TRAVERSE CITY — They knew it was going to be a battle and, particularly, the place it was going to be a battle.

After struggling to deal with Traverse Metropolis West’s inside dimension the primary time round, the Titans’ put up presence made the distinction in spherical two.

TC West handed Cadillac a 41-38 setback in a Massive North Convention women basketball contest Thursday, the Vikings’ first league loss in additional than two years.

Cadillac (7-1 total, 6-1 BNC) continues to be within the driver’s seat atop the standings as West has two league losses. The Vikings have three Massive North video games remaining as they face Gaylord, TC Central and Alpena within the remaining two weeks of the common season.

“It was an excellent bodily recreation from the tip to the end,‘ Cadillac coach Kip Damgard mentioned. “We knew what we have been in for towards their inside recreation and we gave up fairly just a few buckets there within the first half.

“Our women performed laborious and I don’t discredit something we did towards them. They’d a few late threes and that was sort of the distinction. We had our probabilities, too, however simply didn’t capitalize.‘

Cadillac led 12-10 after the primary quarter and 19-16 at halftime. It was 30-29 going into the fourth quarter.

Molly Anderson paced the Vikings with 10 factors whereas Livi Meyer and Anna Whipple every had eight. Emma McTaggart added seven.

Damgard credited Whipple, McTaggart and Grace Tweedale’s work within the put up in defending towards West’s dimension, as effectively.

Cadillac hosts Ludington on Monday.

• JV: TC West gained the JV recreation, 38-32. Layke Sims had 10 factors for the Vikings. 

• Freshman: TC West gained the freshman recreation, 27-15.