INDEPENDENCE — The Columbus Titan Boy’s Basketball team had what Head Coach Kevin Brown thinks may have been a break through win against the Independence Bulldogs Friday night in Independence.
Columbus (2-6) took down the Bulldogs (4-5) 63-51 despite attempting only two field goals in the fourth quarter — they did however shoot 17 of 26 free throws in the fourth.
“We played really well in the second and third quarters and had a 19 point lead in the fourth.” Brown said. “We didn’t make a field goal in the fourth mainly because they fouled us.”
Brown said if the Bulldogs didn’t get the ball in the first four or five seconds of the Columbus possession they would simply foul and put the Titans at the line.
Columbus had picked up the lead in the first period, 14-11, and never surrendred it.
They out scored the Bulldogs 14-9 in the second and 18-11 in the third. A three point scoring advantage for Independence, 20-17, was not enough to take down the Titans.
Brown said he feels his team has turned a corner.
“I hope so,” he said. “We’ve played well since the first of the year, and now we’re healthy, knock on wood, I think we’re going to do good things.”
The Titans are in action at 5:30 p.m. today at the Lancer Classic in Cherokee.