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Tigers split second games at Holiday Classic
Stevonna Scott helped the Lady Tigers win game two at the Holiday Classic. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Tigers played game two at Morehouse College for the Peach State Holiday Classic. The Lady Tigers faced Erwin High School while the Tigers tipped off against Wenonah High School. Both schools are from Birmingham, Ala.

Lady Tigers 48,
Erwin 42

After losing by 18 points to Westlake High School in game one, the Lady Tigers pulled their game together and squeezed out a six-point victory in the fourth period of game two.
Lady Tiger head coach Faye Baker said she was pleased the team worked together and never quit the game.
“We did not take the lead until the fourth quarter,” she said. “They lead for most of the game.”
Baker credited the team’s victory on the girls’ improved defense and their making key shots when necessary.
“We made better shots and pulled together our defense,” she said. “I mean the game was really tight but Stevonna Scott made the key free throws late in the game. Jammie McLemore played well, but it was an entire team effort that got us this win.”
The Tigers were scheduled for a rematch against Westlake on Dec. 29. Westlake is ranked number 16 in the state, according to
“I’m not surprised,” Baker said. “As I said earlier, they are a legitimate team.
We are looking forward to playing them again. The only thing I’m looking for this time around is for us to play them better. We are looking to utilize a better strategy and lessen their ability to exploit our weak areas.”

Tigers 38,
Wenonah High School 70

After beating the Bulldogs in game one, it appears to Tiger head coach David Jones his squad decided to take a vacation break right in the middle of the tournament.
“We played terrible when you compare it to how we played against Tri-Cities in game one,” Jones said. “We couldn’t rebound. We had no offense. We most definitely lacked in defense. We just did not show up to play. The only thing we did get right was get out of the locker room on time to start the game. Other than that, we did not play.”
Jones said he was embarrassed by his team’s lack of cohesiveness, especially since they were displaying great combined team efforts in the last four games.
“Yesterday, for whatever reason, we did not play like a team,” he said. “They played individually. Normally we play great team ball but not in that game. We were lethargic, I don’t know if they didn’t get enough sleep or what.
“At one point, we were leading 10-2. But we went through our entire bench and no one played well. The only reason we did not play our managers is because they didn’t have a uniform. It was that bad,” he said.
The Tigers were scheduled for a rematch against Tri-Cities, a team they defeated in game one.
“We are going to show up but I don’t know if we are going to play. That remains to be seen,” Jones said.
The Tigers return to the practice court today as they prepare for Friday’s away game against Windsor Forest and a Saturday home game rematch against Glynn Academy.
The New Year kicks the Tigers’ basketball season into full gear with about three games per week. It’s also the toughest portion of the season as most games count for regional action to make the playoffs.
The Lady Tigers will tip off at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. The Tigers play immediately after the Ladies’ games.
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