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but the Crusaders pulled ahead in the last seven minutes to take a 64-60 victory Friday in Montgome

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The game was a close call for the Titans and at times it even looked like they might win, but the Crusaders pulled ahead in the last seven minutes to take a 64-60 victory Friday in Montgomery.

The game was back-and-forth from the start. Matthew Feddema hit some early shots, but the Crusaders switched up their defense to make it so that Feddema almost never had the ball.

“Feddema had some shots in a row, but NYA (4-13) adjusted and stopped him from getting the ball,” head coach Austin Pinke said.

Pinke also said that the Titans didn’t start off with very much intensity, but they quickly picked that up as the game went on.

“It was really a back-and-forth game throughout,” Pinke said.

By the half, the Crusaders led the Titans 34-30.

After the break the flip-flop continued with Kyle Sladek opening the half but the Crusaders quickly responding. The teams traded baskets until TCU’s Chase Vargo hit a three-pointer which put the Titans in the lead at 40-38 with 14 minutes left in the game.

The Titans held that lead for the next four minutes before the Crusaders’ Dominick Sudheimer passed them up again. Conrad McCrady and Matthew Rabenberg put the Titans back in the lead at 50-47, but that was short-lived as Sudheimer tied the game with a three, hit a free throw to take the lead and the Crusaders started taking off.

Sudheimer and Jerid Fahey worked to put NYA up 59-52 with a minute and a half left in the game. Fifteen seconds later, Feddema fouled out and NYA increased their lead to 10 points at 62-52.

The Titans kicked it up a notch in the last minute though with Rabenberg hitting a basket and a free throw, McCrady hitting a three and Sladek sinking his own rebound to narrow that game down to four points by the end at 64-60.

“The boys really went out and competed,” Pinke said. “They could have easily come out and found excuses, but it’s fun to see these kids come out and work hard in practices and in games. I think the reason we started falling at the end was because some of these guys played a lot of minutes, they were asked to do a lot tonight and that can take a toll.”

TCU’s record falls to 1-15 after the disappointing loss and their conference record drops to 0-8 as they continue to hold the last place in the Minnesota River Conference.

The Titans have more conference games on the horizon, first playing in No. 2 Mayer Lutheran (7-1) Thursday and then hosting No. 3 Southwest Christian (5-3) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Sibley East (1-7) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

NYA 64, TCU 60

TCU 30 30 60

NYA 34 30 64

TCU 60 (Sladek 18, Feddema 15, Dominick Miland 10, Rabenberg 7, McCrady 5 and Vargo 5)


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