Titans finish year, 9-11

Titans finish year, 9-11

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Boys basketball team started districts last Saturday night at Lincoln High, playing the Nebraska City Pioneers.  Norris lost to Neb. City in the regular season but were able to defeat them on Saturday.  The Pioneers jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and held that lead throughout the first half.  The Titans trailed by 6, 27 to 21.  In the third quarter, the Titans changed their defense and turned up the pressure to cause several Pioneer turnovers.  Norris led by 4 by the end of the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter, the Norris lead extended to double figures and the titans sank several free-throws to seal the win.  Final score: Norris 52, Neb. City 43Norris         9    12   19   12   =   52Neb City     15  12    9      7   =   43Scoring for Norris:  Jason Willet 22, James Kruger 10, Dylan Bohlke 9, Tony Mainelli 5, AJ Flodman 4, Konnor Oltman 2On Monday night, the Titans played Pius X  in a  rematch of an earlier regular season game, which Norris won.  This time would be different though, as Norris, plagued by  poor shooting, could only manage a first quarter lead of 9 to 7.  In the second quarter, Pius outscored Norris 14 to 4 and never looked back.  By the end of the third quarter, Pius had built a 15 point lead and were able to hold off a short charge by the Titans as they pulled to within 8 points.  Then the Titans had to foul and Pius put Norris away, by 28 of 37 free-throws for the game.  Final score: Pius X 56  Norris 41.Norris   9    4   10   18  =  41Puis X   7   14   17   18  =  56Scoring for Norris:  Konnor Oltman 12, Dylan Bohlke 12, Jason Willet 7, AJ Flodman 3, James Kruger 3, Josh Gutzmer 2, Tony Mainelli 2