By Joshua Bray
The Tigers lost a tough District game against the Littlefield Wildcats with a final score of 50-39.
Leading scorers for Tuesday’s game were Hudson Sackett with 14, Treven Baker with 11 and Quevon McDaniel with seven. Ayden Ramirez scored four and Camryn Nalley scored three points.
Later in the week, the Tigers bounced back and won against the Denver City Mustangs at home in an intense game Friday night (Feb. 7). The final score was 60-53.
Leading scorers for Friday’s game were Quevon McDaniel and Treven Baker with 16 and Hudson Sackett with 10. Kevondrick Gober scored seven, Camryn Nalley and Ayden Ramirez both scored four and Breaden Gibbs scored three.
Coach Stacy Godfrey said the team once again suffered from a slow start.
“We came out a little sluggish,” he said. “I mean, it’s Senior Night, the guys were excited, but you got to remember we still got to play ball. We kind of picked it up a little bit and found a way to win.”
By halftime the Tigers had picked up the pace, ending the first half in the lead with a score of 23-19. Up by four, Godfrey led the Tigers into the second half with an adjusted game plan in order to widen the gap to secure the victory.
“We went in at halftime to make some adjustments on offense. You know they were trapping us at half court,” he said. “But we made some adjustments, pulled them out of it and were able to score.”
Godfrey said that the team’s seniors grew throughout their time with him, and their tenacity is a big part of the reason for their success throughout the season and Friday night.
“They’ve matured a lot,” he said. “Those guys stuck it out through the thick and thin and were able to battle and get the win.”