ALGONA - The Titans of Graettinger-Terril /Ruthven-Ayrshire opened the post-season Thursday with a 54-47 win over Bishop Garrigan in Class 1A girls regional action. Next up for the Titans will be a re-match with Harris-Lake Park tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.
The Titans wasted little time jumping out to a 20-7 lead over the Golden Bears at the end of the first quarter of play Thursday, but their offense slowed in the second quarter as Bishop Garrigan outscored the Titans 18-13 for a 33-25 tally at half-time.
In the second half, GT/RA would outscore the Golden Bears 13-9 to take a 46-34 lead to start the final quarter, and held off a determined rally down the stretch to record the 54-47 victory.
UNDER?PRESSURE - GT/RA’s Grace Skattebo is pressured as she sets up for a shot as teammate Marly Bakken positions for a rebound in the Titans’ 54-47 win over Bishop Garrigan Thursday night. -- David Swartz photo
For the Titans, Brooke Hoffman tallied 18 points, while Marly Bakken chipped in nine points. Alex Oleson scored eight points, while Grace Skattebo tossed in seven markers. Lauren Flaharty came away with six points, while Katie Olesen, Morgan McGrauth and Emily Moran all scored two points in the win.