And so it begins. The beginning to an end. In last nights intense shoot-out between the Mansfield Tigers and the Cedarville Pirates boys’ teams, the Tigers put it through for two and came out with a 40-37 win. The teams were squaring off against each other in the semi-finals of the Jr District Championship in an attempt to secure their spot in the finals.
Mansfield and Cedarville kept the score within points of each other during the entirety of the game. Heading into halftime, it was the Pirates that held the lead with an 18-15 score over the Tigers.
With seconds left on the clock, the scoreboard read 38-37 Mansfield. In a Tigers free throw rebound, Zayne Dugan snagged the ball for a two-point buzzer beater sending the Tigers off to the finals. The 3A-1 Jr District Championship round will be played at Mansfield on Saturday, February 9th. The teams vying for the top hot shot spots are the Charleston Lady Tigers vs the Cedarville Lady Pirates at 1 p.m. and the Mansfield Tigers vs the Charleston Tigers at 2:15 p.m.