The Spartans took a hard loss Thursday evening when they traveled to play the Trask Titans. Union fought hard but just couldn’t find the basket as much as the Titans which ended in a score of 64-40.
The Spartans kept it a fairly close game during the first quarter. The Titans started to pull ahead slightly near the end of the first, 13-9.
Trask dominated the court in the second quarter and put up 25 points, which Union was just unable to match. Before the half the Titans had gained a good lead on the Spartans, 38-14.
The Spartans were not able to make any attempts at narrowing the score during the third quarter. The gap widened to 32 points with a score of 50-28.
Union narrowed in on the Titans by a few points in the fourth quarter. However, they were unable to makeup all the baskets that would have been needed to catch back up to the Titans. Trask took the big win, 64-40.
Christian Boykin led the Spartans with 14 points. Samuel Crumpler and Jawawn Newkirk added 8 points and Donta Chavious had 6.
Union head coach, Keagan Warren was disappointed with his team tonight and congratulated the Titans on a “deserved win.” “We turned the ball over way too many times. We cannot win ball games that way because turnovers will kill us down the stretch. Overall, I’m just not satisfied with our efforts tonight,” Warren said.
The Spartans will host and participate in the Nathan Gay Holiday Tournament over the winter break on Dec. 21 and 22.
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