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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Jr Tigers Win By A Whisker


By Megan Hecox
The Mansfield Jr High Tigers kept their fans on the edge of their seats all the way to the sound of the final buzzer. It wasn’t until late in the 4th quarter that the Tigers finally took the lead to seal the deal. “Charleston did a great job of forcing us out of our comfort zone,” said Boys Head Coach, Kent Elmore.
With about 3 minutes left in the game, the (1-0) Tigers were down by 8. “I decided to go big,” says Coach Elmore, “so I put (6’4) Dalton Pettigrew and (6’5) Zayne Dugan in the game together. The height and length really put their defense at a disadvantage and we put up a quick 8-0 run. In the end, Clint Stovall was able to knock down 2 big free throws to give us the 2 point victory.” Ethan Pettus and Zayne Dugan scored 8 points each while Tyler Escalante brought in another 6 points.
The Lady Tigers had a harder time finding their groove and ended the game with a loss against Charleston 57-20. The game was an intense match between two talented teams but in the end, there could be only one winner.
Next up for the Jr High Tigers is Round 2 in the Waldron Classic on Wednesday, December 5th with the Lady Tigers playing first at 5 pm and the Tigers playing at 6:15 pm.

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