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Tigers take bite out of Bulldogs
Biting back: Kentrell Hargrove (24) and Rober Sims (10) helped the Tigers get a win in game one against the Tri-Cities Bulldogs. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Tigers took their first victory at the Peach State Holiday Classic on Dec. 27 by upending the Tri-Cities Bulldogs with an eight-point lead for a 70-62 win.
It was a brilliant display of passing that head coach David Jones said brought much deserved attention to his Tiger squad.
“We run into and see some of the old coaches and old players up here, and they were impressed and said they admired our kids’ ability to pass and share the ball,” Jones said. “There were even some college coaches who commented on Jarvis Wadsworth’s skills and playing abilities.”
Jones went on to say the first half was a little rough for the Tigers as they lacked in their rebounds, giving the Bulldogs second, third and fourth shot opportunities at the basket. But he said he was pleased his squad pulled it together and played as a unit.
“We did struggle, rebounding in the first half, and that was killing us,” Jones said. “We reduced that in the second half and did better on our offense. The kids played well defensively throughout the game,” he said. “Our defense was the turning point of the game without a doubt. It was a complete team effort. Jarvis has such great command on passing the ball. He did what a point guard is supposed to do and took control of the team.”
Jones noted Robert Sims, Brandon Hayes, Jordan Johnson and, in particular Kentrell Hargrove, had an outstanding game.
“Hargrove played solid,” he said. “Jarvis struggled a little bit but he did lead us in rebounding and did well at the board. Everybody contributed that lead to the win.”
The Tigers were scheduled to face Wenonah High School for game two. Scores and details will be printed if available.
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