TRM girls and boys basketball teams go winless in Jackson tournament

Published 9:12am Monday, December 31, 2012

In their final games of 2012 and their final games of the DeMarquis Besteda 2012 Christmas Tournament in Jackson Friday, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers and the varsity Tigers both took defeats into 2013.
The Lady Tigers suffered a 56-15 loss to the Vigor Lady Wolves to see their record drop to 2-9 this season while the varsity Tigers dropped a 46-40 loss to the Satsuma Gators. The loss for the varsity Tigers was their fifth straight loss as they dropped to 1-7 this season. Both teams went winless in the Christmas tournament as the Lady Tigers lost to Davidson High School Thursday in the tournament opener 71-26 while the varsity Tigers lost to the host Jackson Aggies 81-41.
Both T.R. Miller teams, as well as the T.R. Miller Tiger B-team, will be back in action Friday, Jan. 4, at Cottage Hill. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
The game will be an area game for Lady Tigers and the varsity Tigers T.R. Miller. The Lady Tigers are currently 1-0 in area play with the win coming over W.S. Neal while the varsity Tigers are 0-1. The loss came at the hands of the Eagles of East Brewton.
Following the road game at Cottage Hill on Jan. 4, the Tigers will play at W.S. Neal on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and at Bayside Academy on Friday, Jan. 11.
The two games with the Eagles and the Admirals will also be area games for the T.R. Miller teams.
T.R. Miller will be back in action at home on Monday, Jan. 14 when they take on the Monroe County High School Tigers.
The game with Monroe County will be the second time the two teams have met in Brewton after a scheduling conflict earlier in the season moved the game to Brewton for the Tigers first game of the 2012-2013 season.
Also, the game will be the first of a four-game home stand for the Tigers in the month of January. During the four-game stretch, the Tigers will play Cottage Hill, Choctawhatchee and Bayside Academy along with Monroe County.
T.R. Miller will take on Cottage Hill in Brewton on Friday, Jan. 18 while the game with Choctawhatchee will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
The game with Bayside Academy will be played on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. and will be the final home game of the season for the Tigers before ending with road games at Andalusia on Monday, Jan. 28, and at Hillcrest on Friday, Feb. 1.
The games with Bayside Academy will only see varsity girls and varsity boys playing, as the Admirals do not have a B-team.
All games are set to begin at 4:30 p.m.

Vigor 56, TRM Lady Tigers 15
Another rough start for the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers led to another loss of 40 points or more Friday as the Lady Tigers lost to Vigor by 41 points, 56-15.
Vigor jumped out to a 19-0 lead over T.R. Miller in the first quarter—in Thursday’s game against Davidson in Jackson, the Lady Tigers fell behind 19-1 in the first quarter and lost by 45 points, 71-26— and then doubled the Lady Tigers up in the second quarter 12-6 to trail 31-6 at the half.
In the third quarter the Lady Tigers were outscored 15-5 as Vigor took a 46-11 lead into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth, Vigor ended the game on a 10-4 run to get the win by 41 points.
LaTeysia Montgomery led the Lady Tigers with seven points while Emonea Curry finished with three points. O’Nesha Hall and Shae Nicholson had two points each. Washington had one point for the Lady Tigers.
No Lady Tiger made the all-tournament team according to head coach Ron Jackson.

Satsuma 46, TRM varsity Tigers 40
So close to picking up their second win of the season and ending their four-game losing streak Friday against Satsuma, it was just not mean to be for the T.R. Miller varsity Tigers as they dropped a six-point loss to the Gators, 46-40.
In a back-and-forth game through three quarters that saw the Tigers trailing 33-32 heading into the fourth, the Tigers were outscored 13-8 in the final period to take the loss by six points.
Satsuma led the Tigers 10-8 after one quarter of play before the Tigers rallied in the second quarter with an 11-9 scoring advantage to tie the game up at the half, 19-19.
In the third quarter, Satsuma grabbed the lead again with a 14-13 advantage to hold the one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, 33-32.
In the fourth, Satsuma ended the game on a 13-8 run to take the lead and send the Tigers of T.R. Miller to another loss.
Chardian Johnson led the Tigers with 13 points while Caleb Hubbard was the other lone Tiger in double figures with 10 points. David Barragan added seven points in the loss and Trae Walker chipped in five points. Caden Lodge and Jalen Jones both had two points while Kellyn Winn had one point in the loss for the Tigers.
Hubbard made the all-tournament team for the Tigers.

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