Pictured is James Olinghouse
After taking their first loss of the season last week against the Charleston Tigers, the Mansfield 7th Grade Tigers said “No More”! So when they stepped onto the court to take on the Cedarville Pirates at the beginning of the week, the Tigers had an even more intense fire burning inside of them. Determined to put everything in the past, Mansfield was refocused, recharged, and ready for an all-out hijack of the Pirates ship.
And hijack they did. Although the game got off to a slow start with the halftime score reading 8-5 Mansfield, it became apparent that the Tigers were just playing possum. Mansfield shot into the second half of the game like a rocket setting the court ablaze and leaving every Pirate running and trembling with fear.
The Tigers ended the game holding Cedarville to only nine points as Mansfield sauntered away with 23. The Tigers showed more stealth than a cat burglar as they netted 13 total steals in the game with Jeremy Strozier leading with four. Trey Powell led the Tigers offensively with six points as he blew through every Pirate in his path. Bringing in four points apiece was Winston Allison, Aaron Person, and Austin Ruiz.
Combining for five points was Cameron Pettus, Jeremy Strozier, and Boston Elmore. And finishing the night with a grand total of 14 rebounds, the Tigers were led by Pettus and Strozier who earned three each. The 7th Grade Tigers will be in action again on Saturday, January 25 for the Lavaca Basketball Tournament.
Photos courtesy of Malinda Mizell