really played as a team tonight,” head coach Trevor Ernst said. “We had a really tough start, got into lots of foul trouble, so we had to get deep into the bench, but all of our bench players stepped up and played really good and we fought together as a team which was nice to see.”
After ending the first quarter with a 15-11 deficit, both teams prepared for what looked to be a strong battle. But the Titan’s shooting hit a never ending downward spiral, not scoring until 1:30 remained in the first half with a free throw by Asia Willer. By then, the Comets’ held a 25-12 lead and carried a 30-15 lead into halftime.
“We have a few new things that we’re putting into our offense, and we just don’t have it perfected yet,” Ernst said. “We’re getting some reps out of it and it’s good to get it against a great team like Underwood, and in a couple of weeks I think we’ll hopefully be a little bit more smoother and a little more efficient on offense.”
The Titans attempted to claw back into the second half, outscoring the Comets’ 11-6 in the third quarter but once again stalled on offense in the fourth quarter and being outscored 12-9, taking the loss.
Despite the tough weekend, there were some things that Ernst wants the team to focus team’s next game against Heart River on Thursday.
“No matter what’s happening, just be uplifting for your teammates, play hard, play defense, rebound, heart and hustle and the rest will take care of itself.”