Tiger M. School boys lose first game of ‘17
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, both of the Middle School Tiger Boys Basketball teams went into the two-game series with the Kennett Indians 3-0. Both the 7th grade and 8th grade teams gave a great effort, but were unable to come up with a win.
The 7th grade team took the court first. Both the Kennett Indians and the Caruthersville Tigers came to the court to play. The first quarter showed the defenses of both teams as there was very little scoring. Unfortunately, the Tigers started fouling too often, allowing the Indians to gain point at the free throw line. This gave Kennett an early lead which they refused to give up. The 7th grade Tiger boys battled back and kept the game close, never appearing to give up the entire time. In the end, The Kennett Indians managed a 43-34 win over the 7th grade team.
The 8th grade boys also took the court strong. The larger Kennett team kept the Tiger 8th graders from gaining much momentum after the first period. The Kennett team showed their size and quickness early, and never looked back.
The Tigers tried to gain momentum, but struggled with the longer reach of the Kennett team. The Indians took an early lead and extended it at every opportunity. The second half of the game saw the Tiger come out onto the court with renewed resolve only to see the Indians continue the domination of the court. The Tigers were not able to gain any momentum in the second half and took their first loss of the young season by a score of 50-17.
Coach Bell commented, “Took two tough L’s to Kennett tonight. Probably was the best thing for us. I think we learned a lot. 3-1 on the year so far. Good thing about it, we got time to fix it. Back to the drawing board tomorrow.”
The Tigers next home game will be Nov. 16 against Hayti at 6 p.m. in the Middle School gym.