By: CASEY McDONALD
IU South Bend had a rough Wednesday night when even players from both teams shooting in the double digits couldn’t help the team tack on another tally to the win column.
In the women’s game, the girls fought hard but it was Trinity Christian who came out on top. It was back and forth action until late into the third quarter when the Titans trailed by 12 after a 19-0 run had the Titans up by seven with less than five to play in the quarter.
Brianna Blackwell cut the deficit down to one after making both of her free throws after a foul put her at the line, but it was the Trolls who came out at the end, topping IUSB 65-55 at the end of regulation.
Loren Vukovits had a double double night, matching her career high at 22 points with 10 total rebounds while captain Paige Avery followed the night 16 points herself, including going six for 11 in the pain and four for five at the line.
After the women’s game came the men’s, when freshman Alex Harmon had a career-high night with 13 points and 6 rebounds, helping fight against the Trolls.
Whereas fans normally enjoy watching Avery and the rest of the gang drain threes, it wasn’t the case for this game. In the first half, they only went 5.3 percent behind the arc. A slow start for the Titans sent the team down 23-47 at the half as the team was only 21 percent inside, being outshot 29 percent.
Alongside Harmon was Taylor Brooks also shooting 13 points on the night, followed by T.J. Benner with 12 points and two steals. Star senior guard Avery Harmon was quiet this game, only putting up six points individually, and being the top shooter went one for 12 inside and didn’t make one three point shot.
The Titans couldn’t hold Trinity Christian back in the second half, and the team fell by 22 points, with a score of 63-85.