An air of disappointment settled over the Tiger boys after they
lost 70-44 Saturday to the Camden County Wildcats. The teams were tied at 14 after the first quarter and trailed by only four points at the half. However, the bleachers started to clear when the boys allowed the Wildcats to run up 19 points in the third quarter. Hinesville scored
The fourth quarter wasn’t much better as the Wildcats ran up another 16 to the Tigers’ 11.
Tiger coach Pete Woodard said a lack of defense did his squad in.
"We could have given more of a defensive effort," Woodard said. "And we accumulated a lot of fouls as well. I can’t deny that."
The coach said he can’t explain why the team would come off two back-to-back victories against Brunswick and Beach last week and play the way they did against Johnson and Camden, garnering losses in the process."I used to blame complacency, but I don’t know anymore," he said. "I think we need to learn to play together better and communicate. The guys have to learn to gel and play with each other. You have roles to play and you have to accept and play your role and everything else will take care of itself."
Woodard said the level of intensity and skills he witnessed from his players in the last two games is not what he sees during their practice drills.
"When they come to play, I know they can compete against anybody," he said. "But the stuff I see in practice I’m not seeing in the games and it makes it hard to evaluate the guys when they show me one thing in practice then they do another thing in the actual game."
The boys are 3-14 overall and 1-6 in region 3-AAAAA.
Tigers 14 31 33-44
Wildcats 14 35 54-70
Tykeem Brown: 16
Marcus Reddick: 13
Deandre Duren 7