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Tigers topple Wildcats at Camden County
Lady Tigers stay on top with win in OT
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Lady Tigers 56-Lady Wildcats 55
Staying top cat in one of the toughest regions for basketball is hard enough. Staying there after 25 turnovers and a battle in overtime for a 56-55 win is another.
Yet the Lady Tigers did just that on Tuesday in Camden County against the Lady Wildcats who were determined to drop the Tigers a notch.
"My main concern continues to be the turnovers, Lady Tiger coach Faye Baker said. "I guess the positive thing I can say is that this team has heart. But the way we take care of the ball...I'm just afraid that it may come back and bite us. It's still a major concern."
Baker's concern is well grounded. In the last three games, the Lady Tiger turnovers kept their regional opponents (Beach, Groves and Camden) well within striking distance.
They were able to hold on to a win against Beach in overtime, eke out a one-point lead to beat Groves and battle another overtime win at Camden but these were too close for Baker and there are still regional games down the road.
The Lady Tigers bus to Savannah Friday to play against Jenkins, another formidable regional opponent. They travel to Wayne County for a non-region game against the Lady Yellow Jackets on Saturday and host regional foe Savannah on Tuesday night.
Baker hopes her team can continue to play with all their heart, but fewer turnovers as the season nears the climatic end toward the regional playoffs.
Tip-off Friday against Jenkins is 6:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow.

Men Tigers 94 Camden 69
The last time these two big cats tipped-off against each other the Tigers came out ahead by 13 (91-78).  The Wildcats were able to score on the Tigers primarily in the first half in that last meeting forcing the Tigers into a man-to-man defense to shut down their shots in the second. This strategy was something Tiger coach Pete Woodard kept in his game plan as he faced the Wildcats Tuesday night.
"We went down there thinking we had to play a pretty good man-to-man defense because the last time we played them they scored well against us," he said. "But we started out with our basic 2-3 defense and they didn't shoot the ball well so we stayed in that defense instead. We got the rebounds and they just played into our hands and they actually help us run and that is what we wanted to do."
The Tigers ended up running away with a 25-point advantage in their 94-69 victory over the Wildcats. This victory also brought the Tigers up to third place in the region, one notch up from their previous spot, according to the online prep sports scoreboard for the Georgia High School Athletic Association.
Savannah High remains number one and undefeated within the region. The Tigers will do their best to topple that reign when they meet at Bradwell Tuesday night. Right now they set the paws on defeating Jenkins Friday in another regional fight before traveling to Wayne County on Saturday.

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