Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Runnin' Tigers pull away from the Pirates

The Terrell boys varsity basketball team, trying to break a 3 game district losing streak, ran out to a 12 point lead after 3 quarters against the Pirates from Mesquite Poteet and held on to win 53-45.  The Pirates made a run to close the Tigers lead to 3 points with less than 3 and half minutes to go, but the Tigers were able to hit their free throws to keep the lead and take the game. Jherrod Stiggers led all scorers with 22 points.

The Lady Tigers traveled to Poteet to take on the State ranked Lady Pirates.  The girls were able to keep the game close till half time, only trailing 25-22 at the break but couldn't maintain their momentum in the 3rd period.  They fell behind by as many as 14 points before closing to within 9 late in the game.  They ended up on the short end of a 52-37 score. Tonisha Dean led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 16 points.

The Lady Tigers host the Waxahachie Indians Friday night, while the boys go on the road to play the Indians.

Martin Gallegos from Terrell finished as second runner up in the Ultimate Pizza Throwdown in Frisco, TX.