TRM Lady Tigers roll to win over CCHS, varsity and B-team lose

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

With just six games left in the regular season for the T.R. Miller basketball teams, the Lady Tigers were the only team to come away with a win Tuesday night at home against Clarke County in an area game.
The Lady Tigers improved their record to 13-4 overall and 4-0 in area play with a 49-21 win.
The B-team Tigers lost their third straight game to drop their record to 3-5 with a 50-22 loss. The varsity Tigers saw their record fall to 5-9 overall and to 1-3 in area play with a 51-43 loss to the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs.
“The girls came out ready to play,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Ron Jackson said. “The one thing I can say about the Lady Tigers is when it gets close to playoff time, they just go to another gear. Sometimes in some games, we play down to the competition. But when it gets near the playoffs, they start gearing up. They can smell it. Maybe one day we can get the guys to start playing like that. Courtney Jones had an excellent game tonight. I don’t think she missed an uncontested lay-up tonight.”
Jackson said his varsity Tigers are starting to pick up on some things.
“I think it will be a two-year deal with this team. If I had two or three years with this same team and not lose anyone,” Jackson said. “I think we would be pretty good. But I will lose a couple to graduation, but hopefully we can just keep on improving.”
T.R. Miller will travel to Excel Friday night for a 4:30 p.m. area game.

Clarke County 50, TRM B-team 22
The T.R. Miller B-team failed to score more than seven points in one quarter Tuesday night while Clarke County posted 18 points twice, four less than the Tigers total points, as Clarke County won 50-22.
The Bulldogs of Clarke County lead 8-4 after the first quarter of play and used an 11-0 run over the first and second quarter to claim a 17-4 lead with 4:07 left before the half.
T.R. Miller ended the run to cut the lead to 17-6 with 3:21 left before the half only to see Clarke County end the quarter on a 9-4 run to claim a 26-10 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, Clarke County posted their second straight quarter of 18 points to T.R. Miller’s seven to increase their lead by 11 and hold a 27-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, 44-17.
In the fourth, T.R. Miller outscored the Bulldogs 6-5 but lost by 28 points.
T.R. Miller was 5-for-8 from the free throw line in the loss while Clarke County was 11-for-24.
Aaron Yuhasz led T.R. Miller with 11 points and Shawn Tolbert followed with six. Dominique Jackson chipped in three points and Allen Boyd had two.

TRM Lady Tigers 49, Clarke County 21
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers used runs of 8-0, 13-0, 6-0, and 8-0 during all four quarters Tuesday night at home to take care of business against the Clarke County Lady Bulldogs and remain perfect in the area with a 49-21 win.
T.R. Miller used an 8-0 run in the first quarter to turn a 7-6 lead with at the 2:10 mark into a 15-6 lead with 33.6 seconds left.
T.R. Miller would end the quarter with an 18-8 and increase that run to a 13-0 run and lead 28-8 with 4:40 left in the second quarter.
The Lady Tigers would hold Clarke County to five points in the quarter while scoring 15 to lead 33-13 at the half.
In the third quarter, Clarke County cut the Lady Tiger lead to 33-17 with 6:21 left to play only to see T.R. Miller go on a 6-0 run to claim a 39-17 lead with 2:08 left and outscore Clarke County 10-6 in the quarter to hold a 43-19 lead heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, T.R. Miller would outscore the Bulldogs 6-2 to get the win by 28 points.
Jones led T.R. Miller with 15 points and Leah Brundidge and Sha Kiser both added 12 points in the win. Adrian Gibbs had seven points and Diamond Middleton added three points.
T.R. Miller was 4-for-5 from the free throw line in the win while Clarke County was 3-for-14.

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Clarke County 51, TRM varsity 43
After getting off to a rocky start against the No. 4 Clarke County Bulldogs, the T.R. Miller Tigers rallied in the final quarter but lost by eight points.
Clarke County started the game on an 11-0 run with T.R. Miller being held scoreless the first 3:13 of the game.
T.R. Miller would cut the Bulldog lead to 13-7 with 2:41 left in the first quarter and trail 19-11 at quarter’s end.
In the second, Clarke County would increase their lead by five points following a 12-7 scoring advantage and lead the Tigers 31-18 at the half.
In the third, T.R. Miller would cut the Bulldog lead to 35-23 with 5:54 only to see Clarke County go on a 7-0 run to take a 42-23 lead with 3:08.
The Tigers would hold Clarke County scoreless in the final 3:08 but would only manage four of their own points and get outscored 11-9 in the quarter to trail by 15 points, 42-27, heading into the final quarter of play.
With their lead at 15 heading into the fourth, Clarke County increased their lead to 20 points, 49-29, with 5:40 left in the game.
In the final 5:40 of the game, T.R. Miller would hold Clarke County to two points on free throws while scoring 14 to cut the Bulldog lead to eight points with 2.6 seconds left in the game, but lose 51-43. T.R. Miller outscored Clarke County 16-9 in the final quarter.
Clarke County shot 12-of-22 from the free throw line in the win while T.R. Miller was 3-for-10.
Darrion Salter led the Tigers with 17 points and Antonio Payne added 13. Caleb Hubbard had five points and Kameron Winn had four points in the loss while Jaquan Dewberry had three and Devonte Jones had one.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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