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Tonight's games

A big game tonight as Collins hosts Spencer County at 7:30 p.m. The Titans can clinch the top seed in the 30th District Tournament with a victory.

Collins is 13-4 and 3-0 in district play, while the Bears are 13-3 and 1-0 in district play. Spencer County is coming off a 98-18 win over St. Francis.

Meanwhile Shelby County (1-13) plays at Christian Academy of Louisville (5-8). The Centurions are coming off narrow losses to DuPont Manual and Pleasure Ridge Park. 

 

Collins falls at Anderson

The Collins girls' basketball fell 56-49 this afternoon at Anderson County.

The Bearcats (12-5, 3-0) now have the inside track on the No. 1 seed in the 30th District Tournament. Anderson County can clinch the top spot with a victory over Shelby County on Feb. 2.

Collins (9-7, 3-1) led 15-6 at the end of the first quarter, but Anderson outscored the Titans 24-7 in the second period for a 30-22 halftime lead.

Collins outscored the Bearcats 27-26 in the second half.

Titans sweep Rockets

The Collins basketball teams swept their Shelby County counterparts Friday night.

The Titans’ boys’ team beat the Rockets 76-57 behind 25 points from sophomore forward Dez Marshall.

Meanwhile the Collins girls’ team scored the first 30 points of the game on its way to a 55-10 victory over Shelby County.

In the boys’ game the Titans led by as many as 30 points before the Rockets rallied to cut it to 10 late. Collins (12-4), however, had solid execution down the stretch to hold off Shelby County (1-14).

Axline commits to UT-Martin

Collins senior Ben Axline has committed to play college football at the University of Tennessee-Martin.

“I decided Tuesday after talking to (Titans) Coach (Jerry) Lucas for about an hour,” Axline said Saturday night. “A Division I scholarship is pretty much everybody’s dream.

“Plus I get to play four more years with my brother.”

Collins boys win; Titans, SCHS girls' teams lose

Tavis Elzy and Dez Marshall combined for 30 points and 24 rebounds to lead the Collins boys’ basketball team to a 70-57 victory over visiting Madisonville-North Hopkins on Saturday night.

Elzy, a senior guard, scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Marshall, a sophomore forward, scored 14 points and had 12 boards as the Titans (11-4) won for the ninth time in their last 10 games and improved to 10-1 at home.

Both Titans teams win

The Collins boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up victories Friday night. Meanwhile the Shelby County girls' team fell to Woodford County.

The Titans boys won 47-43 at Anderson County - their first road victory of the season - to take the upperhand in the 30th District race.

This weekend's games

Here is a closer look at this weekend's high school basketball games.

TONIGHT

Collins boys at Anderson County: The Titans (9-4) look for that elusive first road win of the season against the Bearcats (5-5). The winner of this game should get the upper hand in the race for the No. 1 seed in the 30th District tournament. Anderson is averaging 49.7 points per game, while allowing 53.9. Collins, meanwhile, is averaging 60.2 ppg and allowing 52.

Titans fall to South Oldham

Host South Oldham outscored the Collins girls' basketball team 25-9 in the second half Tuesday night on its way to a 40-21 victory.

The Titans (6-5) led the Dragons (7-4), one of the favorites in the 8th Region, 6-4 after the first quarter but trailed 15-12 at halftime.

"I was pleased with the way we played in the first half," Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. "Overall I thought we played a great first half defensively."

Tonight's games

The Collins girls' basketball team, coming off a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Max Performance Girls' Invitational, hits the hardwood tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Eighth Region rival South Oldham. This should be a good, and interesting game considering Shelby County - which had several key players from this Titans' team - beat the Dragons 42-41 in overtime last season in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament. 

Rockets fall to Spencer County 44-27

The Shelby County girls' basketball team trailed by five points early in the fourth quarter before falling 44-27 at Spencer County on Monday night.

The Rockets were outscored 31-8 in the first and fourth quarters, but outscored the Bears 19-13 over the second and third periods.

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