TRM varsity Tigers defeat Andalusia in final seconds to end losing streak; B-team and Lady Tigers fallPublished 10:15am Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The T.R. Miller varsity Tigers ended their nine-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Monday night at home as Dominique Jackson scored the winning basket for the Tigers with 2.2 seconds left to give the Tigers a 57-56 win over the Andalusia Bulldogs. The win was the lone T.R. Miller win Monday night against the Bulldogs.
In B-team action, T.R. Miller lost 29-19 to fall to 6-6 overall this season. In girls action, the Lady Tigers lost 26-23 to drop to 4-15 this year.
The one-point win for the varsity Tigers improved their overall record to 5-12 this season.
T.R. Miller will play their final two games of the regular season at home Friday and Saturday. The Tigers will host Hillcrest Friday night at home and will host Flomaton Saturday. Both games will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday’s game against the Hurricanes will be T.R. Miller’s Senior Night.
TRM varsity boys 57, Andalusia 56
Down by six points 1:44 to play, T.R. Miller Tiger Dominique Jackson scored on assist from Trae Walker with 2.2 seconds to play to give the Tigers a 57-56 win over the Andalusia Bulldogs.
Up 55-54 with about 28 seconds left in the game, Andalusia hit a bucket with 8 seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 56-55 lead over the Tigers. From there, T.R. Miller went the length of floor and Jackson’s bucket put the Tigers up 57-56. Good defense by the Tigers at end secured the one-point victory for T.R. Miller.
“We refused to lose to tonight,” Tiger head coach Juan Johnson said of the win for his squad.
T.R. Miller trailed Andalusia 19-8 after one quarter of play before outscoring the Bulldogs 20-8 in the second quarter to grab a 28-27 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the Tigers edged out the Bulldogs 17-15 to hold a 45-42 lead heading into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth, despite being outscored 14-12 by Andalusia, the Tigers of T.R. Miller claimed the one-point win.
Chardian Johnson led T.R. Miller with 22 points while Jackson added 14.
Trin Miller chipped in eight points and Caden Lodge added four. Walker, Tamerick Jenkins and Shawn Tolbert all added three points each in the win.
Kellyn Winn and Jalen Jones both two points each.
Andalusia 26, TRM Lady Tigers 23
A late rally for the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers Monday night at home against Andalusia was not enough as the Lady Bulldogs handed the Lady Tigers a three-point loss by a score of 26-23.
Down 8-6 to Andalusia after one quarter of play, the Lady Tigers rallied in the second quarter with a two-point advantage of their own (7-5) to tie the game at 13-all at the half.
In the second half, Andalusia started the third quarter off with a 10-4 run to give them a 23-17 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, T.R. Miller doubled up Andalusia 6-3, but it was not enough as they took the loss by three points.
Mekiah Williams led the Lady Tigers with 15 points. Star Drakeford added four points in the loss while Steely Ruzic and Kyla Bell both chipped in two points each.
Andalusia 29, TRM B-team 19
Leading by one point at halftime, 11-10, the T.R. Miller B-team was outscored 19-8 in the second half by Andalusia to suffer a 29-19 loss.
Austin Holmes led T.R. Miller in the loss with six points while Markail Mitchell chipped in five points each.
Ahmaud Taylor and Brooks Brown both finished with three points each in the loss while Joshua Jolly added two points.
T.R. Miller led the Bulldogs of Andalusia 9-2 after the opening quarter of play, but was outscored 8-2 in the second quarter. Despite being outscored by six points in the second quarter, T.R. Miller was able to hang on to an 11-10 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the scoring woes continued for the Tigers as they were held to only two points for the second straight quarter. Andalusia poured in 10 points of their own in the quarter.
The eight-point scoring advantage for the Bulldogs gave Andalusia a 20-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Andalusia ended the game on a 9-6 run to seal the win over the Tigers of T.R. Miller by 10 points.
The loss was the third straight for the Tiger B-team.