Tiger Basketball

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 11, 2009

Tigers split games in tournament

By Angie Ledbetter

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The South Panola Tigers fell in the hands of Ray Brooks 58-48 Monday night in the Cleveland tournament but bounced back and defeated St Joseph 48-44 Tuesday night in the consolation game.

According to Head Coach Charlie Howard, Ray Brooks was better than his Tigers in every area. “They jumped out on us from the start and had three players who scored double digits. With their real good guards and ball handlers, we weren’t able to stabilize them out on the floor. They were getting a lot of penetration to the basket. Ray Brooks was better all around than we were as far as ball handling. They had really good post players also.”

Leading the Tigers in scoring was Kaswick Pierre with 17 points, Terrance Lamar 10 and Antonio Jones 7.

“The game with St. Joseph was a better effort defensively,” said Howard. “We got off to a better start than we did with Ray Brooks. This game was a total team effort.”

Terrance Lamar scored 14 points, Antonio Jones 13 and Chad Rudd had 12.