FORT BRANCH — The Gibson Southern Titans (1-7) jumped out to an early lead Saturday on their home floor but could not hold on as they fell 59-44 to the Evansville Memorial Tigers (5-2).

Gibson Southern jumped out to a 12-7 lead after a quarter of play thanks to a pair of corner three’s from junior Carson Brindle, but the Tigers began to pull away in the middle quarters.

The Tigers outscored the Titans 17-6 in the second quarter and 21-8 in the third quarter to take a commanding 45-26 lead into the fourth quarter. Gibson Southern would start the fourth on a 7-0 run, but it was too little too late as they could not complete the comeback bid.

Senior Justin Waiz and junior Connor Agler led the way for the Tigers as Waiz scored 15 points and Agler added 14. Caleb Stewart finished with seven for Evansville, while Adam Evans, Garland Hall and Lucas Hoffman all added five.

Brindle had a big night for the Titans as he dropped 15 points and nailed three shots from behind the three-point arc. Drew Foster added eight for Gibson Southern, while Mason Yancey added six and Noah Bryant scored five.

The Titans will be back in action Friday when they travel to Princeton to take on the rival Tigers. 

Travis David is the Sports editor of the Daily Clarion and can be reached at 812-220-4843 or Follow him on Twitter @Tdavid_21.

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