GTCC Titans Men’s Basketball struggling early in the season(1-5), but still getting good support from local players

Guilford Technical Community College men’s basketball
Game Update

Opponent: Thomas Nelson Community College (11/15/15)

Result: Lost 68-66

Overall Record: 1-5

Key Performers: Kaleel Walton (Western Guilford HS) 19 pts, 6 reb, 6 steals; Rick Djikpor (Northern Guilford HS) 11 pts, 5 reb; Mike Scott (Western Guilford HS) 8 pts, 7 reb; Broderic Mosley (Sun Valley HS) 8 pts, 5 reb, 6 assists, 2 steals; Tre’ Pettigrew (Richmond Senior HS) 7 pts, 9 reb, 4 blocks.

Comments: After trailing by 4 at halftime, and throughout most of the second half, GTCC made a strong push at the end. Several steals inside the last 3 minutes enabled the Titans to finally tie the score at 66 with 25 seconds remaining. TNCC held for the last shot, and sank a 15 footer with 1.8 seconds remaining. GTCC was unsuccessful with their final attempt.

Next game is at Sandhills CC on 11/18/15. Next home game is on 11/24/15 when the women and men host North Country CC, scheduled as a 6:00 & 8:00 doubleheader.


Game Update

Opponent: Bryant & Stratton College (11/14/15)

Result: Lost 70-59

Overall Record: 1-4

Key Performers: Kaleel Walton (Western Guilford HS) 14 pts, 6 reb; Rick Djikpor (Northern Guilford HS) 9 pts, 6 reb, 3 blocks, 3 assists.

Comments: In a well defended game by both teams, B & S took a 33-27 lead into the break. The second half was more of the same, but GTCC was able to tie the score at 54 with five minutes remaining. Several missed free throws down the stretch, and a couple of shots that went in and out, proved too much to overcome for the Titans vs the 14th ranked team in the nation.