The Tigers never quit after an early loss of a key player and kept the game close with a tenacious defense. Unfortunately, the dominate size advantage of GCA proved to be too much and the Tigers fell short losing 37- 24. Britton Dibble was relentless on both offense and defense. Oliver Stahl turned in a great rebounding performance along with strong pressure defensive help from teammates Ahmad Abuali, Brody Sanders and Ellis Masic. The 6th grade Tigers hit the hardwood again this upcoming week with a B-Team game at Oak Hill on Wednesday and an A-Team game at Brentwood Academy on Thursday.
The Tigers competed hard and showed significant improvement in a 41-24 loss to an excellent Lipscomb Academy team. The terrific shooting and solid defense from Ahmad Abuali helped keep the Tigers within striking distance along with inspired man to man defense from the entire team. The Tigers next challenge is Thursday at home against Grace Christian Academy.
A close and competitive game at home last night ended with USN coming up short in a 43-34 loss to Battle Ground Academy. The game was competitive all evening and the Tigers trailed by only 2-points with less than 3 minutes to play. Outstanding play in particular by Ben Scretchen and tough rebounding by Ellis Masic kept the game close. Kudos to BGA for making some big time shots down the stretch that ultimately proved to be the winning margin. All our Tigers played well and together both on defense and offense and showed significant progress.
St. Paul jumped out to an early lead and defeated the Tigers 38-17. The Tigers struggled to make shots and were unable to cut into the scoring deficit. Despite the score, our Tigers never backed down in what was a very physical game against a good team.
The Tigers hopes for advancing in the Overbrook Tournament were halted by the excellent play of St. Henry Catholic School in a 37-26 loss yesterday morning. St Henry dominated from the tip off and jumped out to a comfortable 11 point lead which held throughout the game despite a late surge by the Tigers. A good week of practice and the upcoming holiday break should reenergize this never quit group as the Tigers begin league play when they return.