TRM Lady Tigers defeat CCHS Tuesday for area win

Published 11:44 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Less than a week after suffering a 53-40 area loss to No. 10 Clarke County in Grove Hill, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers returned the favor Tuesday at home as they came away with a 40-34 win.
The win for the Lady Tigers improved their overall record to 10-7 and improved them to 3-1 in area play.
Also in games Tuesday in Brewton, the T.R. Miller Tiger B-team lost to the Bulldogs 61-32 to see their record drop to 3-7 this season and their losing streak increase to three games.
In varsity action, the Tigers lost to No. 1 Clarke County 56-42 to fall to 6-8 overall and to 1-3 in area play.
“I am just ecstatic the way both teams played tonight,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger and varsity Tiger head coach Ron Jackson said.
All three Tiger teams will be back in action Friday at home in an area game against Excel. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
The Tigers will also be back in action Saturday when they travel to Washington County for another area game. Game time is also set for 4:30 p.m.

Clarke County 61, TRM B-team 32
The Clarke County Bulldogs used their pressure defense against the Tigers and connected for eight 3-pointers in the game to roll past the T.R. Miller B-team by 29-points Tuesday, 61-32.
The Bulldogs of Grove Hill started the game on a 12-0 run and used an 8-0 and 9-0 run in the second quarter along with a 10-0 run to start the third quarter to get the big win.
Clarke County led the Tigers 17-7 after the first quarter of play and 34-12 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs posted 17 points just like they did in the first and second quarter and outscored the Tigers by nine in the quarter to extend their lead to 51-20 heading into the fourth.
In the fourth quarter, T.R. Miller edged out the Bulldogs 12-10 but it was not enough as they took the loss by 29 points.
Trae Walker led the Tigers in the loss with eight points and Trin Miller added seven including a 3-pointer from midcourt at the halftime buzzer.
Fabion Jones added four points in the loss while Kellyn Winn, Jalen Jones and Robert McClain all had three points each in the loss.
Allen Boyd and Michael Woods had two points each for the Tigers.
The Tigers attempted no free throws in the loss while Clarke County was 5-for-12.

TRM Lady Tigers 40, Clarke County 34
Leah Brundidge poured in 22 points and Taylor Guthrie added 13 points as the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers held on to beat the Clarke County Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night at home by six points, 40-34.
The Lady Tigers jumped out on Clarke County early to lead 12-5 after the first quarter. Clarke County would use a 6-0 run in the second quarter after T.R. Miller built a 17-7 lead to cut the lead to 17-13 with 2:43 left before the half.
After a 21-15 Lady Tiger lead at the half, Clarke County would outscore T.R. Miller 9-8 in the third quarter to cut the lead to 29-24. Clarke County cut the Lady Tiger lead to 25-24 with 1:13 left in the quarter before the Lady Tigers would end the quarter on a 4-0 run.
In the fourth, Clarke County cut the lead to 36-34 with 1:38 left to play but would miss on three consecutive 3-point tries and would have to resort to fouling.
The Lady Tigers would connect on only 2-of-8 from the free throw line after taking a 38-34 lead, but would hang on for the area win.
“I think the girls really stepped up and showed some T.R. Miller Tiger tenacity,” Jackson said. “We went over there (to Grove Hill last Wednesday) and Clarke County played an excellent game. They had a good game plan and beat us. We came back and made a few adjustments and we went out and won the ballgame. We made some adjustments and put some new people in the ballgame and moved some folks around with some new personnel and got us a little bit more size. I think that helped us out.”
Jackson said players like Star Drakeford and Taylor Guthrie came up big in the win.
“Star had a good game tonight and Taylor played exceptional tonight,” Jackson said. “She shot the ball and had at least three or four crucial jump shots. The girls did what they had to do to win. We got some good play out of some good people. We are still kind of young and we are going to get better. We are going to miss Leah (Brundidge), but we are going to get better. We are spending a lot of time and hopefully it will come together.”
Along with Brundidge’s 22 and Guthrie’s 13, LaTeysia Montgomery added three points in the win and Shakera Nicholson added two points.

Clarke County 56, TRM varsity Tigers 42
Trailing No. 1 Clarke County 36-34 with 7:40 left in the game Tuesday night, the top-ranked Bulldogs showed why they are No. 1 as they reeled off a 12-0 run on the Tigers to cruise their way to a 14-point win, 56-42. Clarke County would go on and build an 18-point lead with 1:49 left in the game to help get the win.
T.R. Miller led the Bulldogs 12-4 in the first quarter and 16-10 heading into the second.
In the second quarter, T.R. Miller led 21-15 with 6:17 left before the half before Clarke County would use a 7-0 run to take a 22-21 lead with 4:41 left in the game.
From there, the Tigers would use their own 5-0 run to take a 26-22 lead with 1:45 left, but the Bulldogs would sink a shot with six seconds left to take the game at 26-all at the half.
The Bulldogs started the second half on a 6-0 run and a 10-run from the final minutes of the second quarter to build a 32-26 lead with 7:04 left to play in the third.
T.R. Miller would be outscored 10-6 in the third quarter to trail by four, 36-32, heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, the Tigers would fall 20-10 to take the loss by 14.
“In the boys game, we had a good game plan. The kids went out and do an excellent job in the first half of the ballgame and we led most of the first half of the ballgame,” Jackson said. “We shot the ball well and carried out our defensive assignments. I think we are about a year away from being a great team. The kids are young. They all have played and we have a few seniors on the ball team, but they have not played ball from eighth grade all the way up like most kids. It is going to take a little while and take a lot of work. We just have to keep the same attitude with the games coming up on Friday and Saturday. We are going to need those. Those are two big ballgames.”
T.R. Miller was 7-for-14 from the free throw line in the loss while Clarke County was 12-for-19.
Darrion Salter led the Tigers in the loss with 16 points and Caleb Dickey chipped in eight points.
Kameron Winn finished with six points while Jaquan Dewberry added four points. Mark Bryant and Marc Edge both finished with three points each while David Barragan added two points in the loss.
Clarke County had eight 3-pointers in the win over the Tigers.

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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