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Tigers pounce on Tattnall County, men win by 24 points Ladies by 14
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The Tigers dug deep and regained their powerful pride with a solid 82-58 victory over Tattnall County after two disappointing losses to regional opponents, Savannah High and Johnson.
Despite the victory, coach Pete Woodard thought they came out flat for the first quarter.
"You know sometimes after coming off two tough losses against Savannah and Johnson, one game by one point and the other loss in overtime, sometimes that takes away your confidence," Woodard said. "When they came out against Tattnall it looked more like they were playing not to lose instead of playing to win. I called for a time out and told them to go out and play and just have fun. After that they a settled down and played the type of game I knew they were capable of playing."
With the win behind them they set their sights once again to regional action as they prepared to face Beach last night and to rematch Groves on Friday. Next week they face Camden County and Jenkins.
Woodard said he is trying to get his players mentally prepared.
"If you know this game you know it is more mental than physical," he said. "You have to be focused and you have to go in with the mindset that you can do this. And our team can do this."
Woodard said the Tigers historically lack in two areas, rebounding and free throws.
"This is an area that has plagued us for a long time," he said. "If we can correct those two errors I have confidence that we can take almost every game."

Lady Tigers 60, Tattnall County 46
With Seandre Lee leading the shots the Lady Tigers defeated the Tattnall County Warriors in their latest non-region game. They are now poised to face four back-to-back regional opponents, starting with a game last night against Beach.
It will be a battle for the Lady Tigers to stay on top of the region.
"Right now it's going to make us or break us," Lady Tigers head coach Faye Baker said. "We are getting into the thick of things and we are tied for first place in our region. We have four tough games ahead of us and we are going to take it one game at a time. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I hope my players are too."
Baker said it gives her an opportunity to see where her players are and if they have enough heart to carry the rest of the season.
She expressed concerns about her record against Beach
"We have not beaten Beach since 2003," she said.  "For me, it's a personal motivating factor, and I'm trying to instill that in our players."
Baker said Beach has a good program and is aggressive and physical.
"We are going to have to play a very physical game and we are going to have to execute," she said. "We definitely need to reduce our turnover ratio and execute in order to be effective against them."

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